My Vision for 2012

Join us for a year long exploration on our “Vision” for 2012 throught prompts, inspiration & more!

{LAST} Theme And Prompt This Year For “My Vision for 2012!”

Welcome to the December “My Vision for 2012″

THEME: BALANCE

Prompt for December:

A) Let’s balance our lives.

Read “Assessing Your Life Balance”

(Link: http://www.k-state.edu/hd/Documents/Assessing%20Your%20Life%20Balance.pdf)

B) and/or also look over your “My Vision for 2012” art journal pages from this year.

How has what you learned stayed with you and kept you in balance?

Create an art journal page that reflects your insights from these two exercises.Upload the page to your favorite gallery and link up the url (copy & paste) here in the comments!

Scroll down past the Review to see {CT Inspiration Pages!}

 

by Julie Ann Shahin, Studio Tangie Social Media Team

ABOUT THIS PROMPT: Don’t make this prompt harder than it has to be!

You can do either/or of  the prompts above, you do not have to do both!

TIPS TO MAKE THIS PROMPT FASTER & EASIER

  • Go to the gallery where you have all of your “My Vision for 2012″ pages, such as the Scrapbook Graphics gallery.  Click on “My Photos”, and look for your MV2012 pages. Read through your favorites, or if time allows – all of them, and take notes on what you’ve taken away from the prompts for the year.
  • Journal first.
  • Use one of the Studio Tangie templates for your art journal page. Just plug in your favorite papers, elements, and journaling. Check out this new template by Tangie that is one of my favorites.

 

A Quick-ish  Review of Our 2012 Prompts

A review of all the prompts, feel free to catch up with any of the prompts!

I tell you, I am so grateful to Tangie for suggesting this theme for 2012. It really set me on a journey of self-exploration that I am so proud of. I know that many of you who followed along feel the same way, even though you didn’t have to complete all of the prompts to get that wonderful, exquisite result. Thank you Tangie!

Here’s a snapshot of the “My Vision for 2012″ Themes and Prompts:

JANUARY 2012: THEME – HEALTH

  • Prompt #1 : Take a photo of one thing that is healthy (a recipe, a piece of home gym equipment, new sneakers, the pool at your gym, etc.) and journal about what makes it so.

I wrote  then: My inspiration for this page comes from the photo taken this morning by my husband, as I snuggled with my dog Friday. I am not a morning person, and today I was especially sleepy so I snuggled with him on the sofa a bit before getting started with my day. He loves to be right next to me at all times, and my husband thinks it is most adorable when we nap like this so he always takes our picture.

Today: It’s interesting that my journaling notes that I am not a morning person. I’m still not an “early bird” but I have started going to bed much earlier, and thus I am getting up a lot earlier, most nights. It’s so much healthier.

 

  • Prompt #2:My Vision of 2012: Health -What is a healthy habit that you enjoy? (Getting enough sleep, socializing, healthy snacks, drinking tea?) Journal about this habit.

I wrote then: Although I walk my dog every day for at least 15 minutes, I think the thing that is making the most difference lately is moving even more. I want to work up to having more stamina.

Today: I still walk my dog daily, and I’m now taking exercise classes weekly! Yay! I’m at my lowest weight of the year as well.

 

  • Prompt #3 My Vision of 2012: Health: Would you want to live to be 100? Why or why not? Journal your reasons.

Page by Carolyn aka cfalbro

 

  • Prompt #4 My Vision for Health: How does your inner circle aka “your tribe” influence your health for the better? Journal the reasons they support your health.

Art Journal Page by Christina aka cfalbro

Christina: This is meant to represent that I am, by nature, a homebody. Left to my own devices I’d hardly ever socialize. My friends though get me out of the house and going to parties and events and whatnot. I always have a great time when I go, but without their push I wouldn’t do it. They’re good for me!

 

FEBRUARY 2012: THEME – KNOWLEDGE

  • Prompt #1 My Vision for 2012: Knowledge:  What books do you want to read this year? Journal about several books, the genre, and the reasons why they appeal to you.

Art Journal Page by Heather aka sparklyduck75

 

  • Prompt #2 My Vision for 2012: Knowledge: Which do you value more? Street smarts or book smarts?

I still love this page just as much!

 

  • Prompt #3 My Vision for 2012: Knowledge – How would you like to increase your knowledge in 2012? Journal your goal(s).

Page by Jo Ann aka Spun Monkey

 

  • Prompt #4 My Vision for 2012: Knowledge – I get most of my information about the world from _________________ (the news, T.V. shows, Google, Facebook, Twitter, email, message boards, etc.?) Journal about one of these and why it is most convenient for you, and how you access it (T.V., iphone, Ipad, computer, laptop, etc.)

MARCH 2012:  THEME – CREATIVITY

  • Prompt #1 My Vision for 2012:  Journal Your Best Advice for Creativity.

Page by Heather aka sparklyduck75

 

  • Prompt #2 My Vision for Knowledge: Creativity – What does your muse look like? Journal your thoughts.

My muse has flowers in her hair, she has wings, and she is beautiful. She is bold, wild, and inspired by life. I was told when I was in elementary school by a teacher that in order to remain creative, that I would have to hold on to my inner child’s creativity…not to ever let it go…so I have the child in the background as well.

 

 

  • Prompt #3 My Vision for 2012: Creativity – Share a page from your inspiration journal, inspiration board, vision board or pinterest board with us.

Art Journal Page by Tam aka tamhanley

 

  • Prompt #4My Vision for 2012: Creativity: What are your greatest creative strengths? In what ways do you want to expand your creativity in 2012? Journal your thoughts.

Art Journal Page by Valentina aka zotova

 

Prompt #5 My Vision for 2012: Creativity –  Develop a Creative Mantra for yourself. Journal your thoughts.

Originality Is

Art Journal Page by Tinkerbell57, on Flickr

 

APRIL 2012: THEME – DREAMS

  • Prompt #1 My Vision for 2012: Dreams – What is your payback for dreaming? How does the energy of dreaming make you feel? Journal your thoughts.

Journaling: The payback for dreaming for me is knowing myself. Clarity. Being fully aware of knowing I’m on the right path to my authentic self is what I get out of knowing what I really want out of life. There is a synery and electricity from dreaming that is fresh and life-affirming.

 

  • Prompt #2 My Vision for 2012: Dreams – Create an art journal page based on the quotation, “Live the life you’ve imagined” – include at least a paragraph of journaling.

Art Journal Page by DALE

 

  • Prompt #3 My Vision for 2012: Dream – “My life’s #1 purpose and passion is….” Create an art journal page finishing this sentence, include at least a paragraph of journaling.

Hybrid page. Journaling: My No. 1 purpose, lifelong and worthy, is marriage. I value love, companionship, support, honesty, & faithfulness.

 

  • Prompt #4: My Vision for 2012: Dream – What are the obstacles to overcome, and/or tough questions that you need to ask yourself about your dream(s) for your life? Create an art journal page answering this question, include at least a paragraph of journaling.

Art Journal Page by Valentina aka zotova

Journaling (Quote): Books are the compasses and telescopes and sextants and charts which other men have prepared to help us navigate the dangerous seas of human life. ~Jesse Lee Bennett~

 

May 2012: THEME – FAMILY

  • Prompt #1: How would we like our family, relatives, and guests to feel when they enter our home? Journal your thoughts.

 

Art Journal page by Heather aka sparklyduck75

 

 

  • Prompt #2: Start out by asking yourself what a 25th family reunion might look like in your family? What do you want it to look like? What might others be saying about your family or about each other? Journal your thoughts.

