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AEDM2017 – Art Every Day – Day 6: Self Empowerment

AEDM2017 – Art Every Day – Day 6: Self Empowerment

Tammy November 6, 2017 4 comments
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Double page journal spread using marker, crayon, buttons, materials and hand-sketched cutouts from magazine paper.   AEDM2017 - day 6

Double page journal spread using marker, crayon, buttons, materials and hand-sketched cutouts from magazine paper. AEDM2017 – day 6

Today’s offering is about self empowerment – a double page spread with buttons and material because I figured it was time to try that out in this journal, and a mining of old empowerment posts on this blog: “Yes, Permission to Do What You Really Want to Do” and another one I can’t find right now.  Which brings up:  what has Google done to search?  I used to be able to find any of my old blogs by putting in my name and some wrods from it – no more.  Even with exact words I can’t find them.  Annoying.

Anyways.

The quote (from the blog I can’t find) that spans the 2 page spread says [somewhat edited because I hardly ever proofread before I publish]:

Accountable is not a bad word.  It is not about scolidng or being wrong.  It is about having help.  If you ask someone to hold you accountable you can explain your wishes like this:

I have a goal.  Here it is in writing.

You will note I have jotted dates beside the steps from where I am to where I’m going.  I would like you to check in with me on those dates

If I am on target – tell me I’m doing great.  Ask if I need to make any incremental adjustments. (s

If I’m not on target aske me:  did something change that changed the plan?  Were the dates not realistic?  Did you miss a step in the plan?  Did you jump ahead and not need tha step?

I colored in the two sketches from day 5 I hadn’t already already.  Outline drawings and crayons – nothing better.  Easy, fast and very satisfying.

Crayon on journal paper.  A favorite quote of mine by Maggie Kuhn.  AEDM2017 - day 6

Crayon on journal paper. A favorite quote of mine by Maggie Kuhn. AEDM2017 – day 6

a favorite quote from a girlfriend (attributed here).  aedm2017 - day 6

a favorite quote from a girlfriend (attributed here). aedm2017 – day 6

Now I’m going to go play because this day I am persisting in NOT adulting.  I’ve adulted way too much in the past 3 months.  Time for a break.

 

In Category : Art and Life

Comments

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  • Joined:
    2009-10-19 15:07:50
    November 6, 2017
    Tammy

    I’m a BIG fan of magazine images. And I simply love your empowering position of persisting. It’s a wonderful spread and equally note worthy, too. Anyone who reads this should be moved.

    Equally beautiful are the drawings from yesterday you colored. So much energy in the second on, and such peace in the first. I have to say: Go wylde woman!

  • Joined:
    2009-10-19 15:07:50
    November 6, 2017
    Tammy

    Elizabeth – thank you! You made me really smile with your kind words. I love crayons – I think if you use them wildly, they can bring such energy to a piece. 🙂

  • Joined:
    2009-10-19 15:07:50
    November 7, 2017
    Tammy

    Lovely pieces…and quotes. 🙂

  • Joined:
    2009-10-19 15:07:50
    November 7, 2017
    Tammy

    Thank you, Rita!

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