Today’s quote is all about being HAPPY.
Life can sometimes seem like a quest to achieve happiness. Many of us say “When I find my soul mate, then I’ll be happy” or “When I lose that excess weight” or “When I get that dream job”. But woven in those thoughts is the sense of being “less than” you want to be which therefore makes you less happy than you were before.
It’s not the conditions of our lives that make us happy (although that can help of course) but the way we relate to ourselves and our lives that provide the happiness. It’s the way we walk through life.
Start by smiling more, doing things you enjoy, laughing, doing things that you know already make you happy. Instead of continuously seeking happiness, why not just start being happy now!
Our extra (optional) journal prompt is:
Use some drips or splatters on your page.
If you need a reminder how the challenge works go have another look at the Intro page.
This weeks inspiration:
I was lucky enough to do a class with a very talented local lady called Jan Carlson from Jan Carlson Art. I created this watercolour piece in her class and have used it here simply because flowers make me happy!!
Our Feature Artist – Steve Dodson
Today we have something a little different. Steve is an artist in his own field which is Hypnosis. Make sure you read on till the end to see Steve’s giveaway which is a helpful tool for us all.
Tell us a bit about yourself ..
My passion is helping others achieve their dreams using hypnosis and the creative power of subconscious mind.
Each and every one of us have the potential to be whatever we want to be and do whatever we want to do. The majority of road blocks to success are found in our unconscious behaviours and beliefs. These mental patterns make or break us. Fortunately the creative nature of the mind can be accessed during the hypnotic state, where it’s possible to develop more empowering beliefs and supportive behaviours.
I am driven by the statement, “You’ll just have to learn to live with it!” Because in so many cases, you don’t. The potential of the human mind is incredible and when the creative aspects are stimulated appropriately, powerful personal change can occur.
What is your favourite quote?
“There is no path to happiness … Happiness is the path” ~ Buddha
What inspires you?
I am inspired by those who have the courage to follow their own path in life.
Where can we find you?
A Gift from Steve:
It’s a fact that when we’re physically and mentally relaxed we can function at our best. Boost your creativity by relaxing your mind and body. I designed this recording as a simple and easy way for my clients to relax and I’d like to share it with you. May it get those creative juices flowing!
Get my 20 minute “Pure Relaxation” recording here:
Download link: http://www.noosahypnosis.com/downloads.html
Week 15 Challenge Prize:
For this week’s challenge prize we are giving away a lovely collection of books donated by www.compendium.com.au. They are the sweetest books and full of inspiration.
We will draw a random name on Friday 22nd April from those who have uploaded into the Week 15 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 13 Prize Draw:
Now it’s time to draw a name from the photos loaded up into the Week 13 photo album. Today’s lucky winner is … Cheryl Brown. Congratulations Cheryl! Here is the page that Cheryl created about seeing life with new EYES.
Make sure you check out the photos in the Facebook albums. There is some amazing work in there. What a great place for inspiration. Make sure you leave a few comments while you are there.
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!