Monday, December 19, 2011

Angelic stress busting

Collage by Lani with brand new texture from FlyPaper Textures.

Over at 14 Secrets we have a delightful Angelic exchanging going on.  Participants list what areas they would like angelic energy type assistance with and their partner sends them as much positive angelic energy, art, and ideas as possible.  My partner wished for assistance with stress at work and at school.  Well now the interesting thing here is the more I look for ideas and create little art pieces for her, the happier I get and the less stress I feel.  Pretty awesome experience.

So here's a youtube video I sent her the link for, guaranteed to bust stress just watching it, and if you remember to employ these techniques the next time you are under stress, I have no doubt what so ever that it will work.

Today I sent her this stress busting technique for school and work.  I believe that nothing beats stress like planting seeds of kindness. So I suggested perhaps leaving an annonymous thank-you card for the boss or professor.  Also leave some cookies where co-workers or classmates can find them, with a hand-made 'smile, help yourself, pay-it-forward' sign.  Place extra money in the company vending machine and tape a happy Artist Trading  Card next to it.

Want some more stress busting kindness ideas?  Visit Have any stress busting tips you would like to share here? Feel free, it's lots of fun!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Wonderful Inspiration and some is Today Only!

Collage by Lani
OH BOY, want some inspiration and some of it is a TODAY ONLY kind of thing, so read on carefully!  One great inspiration, just in time for the new year, is Gretchen Miller's Art Journaling Revo'lution E-Book.    I immediately got my copy and not only does she have her own inspiring art work but she has included the work of others (including our own 14 Secrets Peep Janet McLeod).  Also Gretchen has tons of inspiring live links in this E-Book, guaranteed to keep you lost but happy for hours! Click here to view more details

The next inspiration is a time limited event, a blogroll to giveaway copies of Jill Berry's Personal Geographies, and today is the last day of the blogroll. 11 blogs in 11 days, including some amazing Artest Teachers, including Carla Sonheim, Judy Wise, Diana Trout, Lisa Engelbrecht, Tracie Lyn Huskamp and Orly Avineri. Have fun reading what they have to say, and get a chance to win if you leave them a comment comment.

So cruise the blogs and try for a free book, or take advantage of North Light's half price offer to buy it, with free shipping. Both these offers end at 10pm tonight.

Finally there's my own 2 for 1 eCourse offering which you can find here.

Now excuse  me while I go visit some blogs, and then I'll be the one working on my personal art journal revolution all evening!