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Interpret yourself ala Frida Art Journal Challenge

Here is my version of the Challenge at http://inspiration-avenue-team.blogspot.com/2012/04/weekly-challenge-frida-fiesta.html

My Gothic Side meets my Bohemian side

Some Art journal pages I did this week

Dancing like lightning

Storm Challenge

 

A print of one of my paintings altered for my 8x8in journal

New art journal pages

ART CHALLENGE: Calendar Challenge (and a sure-fire way to fail)

I really want to join the Kathryn Wheel 2011 Calendar challenge but my first instinct was … It is half way through Feb, I should of started the first of the year, my second thought upon looking at the calendars some people have done was I could never do that good so why try?  I had similar thoughts when I was going through the over 800 blogs in OWOH and I almost wanted to quit cause there were so many amazing blogs I felt mine was not very good.

This is the way to fail at anything… compare yourself to others, make excuses about why you should not even try and then give up.

I did not give up blogging and I wont give up this challenge… so my calendar starts in the middle of Feb… sooooo what, your life starts THIS MINUTE, over and over again, every single time I slip a little I have a chance to start again fresh.  Any successful dieter or anyone recovering from addiction can tell you that you dont live life Day by day but minute by minute.

I need to learn not to be intimidated by other people’s skills, other people’s successes whether they be in art, work or weight loss, I need to learn to be INSPIRED

 

Art Journal Prompts: Lots of questions to answer about myself

I checked out a lot of lists of questions on line and got 100s of questions bu many of them did not pertain to me in any way or were duplicates so after reading through them I came up with this list of questions to use as prompts when I feel stalled or need motivation to art journal

 

Questions:

How old do you feel inside your mind?

Which is worse, failing or never trying?

If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do?

When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?

What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world?

Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing?

Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?

How come the things that make you happy don’t make everyone happy?

Have you been the kind of friend you want as a friend?

What are you most grateful for?

Is it possible to know the truth without challenging it first?

Do you remember that time 5 years ago when you were extremely upset?  Does it really matter now?

At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive?

If you knew that everyone you know was going to die tomorrow, who would you visit today?

What is the difference between being alive and truly living?

If we learn from our mistakes, why are we always so afraid to make a mistake?

What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you?

What do you love?  Have any of your recent actions openly expressed this love?

Am I nice?

Am I doing what I really want to do?

What am I grateful for?

Am I honest?

Do I listen to others?

Do I help others?

What is my biggest fear?

Do I thank people enough?

Am I more positive or negative ?
Do I care what others think about me?

What are my talents?

What makes me happy?

What makes me sad?

What makes me angry?

Who has had the greatest impact on my life?

Do I stand up for myself?

Do I smile more than I frown?

Do I surround myself with good people?

Do I ask enough questions?

75. What other questions do I have?

How would you describe yourself?

Do you love yourself? Why or Why not?

What is your ideal self? What does it mean to be the best you?

What are the biggest things you’ve learned in life to date?

What advice would you give to yourself 5 years ago?

What are your biggest goals and dreams?

What would you do if you cannot fail; if there are no limitations in money, resources, time or networks?

What do you want to achieve in 5 years? … 10 years?

What’s the top priority in your life right now?

If you have 1 million dollars, what would you do with it?

What is your ideal home like?

What is your ideal physical look?

What is your ideal life?

What bad habits do you want to break?

What good habits do you want to cultivate?

What’s the biggest step you can take now that will create the biggest result?

Who are the 5 people you spend the most time with?  Are they good for you?

Valentines Challenge 14 valentines in 14 days #6 (city of love)

This one is a art journal page
I used a map of Paris from an old atlas and gessoed lightly over it then did a sheer shimmer rinse over that.