project enjoy life day # 1
project enjoy life is a lot harder than it would seem. turns out i have a few self hatred patterns that need to be broken. and yesterday was an emotional shut down day. just wanted to let you know that i have them, for any of your struggling with those type of things too. i want you to know that you are not the only one. this is quite possibly the hardest thing i have ever done. because in order to enjoy life, you have to believe that you deserve it. still working through that one. i have decided to start journaling about these deep rooted issues because i want to get to the heart of what is really going on and why it’s so hard for me to enjoy life. doing a little bit of art journaling and a lot of regular art journaling. anyways, i am giving myself a ton of grace. because it takes a while to break these types of patterns.
what is project enjoy life? read about the inspiration post here. it’s all about really taking the time to savor and enjoy life. it’s about taking in the beauty in all of the little moments. it’s my story of appreciating life through the lens of gratitude and celebration. it’s what fills my heart with joy. it’s what captures my attention. it’s a snapshot of those small moments i take to breathe and let the messy and the beauty in.
printed out words for art journaling. love all of the meaningful phrases over my beautiful watercolor art set. found this beauty in the midst of finding my happy place art journaling.
taking a moment to enjoy painting. look at all of the beautiful color on my painting palette. paintbrush full of all sort of yummy color. i love the brayer in the background and to see all of the layers of paint and texture on it.
enjoying time with my youngest. i remember when i was younger, i would go to the office with my dad who is an electrical engineer. i remember him laying out his huge papers of old building floor plans. he would give me pencils, pens and highlighters to color while he would work. it was seriously the most fun ever!!! recently my father gave me a whole bunch of old blueprints to use in my art. i let my daughter draw all over them and it just felt like pure joy. life coming full circle!!!
enjoying my heritage. this is a copy of the receipt my grandma had saved in an old box of letters and keepsakes. look closely. the receipt says wedding rings… $11.00, with tax… $ 13.42. can you even imagine? the part torn off says the date is from 1944. just appreciating my heritage of godly marriage. my grandma always wore a wedding ring even 20 years after her husband died. when she lost the diamond in her ring, i remember her going out and buying a fake diamond ring. it was so cute!!! and a beautiful picture of love for me today. the funny thing is that she probably spent more on the fake ring than what she spent on the original real one. my grandma was all about the bargain.