Sunday, June 28, 2015

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Crochet Slouchy Free Pattern

I made this slouchy for my daughter inspired by one I saw in Pinterest here
The only thing I made different was that I started with a magic circle instead of the chain stitches at the beginning.

I made it out of cotton yarn and number 6 crochet hook for her size :)


via Instagram Crochet Slouchy

Friday, June 26, 2015

Under the Moonlight Art Journal Page

As some of you know
I am a beginner art journaler,
But I really like the results in this page.

The way this background started was
by wiping my brushes in the blank page
while making other art journals :)

Once the blank page was cover with all kinds of colors
I decided to cut out a moon shape out of a paper I really didn't like
then outlined it with white paint.
It sat there for about a month
until today the idea came to me :)

I drew a girl
I cut out a dress out of a magazine 
and a flower out of a greeting card that was given to me
some green paint for the stem and the leaf 
that you can hardly see and
some more yellow and purple paint here and there.

Thanks for visiting



Thursday, June 25, 2015

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

#Fortune #Cookie 😜

via Instagram #Fortune #Cookie 😜

#WOYWW 316 Art Therapy

Wow amazing! time flies.
I haven't participate in WOYWW for a few weeks due to health issues
which makes me realize to come back and do what I like,
to keep a balance and healthy lifestyle,
taking care of myself physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
And making art is part of it.
Keeping myself creative is a big part of my emotional well being.

This week on my work table you see a few art spreads made on big index cards.
I am trying to set a morning routine where I can dedicate at least 15 to 20 minutes
to be creative.
For now I don't really care about the outcome, I just want to get my feet wet sort of thing.
I am loving the process, and is changing my mood throughout the day.
I start my day happier this way, with more energy,
after playing with paint and getting my fingers dirty lol :)

It's so much fun!

I love to read your comments :)


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Free and Happy Art Journal Page

I am trying to add 20 minutes of creativity to my morning routine
this page is a collection of three creative mornings :)

So yes, so far it is possible.

For me the hardest is to find time to do what I really like.
So this was done 20 minutes at the time
in the mornings before I wake my daughter up
and start getting ready.

I named my page Free and Happy
because we all can be
we just have to try hard enough :)


Sunday, June 21, 2015

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Friday, June 19, 2015

Sharing My Journey With You :)

When your health is not good, that's when you realize that nothing else matters.
yes, nothing else.
If you don't feel good constantly; You don't have the energy, you don't have the drive to do things, you don't even feel like moving sometimes. Well... that's how I've been feeling for a while.
I don't have the energy to do anything I like to do. I don't even feel like getting up sometimes.
I don't even have the energy or drive to take care of my family. (which is one of the most important things in my life)

But now that I am not feeling good I realized that if you don't feel good and you don't take care of yourself you can not take care of anybody else.
You can not help anybody else.
You can not do anything that you love (unless you force yourself) which is not the ideal situation. That wouldn't be enjoyable either.

So now that I see all this things more clear. I am very aware that I come first.
A concept that I heard over and over again since I was in my 20's
and never paid attention to.
I couldn't understand what they where talking about.
How can you put yourself first?  I used to think...
Well... now I know what they mean.

Take care of yourself: physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually.

And that's where my life is heading now.
I still have a lot of passions, dreams and desires in my life.
I still love to create with my hands.
I still want to teach all I know.

But if I don't feel good that creativity is not going to come to me.
I have to learn how to take care of myself
and that's the journey my life is going through right now.

I have IBS and I have to learn what foods I can eat. For years I thought I was "only" lactose intolerant, so I learn to recognized what foods have lactose and avoid them, but even without the lactose I kept on getting sick and sicker and sicker again, in many different ways.

I come to find out that IBS is pretty much intolerance to certain foods containing different kinds of sugars including some fruits, certain carbohydrates, wheat and certain grains and legumes. And since everyone is different I have to learn what foods are good and which ones are not suitable for me.

That's part of my self care right now. I open a different blog called Finding Natural Ways to Overcome IBS to keep track of what I find out about it and what foods I should avoid and what foods I should eat.

The other part of my self care is:

Doing what I like, You see... I have to create, is just me :)
Scrapbooking, Art Jounaling, Mixed Media, Crochet, sketching, etc...
without creating I don't feel complete.

Learning to Meditate since a big part of IBS is the stress.

Learning how to keep a morning routine, starting my day doing things I like have helped me a LOT!

Keeping myself physically fit. I like to challenge myself to do different things, for now is my bike and yoga. I love to dance but I am not that energetic yet, and I also have a list of things I want to try :)

Learning how to grow Spiritually,
I've been writing a Gratitude Journal,
reading a Daily Devotional
and reading books that would help me in this journey.

So why am I telling you all this?
Because even though I started this blog to share my creations in art, crochet, scrapbook, etc.
You'll see more of my personal journey here in this blog also.
What I read, what I do, what I create, and what helps me in my personal journey of self care and self help.

I'll be sharing my journey and my creations here with you :)

beam your message

I love Karen's advice "beam your message"
She answered my question so nicely here
too bad I can't afford her workshop :(

Take advantage and listen to the replay while is up online
I know some of you will benefit from it :)

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Acrilyc Paints and a clean table, ready to play with some colors

via Instagram Acrilyc Paints and a clean table, ready to play with some colors

Friday, June 12, 2015

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

DIY with Ribbon

Today Michaels have a really good deal (please note, I am not being paid for this) I just thought it would be nice to share.

Their Celebrate it ribbons are 3 for 1 which are usually $2.99 each. So I started looking online for things that I would like to make with it after I go guy it of course :D and just opened a Pinterest Board DIY with Ribbon which I will be updating constantly throughout the day :)

I hope you enjoy this and find some inspiration :)

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

The Beauty of Nature

via Instagram The Beauty of Nature

Want to Learn Something New... for Free...

Creativebug is giving a completely free Creative Pass for the month of June through this link
just click on the picture below and it will take you there
no credit card required at all
enjoy the classes they are super fun,
they even give you one for free to keep :)

Enter Promo Code SUMMER2015 to redeem access to Creativebug PLUS a free class to keep forever.

Creativity is Contagious - 1 month free

Please come back and tell me what would you like to learn
and/or which classes did you enjoy the most.

I really would love to know :)


Friday, June 5, 2015

Looking for scrapbooking inspiration on pinterest today

I miss scrapbooking...

via Instagram Looking for scrapbooking inspiration on pinterest today

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Becoming More Spiritual

One of my Goals is to be more Spiritual, reading a daily devotional helps me in all aspects of my life.

Clemencia :)

viaInstagram One of my Goals is to be more Spiritual, reading a daily devotional helps me in all aspects of my life

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

#Hobonichi Writing Down my Goals

Living a healthier lifestyle after being diagnosed with IBS. Taking care of myself a more natural way.
via Instagram #hobinichi Writing Down my Goals

Monday, June 1, 2015