This page in my UnPlanner was inspired by a couple of conversations I had this week around my career and life in general. We live in a very ordinary house in a scruffy street in an ordinary town – and I love it. Tony and I have been together 24 years, married 21, and are as much in love as ever. We rely on each other and prefer each other’s company; we don’t need to be in the same room, we’re happy to just kind of orbit round each other. Our lives aren’t flash or full of adventure, but we know how fortunate we are.
This week’s quote was from Oprah and the challenge was to write down something you’re grateful for today. This is a very different page for me, inspired by ATC swap partner Ying-Ya Shey. Collage materials received as part of a swap, Distress paint & ink, bronze paint that Lynne Walker gave me 🙂
This week’s LisTEN was your overused words. I don’t usually do the lists for my UnPlanner but this appealed. While I was at it, I did a quick Dare2B page, where the challenge was to use tissue paper. I did, but it didn’t turn out even slightly like I had imagined, Oh well…
This week’s quote was “you are enough” – which is something I say to people from time to time – so it resonated with me. The challenge was to use one word to describe your beautiful self. I used Tim Holtz Distress Stains and Inks, gesso, a TH stencil, and collage.
My tag and page this week followed the ‘doodle a flower or ten’ prompt although I stencilled flowers on the tag, and used ones Roo sent me on the page. I’m not big on following the prompts and don’t do a lot of the other things, like create lists, but I love the inspiration this goup gives me.
This week’s quote was about courage, and the challenge was to incororate a boat. I used a Stampotique stamp, collage, Dylusions and Dina Wakley paints.
I had a quick play with my 5×7″ card size and 4×4″ round gelli plates late this afternoon. I used Daler Rowney paints and a bunch of stencils. This is my fav print from the bunch; I like the happy mix of colour and scraps of pattern.
This month we are “unravelling the past and embracing new beginnings”. I can’t think of a better theme as I work through the mental preparation videos ahead of my weight loss surgery. They want me to understand how genetics, metabolism, culture and environment, sleep, personal behaviour and psychological aspects have all contributed to me being at a point where surgery makes sense. The prep is thorough and quite challenging so it’s cool that my art ties into it, as that makes it less stressful for me.
This week’s quote was about opportunity. The challenge was to use ribbon but, bizarrely, my ribbon collection has vanished. I must have tidied it away too well! This page used gift wrap a friend brought back from a Museum in the USA, white Dylusions paint, Tim Holtz inks and stencils, and gesso.