2018 is about CDF’s!

I’ve been missing again from my blog, yep, I tend to do that quite a bit.  2017 was quite the year for me and I’m not even going to review that year, in short there was many things that required my personal attention and when I needed relief I always turned to my CREATIVE LIFE. I’m still living creatively – it’s what drives me!  NOW I’m back and the “Now” and present moment is all we have.  My 2018 has started off really, really well!  I’m excited to share my creative projects and when I have some great photo collages of those I will post, but for now let me ask, “What is your 2018 looking like so far?” Right now, mine is truly about my CDF’s – what the heck is a CDF?   That’s what I thought when I got my 2018 Desire Map Planner by Danielle LaPorte.

Core Desired Feeling – much stronger than just a “feeling” 

A CDF stands for Core Desired Feeling!  That sounded great to me so I am diving in.  I hope your 2018 is looking good with desires and hopefully everything you are doing is full of love and I hope you are asking yourself how you want to feel in 2018 and how do you want others to feel in 2018?  We should all want to feel loved! For me of course I want that, who doesn’t, but I’m also focused on “Feeling Alive” and that will be a post for another day – and hopefully at least each month as I’m creating a monthly theme around the words “Feel Alive”.  Anyhow…

Love is the answer for many, many things.  I’m not talking about romantic love, of course most love “romantic love” and maybe when you see the word, “love” your thoughts go to that, but I’m referring to pure love. The kind of love where you disappear because you put others first, the kind of love that keeps humanity thriving.

I’m not great at practicing this kind of love, but with age comes wisdom and some of the books and works of my favorite mentors (ya – Dr. Dyer and lately, Danielle LaPorte) wisdom that I’m recently digesting are having a positive impact on me, including music (may lyrics are crazy, deeply powerful) and I have this knowing that we should be living with this kind of love in all our actions, I think for the most part with all the turmoil (aka – Shit) we are dealing with collectively in the world and personally in our lives can just pierce our soul until we get that epiphany that we are half way through are lives (or at least I am) and it’s time to go deeper….”oh don’t you worry, follow your heart and nothing else – Simple Man”.  And look to nature – we can learn so much by observing clouds, the trees, the birds and of course the FLOWERS! pexels-photo-839442.jpegI wish us all the best to make 2018 full of love, this post is just an excerpt for my pre-exercise I have given to myself to find a CDF (Core Desired Feeling) through writing and practicing fierce love and wide-awake living in a way that works for me and ask myself at the end of 2018 – “How did you love?” not live, but love – “one thing you will leave behind is how did you love?” – Shinedown And that’s it from me. BTW – I’m a major Shinedown Fan now (ahhhhh….so just another band to occupy me!) I have some digital art photos – but I won’t post just yet, Shinedown has become somewhat of a distraction – it’s like chocolate for me, I just can’t eat one….so about 2 hours later I would still be listening to them or watching their videos on YouTube and I certainly don’t have time for that right now….see what I mean – Shinedown distracts me (Big Time!)

Back to my point(s)….
Now from Danielle Laporte, “ Desire Map Planners are universal, keep it light or go deep. Answer the soul prompts with just one word or fill up the margins. You can whisper the mantras or burn some pages. However you go about it, I hope you keep remembering, more deeply every time, that you can create a life that feels amazing – the way you want it to feel.”  I love my new planner and now my new book – The Desire Map book – it’s capital “A” AWESOME & AMAZING + (PLUS) I have already identified my TOP CDF – CDF is a Core Desired Feeling.  My TOP CDF is “Feeling Alive” – yep, that’s what I want to feel Alive!  (BTW – Shinedown has a song, “I’m Alive! – yep, I would add that in!)  So how do you want to feel in 2018?

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Check out the link to see more resources!

http://www.daniellelaporte.com/store/?dlap=62183

 

 

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I make things everyday! I love making things it’s my passion and my fuel! I put my heart and soul into everything I make! I make the art and cards I would buy! If you want great handmade quality check the shop! You will find “one of a kind” gifts and decor! Have a fantastic day! From me and my sidekick Frankie Cat!

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A lot of walking my own path in the last 8 months! Its not easy and there’s bumps all along the way, but I’m walking, I’m talking steps even though they are sometimes very small steps, they are my steps!
Hope you are encouraged to walk YOUR path!
My favorite person and author of all time Dr. Wayne W. Dyer once said, Row, row, row Your boat, don’t row my boat!”
Go ahead and row your boat, walk your path and do it at your pace whether that’s slow or fast!     Cheers!!!
Pictured below the late Dr. Dyer, so missed my friend.

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I AM making, painting, mixed media frames and art for my etsy shop! what do you like to see? Just join me in my journey, I love having like minded souls on my journey with me. EXPLORE my blog, if you like what you see join me on other social media platforms – links here on my page. Thanks for stopping by!

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I’ve taken bits of pieces in Royal colors of purple and gold to fill this acrylic bulb and turn into an inspirational symbolic piece of decor! Perfect on a desk or mantel. Comes with coordinating greeting card- Daughter of a King – upliftment or gifting!

ACRYLIC Ideas!

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Here’s just a quick snapshot of what’s in my shop and what ideas came when using the so called tree ornament shaped like a light bulb!

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In December I was busy making Christmas Ornaments and I bought a few light bulbs ornaments, well, not just a few, I ended up ordering a case and misread the quantity! I ended up with 36 and Christmas was over when my shipment arrived.

I begin with an idea,  then it becomes something else. – Pablo Picasso

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So I decided to convert them into hot air balloons and various eclectic, whimsical decor pieces! Its been such a fun & Inspiring process! My shop is stocked with these Cuties and I even have a completely different style too…like the electronic/IT gadget pieces which I personally love & appreciate having worked in IT department.

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And being a music lover I just had to fill this one up with Vinyl record and sheet music! This particular one is a hanging ornament, but it can be converted into I piece that stands on the desk! Just adhere a washer with E6000 industrial bonding glue or I can do that for you!  If you are interested in any of these just visit my Etsy shop Eclecticat444decor. These make great gifts! And right now through February 29, I am throwing in a   FREE greeting card or tag with any purchase! 
Here’s the link.
http://etsy/shop/eclecticat444decor

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Happy Friday! Hope you have some fun ideas for a fun weekend!

P.S. I have more ideas for the “light bulbs” coming very soon…new ideas always in the works!
Please leave comments,  feedback, I love to hear from you! I can customize these somewhat so if you have any ideas let me know!

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A look inside! GOLD foil paper hand rolled rose, mica flakes, lace other bits & pieces! Makes a unique “one of a kind” gift. And with ANY purchase from shop up to February 3, 2016 I will include a free greeting card or tag!