Monday, January 10, 2011

Art Journaling Intentions Inspirations

Hi all, I'm back! Did you miss me? I took a little blog break because my IRL work got very busy with grading, our annual conference, start of term, yada-yada-yada, boring.  While I was gone, I did add a bit more journaling to my "One Little Word" Health art journal.  I came up with four more things I want to focus on, including drinking lots of water (stole this idea from someone - Deb maybe) and being mindful of sleep and being well-rested. The other two things help my mental health by avoiding stress.  The first is above.  The journaling reads "Let the children grow on their own . . . Don't internalize their sturggles. Don't pick fights with them."  I'm hoping other mothers will relate to this one and not send me to "Bad Mom" camp.  The other page is this one:
The journaling reads simply: "I will not get stressed by things at work." I love my job. There's absolutely no reason it should give me indigestion.  Also, while I was away, the wonderful Pippa finished up her journal about her one little word "experiment."   It's perfect for someone wanting to dip their toe into art journaling, don't you thing!  Here's a few samples from her blog:

I was happy to read that others may be joining in as well with tag books or minialbums.  Please do!  I'd love to have you.  Karen had the tremendous idea, though, of doing a check in at the end of the month, rather than mid-month, and I think that makes perfect sense.  So, there's still plenty of time to join in.  Create a mini-album, grab an art journal and begin to think about journaling your intentions.

16 comments:

Amy said...

I have certainly missed you Rinda - you are conspicuous by your absence you know? ;-)
Your pages are beautiful today and good reminders to keep the whole 'Fifty and Fabulous' frame of mind!

scrappyjacky said...

I certainly missed you,Rinda...was slightly worried by your unusual absence!!
Love these pages....the sentiments make so much sense....though can sometimes be difficult to put into practise.

Heather said...

I wondered where you had got to!! Glad you are back xx

Margi said...

Was wondering where you were! Glad to see you are back and in great form! If you have to go to Bad Mom Camp then you better scoop me, I learned a long time ago not to internalize the kiddos issues, they are hers just like mine are mine. Love to discuss them but I refuse to make them my own! WOOT WOOT
And wowser on Pippa's experiment and dabbling in art journaling, wonderful work!

sm3wkl said...

As always, love looking at your art. Glad your back!

laurie said...

what a great idea (the little intention book) and very wise thoughts on health. i was beginning to worry about you so i'm glad all is well.

Sian said...

Yes, I missed you a lot!

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Yes, I'm doing well with drinking more water, but not so well on avoiding sugar and white food. :o\ Oh well, I'm human...not perfect.

I love the journaling in your first piece, Rinda. This is something I struggle with ALL the time with Carrie. Even though she's "grown" and moved out, it still goes on in my head. I have to remember that her life is separate from mine and the struggles she faces and overcomes are her own lessons to learn. It's tough from a mom's perspective. So, yes, I can relate and I would never suggest you for the "bad mom" camp. Either that our we'd be there together! ;o)

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

I love that first page! I'm working hard on not picking fights with mine

Shar said...

Beautiful pieces! Love your pages!

Anonymous said...

hahahahaha... dont pick fights with your kids?? can we get them to not pick fights with us!?? :D i'll join you in the "bad mom" corner if necessary and bring the margaritas :D

Mariana in CA

alexa said...

These sound like Good Mom Intentions to me! Love those pages ...

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

they are all beautiful, I specially loved the one about stress at work. I'll see if I can join in when my life slows down a bit...it's kinda crazy at the moment.

Karen said...

Over time I have done a terrible job and then a wonderful job and then a terrible job of not internalizing my children's struggles. I must admit it has not gotten a lot easier as they have become adults. Their struggles are just bigger!

humel said...

Whoops, didn't comment on this post, I know I read it!

I've been so inspired by your posts and your work that I've made my first two art journal pages already, and have another one brewing :-) I'll definitely have something to share at the end of January!!

Love your work here - the colours, patterns and sentiments xx

Pippa (pjbear) said...

Hi everyone, thanks to Rinda for posting my pages, I have finished January's page now and it's on my blog along with some pages from the Soul Restoration Course I'm doing :) http://pjbear-determinedscrapper.blogspot.com/