Monday, May 14, 2012

Being Still

I am not the greatest at planning. I am a very "fly by the seat of my pants" type of person. I am constantly inspired and switching gears and trying new things, which is great for the artist in me...but for the business side of things, not so good. Or for the wife and mother that I am suppose to be. I am working on it, but I feel I will always be working on it. Why do laundry when there are new things to try out, paints that need to be used, flowers that need to be planted or games that need to be played...

I tell my friends I am the one who is always in the grassy field chasing the butterfly or the rabbit or the squirrel or a combination there of. Not a bad thing, but not always productive.

I wish sometimes I could focus better, BE STILL and hear what my instructions are, before I think I have it all figured out. Maybe that's my lesson, maybe you are trying to learn the same one.

I do notice I have an easier time focusing when I do have some quiet time, when I make the time to BE STILL and listen to God, the universe or whatever. When I slow down and BE STILL. Nature and sunshine help me a little, but taking time to create in my journal what is going on in my life is the best way for me to refocus and see what has my attention right now and see if it's what I should be focusing on or not.

This morning I challenge you to take time and BE STILL, journal about what has your attention and refocus if you need to.  

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

New Name, New Adventures and the Radio

I find it amazing how a few simple words and throw your world into a spin. (Not a bad spin, just a new one). Midday Connection on Moody Radio has asked me to be on their show May 23! This will be my first radio interview talking about creative art journaling. I am super excited about this opportunity! I can't wait to share what I have learned from creative journaling and I hope to share some tips on how to get started yourself (if you haven't started already) or share some tricks for those of you who have been doing this awhile.

I also have some teaching gigs coming up  (2 next week for some small groups)! And a BIG one coming up on June 9 (more details to follow). There's even one booked for the end of June in Texas! Very Exciting!

Lastly with all the changes I want make it easier for you guys to find me on the web, so I have a new name that I will be working under. Artful Story, TP Design was already taken and I wanted something that spoke to what I am doing now. My awesomely talented sister in law is designing my site for me you can check out her other work here. When the site is done it will link all my pages together ie, my blog, shop, art and facebook. I am super excited to have everything altogether!

So that is about it here. Hope you all are doing well! I'll keep you updated as things change come up. Thanks for being on this journey with me.