***IF you are looking for my ECHO PARK/TWINERY Blog Hop post, click HERE ***
an "I don't have to run day..." LOL! No, seriously, it's prob the first day in a WHILE that I don't :)
It's also time to share another week's topic from The Greeting Farm's "Heart Journaling" journey. This is a journey that I am REALLY loving!
This past week's (week 4) assignment was to create a HAND DRAWN girl.
Say that with me. HAND. DRAWN. G....
no, just stop at HAND. DRAWN.
I had NO idea how I was gonna pull this off. NONE. Thankfully there was Google, and the fact that I pretty much knew I wanted my creation to look SOMETHING like the "SheArt" stuff by Christy Tomlinson that I've been seeing around the blogosphere.
Still that one PESKY little problem though- the fact that I cannot draw. True story. It was google and my daughter, Madelynn to the rescue- madelynn was my cheerleader and she actually created a page too that I'll be posting later! I am so proud of her!
(please click on the image to enlarge- you can see a lot more of the detail on the face and legs if you do ;)
So....here's the deal. I did it. I did it ANNNNND I liked it! after decorating the background with Spring Butterflies, the Mini Bubblewrap, Mesh and French Script, I went to work on drawing her. It helps if you start out with the DRESS portion, I can tell you that. I think it makes it more 'proportioned' when you're trying to draw the rest of her. Worked for me, anyway!
What do you guys think? As for the paper, it's the new My Mind's Eye 6x6 Stack "lost and found" and I'm in LOVE! The papers are perfect for her and when I saw the measuring tape DP I knew EXACTLY what I wanted to do.
Every stamp on here is Stamping Bella except for the sentiment "Speak the Truth, even if your voice shakes" is from the new Verve set, "Words of Wisdom".
...and wisdom this is, INDEED.
"Speak the TRUTH...even if your voice shakes... "
...and my first 'truth'? As shown above... NO ONE. should EVER. ever. hold you up to their own 'measuring stick' of expectations. That is on them, not on you.
True friendship and love comes from and by ACCEPTANCE of the beautiful person you are...the unique makeup of one's SOUL <3
remember that, k?
I am a 'people pleaser.'. So this little bit of wisdom took me a while...and it's a precious lesson learned.
FREE to be me.
and you are FREE to be YOU.
and I will appreciate you for all the "YOUness" that comes with that, because we are all so beautifully different.
They are BEAUTIFUL things... and that is the TRUTH :)