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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Journaling and Jamming!

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I love these rich tones! Altering/Painting with Ranger Distress Paints is so easy and enjoyable! I highly recommend you pick up a pack and go to town! They are super easy to use just squeeze, dab and smear! The applicator is perfect and you can’t mess up! And if you mess up….it’s just a part if the creative process, some mess ups turn into the best things!

These will hopefully be finished by the end of the week and in the shop next week!

Right now,  I have just a few styles left, so in the mean time I’ll be jamming away in my Zen zone creating more things for you! HOPE you enjoy this snip it video!

Planner Sale

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I have two more planners left in the shop!  PET planner has cats and dogs,  so adorable and comes with 3 designer paper clips. Link in Etsy to see more pics! Select section: Planners and Journals
Also…any Elton John fans?!

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Such a rockin’ planner! Great images of  this rock icon! Link in Etsy store to see more! THEY are One Of A Kind too!
http://etsy.com/shop/eclecticat444decor

Books, Sewing, Creating, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

This post is going to be short and sweet.  Sometimes pictures can say it all, and maybe these pictures will resonate what I’m feeling for my lack of words.

Books:  My life is rich and full.  I feel very blessed.  I’m living to the fullest, I’m marinating my brain in books….ahhh, just love reading…currently RE-Reading “I Can See Clearly Now” by the beloved Dr. Wayne W. Dyer who’s passed onto the eternities!  (RIP) great soul.  I’m immersing myself in his teachings again and finding the music inside me and re-committing to living at a higher level.  Each day, I truly am a little better than I was the day before!

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Reading List:  Angels – Donald Parry, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living – Dale Carnigie and The Life-Changing magic of tidying up – Marie Kondo

Sewing:  I used to sew (15 yrs ago) and decided to pick this skill up again!  Re-learning from a designer – AnneB Designs.  So far so good:)  (See my Instagram)

Creating:  I’m always creating, but this month I’m involved in challenges!  Working on cards for ATC (Artist Trading Card) swap hosted by Grungearttica and working on Art Journaling –

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And if it was possible I’d spend 8 hours or more in my craft space everyday just creating something…for me or for another!  If I can make something that brings a smile to someone’s face —-that makes me happy!

I’ve got to go now…..and lastly here’s how I feel – in the name of Hendrix Song…..”Excuse me, while I kiss the sky!” I’ve got lots of work to get back to!

Thanks for stopping by, thanks for reading.  I love comments.  Have a blessed day!

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You might get what you ask for!

Hey, boom baby, cool baby, you might get what you asked for.  What?  What.  Seriously, I love listening to Talking Heads and I think David Byrne is Genius and my eye is twitching right now, but that’s ok….I’m going to make this short.  So I had ruby red slippers for a few years now and why in the world I didn’t use them to start art journaling several years ago is beyond me when I always had “scrap” books as a kid even making these mini books with “signature” type pages when I thought Siouxsie and the Banshees was the greatest and most bizarre gig on earth and dyed my hair black and played endlessly with eyeliner and shopped at Contempo Casuals to find the best punk outfit I could, oh wait, back to the point…. I’m really talking about art journaling here, so I recently re-discovered “scrapping” as art journaling/visual journaling and I know I’m going to be obsessed with it now and ya music is a big part!  

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Music has always been a big part.  Art is Life/Music is Life!  But,  what about the line, “you might get what you asked for…”  You have to ask to find out things, I’ve been learning to ask, thus I’m finding out things.  If you want to know where to begin with Art Journaling ask away?  I’ll answer, I’m not an expert, but I’ve created a thing or two (about every week of my life!)

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#artjournaling #music #talkingheads
 

Depeche Mode, Styxx, and Violent Femmes (FBF – the 80’s) Commonalities

Ok, “SOMETIMES” I just have to go back to my 80’s music and play it LOUD and “GET THE BALANCE RIGHT” and play with my art supplies just like I did a few years ago (oops, I mean 25ish/30ish years ago) ok, math was not my thing, but ART was! (oops, I mean doodling in notebooks was!) Spending my day off work playing until I have to go to my kids events.  “All I Ever Wanted, All I Ever Needed” was a boyfriend back in the 80’s and now “All I Ever Wanted, All I Ever Needed” is “Time”.  Oh, that makes me think of another song that my brother used to play on those things called records – “Too Much Time On My Hands” —–ughhhhh—– IF ONLY!!!!

Ok, probably obvious that I didn’t get enough sleep.  I’m just doing this to put in my Art Journal, not going for a blogging award.  Time to “KISS OFF”!   Keeping it simply stupid…. time to get inky, I’m

better without words!!!!.  Being 40ish and joining 10 different types of social media sites in 6 months…not one of the brightest things I’ve done in my mid-life.  oh, well, for what it’s worth, a little Flash Back Friday!  Now, do I “hashtag” or just “tag”? Share to Facebook, Instagram, Google, TSU, Pinterest, CANVA, Tumblr????  OMG..at least I didn’t grow up in the 60’s!   #creates #fortysomething #art #stamping #blogging #music #inspired