Friday, September 26, 2014

Costume time! Arrrr..... It's a Pirate's Life for Me!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/messyjessycreatesart

Beat the rush!  Handmade Costumes.... great for Halloween, Cruise Ship Pirate Night, Disney trips, Pirate's League, Birthday Parties, or just for your imaginative play!

Can make all sizes and even do custom colors.  Visit my Etsy shop for more details!


Yes,This with Liz Lamoreux Day 3

http://www.lizlamoreux.com/yes-this/?mc_cid=ea34fdbdda&mc_eid=b1a9fe0ee6

Today's prompt was short and sweet and something that I have been trying to incorporate into my daily schedule for a little while now.


Yes, This with Liz Lamoreux Day 2

http://www.lizlamoreux.com/yes-this/?mc_cid=ea34fdbdda&mc_eid=b1a9fe0ee6

So I went a little overboard with the prompt for day 2 (it really hit home with me where I'm at right now).  I journaled about my new MAJOR health issues and how it affects my outlook on life right now.  Then I made pages about things I find beauty in and that make me happy :-)











Yes, This with Liz Lamoreux Day 1

Like most people today, I don't have much time.  Life is hectic and ANYTHING can happen at ANYTIME.  I love to paint and create things, I actually like housework, and I love spending time with my family.

A while back, Liz Lamoreux had an Inner Excavate Along based on her book.
http://www.amazon.com/Inner-Excavation-Exploring-Through-Photography/dp/1440303096
http://www.lizlamoreux.com/inner-excavate-along/

 I was introduced to this through Effy Wild. www.effywild.com and we all played along.  It was great fun and I learned a lot about myself.

This week, Liz started another free 10 day adventure called Yes, This.
http://www.lizlamoreux.com/yes-this/?mc_cid=ea34fdbdda&mc_eid=b1a9fe0ee6

In my very limited time with kids and art and cleaning and health issues and costume making https://www.etsy.com/shop/messyjessycreatesart , I have found a few minutes here and there to participate.  Here are the day 1 journal prompt pages..... quick and easy!







Saturday, September 13, 2014

Art Therapy Journal SFTIO Kit "Thrive"

Last year I subscribed to a kit club called Scrapbooking From the Inside Out
( http://www.scrapbookingfromtheinsideout.com ) and LOVED it!!! But I was trying to cut down on expenses to I had to stop my subscription for a bit.  However, a year later, I started back up.

This scrapbooking/mixed media kit club is like no other.  It is actually therapeutic and has themes each month with writing/journaling prompts, music playlists, thematic quotes, a pinterest idea board, a private facebook community page and so much more!

This month's theme is "THRIVE" and this so works for me right now.  I have been working making lists for things I need to work on personally in my art therapy journal.  I will be sharing my work for week 1 of this month's theme.

I just took a composition notebook and glued a couple of pages together and gessoed the ones that I was going to art on and left the ones for writing alone.

First, I took the writing prompts and just wrote on the paper.



Next, I found a quote from the selections that really stood out to me with this theme.  
"My mission in life is not merely to survive; but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style" -Maya Angelou

left side of spread

right side of spread

 inside of right side flap

I was also compelled to do another layout with a few more quotes that were along these same lines/theme.  In order to THRIVE, you must Laugh, grow, and bloom.  That is what these quotes were all about.  I feel like I need to do more of that.

left side of layout

right side of layout

I hope you enjoyed my art journal therapy layouts.  If you are interested, please check out the website and kit club.  They have fabulous resources and a wonderful, supportive community.