Today’s quote is about BEAUTY.
In todays society people tend to think of beauty as their physical appearance. We think that if we just “fit in” to the medias idea of what is good looking then we’ll feel good about ourselves and will gain acceptance. What a load of codswallop!! Your real beauty lies with what’s on the inside, who we are, our uniqueness, our kindness, our friendship, our smile, our giving nature, our laughter, our sense of fun, and so many other wonderful things!
We should feel good now about who we are because let’s face it .. we are all unique and awesome. We are beautiful both inside and out.
Our extra (optional) journal prompt is:
Use flowers on your page.
If you need a reminder how the challenge works go have another look at the Intro page.
Here are this weeks example pages:
This beautiful page is by Monika Dabrowska-Ejmont from Green Kitten Art. Monika taught this at our Lulu Art workshop and it was one of our most popular classes! I may be a bit biased as I have a peacock obsession 🙂
Look at the gorgeous colour in this page by Shara Green! Beautiful job Shara.
Our feature artist this week – Lisa Palmer
This weeks feature artist is the lovely Lisa Palmer. Make sure you read right through as Lisa has a fabulous offer just for the Colour Me Positive participants! You don’t want to miss it!
Tell us a little bit about yourself ..
I am an artist and an architect who loves to share what I’ve learned over the years. I live on a ranch in rural Sonoma County, California, with redwoods and a river and the ocean just down the road. My environment informs my creations and feeds my soul. I love to paint and use words in my art. I teach art, photography, jewellery-making and re-purposing, all with a meaningful dose of getting in touch with your soul. I know the deep healing power of soul work and I love to hold space and teach ways of getting in touch with our souls’ purpose. In my architecture projects, it is important to me to create spaces that people fall in love with because I know that our environment affects all aspects of our lives.
What is your favourite inspirational quote?
“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself” – Coco Chanel
There is nothing more liberating, or more beautiful, than being your genuine self. This is all about inner beauty and confidence, about celebrating who we are: unique, precious, important and sacred. I love the irony that this quote is from Coco Chanel, because it has nothing to do with fashion or appearance. It’s about blossoming into, and loving, the incredible human beings we are each meant to be.
Do you have some artwork inspired by this quote?
I love these two ladies, in their beautiful clothes, with flowers and gold in their hair, solemnly walking through a tropical paradise, as they honour their sacred uniqueness by gently carrying the words “u” (you) and “r” (are). This is a collage (fabric, beads) and a painting, in a repurposed thrift store frame.
What inspires you?
So many things! The promise of a new day — it is always DAY ONE! Sunshine. My amazing friends. The river and the ocean. My husband, who lives his life to the fullest, on his own terms. My dogs, our ranch animals, flowers and birds …. I am never at a loss for inspiration. For the past few years, I have been on staff at Brave Girl Camp in Idaho, where women come to learn ways to restore their souls through journalling and making art and crafts. Oh, how these women inspire me! I am now teaching an abbreviated version of those lessons at homeless shelters in my local area, because I know how this soul work literally saves lives. And the response has been phenomenal, bringing me to my knees. This work, based on journaling and getting back in touch with your true soul, changed my life and I have an urgent need to share it and help others. Later this year, as a certified teacher, I will start teaching the full Soul Restoration course at my newly remodelled art barn on our ranch.
Where can we find you?
I teach at Brave Girl University (BGU), which is an amazing online “university” that anyone can join! It is filled with all sorts of art and soul courses, writing and how-to’s and self-help, by dozens of teachers — and it’s growing exponentially! The BGU motto is “you can learn it” and the array of course offerings is mind-boggling.
And now I can offer a 30-day free trial to anyone in the Colour Me Positive community!!! With no obligation to continue, you can cancel your membership at any time. To get your free 30-day trial, just go here to sign up: https://my.bravegirlsclub.com/enroll/ — and when you check out enter lisapalmer in the box where it says “enter coupon code”.
My website: http://www.lisaville.net
My Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Lisaville-1595552344044105/
Lisa has very generously donated a boxed set of 6 notecards of 6 of her favourite paintings and collages, 5″x7″, with envelopes PLUS an 8″x8″ print of her favourite painting, “My Deer”. Wow, what a beautiful generous prize!
We will draw a random name on Friday 18th March from those who have uploaded into the Week 10 folder by that date. So you have two weeks to complete the challenge.
Entry is open to everyone who participates, no matter where in the world you are. It’s not a game of skill, you won’t be judged on your artwork. It will be a random draw.
Week 8 Prize Draw:
Now it’s time to draw a name from the photos loaded up into the Week 8 photo album. Today’s lucky winner is … Sandra Margherit. Congratulations Sandra. This is the page that Sandra created about being fearless.
It’s ok to skip a week and jump in wherever you can. Don’t feel pressured if life gets busy!
Don’t compare yourself to others. We’re all in different stages of our art journey. You’re an artist and you’re amazing no matter what level you’re at. Just have fun and keep going.
Please PM or email me if you have an urgent question as I’m more likely to see it. The facebook page moves so fast it’s so easy to miss comments.
Have fun, be happy and support one another!