I've been working away at pages in my art journal, and I'm really loving the idea of keeping one art journal for the year, as a way of documenting the highlights as well as the sort of art journalling I'm currently doing. If I have the discipline to keep this up over the years, it will be really interesting to see how my art changes over time and it'll be fun to take those trips down memory lane.
In today's post, I'm sharing a couple more exercises from the Draw Your Awesome Year class I'm doing online with Joanne Sharpe.
The first is my 'mantra' page. Last year my inspirational word was 'joy', and I decided to continue to focus on joy as an ongoing thing. I recently read a great quote (which I can't for the life of me find!!!...should have written it down!)...it basically stated that joy has to be worked at...you have to keep choosing joy because it doesn't just happen. So true! I'm going to continue trying my best to be positive, celebrate the good and choose to smile, laugh and see the joy in my daily life!
This year, 'my word' is GIVE. As you may know if you've been following my blog, I have recently become a foster mom for a future dog guide puppy. I love this opportunity to not just write a cheque, but to actually give of myself every day to raise and train this puppy so that he can go on to change someone's life! I'm working with him 24/7, making a commitment to help and it feels great, exhausting some days...but still great!