Saturday, April 11, 2015

Enough is Enough - Lesson's for My Son (DLP)

I am on a roll with this book and I love it! I thought I would also try my hand at the Documented Life Project.

To me 'cry me a river' was a little tough for me so I googled it to see the meaning behind it and decided to journal about how to deal with people's harsh opinions. This came at the right time as today my son told me his feelings got hurt at school the other day because a boy told him he didn't like him for no reason.  I have been really motivated to work on my son's lessons book and this journal entry was very useful for me as well (they always are).

I did use lots of acrylic paints and some inks (spray and india). I did collage some papers on this page but ended up covering most of them.


The journalling reads:

Sometimes 'enough is enough'. So please be strong and know when enough is enough. Take your stand, speak up and refuse to let others hurt you. Throughout your lifetime some people will discredit you, disrespect you and treat you poorly for no apparent reason at all. Don't consume yourself with trying to change them or win their approval. And don't make any space in your heart to hate them. You don't have control over what others think about you, but you do have control over how you decide to internalize their opinions. Leave them to their own judgements. Let people love you for who you are, and not for who they want you to be. Or let them walk away if they choose. They can't harm you either way; it's their understanding that is faulty, not yours. Please love and respect yourself enough to say enough is enough and choose what your heart tells you. 

Thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Every day there are a million choices competing for your time, your brain space, and your commitment. It's so important to look for the good instead of the bad, and to see all of the wonderful little things all around you rather than letting yourself feel annoyed by other little things that really are not important.

Try to find peace, and then remember that feeling and seek out whatever it takes to get back to that feeling when you seem off track or uneasy. When life feels dark, just step into the light. One step at a time. And before you know it, the darkness is gone. Go where the peace is. Go where the beauty is. Go where the good stuff is. Most of it is just a choice. Use the gift of choice wisely. You know this stuff! Just remember to remember it! (Brave Girls Club)

This week has been a rough one for me and getting to create a lesson in Parker's journal was soothing to my soul tonight. This lesson is also a reminder for myself when life gets crazy to 'Go where the Peace is'.

Have a fantastic night!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

It is Ok

I did my first page for my son's lessons journal. I wanted a first page that was more of an introduction to the journal. Lots of paint on fingers for this one! I used this custom element technique from Rae Missigman using washi tape. I added ink, spray ink, alcohol inks and spray paint.

Few close-ups:

The journalling reads:


To my sweet Parker,

I want you to know something that has taken me a long time to learn. It is Ok. It is ok to fail, it is ok to be scared. It is ok to make wrong choices, it is ok to get overwhelmed, and it is ok to get off your path for a while.

That's how you learn. And sometimes a lesson will come to you over and over until you learn it. That is ok too. That is what this book is for. To help you learn how to deal with those difficult days and to learn from every experience - good and bad.

I want you to grow up to be a happy, peaceful man who knows who he is. The lessons in this book are the ones I have taught you  and I hope will serve as a reminder when you need them.

I love you,


Happy Easter!