Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Wishcasting Wednesday

What do you wish to rise above?

You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated.
In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats,
so you can know who you are,
what you can rise from,
how you can still come out of it.

~ Maya Angelou

I have been thinking about how to rise above a lot lately.  I've been feeling as if I've taken a GIANT step backwards in my life and it leaves me feeling hopeless and desperate for change.  I wish to rise above that feeling.  I want to rise above the doubts and insecurities I have about my ability to support my family solely as an artist, to rise above my fears of never being comfortably secure financially, and to rise up to the feeling of joy and hopeful expectation of the future.

“In spite of everything I shall rise again:
I will take up my pencil,
which I have forsaken in my great discouragement,
and I will go on with my drawing”

~ Vincent van Gogh

You can be a maker of magic and a tender of wishes. It’s easy. Answer the wish prompt on your blog and then add a direct link to your post in the box [at the link] below. Support wishes by visiting other participants, leaving a comment saying “As (insert name) wishes for her/himself, so I wish for her/him also.” It’s that simple. There is great power in wishing together.
~ Jamie Ridler

Sunday, March 11, 2012

5 Facts for Friday

Natalie from the Vanillery Garden - who writes the loveliest blog - recently asked us to start sharing a bit more of ourselves, and has started doing 5 Facts For Friday: Tell Me Who You Are.  I thought I'd answer her questions here, and ask my followers to join in the fun too!

1) What is your favorite movie and why?
I don't really have a *favorite* movie.  I have a bunch that I like to watch over & over again: Better Off Dead, Waterworld, Labyrinth, Princess Bride, Gone with the Wind, Interview with a Vampire, and Chocolat, to name more than a few... LOL!

2) How much time do you spend on your own?
Not very much at all.  In a very small trailer with a family of six, it's hard to find even a moment alone.  Usually the only time I am truly alone is driving to & from work.

3) Do you often ask yourself what others think of you?
No, I never ask; I am constantly thinking about it and assuming what they must be thinking.  I hate this about me because it causes a LOT of unhappiness on my part.

4) What kind of temptation is impossible for you to resist?
Hm.  I was actually rereading my old LJ posts and found a similar question, "Who or what could you never say no to?"  I was really surprised that I had actually resisted what I had answered all those years ago.  I think the only thing I am tempted by now are carbs.  LOL!  Cookies, ice cream, crackers, chips, bread... You know, the stuff I'm not supposed to be eating so much of!  XD

5) Do you believe that 2012 will be the end of the world?
No.  Not anymore than 2000 was.  The world will keep turning, time will keep ticking...

Feel free to answer the same questions here or on your own blog or head over to Natalie's blog and answer them there!  ^-^

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Day 31 of my 31 Day Drawing Challenge

31. Draw a Congratulations Banner for Finishing!

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Since I drew this on March 2nd, Dr. Seuss's birthday, I chose to honor him by drawing something in his style... I was going to color with my markers, but... no can do.  Yellow & red are ALL dried up (as are several others... -_-); so it had to wait til I had time today for coloring it digitally.

I am really proud of myself for finishing this.  Even though I didn't POST everyday, I *did* draw every day, even when it was REALLY hard to do.  I've been taking part in an online residency with a few other artists and I hope now to go back and touch up the coloring on the few I think worth it, and then work with some of the paper clay I got not long ago...  Keep your eyes peeled for new stuff in Faerie Garden Fancies!  ^-^

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Day 30 of my 31 Day Drawing Challenge

30. Draw A Place You Want to Go

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Going to add color when I have some more time... I should have been in bed hours ago... -_-