Yesterday I was visiting a few blogs and among them Jessica Sporn and Jan Debellis posted their poppy art which they were sharing on Inspiration Avenue for the poppy challenge. If you know me well then you know by now how much I LOVE poppies so I just had to check it out. Before I even thought about the art a haiku came to me:
delicate, crepe like petals
I took the photo of my neighbor's poppies last spring.
Here are two poppy projects I created, first up is a card:
This is a 5 x 7 canvas:
The background is printed tissue paper. That beautiful image is from Paper Whimsy. Again, I used a poppy quote added some lace and a silk poppy and leaf at the bottom.
I'm linking this up to my first visit at Inspiration Avenue.Thanks to Jan and Jessica for steering me there. Also linking up to Artists in Blogland Show and Tell Saturday #33.
Now for my latest projects for the online class 52 Weeks of Creative Abundance. You can read more about it by clicking on the badge at the top right sidebar. Or you can read about it and see where I began in this post.
For our second week we were prompted to use the word " allow". I immediately decided to allow myself to just say no. Here's the simple page I made for it:
And here's the tag I made as per Christi's suggestion to make a creative reminder using mostly white:
For week three we were prompted to quickly think about and list our wishes and then allow ourselves to take steps to move towards the fulfillment of at least one of our desires.
On the left side I doodled the words along with tiny painted flowers. Tiny stickers were added around the page for sparkle. The pocket front was made with a decorative napkin (one of many) I received from my friend Patty (thank you!) along with that gorgeous bit of hand dyed ribbon. The napkin says " How do you do it? I use a magic wand of course!" Perfectly suited for this exercise. I tucked in my tag with my list of wishes after embellishing with gold Stickles glitter glue.
There is so much more to these wonderful lessons; I'm only touching on parts of them. I am so grateful to be a part of this beautiful community of women, along with the very empowering words and lessons from our instructor Christi.
I will say that at first when looking at my list I thought-how is any of this going to happen?-but I erased that thought when something Dr Wayne Dyer says often replaced it. This is not a direct quote but it's basically the thoughts from his book Wishes Fulfilled. He says that no matter how big the desire may be or how impossible it may seem, ANYTHING is truly possible because the universe is always working in your favor. It is not for you to worry about the "hows" of wishes being fulfilled. Just keep putting them out there and affirming you already have them. Then you can start to take steps of action to bring you closer to achieving your desires.
Next post will be about my play date with my friend LuAnn.There will be lots of gelli papers involved:) See you soon.
"If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place." Eckhart Tolle