Monday, August 13, 2018

Writing About Self-Help



This is something I've been wanting to do for a while, and when I say I while I mean years. Yes... years. I waited this long, you know why? because of the same reason that stops a lot of people from sharing their gifts, because of fear. Fear of being criticized, fear of looking stupid, fear of being judged, fear of not being an expert in the field, fear of whatever else you can imagine.  

So what changed my mind today to come here to my blog and share? you may ask.
Well... the answer is not simple, or it is...
I've been reading self help books half of my life. One of my dreams was to become a psychologist, long story short of why I didn't become one is because it wasn't approved by my parents. Psychologists are for crazy people. They used to tell me over and over again. 

Anyways, now I am here sharing little bits and pieces of  notes I have taken and things I have learned from workshops and classes I've taken, books I've read and summits I've attended in all these years.



Today I found my notes about making new choices and forming new habits:
The first thing in my notes (this is from five years ago or so) is to try different things.
Let's say you want to exercise, to start a regular exercise regimen or routine, you have to start by trying different types of exercise, which I did :)  
I tried pilates, cross-fit, stretching, aerobics, yoga. All in my house and I discovered that I felt the best with yoga, which is what I am doing now mostly everyday of the week.



Another thing that I have in my notes is: List your accomplishments. I have to say I really never did this one. But now I do and see how much it really helps.


Get out of your comfort zone. Easy said than done. But not impossible. 
When you think about it, getting out of your comfort zone helps you build self confidence. 
So how do you do this? And the answer is going to be: Practice. Practice, practice, practice.
But how?
Do something everyday to get out of your comfort zone, even if is something little.
Do it! and you'll see the difference.
You might ask, what did I do to get out of my comfort zone? 
I wrote, I journal for myself for quite a long time, until I felt good enough to come to my blog and write which is what I've been wanting to do for a long time and finally have the courage to do it.




Much Love,




Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Watercolor and Scrapbook Layout


I am so happy I had time to make another scrapbook layout :)
this layout was inspired by Pink Fresh Studio 
with this month theme Watercolors,
don't their watercolors look awesome?!

and of course I used my favorite color: Teal



I do have to say that even though the watercolors 
look good on the regular 12 x 12 scrapbook paper
I prefer how they look in watercolor paper
plus it doesn't warp as regular paper
well, lesson learned :)


also since I used yellow, black and white 
I can also link to Cupcake Inspirations challenge



I wanted to go over the details
I found the perfect colorful scrap paper piece
in my stash to combine with this layout
and of course I had to stamp on it :)




Then on the bottom I used a matted word 
which I inked with black around the edges
to match the stamp on the top




Then I used some words that I cut out 
of a scrapbook paper background
to scatter around the page





and this one shows you how I matted the picture with two different
scrapbook paper scraps that helps me bring the picture out
with a little cluster on the side using a bubble sticker.

I hope this have been informative and inspiring for some of you :)

Let's see if I can keep this ball rolling 
at least until I go back to school
which I know is going to keep me busy :)

and yes, that's me in the picture :D


Hugs




Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Staying Creative with a Simple Mixed Media Page

I am trying to stay active in my blog
by showing you what am I up to :)

I love to make a variety of things
for some reason I can't stay focus in just one area of art

I love scrapbooking. art journaling, mixed media, you name it.



Today I am sharing a mixed media page 
I made yesterday inspired by a few challenge blogs I follow.

I am not the sparkle kind of person 
so I looked for a quote since I love to encourage people :)
in combination with

I had to work with black which for me is a hard color to use
but what better way to make sparkles shine even more
than a black background
then splashed some yellow paint by tapping the end of my paintbrush
and let it dry to be able to write with my white pen.

for this one I couldn't resist 
I had to add my favorite color: Teal

Pretty simple and that's the point
hoping I can stay creative and active in my blog

Thanks for visiting :)



Thursday, July 12, 2018

One Happy Day

I am so proud of myself today :D
I usually never give time to myself
to do the things I like 
but lately I've been working on myself
I mean deep work and I am seeing the results :)

Anyways, I am so happy that I am able to come here to my blog
and share what I like :0

I've been wanting to go back to scrapbooking
for the longest time now, 
and seems like I am finally doing it :)

Here my desk
I took a picture of it 
for WOYWW (What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday)
I know I am a day late :/
but like they say, better late than never lol


and here is closer picture of my project

a scrapbook page from our last trip to Puerto Rico 


This page is the result of a scrapbooking class I took
and a combination of inspiration 


Thank you so much for visiting
and if you have any questions just place a comment
I'll be happy to help :)

Clemencia


Wednesday, June 27, 2018

A Taste of Japan Mixed Media Art

Hello, hello out there. I am trying to stay true to myself and use my creativity any way possible.
I love art like some of you know and in order to stay creative after my trip to Japan, which was amazing! It sure changed my life! I am trying to make art every day in some form or another. F

and this mixed media page is based on my trip to Japan and their delicious, delicate and beautiful food :)

I call this: A Taste Of Japan


because is not only about their delicious food and teas
but it's also about their awesome culture


the cuteness all over the place


and the life changing experience I had 
while I stayed there for 3 weeks :)

I consider myself very blessed I was able to go there 
and experience such a wonderful place.

I'll be bringing you more Japan inspired art soon :)

Much Love,

Clemencia