 

  • Prompt #3: What kind of words do we want people to use when describing our family? Journal your thoughts.

Art Journal Page by Tam aka tamhanley

 

  • Prompt #4: What was our favorite childhood memory? Would we want to carry that memory forward? Create an art journal page answering this question, include a paragraph of journaling.

 

June 2012: THEME – ABUNDANCE

  • Prompt#1: Are you open to receiving what you want? Have you been told that it’s rather greedy to ask for what you really want? After all, so many others are in need, right? Observe your emotional reactions when you feel your desire coming into your life. Journal your thoughts.

When I am open to abundance, I feel joy. The channel of love that is opened from my heart is a beautiful ray of light. Technique: I used a shadow overlay on this page. Check out my Technique Feature on Lighting

 

  • Prompt #2: “When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.” ~Anthony Robbins. Do you look at life with fear or with gratitude? Create an art journal page answering this question, include a paragraph of journaling.

Art Journal Page by Heather aka sparklyduck75

As all the details surrounding this house purchase fell into place so effortlessly, and through no power or influence of our own, I’ve spent a lot of time crying, laughing, and singing with gratitude. At first, I was amazed by the things themselves, the answers to prayers, the unspoken wishes fulfilled, the extras that we weren’t even looking for. But sooner or later, you stop looking at the stuff dropping out of the sky, and start looking at the open hands doing the dropping. You look up, beyond the flow of blessings, and see God’s wide, twinkling eyes, and the smile breaking over His face, and the delight He takes in knocking you out. You see His heart skip a beat when your eyes meet His, and you find yourself amazed not by His gifts, but by His Person, and by the depths of His unbridled love. That’s where I am, in a state of awe at the breadth of His love for me. I can’t earn it or repay it. All He has room for in His plan, is for me to receive it, enjoy it, and let it overflow onto others.

 

  • Prompt #3: You can choose to think and believe abundant thoughts like:

I can do this
There are opportunities for me
I am willing to look for opportunities to better myself
There are people who care about me and are willing to help me
I can learn
I am willing to do what it takes to reach my goals
What can I try differently
Who can I ask
Life is worth it
I am worth it
I can take one step at a time to create what I want
I can do what it takes to achieve my goals
Life does support me
I am loved and appreciated
….and create abundance yourself.
How do you treat others when you believe these thoughts? How do others respond to you?

Art Journal Page by Leslie Harvey aka lharvey81

 

  • Prompt #4: What does rich or prosperous mean to you? Is it ‘getting by’ or living your magnificence? Write out, draw, or cut out  or gather pictures of your Vision of Abundance. If you want to win at soccer thinking of water polo wont’ help. You want to ‘score’ in soccer, right?

Art Journal Page by Heather aka sparklyduck75

 

  • Prompt #5: What do I  have in my resources that will assist in attaining my individual vision of abundance?

 

July 2012: THEME – AMBITION

  • Prompt #1 My Vision for 2012: Ambition – Create a page based on this quotation: A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive. Pearl Bailey

 

  • Prompt #2: Get out of your comfort zone and add incremental steps to your action plan for achieving your dream/goal. Journal your thoughts.

 

  • Prompt #3: What are the available resources for making your dreams come true? Are they intangibles such as courage, determination, hard work and intelligence or are they financial? Determine the value of each resource in their ability to help you reach your dream. Create an art journal page answering this question, include a paragraph of journaling.

 

October 2012: THEME – MOTIVATION

(No prompts for August and September)

  • Prompt #1: What motivates you? Pick from this list.

Fun and excitement
Generosity
Value
Regret
Fear
Gratitude
History
Spiritual
Fame
Gain
New experiences
Progress
Fortune
Pain
Symbol

Art Journal Page by Rain

 

November 2012: THEME – FRIENDSHIP

  • Prompt: Think about the people in your life. Which are simple friends and true friends to you? Are you being a simple friend to some and a true friend to others? Create an art journal page answering this question, include a paragraph of journaling.

 

Art Journal Page by Deb aka pennyshilling

 

Now let’s take a look at inspiration for December’s prompt!

Inspiration for December’s My Vision for 2012 Prompt (see above) by the Studio Tangie Creative Team

Rain

Journalling:
Life in the Balance
Balancing acts
Working 7 part time jobs, but doesn’t that really add up to 3 1/2 full time jobs?
Lifestyle as Art
Becoming deeply integrated, always more ways to absorb beauty, to allow the texture of everyday things to be lovely.
Inventory of the 2012 goals and plans, my vision for this year. amazing how many things have come to fruition, in totally different ways than I thought.
Coloring in the wheel of assessing my life balance, interesting exercise…a peak from outside, seeing this year as a milestone and bridge in a fulfilled life.

 

Credits: All Tangie Baxter other than the hand, Rebecca McMeen
AJC12 ephemera
Ultimate Art dolls
Verdana font

 

Julie Ann

Credits:
Most from Studio Tangie
Journal lines: AJC11 Parcel 12
Borders, number strip: AJC12 Parcel 24
Border velvet: Bestiary of Beasties
Word art: AJC Parcel 34, AJC 12 Parcel 41
Paper: AJC11 Parcel 19
Stitches, Doodles, Scallop  Border, Grunge Edge: AJC12 Parcel 27
Key: AJC12 Parcel 19
Papers: AJC12 Parcel 43, AJC Expedition Kit
Fonts: TangieAJFlarkspur, TangieAJFplumpudding
Other – Art Doll: Couture, Glamour Girls Tumble Fish Studio

 

Now it’s Your Turn! Let’s see your pages about your pages about Balance.  Thank you all so much for taking this journey with me in 2012.

Thank you also to all of the Creative Team Members who have lended their talent and time to make this journey incredible as well!

Link up your page here for December’s prompt (copy and paste the url) in the comments section of this post. Join our fun, lots of members are jumping in!

Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for tangiebaxter.com on Wednesdays and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

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November’s “My Vision for 2012″ Theme: Friendship

{November’s Theme}

My Vision for 2012: FRIENDSHIP

Prompt:Think about the people in your life. Which are simple friends and true friends to you? Are you being a simple friend to some and a true friend to others?

Create an art journal page answering this question, include a paragraph of journaling.

Link up your page here (copy and paste the url) in the comments section of this post. Join our fun, lots of members are jumping in!


Simple v Real Friendship
sent by Chen Qin

A simple friend identifies himself when he calls.
A real friend doesn’t have to.

A simple friend opens a conversation with a full news bulletin on his life.
A real friend says, “What’s new with you?”
A simple friend thinks the problems you whine about are recent.
A real friend says, “You’ve been whining about the same thing for 14 years. Get off your duff and do something about it.”
A simple friend has never seen you cry.
A real friend has shoulders soggy from your tears.
A simple friend doesn’t know your parents’ first names.
A real friend has their phone numbers in his address book.
A simple friend brings a bottle of wine to your party.
A real friend comes early to help you cook and stays late to help you clean.

