Silhouette on Sgraffito paper
This is a silhouette I did of myself – i took a side view photo (can you saw awkward?) printed it out and then placed it on top of a “failed” crayon sgraffito paper and then simply cut it out. I don’t really like this portrait but i thought it would be a good idea to have a bit of variety in this challenge!
Replacing the stinky thoughts with good thoughts
Yesterday i received some disappointing news regarding a project which i thought was pretty awesome and would definitely be a go. It would have been pretty lucrative for me. Anyways after receiving the news i slipped into my “default setting” of negative, stinky thoughts – “I’m not good enough, not talented enough, not ever going to be successful – yadda yadda yadda”. I could feel myself slipping into a major funk. So I decided to take myself to a little coffee shop by the beach, write about my feelings, draw the above self-portrait and then go and spend some time at the beach. I wedged myself between two large rocks, buried my feet into the pebbles (the sand was further away) and lay there facing the sun. I let the beach and the sun embrace me while i thought positive thoughts about myself. I decided to replace the stinky thoughts with loving positive thoughts. It’s amazing how simply doing this can shift your mood! Try it sometime!
I only have one day left on my challenge and as you can see I’m behind……so I’ll be catching up the next few days. I plan on bundling all of these self-portraits together and create a book!
We celebrated Mr. G’s birthday this weekend – the lucky guy had 2 not one birthday cakes and birthday celebrations! He was royally spoiled. We spent quality time with a few friends and then Mr. G’s family.
Here he is receiving a little bit of help from his grandson Leium.
Thank you everyone for leaving me messages – I am sorry i have not had time to respond yet – i really appreciate your comments and of course read each and every one of them!
Have you signed up for Brave Girl’s inspirational Daily Truth e-mails ? – yesterday they used one of my bird portraits in their Daily truth messages. Thanks so much! You can submit your birdie art so you can be featured as the “little birdie artist of the day” too! While you are at the Brave Girl’s Club have a poke around and be inspired by all of the goodness there!