Art Journal: 11:45am

“What we call our destiny is truly our character and that character can be altered. The knowledge that we are responsible for our actions and attitudes does not need to be discouraging, because it also means that we are free to change this destiny. One is not in bondage to the past, which has shaped our feelings, to race, inheritance, background. All this can be altered if we have the courage to examine how it formed us." 
Anaïs Nin

When you share goals it is easy to psych yourself out. So I have to keep my goals in the disco-spotlight in my mind. I'm trying to do things every day that contribute to better health. Get more rest, eat healthier, drink more water, etc. and the impact won't be instantaneous. I am dealing with some medical stuff and yet the good news is that I am already starting to feel better, with more energy! 

On this page I remind myself about learning to draw decent lines. Just a sentence in my journal brings back a paragraph of memories. I don't feel any desire to write it all out. The sentence is the hint and that triggers the rest. Working in altered hardback book that I started in early 2012 called The Noticing Journal

I didn't just draw a good sturdy line one day. Lines were wavy and veered off the page and wiggled and had deep pockets and valleys. I kept drawing because I liked doing it and it passed the time. Years later my lines form interesting patterns and I can draw the doodly lines I want to draw.

Progress and practice add up to something.

Ingredients include: acrylic paint, japanese papers, ephemera, painted papers, magazine cuttings, washi tape, words typed on a manual typewriter. {I typed a bunch of October and November dates on the typewriter at my daughter's school and put them on my pages but they don't match the actual dates}.

Under this page is a completely different background, simple acrylic paints that I opted to change completely. The top left photo of a chair and the top right photo of my daughters and their bubble-makers were on these pages from the start. The pages sat like that for a long time and I thought about writing about bubbles and wishes. 

Continuing to tell myself important things, to help me paddle my little turquoise kayak in the right direction... more of this in Dream Life + Love is Oxygen + Dare the Questions + Haiku.

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AEDM: Artwork for Days 10 & 11 of Art Every Day Month facilitated by Leah of Creative Every Day.