A simple friend hates it when you call after he has gone to bed.
A real friend asks you why you took so long to call.
A simple friend seeks to talk with you about your problems.
A real friend seeks to help you with your problems.
A simple friend wonders about your romantic history.
A real friend could blackmail you with it.
A simple friend, when visiting, acts like a guest.
A real friend opens your refrigerator and helps himself.
A simple friend thinks the friendship is over when you have an argument.
A real friend knows that it’s not a friendship until after you’ve had a fight.
A simple friend expects you to always be there for them.
A real friend expects to always be there for you!

by Julie Ann Shahin, Studio Tangie Social Media Team

About this prompt: Types of Friends

Old Friends:

  • My college roommate, Kat, from 20 years ago recently came to visit and I got to meet her two twins, a boy and a girl. I was also very good friends with her husband in college, even before they dated, so it’s adorable to see a mini-version of both of them. I remember she was the type of friend that offered to let you take a nap at her place, just like my grandmother would have!
  • My best friend from grade school, Sharon, was chatting with me on Facebook recently. We might not have a relationship like we do today if not for Facebook, thank goodness for this technology. She remembered the day we decided to become best friends on the playground. I give Sharon credit for inspiring me to have confidence without relying on a relationship for that confidence.

Sark asks “What do you think keeps these kinds of connections strong through the years, or not? What breaks these connections?” (Fabulous Friendship Festival: Loving Wildly, Learning Deeply, Living Fully With Our Friends)

Instant Friends:

  • Through my husband, I recently met an interesting woman he went to high school with named Laurie. Last week, I helped her pick out out paint and wallpaper for her living room, and we are going to start scrapbooking together.

Sark asks “What do you think opens the way for immediate intimacy and how do you decide whether to continue developing a friendship?”

Neighbor Friends:

  • My former neighbor, Sheila, has become a good friend of mine, as we share similar crafting and shopping interests.
  • My neighbor Norma walk together with our dogs, and enjoy the outdoors.
  • My neighbor, Martha, is the best next-door neighbor anyone could hope for, very kind and friendly. If we had a fence, you would say we have lots of over-the-fence conversations about anything and everything.

Sark asks, “What neighbor friends do you have and how would you describe these friendships? Why or why don’t you make new neighbor friends?”

Animal Friends:

  • My dog, Friday, is my constant companion. I’ve never had a relationship with an animal like this before in my life. I wish I had adopted a dog years before. I have so much love for this animal.
  • My dog friend, Teddie, is one of Friday’s friends and is my neighbor Norma’s dog. He is the same breed as Friday so they look like brothers. Teddie gets so excited to see us and he’s a special dog.
  • My cat friend, Max, belonged to my father-in-law and now lives with my sister-in-law. Even though I’m allergic to cats, he knows I love him.

Sark asks, “Are you friends with any animals? Do you believe this is possible or fulfilling?”

Additional types of friends:

  • Phone friends
  • Email and online friends
  • Sibling friends
  • Opposite sex friends
  • Couple friends
  • Former love friends
  • Elder friends
  • Books as friends
  • Friends you wish you had (historical figures, etc.)
  • Children that are your friends

Kinds of Friends Resource According to Sark:

Must Read:

 

Inspiration for November’s “My Vision for 2012: Prompt – Friendship”

Lita

Credits: by Tangie Baxter

Keep Moving Forward;
Gesso Messy V8 Doilies;
Conversed Grunge V5 Lace Splatters;
AJC 2012 Parcel 10 Inkydinkydoos;
AJC 2012 Parcel 7 Mixed Media 1;
AJC 2012 Parcel 16 Fusion Collage;
Friday Freebie V5 by Tangie Baxter;
Happenstance Graffiti;
Emily Penned Chapter 2;
Journal Anthology V7;
Fonts: VeteranTypewriter

 

strawberryredhead aka Jaimie

Credits: by Tangie Baxter

Junque Journal Collab by Studio Tangie & Studio SherrieJD; Splatter Graffiti Junque Journal by Studio Tangie; Proverbs Word Strips by Studio Tangie; Art Journal Caravan 2011 Parcel 16 by Studio Tangie; 2012 Art Journal Caravan 05 by Studio Tangie; AJC 2012 Parcel 39 by Studio Tangie; Art Stomp Collab by Studio Tangie Baxter; Tangible Plans Starter Kit and Workshop by Studio Tangie Baxter; She Found Her Bliss by Studio Tangie Baxter; AJC 2012 Parcel 13 – Paper Tape by Studio Tangie Baxter; Fonts: tangieAJFtweedledee

 

pennyshilling aka Deb

My friend Jen was my nextdoor neighbour and being a few years older than me, has known me all of my life. We grew up beside each other through our childhood and teenage years and have since watched our own children and grandchildren come into the world. Sharing each others joys and trials…it is a wonderful friendship and I love her to bits. That said…. we have lived miles apart for the last 35 years we are are still as close as ever. (Thank goodness for skype and the internet that we can keep in touch as she and her husband are now travelling around Australia in a caravan).

Her birthday was October 31st..I will be thinking of her and sending her this page to add to her daily journal which she is keeping as she travels around the country.

Journaling Reads as follows…..
FOR MY WHOLE LIFE TIME
yOU AND i have been friends
IN GOOD TIMES & BAD
you share my joys and trials
You know my weaknesses
AND MY STRENGTHS
you are my forever true friend
and I am thinking of you
ON YOUR BIRTHDAY
My love always dear friend

Credits: My personal photo

100% Tangie Baxter Products
AJC12_Parcel 33
AJC12_Parcel 16
AJC12_Parcel 31
ArtStomp Collab
Bestiary Beetlies
Gesso Messy_12
Autumns Poetry
Mock Turtle Font

 

Julie Ann

Julie Ann

Journaling: I try to be natural around my friends. Often people will say that they feel like they have known me forever when they meet me, even though I’m a quiet person.

To create the background, I started with an artsy background by Tangie. I added misty spray ink overlays fromArt Journal Caravan 2012 {Parcel 37}, along the left side.

I used the brush tool to add Tangie’s doodles from Art Journal Caravan 2012 {Parcel 35}. I also added some more interest with brushes (in black) from Art Journal Caravan 2012 {Parcel 25}.

Credits: all by Tangie Baxter

Overlay: AJC12 Parcel 37
Saturday Word Art: AJC12 Parcel 36
Paper: Studio Box Workshop No. 2 31 Halloween Add-On
Flowers: Los Muertos Tres
Animals: Enchanted Art Box Collab with SherrieJD
Swing: Up Up Away
Brushes: AJC12 Parcel 35, AJC12 Parcel 25
Fonts: TangieAJFbreadbutter, TangieAJFbeetle, TangieAJFmomeraths, TangieAJFlarkspur, TangieAJFalice, TangieAJFjubjub, TangieAJFelephants, TangieAJFTeaCupEmpty

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Friendship Quotations:

  • A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down. – Arnold H. Glasow
  • I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar. – Robert Brault
  • The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing… not healing, not curing… that is a friend who cares. – Henri Nouwen
  • Never explain – your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.  – Elbert Hubbard
  • If you have one true friend you have more than your share. – Thomas Fuller
  • The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart. ~ Elisabeth Foley
  • We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer. – Jean de La Fontaine
  • If all my friends were to jump off a bridge, I wouldn’t jump with them, I’d be at the bottom to catch them. – Unknown
  • “Are we going to be friends forever?” Asked Piglet.   “Even longer,” Pooh answered. – A.A. Milne (Winnie the Pooh)
  • A 5 year old girl asked her friend, “What is Friendship?” He replied, “Friendship is when you take my chocolates everyday from my bag and I still keep it in the same place….” – Unknown

Now it’s Your Turn! Let’s see your pages about your vision for friendship.

Link up your page here (copy and paste the url) in the comments section of this post. Join our fun, lots of members are jumping in!

Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for tangiebaxter.com on Wednesdays and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

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October’s “My Vision for 2012″ Prompt: Motivation

October’s Prompt Page by Heather aka sparklyduck75

{October’s Theme} My Vision for 2012: MOTIVATION

Prompt: What motivates you? Pick from this list.

