Art and Positive Thinking

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My focus is exploring, creating and reflecting upon the positives of life and connecting them to my art whether it be photography, pen and ink drawings, watercolour paintings, mixed media, digital media or any other possible media I dive into!

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Taking Initiative

I started this visual journal entry in June and finished it today. It is about being lonely and taking initiative.

Do you ever get tired of having to be the one to initiate things? Do you ever wish someone would call you up or text you and ask you to do something, instead of you having to? I do.

Do you ever wonder if people are waiting for you to take initiative? I do.

It is also about feeling lonely even though one may be surrounded by people. Do any of you ever feel that way? I do sometimes.

As many of you know, I am a nature nut. Even though I may be by myself in nature, I never feel alone in nature. Insects are always approaching, the wind usually visits, the sun shines, birds sing, owls hoot, water waves hello, leaves dance in excitement to see you, frogs rib-bit... It seems that nature does its best to include us, all we have to do is look around, listen and be present. I have had some amazing experiences in nature, just because I took the initiative to be there.

The funny thing is the day after I wrote this in my journal, a friend did contact me to go out for lunch. We had a fabulous heart to heart, mind to mind visit! The universe does listen!

Maybe I did take initiative after all by writing my thoughts down....hmmmm.

Happy Paint Party Friday to you and thank you for taking initiative to share your art and for visiting other peoples' worlds and for leaving thoughtful comments.


  1. I know that feeling very well! And in the past weeks I have been going out more. LOVE your journal page, really beautiful. Have a great weekend

  2. Wow you sure did get a LOT of thoughts out of your head and onto that very filled detailed journal spread, and that is such a good thing! I think the universe did work for you, and I love the connection with nature too. Happy PPF!

  3. What a beautiful journal, it's so lovely...

  4. Wow...this is much to look at...gorgeous work...xx

  5. I absolutely love this piece you did. It actually has real happiness in it and bubbly fun although I do really understand the loneliness and wish others would initiate stuff and always not be the one with the responsibility. Beautifully rendered. Happy PPF.

  6. I'm excited!
    Such beautiful colors and what a stunning work.
    My respect, I like it very much.
    Best regards

  7. A super detailed and fun layout, fab!!
    I do wonder too....

  8. So colorful and full of meaning.

  9. a beautiful journal you have created. Lonely? Yes in company, but never when I am alone :) Strange, right?

  10. re your question about my "wild country":
    I would not call it collage as they form one scene. Rather a composite. I use PS CS5. I used 6 images for this scene. I wanted this ancient, spiritual athmosphere :)

  11. Wow! That is such a cool journal page. I can imagine that took a really long time. It's gorgeous though, so worth drawing all of those circles. Super pretty! I get lonely sometimes, mostly because I work at home alone. :)

  12. I'm alone and for the most part I enjoy it, and I am a nature nut too. Wonder if that is a connection? I also am an initiator but mainly cause all my friends know I am a happy homebody so I think they wait for me to make plans. Love the journal pages, wow, that must have taken some time!

  13. I adore your art pages. This one fills my eyes--which is the greatest compliment I can give. Amazing!

  14. So inspiring to take a look at your artbook,!


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