Friday, January 28, 2011

(Art) Journal Your Intentions, Resolutions & OLW - January Checkin

Okay art journalers, photographers, mini-album makers, tag book artists and anyone else who is working to keep on track with your 2011 intentions, resolutions or One Little Word, here's your opportunity to share what you've been up to!
I've been working with three different journals.  For my one little word "Health" journal, I've decided it's complete artistically.  I do pull it out each week and review my journaling in it.  So far, here's how I've been doing: I started an eating plan (weight watchers), which allows me to track what I'm eating.  I've lost my fear of the scale and have managed to lose a few pounds. Most importantly, I've made the mental commitment to return to a healthy way of eating. From a mental health standpoint, I'm doing much better at "letting go" of the children's problems.  I'm still there for them, but I'm not internalizing their struggles in the same way. I've also been very mellow about work.  I'm drinking water, lots and lots of water, and I'm getting much more sleep and rest.  Pretty good!  Still to do? All the things about becoming more active and finding a doctor and getting checked out.  
For my resolutions journal, I've got an art page in progress about learning photoshop. I'll post it early next week with a class review of Kim Klassen's Skinny Mini Ecourse.
For my "Fifty and Fabulous" intentions journal, I considered lots of different ways in which I was fabulous this month.  I finally made the organizational decision to complete the pages in order and use whatever background was first (or next in the journal), rather than trying to find a background that best fit an idea.  So, using the first background in my journal, I came up with the page above.  The journaling reads, "In January, I was fabulous because I realized, at 50, it's sometimes okay to put myself ahead of my children."  The page is fairly simple - I just added some cardstock stickers, a little stamping and the journaling to the  background.  But I am very happy with!
So, what have you been up to?  Regular comments always appreciated, but, if you can,  I'd love it if you'd blog about it this weekend and then add your blog post to the Mr. Linky tool below:


9 comments:

laurie said...

the pinks and yellows on your page are a beautiful combo, like a colorful sky in the late afternoon before sunset. i'm so inspired by your commitments to your whole self this year. it is possible to break old habits, replace them with healthier ones, and to continue to get better and better with age!

Amy said...

Rinda, I am not in position to join in with this just at the moment .... but - and I can't believe I am saying this - I am feeling tempted to go and buy a blank drawing pad and give something a whirl .... good grief - wonders never cease!

Sian said...

Wow, you are right in the middle of a creative storm at the minute. It's so inspiring to watch, I'm loving it!

The linky tolls is pretty cool, isn't it?

debs14 said...

What a great start to the year. I think that January is the hardest month to carry on those good intentions, but that maybe because January is a cold, dark, miserable month over here in the UK! The thing I most associated with on this post is the fact that it is ok to put yourself first sometimes. Us Mums spend our lives prioritising others and we need to set an example to our kids to show them that sometimes you have to allow yourself to be top priority. Makes them a little more independent and a little more tolerant.

Kristin said...

I love your dedication and organized way of making sure your journals are being kept up, I can't wait to see the progress throughout the year. Lovely journal page, btw :)

Happy Sunday!

Karen said...

Your list is quite extensive, and I'm glad to hear about your progress. Each of them is a wonderful focus. I've decided to join you and you can find my post here.

scrappyjacky said...

I'm working on it,Rinda!!!!

Cheryl said...

wow you are creative at the moment looking forward to seeing what you come up with next x

Julie Shoemaker said...

love this page Rinda! Beautiful color.