Fun and excitement
Generosity
Value
Regret
Fear
Gratitude
History
Spiritual
Fame
Gain
New experiences
Progress
Fortune
Pain
Symbol

Create an art journal page answering this question, include a paragraph of journaling.

Link up your page here (copy and paste the url) in the comments section of this post. Join our fun, lots of members are jumping in!

by Julie Ann Shahin, Studio Tangie Social Media Team

About October’s Prompt : Pleasure or Pain?

I’m not talking about 50 Shades of Grey here. I’m talking about the fact that sometimes it kind of boils down to whether you are motivated by pleasure or pain, doesn’t it? Are you excited about the sunny weather, or depressed and cranky about the cold rain?

When you are motivated by pleasure, such as allowing yourself to be cheered up by the sunny weather, you go about your day with a smile and joyful attitude that ends up being contagious to everyone you meet.  Thus, your cheerfulness multiplies.

When you are motivated by pain, such as allowing yourself to be depressed and cranky about the cold rain or change in seasons, you focus on how awful the day compared to other days before it. Perhaps you feel aches and pains more readily, or they become intensified, because your mood is lowered. (Not counting the rain-induced migraines that people, such as myself, often get that can’t be helped due to the change in pressure in the atmosphere.)

Instead of finding motivation in pleasure or pain, successful people find motivation from their goal and values. This allows them to focus day in and day out, despite whatever they feel – pleasure or pain. They do not allow for such distractions to deter them from their plan to achieve what they have their heart set on.

We are human, after all, and we might have the occasional setback. For instance, I surprised myself when my answer to this month’s prompt was that my motivation was pain. That very morning, I was forced out of bed earlier than I usually get up by actual pain in my lower back and hip. I just couldn’t stand it any longer laying in bed. So I honestly created my art journal page answering that I am motivated at this time by pain.

I’m sure many people with chronic pain can relate. If  you feel you want to take on the prompt from this angle, feel free to do so.

Must Read:

Recognition or Money?

Another angle is to consider is what motivates you: Fame or Gain? aka Recognition or Money?

According to brad at CertifiedKnowledge.org,the three best motivating factors for individuals are:

  • Autonomy – are you in charge of your destiny?
  • Mastery – how can you get better at a skill?
  • Purpose – what does your work create?

Did you notice that money is not listed?”

Would you rather be applauded or would you rather be compensated? These days, in this economy, that’s a tough question. Compensation would seem the common sense answer, yet recognition for a job well-done could lead to  more respect, more trust, perhaps a promotion that comes with a pay-raise.

I can say at this time in my life, autonomy comes before money. Being in charge of my own destiny is important, the ability to be self-directed instead of being told what to do. I like having flexibility in my schedule, and being able to control it myself. I really like having a lot of me time. I suppose this all falls into the “Fun and Excitement” category.

You really MUST watch this AMAZING video “Drive” about what motivates us. I am unable to embed it into wordpress so just click on the link to pinterest and then click through again to the video.

 

Must Read:

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Motivation Quotes:

Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity.
Bo Bennett

 

You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond


Storms make oaks take roots.
Proverb


We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson


Believe with all of your heart that you will do what you were made to do.
Orison Swett Marden

 

“Entrepreneurs average 3.8 failures before final success. What sets the successful ones apart is their amazing persistence.” – Lisa M. Amos

 

“A successful person is one who can lay a solid foundation from the bricks others have thrown at them.”
David Brinkley


“If you are willing to do more than you are paid to do, eventually you will be paid to do more than you do” –
unknown


“True nobility is not about being better than anyone else its about being better than you used to be.” –
Dr. Wayne Dyer

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Motivation from Pinterest

 

 

 

 

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October Prompt : My Vision for 2012: Motivation -Studio Tangie

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Rain

What motivates me? Honoring relationships by being on time, whether it is cooking gluten-free meals for friends/patients, driving to appts., or simply being present when our 15 yr. old doggie wakes and wants to go out or find the water bowl. Timelines, deadlines, the motivation behind getting up earlier to tend the garden or bake, before it’s hot and plants are water stressed, get photos taken, compress and zip, sent to German company for brochure, meet the deadline, but first pick the ripe, juicy raspberries, take the call from my stepdaughter and listen with all my being between the lines, finish the 80th birthday photobook gift and send it off, make the sheep cheese…the Chinese puzzle of time and life, motivated by love, by the season, by keeping appointments with myself for art, and mandolin, and Qi Gong practice, while still getting the basil harvested and the pesto made. Living the renaissance life of integration, knowing it requires the courage to say no, say yes, say not today because I’m committed to holding Gary’s hand, watching the change of light over the mountains, the hummingbirds at the feeders, the bees, and the wet grass against my bare feet. What motivates me? Love.
Drink it in, wallow in it, eat the glory, rest in the arms of God. Love. Everywhere in the little tasks and details. Everywhere.

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Foil Collection 3
Field Notes
A Door Opened
SJD Caravan
Mendi

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Julie Ann

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Heather aka sparklyduck75

Without even realizing it, I’m motivated lately by progress. New house, new cat, new church, new friends, new opportunities for service, new classes, new boundaries on relationships. I want our lives to be more meaningful, doing more of what we were created to do instead of watching the world go by or being choked by other people’s toxins. The trick is to keep the new activity balanced with the introverted, mellow pace the three of us crave. I hadn’t realized how much change we’re in the midst of, till I sat down with this layout, but now I’m sort of amazed. It’s not always comfortable–in fact, some of it is way out of my comfort zone–but it’s all positive and I’m excited about where we’re headed together.

Keep moving forward: even the smallest step is closer than yesterday.

CREDITS:By Tangie Baxter:

AJC 2011 Parcels 3, 6, 7, and 19
AJC 2012 Starter kit
Parcel 6
Verve

Now it’s Your Turn! Let’s see your pages about your vision for motivation.

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Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for tangiebaxter.com on Wednesdays and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

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My Vision for 2012: Ambition Prompt #3

Prompt #3: What are the available resources for making your dreams come true? Are they intangibles such as courage, determination, hard work and intelligence or are they financial? Determine the value of each resource in their ability to help you reach your dream.

Create an art journal page answering this question, include a paragraph of journaling.

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by Julie Ann Shahin, Studio Tangie Social Media Team

About Prompt #3: Do you need to determine and evaluate how much capital is needed to obtain  your goal? For instance, if you want to go back to school, how much do you need for tuition, books, and supplies? If you are headed for the books,you can use The Education Investment Planner, available at www.SallieMae.com/plan, which enables families to:

  • Estimate the full cost of a college degree: Find out how much four years for a bachelor’s degree, two years for a master’s degree, or other programs will cost at a specific school, including the average growth of tuition over time.
  • Build a customized Plan to pay for college through a combination of their own money, federal and state grants, scholarships and, if necessary, federal and private student loans.
  • Compare schools: Compare actual costs for approximately 5,500 colleges and universities—not only tuition, but also average room and board expenses, fees, books and supplies.
  • Determine if they need student loans and, if so, estimate what their monthly payments could be after graduation—and project how much a graduate would need to earn to keep payments manageable.

What resources do I use to reach my dream?

One of my number one goals is to have a great, lasting marriage. It’s a common dream to love and be loved. We all have that in common. I thought  for a while, and decided upon the following ten traits as my most important resources to draw upon, not in any certain order:

  • passion
  • communication
  • understanding
  • forgiveness
  • honesty
  • teamwork
  • family
  • quality time
  • keeping fit (health)
  • love

I expanded upon the first four traits.

