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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 Week 6 My Art Journal Entry by xo Julissie

My final week in my Art Journal for the Brene Brown E-Course. I decided to video my journal entry. I decided to keep it simple for those that just needed a simple way of adding quick color and design to their journal entry. I will be posting pictures of my finished pages later this week with my feeling on this week’s topic and what it means to me.
Next week I embark on a new journey with another favorite…
Julia Cameron and “The Artist’s Way” This book is a wonderful way to transition from Brene’s e-course. I look forward to this next chapter and I hope you will join me. Follow along and feel to free to friend me on facebook . I developed a private group called Gifts of Imperfection” Continuing the Healing after Brene Brown’s E-Course. We have 33 members and we welcome anyone who is looking for a loving/supportive place.
Chat soon…hugs xo Julissie

“Gifts of Imperfection” Brene Brown E-Course Lesson 3 by Julissie

Brene Brown Inspired Art Let go of

Grab a cup of Tea/Coffee and lets sit and chat for a bit….

Lesson Three has proven to be a bit challenging especially because I was trying to create an Art Journal that was both inspirational and uplifting….

My Self Compassion Whispers are having a bit of a confrontation with the “Should Of” monster. I’m working hard to silence that within me so I can move on to living in the now and letting go of what can’t be undone. Thankfully Shame is not something I’m struggling with, but Regret is something I’m learning to let go of. I often think of all the wonderful opportunities that have crossed my path. Not too long ago I decided to move on. In my mind I blamed everyone else for making bad decisions. I made choices that pleased everyone else. I made decisions in spite of what I felt or how it would effect me because it was pleasing someone else or maybe it “kept the peace“. I became bitter and resentful because with each passing day there grew an urgency to do what I was meant to do…Paint. When I started on my Brene Brown E-Course right off the bat I felt a weight lifted. Someone was giving me permission to be me. I was happy giving myself permission to make choices that served me. So with that came a realization…I was in control of the decisions I made. I lingered over the thought of what I would write. It was like giving a kid a  limitless gift card to Toys R Us and saying you can buy anything you want. So I began to implement some changes in my life. I started with practicing the things on my permission slips, then came obstacle #2..Trust.

I needed to trust in the decisions I was making to live in my new authentic skin. When Brene said ” you can be brave and afraid all at the same time” I thought well its funny because that is how I felt. I felt empowered but scared.

This week I’m learning to be gentle with my critique and embracing this new way of thinking. It feels good to be me!

My Compassion Whispers tell me now that its never too late to make my dreams come true…

P.S. My whisper to you is…. You Are A Blessing, You Are Important, You Matter!

Hugs..xo Julissie