My He(ART)-Full Life

Thursday, February 24, 2011

replenish, renew, rejoice...filling up our souls

(painting in progess)
Lately I have been replenishing  mySELF and ... filling up my soul. For instance...
* I have been in major project mode lately...I don't know what's going on!!! I am decoupaging a cabinet, breathing new life into an old bulletin board and  planning on sewing patchwork curtains for my studio. I can't sew very well so I really hope I can pull the last one off:)
* I am following these journal prompts over here. This is just so amazing and freeing and wonderful. Please just take look and I think you will agree. I am on day 3...I picked an elephant armor and am having the most fun filling up my page. It's really opening up my heart and soul...pretty powerful stuff!
* I signed up for Blogging Your Way and am sooooo excited. My blog is in dire need of a make-over. Nothing drastic...maybe a more subtle change?
* I started a semi Atkins diet (no bread people!!). I seriously need to lose 10 lbs and ...well, I'll see how long I can keep it up. Also started a walking's pretty steep and hilly over here so ...lots of muscles working hard. Ouch!

*I have been drawing  a lot more lately...which I really really love. The whole process is challenging and meditative all at once...whole hours can just slip away. 
* I am working on a few interviews with ...amazing, extraordinary, over the top wonderful women. I plan on doing a's all still hatching in my mind and...I have a really good feeling about it. So excited!
* lately I am in the moment...rejoicing in gratitude for all the small and grand blessings in my life. You know the things we normally take for granted...good health, sunshine and flowers...a great book, hugs and smiles. Those kinds of things.
* loving up my little girl...enough to slowly slowly slowly...let her go. Tara is little Miss Independent these days. She wants to do everything herself from picking out her clothing to combing her hair. She want to wear her rain boots all the time...even on the sunniest of days. It makes her so happy happy. A sundress and rain boots...I think she can pull it off:) What do you think???
What are some of the things you do to replenish yourSELVES? Please share it with me and, as long as they don't involve eating chocolates, I will certainly try it!!
**EEEK!! I wrote this post earlier today but since then...Holly wrote a really sweet comment on my humble blog!!! Yes! THE Holly from decor8!!! I really happened right? I didn't just dream it up??!!!!


Diana said...

Looking forward to what you do with your blog. Tara is just the cutest little girl. So cool, to have Holly comment...I'm impressed!

Diane said...

You make me smile and you motivate me with your enthusiasm--Thank You!!
P.S. Okay--Tara--seriously is a cutie. I love when children get so attached to something (like her boots :)
My kids all had their little favorite thing--and we still chuckle over them.

kelly said...

You're so funny...
That class sounds really interesting. I can't wait to see what kinds of things you'll learn there.
And, "yes", your adorable, head strong, little-miss-independent definitely CAN pull it off! :)

Kerri said...

probably the no bread thing is such a good idea. i keep reading about how wheat/gluten causes inflammation which leads to all sorts of bad things. so good luck with that!

thanks for the comment you left on my blog about zoe and scout.

Artist Terri Smith said...

Hi Soraya..A Truly Wonderful Post! And Sweet Tara Can Come Live At My House Any Day! Such A Cutie Pie! Loved Her Sassy Boots! And Hey..Congrats To The Holly Comment! Have A Blessed Week And Thanks Again For Sharing Your Heartfelt Enthusiasm. Hugs From The Peach State, Terri P.S. I Joined You Today As A Follower. I Tried To Join You Last Week, But The System Wouldn't Let Me In. So Glad To Be Here!

ArtPropelled said...

Soraya, little Miss Tara has already pulled it off! She has fashion sense even at this tender age. Good luck with the diet. I have given up bread and have started walking. I didn't say anything about giving up chocolate though :-)

jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet soraya, that class sounds awesome!! I am looking forward to see what you have plan! So happy i took a break from packing madness and came to visit you here. YOu always make me smile and inspires me! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!

bespoke blossoms said...

I am in class with you. Just wanted to say hi. Your artwork is gorgeous. And I would want to wear those rainboots every day too!

alison said...

what a wonderful class to attend.
i have lacking on my morning walking routine, thanks for the reminder, it is one of the things i replenish myself. nature. drinks & chats with friends & family(with lots of laughter), pets & travelling to new places. loving life and being grateful. of and of course art and craft.

way to go having holly to comment. wow! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Soraya. Beautiful work, beautiful daughter, and a lovely blog. Your voice and your heart just leap out of the page. Nice to meet you, visiting from BYW.