Passion

My passion to make my marriage work is perhaps the greatest resource at my disposal. It is what makes me fight for us to work. I have an Irish temper, yet I also learned a lot of communication skills from years of therapy.

We have passionate arguments yet our intentions are to relay constructive criticism, useful information, to one another, and we try not to hit below the belt.

 

Communication

This segways into communication. As I mentioned that I had years of therapy where I learned actual skills to use in communication, I find that I can no longer hold back my frustrations nor let anything build up between us.

That’s not to say that I take issue with every little thing that goes wrong. You do have to pick your battles. A good measure I use is to ask myself, “Is this going to matter five years from now?” If I know that I will have long forgotten it by then, it’s not worth making it into an issue.

So I communicate frustations as they happen. I don’t wait and surprise my spouse when he’s not expecting it. This has been effective for us, and we never go to bed mad at each other.

I do admit it’s not easy. If it sounds easy, it’s not. You just have to realize and trust that the other person really can handle what you have to say. True, if you set a boundary, they are not going to jump for joy.

I trust, in the end, that my husband is not going to walk out and leave me over an argument as long as we use fair fighting techniques, and try to be effective in communication. No verbal or physical abuse.

 

Understanding

Close behind communication is understanding. It feels good to be with a partner who “gets me,” and vice versa.

Overall, when we have a talk, we try to make sure we conclude with an understanding between us.

For instance, we both work from home. We can get pretty focused on the computer to the point that we don’t hear the other person talking. We now have an understanding that if my husband wants to talk to me while I’m on the computer, he will come into the room that I am in, make eye contact with me, ask me to make eye contact with him (cues me to really listen), and makes sure I am listening. I often repeat back to him what he said so he knows I have heard and understood.

That is just one form of understanding between us.

 

Forgiveness

Forgiveness is one trait I, personally, have been working on over the spring and summer. There were events years ago where I’ve held onto the anger as if it were a teddy bear. I didn’t think I could ever embrace forgiveness.

I’ve come to realize how important forgiveness is for your health. It’s taken many months, yet slowly, forgiveness has seeped into my heart through cracks that I started. It felt good. The more I do it, and feel it wash over me, the more I like it.

As I remember different events, and different people, even if they are no longer in my life, I feel transformed by forgiveness – forgiving them, forgiving myself.

I also did a marriage quiz somewhere once, where I found out that one of my weaknesses was that I hold back forgiveness the most. So as I forgive my past, I am opening up, and also realizing I do not need to hold onto grudges against my spouse either. I need to be ready with forgiveness.

 

Inspiration for My Vision for 2012: Ambition Prompt #3

Julie Ann

Journaling: 21 Suggestions for Success by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
1. Marry the right person. This one decision will determine 90% of your happiness or misery.

2. Work at something you enjoy and that’s worthy of your time and talent.

3. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

4. Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.

5. Be forgiving of yourself and others.

6. Be generous.

7. Have a grateful heart.

8. Persistence, persistence, persistence.

9. Discipline yourself to save money on even the most modest salary.

10. Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated.

11. Commit yourself to constant improvement.

12. Commit yourself to quality.

13. Understand that happiness is not based on possessions, power or prestige, but on relationships with people you love and respect.

14. Be loyal.

15. Be honest.

16. Be a self-starter.

17. Be decisive even if it means you’ll sometimes be wrong.

18. Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your life.

 

CREDITS: MOST BY TANGIE BAXTER
banner, fence overlay, word art, flower splatter: Art Journal Caravan 2012 {Parcel 29}
doodle: studio box workshop no. 4
overlay:  Tangible Plans™ {Add Ons} #012
girl: seaside art dolls
word art: verve letter art
paper: verve story stages
fonts: TangieAJFjubjub, TangieAJFmomeraths, TangieAJFtigerlilly
other: mva journalelements, mve coffee spot freebie

 

Now it’s Your Turn! Let’s see your pages about your vision for ambition.

Link up your page here (copy and paste the url) in the comments section of this post. Join our fun, lots of members are jumping in!

Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for tangiebaxter.com on Wednesdays and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

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My Vision for 2012: Ambition Art Journal Prompt #2

“Your life will be no better than the plans you make and the action you take. You are the architect and builder of your own life, fortune, destiny.” Alfred A. Montapert

Prompt #2: Get out of your comfort zone and add incremental steps to your action plan for achieving your dream/goal.

 

by Julie Ann Shahin, Studio Tangie Social Media Team

I’m one of those people who easily get overwhelmed by certain goals, or on the other hand, I procrastinate at a ridiculous level. There are reasons for this, if I look closely, some of which are emotional. For instance, my garden that I mentioned last week hasn’t been started because I have a great fear of killing all of the plants and flowers that I spend good money on.

 

I’m overwhelmed of where to start with the garden. I’ve been pinning, and pinning, and pinning loads of ideas for gardens. Recently, I clicked through to a website, and found a garden plan for a beginner who doesn’t want to spend a lot of time in the garden, using hardy perennials that ought to be hard to kill.

So, let me set my intention, and as the prompt states, add incremental steps to an action plan.

Intention: Plant a beautiful, shade garden in my backyard this month.

Step 1. Download the garden plan.

Step 2. Get my husband to agree to this garden plan.

Step 3. Make sure these plants will do well in our zone and planting location in our yard.

Step 4. Go out and buy the plants.

Step 5. Plant them according to the plan, and care for them. Planting and maintenance can be done in one-hour blocks of time as many times as necessary daily. Watch less television and be on the internet less.

Seems doable, right? As long as I have the right garden tools, and I don’t further procrastinate or come upon more obstacles or self-sabotage.

What goal do you have that needs to be broken down into steps?

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Inspiration for My Vision for 2012: Ambition Prompt #2

Julie Ann

Journaling:

Intention: Plant a beautiful, shade garden in my backyard this month.

Step 1. Download the garden plan.

Step 2. Get my husband to agree to this garden plan.

Step 3. Make sure these plants will do well in our zone and planting location in our yard.

Step 4. Go out and buy the plants.

Step 5. Plant them according to the plan, and care for them. Planting  and maintenance can be done in one-hour blocks of time as many times as necessary daily. Watch less television and be on the internet less.

 

CREDITS: ALL BY TANGIE BAXTER

Template: Parcel 27
Papers: Orchard Elixir, Gee That’s Swell, What I Love to Do, Keep Moving Forward, TCOI fantasy solid, AJC Parcel 51,
Arms: Hey Doll
Wings: TCOI C10
Head: Flora Finery
Heart: Quote Cuts
Dots: Being Me
Font: AJFMockTurtle
Stitching, Splatter, Bling: AJC12 Parcel 15
Splattergraffiti: Bloom
Borders: Quickety Split Snippets 1, Quickety Split Borders 3
House: Collage Fodder Houses 2
Splattered Overlays: Art Journal Caravan 2012 {Parcel 28}
Canvas Tag: Tangible Plans™ {Add Ons} #014

Now it’s Your Turn! Let’s see your pages about your vision for ambition.

Link up your page here (copy and paste the url) in the comments section of this post. Join our fun, lots of members are jumping in!

Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for tangiebaxter.com on Wednesdays and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

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New July Theme: My Vision for 2012 – AMBITION

Welcome to a New Theme for July: Ambition!

My Vision for 2012

About The Theme AMBITION:

by Julie Ann Shahin, Studio Tangie Social Media Team

(scroll down for new prompt)

am·bi·tion/amˈbiSHən/

Noun:

  1. A strong desire to do or to achieve something, typically requiring determination and hard work.
  2. Desire and determination to achieve success.

