oh happy beautiful MONDAY friends! holy cow it was in the 80's over the weekend and is again today.. I am having a VERY hard time staying in this dang chair.. want to be outside doing something to ejoy this weather before it goes back to 50 and cold and rainy(this is VERy unseasonably warm for us! lol)
had a great week last week and weekend. been working hard on getting alot of the videos done for the Living Canvas workshop, did an actual art day with Art McCracken and his entire family.. teaching them how to create a mixed media canvas! (the boys did their own art and the girls make a she art girl!)
spending time with my family
(my goofballs below playing around in my dad's old airport bus he used to take them to movies in)..
and playing cards and having a BBQ this weekend with my brothers and sisters who were in town!
lots of fun memories made last week.
So now it's monday and I leave in ONE week for Sweden and Germany to go teach Mixed media to those wonderful women over there! Can't WAIT!! So this week is going to be full of so many things.. getting more videos done for the workshop, finishing my April Mixed Media kit video.. (oh it turned out so cute!! Just need to edit it and will post wednesday!!) and also getting the website ready for the 1st.. since I will be gone, getting all the NEW products we have ordered for the store listed.. oh cow. there is a lot. lol
so I guess I better get cracking..
AND since today is monday.. as you know we have been showing a sneak peek each week of my upcoming workshop, Your Living Canvas. This week is week 3.. Vision!
Alot of us.. INCLUDING me.. have a tag line or a motto that we "refer to" or live by.. Mine is on my blog header.. DO what matters most.
While this is a great START to having a vision.. a vision is much more than that. A vision is a statement or words or paragraphs of what we call our "non-negotiables" in life. In the way we live our life, in what we want out of it, in how we are with others, in our beliefs.. in our souls. I have many "non-negotiables".. some of them include the following..
my family comes first.. in everything.
these are a few others.. always always treat others with kindness.. and give the benefit of the doubt.
Be okay with YOU and love your imperfections.. beauty is NOT whats on the outside..
these are just a few of them.. I will share many many more of my own in the workshop.. but this the vision statement I have for my life and to be honest as I learn and grow and change and have new experiences.. things are added to my vision statement.. my non negotiables and sometime they change. Which is okay.. but I make sure that when I live my day to day life and are faced with making decision, i refer back to that mission statement to go to. Okay.. so I don't always REFER to it first. I have moments of weakness.. lots of them.. when i make poor decisions and vere of the path.. but then mend the mistake and hop right back on that vision and move forward.
So with that being said.. week 3 is all about creating a vision statement. Finding and listing out your non-negoationables.. and then putting them into an art journal and canvas to refer back to again and again.. and make changes if needs be! And we will help you do that!
So here is a sneak peek VIDEO of week 3!! For more info on this workshop starting in May.. you can check this link here!