Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A Bit Better Today...

Happy Tuesday, Bloggers!

I am feeling a bit better today...a wee bit, but the show must go on!!

Made it up to my studio this morning for a tiny bit of art. Yes, my throat is still on fire, and my head is sure to blow momentarily, but, art prevails!

I have spoken lately about Thoughts Becoming Things, and Putting Your Desires out there....well, today, I must own up to that!

See, I started a business back in February with Silpada Designs, and this month....I am so close to making my next rank...Senior Rep. So, I put it down today...in words, that this next rank shall be mine!
So, I must get busy...just thinking about it won't make it happen...I'm learning this ACTION thing...which will show up in another post :)
Wish me luck my friends....I will keep you posted!
Until next time,
Ophelia

Monday, September 21, 2009

Too Sick..


On Friday, I came home and went straight to bed...with meds that is... I came down with something yucky. All weekend, I had little breaks where I would try to head up to the studio, but there was nothing in me.

So, instead of counting it a complete loss, I did some backgrounds for when I might get to feeling better. Maybe its a bad cold, or just pure exhuastion from "highschool survival". Not sure, but please enjoy these backgrounds until your party can get back into her studio.

Until next time,
Ophelia

Sunday, September 13, 2009

A Huge Slap in the Face for FEAR


I will be the first to admit, that I usually let fear stop me from doing a lot of things.
Fear of rejection, fear of the unknown, fear of failing....FEAR!
I realized when I had my bit of "quiet time" as I was unpacking the contents for the Art of the Carolina's challenge that fear had once again stepped in. There was a lot of internal dialog...even as I was unpacking the bag, as to why I could not pull this challenge off, and I sat there thinking of creative ways to let the group know why I could not participate....wow, talk about time wasted. In full agitation, I just slapped paint on the canvas, and began.
I wonder if this in normal....being afraid, but then letting go and just jumping in.
I also wonder how many opportunities I have let pass me by because of FEAR.
I did the challenge anyway (and will post pics of it as soon as I am finished). But I am now fully convinced...no longer will I let fear stop me from doing the things that I enjoy. I absolutely love art...Love, Love, Love it...and its insane for me to let fear stop me from doing what I love...I am not in charge of the results...just doing it is all I have to do.
Until next time,
Ophelia

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Happy Tuesday!!

I will be the first to say that there is nothing that a little R&R can't fix for me. This weekend, my wonderful husband took the kids for a little getaway, and I got some much needed quiet time.

Ahhhhhhh. I had exactly 24 hours, and I made each minute count. Me, Jack (our dog) and nothing but our thoughts made the best use possible of our time. It was amazing. I never even got out of my pj's!!

I spent the larger majority of the time in my studio...and I got a lot of stuff done. There was a challenge kit needing my attention, and its almost done! I also started 42 charms for my art guild's swap....and they are almost done as well.

Even had time to do some journaling!!
Thoughts REALLY become things.... Just put it out there and watch what happens! I realized that it can be something as simple as stating that you want some quiet time....or what else!! Just put it out there! So I spent some time thinking of my goals....what I want for my life...what I don't want....what I'm willing to give up in order to make them happen...what I need to do in order to make it happen.
Quiet time is so good for my soul.....
Until next time,
Ophelia

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Life Is RUFF!!

This is my first year teaching highschool, and I have to tell you....its completely different from everything I have done. I've always taught middle schoolers, and I am the first to admit...I LOVE them. This year has just been completely different...and its only day 7!! Highschool is a whole new deal.


I am feeling quite overwhelmed, and still trying to find my way, so with that being said...


I need a getaway! Seriously! Mountains, Beach...doesn't matter. Just need some away, alone time. That is usually how I problem solve and get my head straight.






Luckily this is a long weekend...will I have the time to getaway...probably not. But I will carve out some time for my me. Serious alone time. That will do for now.
Welp, its off to another day! Wish me luck :)
Until next time,
Ophelia