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>Discover yourself

>Lately, many people have been writing or saying: just start with a doodle. And that’s what I did. And it turned into a face with funky hair. So it begged for funky colours. The yellow on the face was intentional. I was trying to make highlights. It looks better in person than on the computer.

This Spring, I’m really feeling the “renew” vibe. I’ve been doing some cleaning every day. Not big cleaning but still, small is better than not at all. I’ve finally put some stuff aside to bring to the second-hand store. Things I haven’t used in months, years (some even at least 10 years!) I’m a bit of a packrat, you might say. But I no longer want to be a packrat. I want changes. I admire Pam for making her dream come true.

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>Inspiration is everywhere

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Where do you find your inspiration? Do you have a special place you go to when looking for a new idea? Do you look at every day things for inspiration?

For this month’s daily art cards, I decided to make them in order to turn them into my very own inspirational deck (following in Violette’s footsteps.) When I woke up this morning, I started thinking about what my card would be today. I got my answer only when I came back from work tonight. On the windshield of my car, someone had tucked a card under the whipper blade. A Pokemon card with “energy” on it. It had been raining most of the day but the sun came out just as I left from work so inspired by the card and the energy from the sun, I went about creating my card. I made it 3″ x 4″ out of watercolour paper and it was coloured with watercolour, coloured pencils, Glaze pen, PosterPaint Marker and a flower stamp with ink.

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>Listening to the muse

>I’ve been trying different things with my art. Playing differently with my supplies. Experimenting. And I’m not done yet. Not even close. But I’m enjoying it. Every second of it.

I had a craft play day with CeeCee and Mom last Friday. For once we were able to do it during the day instead of in the evening. I made some more paper spool collages. Most of the times, when we’re all three together, that’s all I seem to do.

It’s odd. Sometimes, I seem to have no inspiration at all even though I’m creating every single day. I guess sometimes, I’m creating more out of habit than anything else. What does that mean? I wonder… Anyway, just wanted to show I’m still alive and kicking.

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>Off days

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Sometimes, no matter how much you want to create something, it just won’t come out the way you envisioned it. It will come out as something else. So just let it go, accept it for what it is and move on.

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>Synchronicity and Serendipity

>I actually started typing Sunchronicity. I like that! I may start using that word now. You know, when the sun comes out exactly when you need a little encouragement or something similar. “I was feeling sad this morning when I woke up. And then I started thinking about you and the sun came out right at that moment. Man, that was some good Sunchronicity!” Yep, I like it!

Anyway, I wasn’t going to post tonight because I just wasn’t feeling it. But then I made my DAC (Daily Art Card), which is NOT the one posted above but similar to it. Inspired by Zentangles. I’ve read about them on many blogs and forums and finally caved in to see what the fuss was all about. Well, I have to say, it’s nothing new to me. I’ve been doing these kinds of drawings since I was a kid but we just call them doodles or Dessin Sans Dessein which basically means a Drawing without Intention (or without Design.) A drawing that hasn’t been thought out prior to being put on paper and which does not represent anything in particular. So anyway, like I said, I’ve been doing these since I was a kid but hadn’t done any in a couple of years. So I decided to draw them again and to use them as a sort of meditation (speaking of which, I’ve given up meditating on a daily basis; I really don’t enjoy it all that much… so I’m doing other things instead like Zentangles-type drawings and knitting.) So expect to see a few more of these drawings.

One of the reasons I wanted to write about synchronicity tonight is that for the past 2 weeks, I’ve been getting messages from here and there about a singer/songwriter I greatly admire: Leonard Cohen. He’s a Montreal native and for as long as I can remember, I’ve loved his music. But I hadn’t taken the time to listen to it for a while now. So a few days ago, I put on the only CD of his I own, Cohen Live, and rediscovered some of my all-time favourites. And I think it was the next day that I heard he was being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and that he will be in concert in Montreal for the Jazz Festival. I would so love to see him in concert but at the moment, I can’t afford it. Maybe one day soon.

My thoughts are getting scattered again. I’ve had back pain for a couple of days now and the pills I took are not helping (nor did rubbing and putting heat and/or cold on it…) So I’m going to bed in hopes of waking up in better shape tomorrow. Goodnight.

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>How do you like your coffee?

>I’ve signed up for an ATC swap which has a coffee theme. So I’ve been creating coffee themed things. And being inspired by this painting. So I decided to try something new. Painting with coffee. Yup, you read me right. Dipping my paintbrush into a cup of coffee. I love it! It makes for lovely shades of beige and brown. And it smells yummy too!

Have tried something new lately? Something different? Are you pushing your limits? Give it a try and let me know how it goes!

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>Once in a lifetime

>Going back to work after more than a week of vacation isn’t as easy as it sounds! But I’m not complaining.

Outside my apartment building, the path that leads from the street to our door is full of snow. Thigh high. I kid you not. In the school yard, some kids could easily sit on the fence in some places (we didn’t let them of course!)

I’m not feeling chatty tonight. Maybe I’ll actually go to bed early for once…

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