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Brene Brown Part 2 lesson 1 with Julissie

Hello! Glad you are here. So excited to be continuing my journey with Brene Brown and her ” Gifts of Imperfection” E-Course. I noticed some anxiety expressed by members in regards to the first lesson. I was trying to think of a technique that might help alleviate that. It’s so important to try to move passed that so you can get to the important part… Play Time! We all want to create beautiful Art. We often compare our work to others. This journey is yours and yours alone. Create your own story, be gentle as you begin to experiment with new ideas, new tools, and new feelings. You will slowly emerge. Be patient with new creative you!
Have fun, get messy, get creative, play!
Hugs xo Julissie

My Lifebook 2014 Artwork

This video includes small clips of my Life Book 2014 Artwork to date. The class is a year long and I will posting more videos as I complete ten lessons. LifeBook is a class hosted by Tamara Laporte. She’s a wonderful artist who invites over 20 artists from around the globe to teach a class.

Find her on www.willowing.org/life-book 2014/

Lifebook 2014 Teachers

Its been great fun learning new journaling techniques and I will be passing along my favorites to you. Stay tuned… Have a fun day! Hugs xo

“Gifts of Imperfection” Brene Brown E-Course Lesson 4 & 5 Continuing The Journey

Well as the weeks have gone by I have found myself going through a creative transformation. While I’m practicing authenticity and cultivating gratitude I have been faced with something else…Creative Block.

I’m a part of a smaller Facebook group ( approx. 365 members). The common discussion is that most of us started to fall behind. We all have different reasons for not checking in and completing assignments. Some personal, others because of the busy-ness of our lives. What ever the reason I ‘ve come to a very important part of this journey.

Although I believe in the healing aspects of journaling, there is one key thing keeping us from having a productive day. We need to write more. We need to truly journal. Reminiscing over old photographs can stir up some pretty intense emotions. What do we do once we are there, feeling vulnerable? Some of us will close the book, chuck it in the box, linger with it for a while, smile, cry, laugh, share it with others. So we paste it in our journal, draw cute flowers around it, include a sweet quote, and then?

And then…that’s the part we need to work on. Through the teachings of Julia Cameron I’m learning some important tools to get me moving forward after the course is over.

I’m starting a new group. We have 32 members so far. It’s for those of us continuing on this journey after the Brene Brown E-Course is over.

I’ll share these lessons within a 12 week spread. Look for my postings in the coming weeks about moving forward.  In the mean time if I could give you one piece of advice…Write.

Keep a notebook near your bed. When you get up in the morning, grab your journal and write. There doesn’t need to be any rhyme or reason, no editing…. just write. By doing this you clear your mind of all those things weighing you down and it allows you to open your mind to experiencing the full joy of the little things we sometimes take for granted.

Until then…Hugs xo Julissie

xo Julissie Mixed Media Part 1

Had fun putting together an impromptu series of videos of me working on a Mixed Media Piece. Let me know what you think. Share your ideas…
I will be posting more videos that go thru the entire process of creating a mixed media piece.
Hope you will join me!
Get creative, get messy, have fun!