 

Until now, I have had a strong dislike for this particular word for the past twenty years, I have to confess. I had been passionate about being an interior designer from when I was in 8th grade until I graduated from college, and then I had my heart-broken when I was fired from my dream job at a local residential design firm. I grew depressed and lost all interest in the field of interior design and never applied for another job in the industry.

Ever since then, I’ve claimed that I have no ambition. I had been an over-achiever all my life. It’s true, as a Capricorn, it’s in my nature to be a hard-worker and to be disciplined, so people assume I have loads of ambition…yet I am happy to be a worker bee, not a Queen Bee.

I was watching Oprah’s show Soul Sunday recently, and her guest Caroline Myss said something that really resonated with me, “People suffer when they chase a dream that doesn’t belong to them.”

For me, being an interior designer was not right for me. I truly didn’t believe in all of the materialism. I was not in the same class/wealth group as my clients at that time and I really resented it. It was frustrating to me. I love art, and I love decorating, yet the field of interior design was very competitive and political and that was not me.

Caroline says, “You know when you’re on the right path when you’re not put in a position to betray yourself. When you don’t have to negotiate your sense of integrity. When you don’t feel like you have to compromise who you are.”


Feng Shui: Ambition Cure

In the study of Feng Shui, the Greedy Dragon of Ambition is an ancient, powerful symbol of opportunity.  Often, success is about being in the right place at the right time, and taking an opportunity when it is offered, as opportunities often come around only once.

One is supposed to place the Greedy Dragon of Ambition in your home or office, but not the bedroom, and it will bring your family good luck.

Using Feng Shui is just one way to help your ambition. Matt Garland has written a helpful article titled

The 4 Self-Destructive Land-mines of Ambition (And How to Defuse Them)

Here are the highlights of his article:

…this right to fulfill grand ambitions isn’t a terrain void of responsibility and without self-destructive land-mines. Loss of integrity, ability, motivation, and momentum were always among the collateral damage.

Hence my hope for this article – to be your bomb detector calling out the land-mines and helping you defuse them (or avoid them altogether). These booby-traps are largely shortcomings of attitude, which means you’re empowered to escape them. And with any luck you will escape the danger zone unscathed.

If you’re serious about your ambitions then let’s get going. These booby-traps aren’t going to defuse themselves.

1. Isolationism

Isolationism isn’t a myopic disease that only afflicts politicians. It’s a real threat to anyone who possesses a sharp focus on their personal ambitions. While such focus is good, it’s not just cause to put blinders on to the rest of the world.

Thankfully, defusing isolationism isn’t terribly difficult. The strategy is to expose yourself to as many fresh ideas and world events as possible. The best and (perhaps) easiest place to start is TED Talks – a brilliant and ever-expending collection of thought-leaders delivering their life’s most important message.

Read more…

 

2. Intolerance

Intolerance is a close cousin of isolationism. Where isolationism is an “I don’t care” attitude, intolerance is an “I’m right; you’re wrong” attitude. It sucks just as much.

The full definition of intolerance is important to understand…

not tolerant of others’ views, beliefs, or behaviors that differ from one’s own; unable or unwilling to respect the beliefs, opinions, and manners different from one’s own

 

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3. Ignorance

Ignorance is the effect (or outcome) of being intolerant. It’s definition is clear…

lack of knowledge, learning or information

Ignorance is not bliss. Ignorance is foolishly pursuing some grand ambition not aware that it has (a) already been done, (b) been debunked as an illusion, (c) not your true passion, and/or (d) unscalable or unmaintainable.

Defusing ignorance is simple – learn. Recruit experienced mentors in your field of study or profession. Read online the latest events and current trends that align to your ambitions. Find successful role models to emulate and ask advice of. And, most importantly, challenge your own ideas to discover your own limitations.

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4. Insolence

You may be open-minded, receptive to sharing ideas, and generally wise. But if you’re disrespectful then have fun bringing your ambitions to meaningful fruition.

Respect, I fear, is a withering virtue. Today’s short attention spans and get-it-quick mentalities continue to chip away at respectful human decency for one another. By and large, we’re all in too hurried a rush to materialize our ambitions and be crowned successful.

Such contempt is the heart of insolence, which is defined as…

showing a rude and arrogant lack of respect; contemptuously rude or impertinent behavior or speech

 

 

There’s no magic bullet to defusing insolence. Respect, more than any other of these land-mines, stems from within. It’s the golden rule and proper etiquette. It’s common decency too uncommon in the world. Search your motives and examine your ambitions. Self-awareness is really the only solution.

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Article written by Matt Garland

New Prompt for Art Journaling- My Vision for 2012: Ambition Prompt #1

Create a page based on this quotation: A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive. Pearl Bailey

 

Inspiration for My Vision for 2012 – Ambition: Prompt #1

Julie Ann


Journaling: Ambition. For a long time, I ‘ve preferred to think that I don’t have a lot of ambition because then I can’t get beaten down by failure if I don’t have ambition. I’ve had people disagree with me that I don’t have ambition. I think what they see is my Capricorn nature: hard-working, challenge-oriented, and determined to finish the task. In the scrapbooking and art journaling world, I do it because I love to do it…not to strive aggressively for success in this industry.

As I look at my other goals, I realize it couldn’t hurt to inject a little ambition into them. I have been a little too comfortable, not wanting to rock the boat.

Two of these areas that are painfully in need of ambition include my home and garden. The main frustration that has caused me to shut down is that I don’t know how to compromise with my husband, and how to follow through to a plan of action that includes his ideas as well. When it comes to decorating and gardening, it would be so much faster for me to just do it myself, as my husband is so busy that it is hard to get him to sit down and make a decision, yet he definitely wants to put in his two cents. So ten years have gone by without a lot getting done at our home. We decorated nicely when we first moved in, but 10 years later and it’s about time for a change. However, the garden, especially in the backyard was never done.

It comes down to communicate, communicate, communicate. And then appreciate, appreciate, appreciate!

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Template: AJC12 Parcel 27
Papers: Orchard Elixir, Gee That’s Swell, What I Love to Do, Keep Moving Forward, TCOI fantasy solid, AJC Parcel 51,
Arms: Hey Doll
Wings: TCOI C10
Head: Flora Finery
Heart: Quote Cuts
Dots: Being Me
Font: AJFMockTurtle
Stitching, Splatter, Bling: AJC12 Parcel 15
Splattergraffiti: Bloom
Borders: Quickety Split Snippets 1, Quickety Split Borders 3
House: Collage Fodder Houses 2

Now it’s Your Turn! Let’s see your pages about your vision for ambition.

Link up your page here (copy and paste the url) in the comments section of this post. Join our fun, lots of members are jumping in!

Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for tangiebaxter.com on Wednesdays and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

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“I Don’t Have Anything To Journal About” Myth-Buster Prompt #10

Welcome to our I Don’t Have Anything to Journal About” Myth-Buster Prompt #10 by Tangie!

Prompt: If you could have personally witnessed one event in history, what would you want to have seen?

Journal your thoughts and upload your page to your blog or favorite gallery. Link it up in the comments of this blog post.

 

by Julie Ann Shahin, Studio Tangie Social Media Team

What kind of history intrigues you? For me, I studied a lot of art history in college for my degree in Interior Design. I even made sure to take a dream trip to Paris, Rome, Florence, and Venice to see the art and architecture that I had studied. So it was a natural selection for me to pick a time period that was heavily-influenced by fashion and design.

You can choose between ancient, medieval, or modern history.

You can choose from events from political, economic, cultural, religious, or social history, etc.

