Boundaries

2022-12-31T13:09:55+02:00December 28th, 2022|

I am participating in @kasiaavery CareDecember Art Journaling project. This is day 9 prompt: BOUNDARIES This is a topic that has come up a lot recently. For myself and for many of my friends. Boundaries are changing as we change and grow. They are not always easy to put up. They are often difficult to uphold. They are also very hard to move as we become more ourselves. They are essential to our sanity, our growth and our true essence. Boundaries protect our time, our values, our sanity, our int [...]

Impermanence

2022-12-31T13:07:57+02:00December 25th, 2022|

I am participating in @kasiaavery CareDecember Art Journaling project. This is day 8 prompt: IMPERMANENCE I've had quite a few reminders this year of how impermanent things are. So when I think about that word it also comes with ACCEPTANCE. Accepting that things change. Accepting what is. Accepting that it's not always as I'd like it to be... The way the collage turned out, the word is almost a sentence. I'm permanence. Because in all the change around me, I am still here. Changed but here. Rem [...]

Word of the year for 2023

2022-12-31T13:02:31+02:00December 24th, 2022|

Day 24 of #artjournaladvent2022 Every day, I receive a prompt to create a page in my advent art journal. Today's prompt was WORD FOR 2023 I have been choosing a word of the year since 2009. This is the first time that I haven’t decided yet this late in the year. Usually I have my visionboard done and word chosen by November. Pleasure keeps popping up because it is so layered and can mean so many things on so many levels. It also feels so ‘internal’. Delight, fun and joy are all things I crave a [...]

All that I am

2022-12-31T13:00:35+02:00December 23rd, 2022|

Day 23 of #artjournaladvent2022 Every day, I receive a prompt to create a page in my advent art journal. Today's prompt was ALL THAT I AM I was going to write an artful list of words of all that I am. But then I thought that a picture is worth 1000 words. I'm 53 But also Still 5 🦋What's the picture of all that you are?🦋 [...]

Freedom

2022-12-31T12:58:53+02:00December 22nd, 2022|

Day 22 of #artjournaladvent2022 Every day, I receive a prompt to create a page in my advent art journal. Today's prompt was FREEDOM Janice Joplin sang “Freedom is just another word for nothing left to loose Nothin’ don’t mean nothin’ honey, if it ain’t free, no no” I am lucky enough to grow up in a country where I am free to live and choose whatever I want. Being free to choose also means having A LOT of choices. And that can be daunting. So sometimes having no choice can be quite freeing. Then [...]

Love letter

2022-12-31T12:57:34+02:00December 21st, 2022|

I am participating in @kasiaavery CareDecember Art Journaling project. This is day 7 prompt: LOVE LETTER I used to write a lot of letters as a teenager. I had pet pals in Germany but also in the US, South Korea and New Zealand. It felt so exotic and eye opening to receive letters from these girls telling me about their lives that were so different yet also felt so much the same. We would also send each other little gifts from our respective countries and I loved to get introduced to such novelt [...]

Balance

2022-12-31T12:55:53+02:00December 21st, 2022|

Day 21 of #artjournaladvent2022 Every day, I receive a prompt to create a page in my advent art journal. Today's prompt was BALANCE Oh how difficult balance felt this year. Right!? Such an emotional rollercoaster. Some days I felt overjoyed. Some days I felt like I was pushing a huge boulder up a hill. Some days felt light as a feather. Some days I wanted to hide. It’s all part of life. And yet. These recent years seem to have taken a toll on humanity as a whole. 🦋Where is your balance at?🦋 [...]

Magical moments

2022-12-31T12:54:28+02:00December 20th, 2022|

Day 20 of #artjournaladvent2022 Every day, I receive a prompt to create a page in my advent art journal. Today's prompt was MAGICAL MOMENTS I've always been able to see and notice things that others didn't. I would look down when others looked up. I would connect the seemingly unconnectable. I would make up things from scratch. I could come up with 100 ideas in a minute. And so I can see magic in the ordinary. I can create magic in the everyday. Because magic is not only for magicians. We are a [...]

Home(land)

2022-12-31T12:52:47+02:00December 19th, 2022|

Day 19 of #artjournaladvent2022 Every day, I receive a prompt to create a page in my advent art journal. Today's prompt was HOME(LAND) I've lived in many houses, apartments and even countries. I've moved so many times. Each time shedding and letting go of something: an era, a relationship, a situation, a dream. Each time moving into something new. And different. The only things that remained a constant throughout was my BODY. Yes it changed over time (sometimes a lot!), but it was always there [...]

What can you let go of?

2022-12-31T12:51:03+02:00December 18th, 2022|

Day 18 of #artjournaladvent2022 Every day, I receive a prompt to create a page in my advent art journal. Today's prompt was WHAT CAN YOU LET GO OF? Let go is written on the wall of my studio. It is one of tthe most important lessons in life. There is so much we hold on to, we carry around, we insist on having. Thoughts. Assumptions. Clutter. Projections. Grief. Perfectionism. Picture of how it is supposed to be. Fears. Default settings. Masks. Boundaries. The list is endless and each person has [...]

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