Monday, January 11, 2016
It's All About Balance
A simple journal page to reflect on my word of the year. After reading the book I mentioned here, this word came up at least several times in various places. Enough for me to pay attention. The quote at the end of this post perfectly exemplifies my intention around balance. My previous words were: 2013-action and empowerment; 2014 - mindful; 2015 - nourish.
And how's the weather in your parts? We went from 60 degrees F on Sunday (with crazy turns of pouring rain , then some sun, then more rain, etc. but I loved it!) and then downhill FAST to bitterly cold and windy by Monday AM with wind chills in the single digits!! We may even be seeing our first bit of snow this week...
Been staying warm now with soups. I made a nice big pot of Tuscan Bean soup, and I also made a curried carrot soup using my NutriBullet. Sorry I'm not allowed to print their recipe but it is in the NutriBullet Life Changing Recipes book. It is an excellent tasting puree and is also energy boosting and anti -inflammatory (something I really need with these weather fluctuations).
How apropos that I used this mug as I was just out with my Mom to get our yearly mammograms!
I mentioned getting a new art journal as my last one is about full. I chose another Canson multi media journal - this one. Almost finished with my first page in it-AND I actually did the covers:
The back is the same as the front. I glued a gelli printed deli paper to the covers, stamped the numbers (Dylusions) with white acrylic paint, then stenciled away with some of my new stencils!! (Photos and info in this post). Not sure if I want to add anything else (like an image or quote) at this point.
Well, that's all I have for today. Linking to T Stands For Tuesday and the Simon Monday Challenge blog (theme is "Stencil It!").
" Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of BALANCE, order, rhythm and harmony."