Oh the grungy goodness on this journal page! Burlap, modeling paste, gesso… Yes please! Oh, and new stencils!
The inspiration came from a moment I had this last week, where I traveled down the road of “should have’s” or “would have’s”. A place that no one should go, it’s about looking back and I know that I’m never motivated or reaching for my dreams when I’m looking back.
I had a moment when I thought why didn’t I start my business earlier, why didn’t I fight harder for the things that I wanted…. and then I said a little prayer and said “no”, No I don’t wish I would have started x, y or z back then, because, honestly, I wouldn’t have been ready. I wouldn’t have been ready in so many ways. I had kids to take care of, life stuff to deal with and I had things that absolutely needed tending to for the health of myself and my kids.
So today my friend, don’t compare your journey to anyone else’s, don’t look back, but look to right now and see where you are and what you can do to live your best life. And if now is not the time, then tuck those ideas and plans into your pocket and do what you have to do. But don’t forget to pull them out and remind yourself what your longing for. This is not about getting stuck in the excuse game, because I’ve done that too! You know the line, “it’s not the right time because…..”
Sometimes life just is hard and full and you have to take care of things, but as soon as you are in the clear, then jump!
So no comparing your journey to anyone else’s today, no looking back! Only gratitude for where you are, how strong you are and for the wild adventure ahead!
Supplies used: hand made art journal, Liquitex gesso, matte medium, golden modeling paste, deco art fluid acrylic (teal, green gold, quin magenta, raw umber) Americana glazing medium, Liquitex black acylic, daler and rowney acrylic ink in sepia, burlap, vintage paper, general’s charcoal pencil, black gel pen, black pastel to shade the edges, grungy clock available in the resource library.
This is the grungy clock sheet that is free in the resource library, you can get it HERE if you are a subscriber. If you would like to subscribe to get access to the library you can do that here and you will immediately be given the password and discount codes for the shop.
These are all the new stencils:
Be inspired, create and know that you are loved.
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