In The Movies: Midnight in Paris

I recently watched a Woody Allen movie called “Midnight in Paris” starring Owen Wilson. Owen’s character, Gil Pender, is vacationing in Paris with his fiancee. He is struggling to write his first novel. ” One night, Gil gets drunk and becomes lost in the back streets of Paris. At midnight, a 1920s Peugeot Type 176 car draws up beside him, and the passengers—dressed in 1920s clothing—urge him to join them. They go to a bar, where Gil comes to realize that he has been transported to the 1920s, an era he idolizes. He encounters Alice B. Toklas, Cole Porter, Josephine Baker, Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald, who take him to meet Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway agrees to show Gil’s novel to Gertrude Stein, and Gil goes to fetch his manuscript from his hotel. However, as soon as he leaves, he finds he has returned to 2010 and the bar has disappeared. ” (Source: Wikipedia)

I won’t spoil the rest of the movie for you, but isn’t that a wonderful fantasy and fabulous answer to this prompt? I’ve watched the movie once by myself and then watched it again with my husband! I highly recommend it! And I’m not usually a Woody Allen fan.

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Inspiration for Myth-Buster Prompt #10

Heather aka sparklyduck75

Persevere
“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” –Walt Disney

There are a great many wonderful historic things I wish I could’ve seen, and among them is Walt Disney’s triumph with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. We take it for granted today, but when it premiered in 1937, it was the first full-length, full-color, animated film ever made. Disney pursued this thing in his imagination amidst opposition and claims that it couldn’t be done, the public wouldn’t want it, he’d ruin his career, and so on. But creating a feature film was the only way Walt Disney could see to make enough money to continue doing what he loved, and so he persisted. Within days of the film’s release, it was already being declared by some as the greatest film ever made, but those gushing praises have aged well; nearly 80 years later, it is still universally acknowledged as a milestone in cinematic history, unlocking whole worlds of technological and artistic possibilities. We’re probably able to sit here on our computers right now creating digital art owing in part to Walt Disney’s stubborn and remarkable vision. So yeah… I definitely wish I could’ve been there to see it unfold.

CREDITS: BY TANGIE BAXTER: Dream Spilling, Jetadore, AJC 2011 Parcel 33 kits, and Watercolor Styles.
Fonts: GreasySpoon; WickedGrit.
Walt Disney and Snow White images from the Internet.

 

Julie Ann

French Court

Journaling: From an Interior Designer’s viewpoint, I would be fascinated to be a witness to, or rather actually be part of the royal court of, King Louis XV at the palace of  Versailles in the 1720’s +. The Rococo Style was becoming popular, defined by S- and C-curves and asymmetry. Furniture was heavily gilded. Comfortable sofas promoted intimacy, conversation, even amour. The King’s most famous mistress was Madame de Pompadour, who is also the most famous patron of the Rococo style. She never had much political influence yet did wield considerable power and influence behind the scenes, including intervening in the negotiations of the Treaty of Versailles.

CREDITS: Most by Tangie Baxter
Pearl necklace: Mermaid Lagoon
Flowers, Journal Box,Paper: Marie Collab with Sherrie JD
Gesso: Gesso Messy 5 Borders
Lady, Chaise: Queen of Cakes with Holliewood Studio
Alpha: Mr. Darcy
Blue Boy: French Twist by Sherrie JD
French word art: Once Upon a Dream by Lili Collab with Emily Merritt (retired)
Photo: by luke chan – Creative Commons Flickr

 

Now it’s your turn! Let’s see your historical event pages!

Journal your thoughts and upload your page to your blog or favorite gallery. Link it up in the comments of this blog post.

Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for tangiebaxter.com on Wednesdays and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

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My Vision for 2012: Abundance Prompt #5

Prompt: What do I  have in my resources that will assist in attaining my individual vision of abundance?

by Julie Ann Shahin, Studio Tangie Social Media Team

We have to act on our vision if we want abundance in our lives, and take advantage of our resources that we already have and that we are grateful for. I have to ask myself if I am taking my resources for granted? It would be a shame to yearn for things I don’t have, and yet have an abundance of resources I’m not even using.

Steven Brunkhorst writes, “Become aware of the abundance all around you - the brilliant autumn sunsets, the sound of a friend’s voice, the touch of a child’s hand. Treat every breath of air and every act of love as a gift. Take nothing for granted.”

Last week I wrote a list of a few things I wanted. Let me elaborate on that list this week, and I’ll use it for my journaling on my page for this week’s prompt. First, I write a sentence from my list from last week, then I write the resources that I already have in the form of a gratitude list.

I want an abundance of love. I am grateful for my husband, my husband’s family especially my nieces and nephews, and for my family, especially for my new nephew.

I want an abundance of laughter. I am grateful for my husband’s sense of humor. I love that his favorite movies are comedies.

I want an abundance of respect. I am grateful to be part of the Studio Tangie team, and to part of Masterful Scrapbook Design’s teachers this month.

I want an abundance of security. I am grateful to live in a safe neighborhood near the beach where people love to walk around here at all hours of the day.

I want an abundance of plants and flowers in my garden. I am grateful for the landscaping and trees that we currently have in our yard.

I want an abundance of health. I am grateful for breathing, for being able to walk, use my arms, and for feeling good.

I want an abundance of energy. I am grateful for my doctor treating my hypothyroidism. I am grateful for power naps. I am grateful for more energy lately.

I want my friends and family to prosper in their dreams and happiness. I am grateful that my nieces and nephews are flourishing in college. I am grateful that my husband is following his dreams. I am grateful that my sister has her family and new job. I am grateful for peace in the family.

‘Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.’
-Melody Beady

Every day is a day to be thankful. Life’s abundance has no limit, and gratitude is what keeps that abundance flowing. In every circumstance, there is something for which to be thankful. Even when there seems to be nothing else, there is hope.

~Ralph Marston

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Inspiration for My Vision for 2012: Abundance Prompt #5

Leslie aka lharvey81

 

Julie Ann

I used one of Tangie’s Art Journaling Templates, and went for a look that showed the feeling that the journaling gave me.

Journaling:

I want an abundance of love. I am grateful for my husband, my husband’s family especially my nieces and nephews, and for my family, especially for my new nephew.

I want an abundance of laughter. I am grateful for my husband’s sense of humor. I love that his favorite movies are comedies.

I want an abundance of respect. I am grateful to be part of the Studio Tangie team, and to part of Masterful Scrapbook Design’s teachers this month.

I want an abundance of security. I am grateful to live in a safe neighborhood near the beach where people love to walk around here at all hours of the day.

I want an abundance of plants and flowers in my garden. I am grateful for the landscaping and trees that we currently have in our yard.

I want an abundance of health. I am grateful for breathing, for being able to walk, use my arms, and for feeling good.

I want an abundance of energy. I am grateful for my doctor treating my hypothyroidism. I am grateful for power naps. I am grateful for more energy lately.

I want my friends and family to prosper in their dreams and happiness. I am grateful that my nieces and nephews are flourishing in college. I am grateful that my husband is following his dreams. I am grateful that my sister has her family and new job. I am grateful for peace in the family.

 

Credits: MOST BY TANGIE BAXTER
Papers: Parcel 41 with Amanda Sexton, My Fairy Friends 2, 3,
Butterfly, Flower, Ephemera: My Fairy Friends 4
Ephemera: My Fairy Friends 1, My Fairy Friends 3
Border: My Fairy Friends 1
Tape: Workshop No. 4 Attachers,
Ric Rac: AJC Parcel 4
Splats: AJC12 Parcel 23, WILTDo, My Fairy Friends 3,
Swirl: My Fairy Friends 3
Other: Art Journal 3 Tape by Holliewood Studio
Fonts: Idiot, TangieAJFtigerlily, TangieAJFMaryAnn

Now it’s Your Turn! Let’s see your pages about your abundant resources.

