Sunday, January 8, 2012

Joy Is.........Entering the Positive Zone


Hi folks, Do I need to say more? They say a picture is worth a thousand words, well.....?

I struggle to stay positive at all times. And when I say struggle, I mean STRUGGLE! I am loving my new happy abundant life, but I am around too many negative vibes all of the time. But, I can't dwell on that negative force here.

Yesterday I went to Niles, up by Fremont to take a Zentangle class. I had a blast! Here are the two tiles we did, but I need to finish them. I love the doodle part of art journaling and this is the shot in the arm I needed.


What fun!

Yesterday I posted my Writing on the Wall post for my friend Cheryl and showed a pic of the canvas that Lotus made me for Xmas. Here are a couple more shots of it:



Beautiful! Lotus had a very tough 2011. I am sending her positive vibes so she can begin to build her life back and begin to make her art a positive part of her life again. This canvas was a struggle for her to create. I am touched that she created it for me.

Less Herger sent me a drawing I had bought from her a couple of weeks ago and included this:



OMG!! I love fountain pens and had been having trouble with one I bought recently, not working right and had been talking to Less on Twitter about it. I was so stoked when I saw this. WOW! This is actually a waay better pen than I was trying to use. So I just need better ink and I have some on order. I have always loved how they write. Woot! I am in love!!

I have been taking a Strathmore Online Class with Traci Bautista. And the best part, it is FREE! Traci Bautista is a genius when it comes to painting and doodling in journals and on canvases, etc. This is a 4 week class and there are videos that show step by step how she creates. Run, Run and sign up NOW! You will love it!

My friend Eva is tearing up her studio and rearranging this month and she has got me thinking that way too. Gasp!! I actually did that last January and now thinking about it again. But just thinking...............I can't sweat while thinking!! LOL

So looks like I have run out of steam for this week.


Tootles ~

6 comments:

PaperPumpkin said...
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PaperPumpkin said...

Sorry about that above! My typing got weird! I meant to write that I, too, am an art journaler, and am working to be more positive in my day to day work struggles...but my journal is my happy place, my blog is where I am free. I really love your post. Your zentangles are awesome. I need to try doing this doodling, VERY soon!

leslie herger said...

:) I can't wait to see what you do with the pen.

Dale Anne Potter said...

AWESOME zentangle tiles. ENJOY making more!
Look forward to seeing what you do with the fountain pen also!
Your friend's mandala is LOVELY!.

Cheryl said...

I love the zentangles. Each space is different and lovely. I see movement in the one on the right. Are those mushrooms in the one on the left? Also, wanted to let you know you didn't like my post to yours on Saturday so none of your viewers can find me. Just saying...
I used to use fountain pens, too. I love them.

Connie Lutz said...

They turned out great! Hope you enjoyed the class, i was sorry to miss it!