Today is the day!
Today! Yes today!
One of my youth students gave me this book for Christmas and I just love it’s positiveness. I have it sitting on the windowsill in my kitchen which is a manegerie of all kinds of collections. Take a look…
It looks at me every morning and says “THINK HAPPY, BE HAPPY” and I look back at it and say “OK.” I make up my mind to be happy. You make up your mind to be happy. It’s our choice. No one else makes up our mind for us. You ultimately have that power. YES, POWER! Make it your SUPER POWER!
This book helps support my super power. What is so cool about this book is that it’s a compilation of all kinds of different artists. They are all listed in the back of the book. Very cool! Art is awesome! If you’d like your very own copy of this book, go check it out at amazon.com.
Here’s some of the pages from this awesome little happy book.
The last one is my fave out of these, because this is so very true! I believe you can do so many things with your voice. You can speak kind words, tell others you love them, sing a beautiful melody … it can also do negative things such as demean someone, hurt relationships and spew ugliness. It can seriously change the world–your world. Which way are YOU going to change it? I choose the first list. Let me sing to you…
Below are my last two layouts for my summer document life journal. The bird theme has been my fave so far. I’m so glad I was introduced to this neat way of documenting at the workshop I went to at the beginning of my summer. It combines scrapbooking, journaling, sketching, making pretty stuff, quotes, etc…and I LOVE IT! It’s art, right!?! That is why I LOVE IT!
I love my classroom.
I took some pics today of things around it that make me happy.
Some quotes to make ya think…
The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art…. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.
God can’t give us peace and happiness apart from Himself because there is no such thing.
To have Faith in Christ] means, of course, trying to do all that He says. There would be no sense in saying you trusted a person if you would not take his advice. Thus if you have really handed yourself over to Him, it must follow that you are trying to obey Him. But trying in a new way, a less worried way. Not doing these things in order to be saved, but because He has begun to save you already. Not hoping to get to Heaven as a reward for your actions, but inevitably wanting to act in a certain way because a first faint gleam of Heaven is already inside you.
((That is a cool way to look at it.))
The great thing to remember is that though our feelings come and go God’s love for us does not.
So I spent a few hours in my shop today and made a ton of fun stuff.
I painted, drew, mod podged, hot-glued and duct taped.
I love creating things.
I’m going to add some photos of today’s products of ARTING…
These are DUCT TAPE creations. Keychains, tin cans I covered and embellished, a magnetic photo frame I made out of the side of a cereal box, then some other frames I created from recycled stuff–cd case and a little plastic box that paper clips came in.
This is probably my favorite art to do…PAINTING on wood or whatever I can find. I love to illustrate quotes and sayings to be hung.
This is a little new idea I did. I found something like it on Pinterest. I actually just started putting things together. It actually looks better in person than it does in this pic. A cute way to keep an kind of small office supply.
This bag, I believe, is the CUTEST thing I made today. I created it using a canvas block to add to the front (attaching it with fabric glue) and then adding felt and buttons with very high temp hot glue (didn’t burn myself this time!) and then the owl is done with acrylic paint with HUGE bling eyes to go along with the Socrates quote: WISDOM BEGINS IN WONDER.
My whole theme today was quite eclectic; therefore, not really having a theme at all. I just gathered the stuff I had and started putting it together. What a FUN DAY!!!
I LOVE ARTING!
I DID! I DID!
Happy quote doodles for today. We all really just want to be happy.
These are some of the quotes I found today and thought they were pretty cool.