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Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for tangiebaxter.com on Wednesdays and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

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My Vision for 2012: Abundance Prompt #4

Prompt: What does rich or prosperous mean to you?

Is it ‘getting by’ or living your magnificence?

Write out, draw, or cut out  or gather pictures of your Vision of Abundance. If you want to win at soccer thinking of water polo wont’ help. You want to ‘score’ in soccer, right?

Prompt Source

Images of Abundance and Prosperity

 

1. The Land Of Abundance :: Chengdu, 2. Now. Now! Not tomorrow!, 3. Nelumbo Nucifera – IMG_1628-1, 4. Love Fishes, 5. Fields of Gold, 6. abundance, 7. World’s Best Water Melons, 8. Apples, Apples and more Apples!, 9. 德天瀑布 Detian Waterfall – Guangxi 广西

by Julie Ann Shahin, Studio Tangie Social Media Team

I want an abundance of love. I want an abundance of laughter. I want an abundance of respect. I want an abundance of security. I want an abundance of fun. I want an abundance of travel. I want an abundance of things to hope for. I want an abundance of plants and flowers in my garden. I want an abundance of health. I want abundance of energy. I want my friends and family to prosper in their dreams and happiness.

Is your vision of prosperity similar or is it a journey toward magnificence and authenticity?

What would it be like to own your  magnificence?Act in a way that assumes + activates bigness in everybody around you. Including yourself. ” (Fabeku Fatunmise)

What would you like to ultimately become, and have in life? Scan magazine pictures or pin images on Pinterest that reflect your visions and goals.  Write out refined plans and purpose for your life, short and long- term, in an easy and effective way.  Print out your digital art journal page of this prompt as a visual spur of your goals and dreams.  Share your answers to this prompt with friend or coach who will support you. Email your new Vision Board to yourself, print it, install it as your screen saver or wallpaper on your computer.

“Anyone that you are in relationship with that does not recognize and acknowledge your magnificence as a master, release them from your life. Anyone that does not encourage your magnificence, recognize this fact and limit your contact with them accordingly. Surround yourself with people in your life that have the ability to recognize their own magnificence, in turn they will be able to encourage yours. Only masters have the ability to recognize masters. Only masters have the ability to encourage mastery in others.” Source

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Try random acts of loving kindess by walking up to others, and telling them, “You are magnificient because…” Notice what results you get from doing this simple assignment, the gift of magnificence.

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On the topic of magnificence and creativity, I love how they talk about at Blue Lotus Living about how we create to display our magnificence:

“Our creativity isn’t just about us creating something for the sake of creating something. Our creativity gives each and every one of us the opportunity to display our magnificence.  To that end, we can concur that our gifts and talents were never meant to be hidden.

Our creative work is meant to be put on display so that our magnificence can demonstrate the power of the Creative Spirit.  When others see the power of the Creative Spirit illuminating through you and your work, they will say “I’ll have whatever he/she is having because your glow and magnificence will be just that contagious.  For this reason, our creative work should be shared with others and when it is expressed form the true and authentic self it is beautiful, powerful, and yes, magnificent.

Moreover, your magnificence can be healing to others. When you share your gifts and talents in a magnificent way, your luminosity heals others.  They will inquire about your infectious light and want to know about your journey.  Just by sharing your journey, you are sharing your magnificence which can heal the life of someone else.” Read more…

 

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Inspiration for My Vision for 2012: Abundance Prompt #4

Heather aka sparklyduck71

We didn’t have a lot of money when I was a kid, but my parents focused on cultivating a deep faith and core of values in me; a sense of respect for myself and others; a love of learning, and of arts and cultures; a curiosity and compassion for people; and taught me how to be resourceful and content with what I have. So even though to this day, they don’t have anything of significant material value to pass down, I feel like they’ve studded the walls of my inner world with precious jewels by so determinedly investing in my spiritual, intellectual, and emotional wealth. That has proven to be a bottomless source of sustainable riches and blessing in my life, far more than money ever could have been.

“Abundance is about being rich, with or without money.” –Suze Orman

BY TANGIE BAXTER: Thinking of Thee; Junque Journal; Marie; Orchid Elixir; Midsummer Night’s Dream; Queen of Cakes; My Favorite Things–Family; At the Ballet; Arsenic and Old Lace; Journal Anthology 2; AJC 2010 Parcel 45; AJC 2011 Parcel 47; and Splatter Graffiti–Gypsy Call.

BY ZTAMPF: Satin Swirls Ribbon Pack.
FONTS: JellykaDeliciousCake; Muffaroo.

 

Julie Ann

BELIEVE

When you begin each day in faith, anticipating something good, God tells the angels to go to work and to arrange things in your favor. He gives you breaks, lines up the right people, and opens the right doors. Joel Osteen

I wanted to make a vision board type page, yet I found this quote by Joel Osteen…and this page developed. I am a fan of Joel, and was happy to find a quote of his that really fit.

Credits: ALL BY TANGIE BAXTER
Paper: Wishing Waiting
Stitches: Luminescence
Splatter, Door, Alpha, Splattergraffiti: A Door Opened
ATC: Fairy Grace ATC Collection
Angel: Art Journal Caravan 2012 Expedition Kit
Silhouette: Collage Fodder Silhouettes

Fonts: TangieAJFlarkspur, TangieAJFjubjub

 

 

My Vision for 2012: Abundance Prompt #3

Prompt: You can choose to think and believe abundant thoughts like: 

I can do this
There are opportunities for me
I am willing to look for opportunities to better myself
There are people who care about me and are willing to help me
I can learn
I am willing to do what it takes to reach my goals
What can I try differently
Who can I ask
Life is worth it
I am worth it
I can take one step at a time to create what I want
I can do what it takes to achieve my goals
Life does support me
I am loved and appreciated

….and create abundance yourself.
How do you treat others when you believe these thoughts? How do others respond to you?

Source: How to Create Abundance When In This Bad Economy

Create an art journal page answering this question, include a paragraph of journaling.

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The affirmation that spoke to me here was “I am loved and appreciated”.  My mother’s family was fairly large, she was one of three siblings.  I think I grew up with 8 cousins on that side of the family. So my grandparents attention and love was quite divided. I’m not whining, I’m just stating facts…I did feel loved, as much as I could….from my grandfather.

My mother’s mother, my grandmother, she was always stand-offish, yet warm. My mother told me she never learned how to love, and there was quite a difference in the love showed by my father’s mother, who I considered the one who taught me how to love.

I hold no ill-feelings toward my mother’s parents. Yet when I received proof recently that they had indeed loved me purely, it changed something inside me.

I know that I can pass on this gift to the young ones in our family.

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Inspiration for My Vision for 2012: Abundance Prompt #3

Leslie aka lharvey81

Credits: ALL BY TANGIE BAXTER

 

Julie Ann

Credits: ALL BY TANGIE BAXTER

Flowers: AJC Parcel 25
Paper: Deconstructed No. 4
Brush: Inktastic 2, AJC11 Parcel 16
Heart: Cartography Set 25 Hearts
Font: TangieAJCbreadbutter, TangieAJFqueenofhearts

Now it’s Your Turn! Let’s see your pages about ABUNDANT THOUGHTS.

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Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for tangiebaxter.com on Wednesdays and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

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