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Moodling while sick



I am not a very good sick person – i like being active and to get things done – this flu thing has thrown me for a loop as i can’t do much. Right now i can barely see, eyes are red and puffy from hacking up a lung Winking smile (what a whiner eh?).  Yesterday i did watch a few of Traci Bautista’s videos on Doodles Unleashed and really enjoyed them however i did not feel well enough to create a juicy colourful doodled masterpiece. Just the thought of assembling all of those tools and supplies made me tired.

What i did do was fool around a bit with a sketch on a painted book page and also conducted an experiment with staining paper with coffee and tea!  I also am rereading the book “The Follow Through Factor” by Gene C Hayden.  It’s funny and engaging and is full of ideas on how to overcome the fear of reaching for our goals.  The book is full of practical advice – which i love.  Gene’s funny way of writing kept me riveted for the first read through – now I’m rereading The Follow Through Factor and am taking notes.

Yes but my gut isn’t talking to me

I don’t know about you but so many of my projects and bleeding brilliant ideas have never made it past the door. They’ve had an untimely death.  Is it a lack of inspiration? “Yes but my gut isn’t talking to me” – this is one of the Chapter headings in the book – isn’t it a hoot?  Maybe my gut wasn’t talking to me – maybe i was deliberating too long before taking the next step.

On Getting Published

And speaking of following through and accomplishing goals and dreams I would be remiss if i did not remember the things i did accomplish.  One of my goals years ago was to be published in magazines and have my own book. One of the little steps towards those goals was to become a Bellaonline editor.  I was the kid’s craft editor.  I can’t even remember how far back that was – i think it was at least 7 or 8 years ago.  So if you are interested in pursuing this route why not check it out?

Okay – signing out – getting rather bleary eyed – hope you all have a lovely day!


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    5 Comments to

    “Moodling while sick”

    1. On January 12th, 2012 at 8:27 pm Sylvia Corteen Says:

      Hope you feel better soon Violette.x

    2. On January 12th, 2012 at 9:07 pm Krystin Goodsell Says:

      Sending healthy vibes your way Violette!

    3. On January 12th, 2012 at 9:49 pm Angie Says:

      I hope you were drinking lots of tea while you were staining your pages. I love tea and think it cures just about everything. Feel better.

    4. On January 13th, 2012 at 2:11 am Wendy Says:

      The book sounds like one I should read! I did a little search and found her blog – it looks like it has just recently been started and is well worth reading the first 2 entries.:
      Take care and rest up.

    5. On January 16th, 2012 at 5:55 pm Violette's Creative Juice » Blog Archive » Narrative Art Journaling Says:

      [...] is how the page began – remember the other day i only had the energy to do an experiment with tea and coffee stains?  Well i used that as a [...]

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