Monday, June 06, 2011

Day 6 - Change!

Hubby and I were talking Sunday morning. I've been feeling very overwhelmed by several things I want to change about myself, as well as things I want to change or redirect in our family. Some are habits, some are attitudes, some are healthyish things. We've acted/done/said things a certain way for so long, it has seemed daunting to make the necessary changes. I told him I was going to make a big list of changes and then write down what steps I need to take to make each change. 

Last night while pulling out art supplies, I came up with an idea. I would write each change I wanted to see, on a different petal, cut from any number of papers. Then I'd glue them together to form a flower and put the artwork on my wall of affirmations.

For the background I had a watercolor I started, the basis of a landscape but I didn't like it. Guess who saved it though?! ME! It was the perfect background for my new flower. I randomly glued down petals, intermingling with some blank ones for contrast. They weren't all the same shape or size and they were not uniformly glued down. Some I scribbled over the words I had written, to obscure the messages. Some changes need only be known to me and my heart. I curled some of the petals edges with my nail as well.

The bottom 'Change' word was made of scrap papers, watercolor crayons, pen and oil pastels.

Around the edge I drew a pink line and wrote in tiny letters 'change' all the way around the border.

I refuse to let things weigh me down anymore. I can change things, I will change things, I won't be weary anymore. “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28.

What did you create today?

(if you're just joining my blog posts now, the Day 1.2.3, etc... posts all pertain to my goal for daily Creative Vibrations, initially blogged about here. Join me in creating daily!)

1 comment:

Trece said...

How wonderfully creative, and such an inspired way to bring about change! Go you!!

I am so enjoying the enormous injection of creative juice I am getting from you!!