Friday, August 19, 2011

Speaking. MY. Truth...

***IF you are looking for my ECHO PARK/TWINERY Blog Hop post, click HERE ***

Fun Day.
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 ;)'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.
TRUTH.  Acceptance.
They are BEAUTIFUL things... and that is the TRUTH :)


Danielle Daws said...

I was worried about this week's challenge too! I love how your page turned out. :-)

Chantal Vandenberg said...

You can so draw - here's the proof! Even Walt Disney wasn't in actual fact a "good" drawer. Love this Jess! And your post! :D

Crafty Cath said...

WOW - I don't know what you were worried about - you sure CAN draw! This girl is fabulous! Actually I love everything about your page, the sentiment, colors, awesome patterned dress, flower in her hair..bubble wrap and mesh background. Ack - to die for!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!! Jess!! You rocked it!!! This is AMAZING!! I am loving those butterflies!! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

And I have a HUGE favor... can you visit my FB wall?? I posted something yesterday for a friend's little cousin who needs cards from all of us ASAP :):):):):):) I'd really appreciate it if you could check it out! Thanks love! :):):):):):):):):)

Pam Varnell said...

OMG I'm crying. Jess, this is the most precious page I have ever seen. Your drawing is amazing and it turned out good cause it's from your heart. LOVE it so much. And the little "wisdom" quote at the bottom is just beautiful. I can just hear you speaking those words. You are such a special person, amazingly thoughtful and kind to EVERYONE. I am so happy to call you a dear friend. Love you my sweet, sweet friend.

Ebru Vatansever said...

I love it Jessabella, you did an amazing job with her girlfriend !!! Have a wonderful weekend.

Laura B said...

I love your page! Your drawing is gorgeous, and I love the message.:)

Vanessa Middleton said...

This is great, Jess! Your girl looks awesome and I love her dress. ;) I stink at drawing, too... but it seems to me like you don't *really* stink at it at all. I love those butterflies, too. GRRR!!! LOL

StampinCathy said...

This is totally AWESOME GIRL! Your drawing is amazing. I can't draw...that's why I have STAMPS! LOL
You are super creative my friend.

Carisa said...

omg, jess, this turned out amazing!

margie c said...

There aren't enough words to say how extremely beautiful this is, Jess! Your girl is stunning! and your written sentiments are perfect! I truly love what you did! Very inspiring and beautiful, just like you :) TFS! xo

Tammy Hershberger said...

Jessica, this is the most fabulous thing ever!!!!!!! I <3 it! Your hand-drawn girl is awesome, and I love how you used the background and sentiment stamps to make this all collage-y! Awesome job, girlfriend!

gobeagirl said...

Hi Jessica, not only is your drawing just awesome so are the sentiments that you put with it. I think we should all say that to ourselves each and everyday. I know that there are times when being true to one's self is hard, but oh how rewarding it is. Great Job! Hugs, Lisa

Peggy said...

You rocked the drawing!! Love your art journaling! so You!

Corinna said...

So glad I found this today! First, the artwork is just gorgeous! Second, I needed a reminder not to use MY measuring stick on my son. Even though I do want to kick his butt sometimes. lol:D Thanks for the reminder girl, and I'm sure my DS thanks you too!

Emily Leiphart said...

Absolutely stunning! Love, love, love. Your daughter should have that girl made into a stamp!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

YOU are so PRECIOUS...this is fabulous!!