Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about what’s in my heart. It’s been awhile since I did a post on what’s in your heart and I think with the New Year underway it’s time. I have been pondering how we put so much emphasis on the New Year and not only do we feel it’s a fresh start but we feel that just because we have changed the calendar that it will actually change our lives.
Well yes in fact our lives are constantly changing – as a matter of fact your life will have changed from the time you started reading this post to the end, but that is inevitable – The Change that just naturally takes place. But what about change that takes place because we take action??? Now that’s something to ponder.
What if this year instead of just hoping that the change of the calendar will make things better or more the way that we want – what if we were do put things into action that will cause change – change that we want for your life.
That’s exactly what I have been doing. At the end of last year I thought back about the year and all of the things that I “did”. And I did A LOT. But is that what life is really about? All the doing? Is all the doing really living? These are questions only you can answer for yourself and what you feel in your heart.
For me, all the doing was fine, but it was more of a coping mechanism that I used to channel the energy that I had from hurt and pain into something productive. Not because I had to but because I needed to. It was a means to and end and for the time being it worked and it got me through. But if I’m being honest with myself I really don’t care to live that way. I much prefer to select projects that have heartfelt meaning to me pour more of myself into them and simply do more of less. I know I talked about this earlier on but I have been – taking action on these things. So the first thing I decided to do for me was take an online class called Pull Pen Paint. I saw this class advertised last year and because I already had so much “doing” going on I couldn’t spare the time to take it. This year I vowed to make the time for myself to take some classes that Inspire me and allow me to grow as a person and an artist. This class is based around Oracle and Tarot cards and is very intuitive. It’s not about learning art techniques or even how to paint, draw or do art in a specific form it’s more about growing your inner self and intuition as well as using art and journaling along the way to express yourself using the Oracle and Tarot Cards. I already have learned so much about myself and I know I will continue to learn more – and I am proud of putting my needs out there and jumping in feet first into something I needed.
Below are a couple photos of some art journal pages that I created during my working with the tarot and oracle cards in this class.
This art journal page came about when studying my shadow card which is the Tower. You can read the quote that I have written on this page on my instagram post here
This spread is about the Star card which is my card for the year. You can read more on this here
I have been also working on a special project that is near and dear to my heart and hope to be able to share in the next couple of weeks. I am hoping to have it ready for release in the next week or so – I thought I would have it sooner but I continue to add little bits and tweak it. I want it to be just right I know that you will all love it.
So now I bring the question to all of you my friends – what’s in your heart for the New Year? What do you feel you need more of? What do you feel you need less of? And what actions will take to create the change you are looking for?
Thank you my friends for sharing your time with me today! I am a bit late in getting out January’s newsletter it will be going out later this week with your free monthly download.
Don’t forget there is still time to sign up for the BadAss Art Journal Workshop we start on February 5th so be sure to check out all the details and get signed up here .
Have an amazing evening my friends !!
A little Luna Puppy love for all of you!!! xxoo – Sherry