Saturday, June 1, 2013

Just me starting something new... Hope you join me in this journey!

So I'm really doing this.. putting myself out there for all to see.  Starting a new chapter in my life, letting myself be bold, daring to do and say what God puts in my heart.  Hopefully I stay obedient to His word and stay in line with His will.  no pressure.. :).

Well, it's June, and for those who don't know me I was born in June.. June 9th to be exact.  So how appropriate would it be to start this new venture of blogging.  But this is not the only adventure, I've also started making time for art and it feels good. 
To help me stay motivated I have signed up for a course via (free online courses in almost any subject you can think of... Love it).    I have also become part of several artist communities.  The one group that has been keeping me on my feet and has introduced me to so many new things, ideas and people is Mixed Media Mondays with Tracy Weinzapfel.  

Being part of the Facebook group has been awesome!  The women in this group are open and transparent and most important give me a sense of community.  They are extremely helpful and encouraging.  

The monthly Creative Dares, have been quite challenging, and have made me look inside of me (scary I know).  I was first introduced to the group in April with Aprils "Five Words" Creative Dare.  We were to identify five word that best encompass what we want to be remembered for. 
It took me a while but I finally narrowed it down to: Strength, Kind, Faith, Virtue and Creative.    I think it turned out pretty good! 

For May's Creative Dare we had to write a letter to our younger self.  It could be to the infant you, the child you, the teenage you or even the you of last yr.  Basically it was a time to reflect, and for me it was a time to be grateful for God's blessings in my life! 
My letter to me was short, sweet and to the point, but the feelings within me as I was writing were deep and revealing.  (will share more including the letter in my next post).

Here is the finished product.  Yes, it's beautiful, I know!

I can't wait to see what challenges the June Creative Dare will bring!

Via the Mixed Media Mondays group, my eyes have been open the world of Art Journaling and mixed media art.  I have been spending hours just viewing blogs and websites full of wonderful works of art and the awesome people creating them. 
My passion for Art, which has been on the side lines, is making its way to the forefront and is giving me will and purpose... getting a little obsessed, but I think that is a good thing.  Hey it's gotten me to start writing a blog and encouraging me to do what I love! 

Well this is my 1st post, a little birthday gift to myself.  I hope you enjoyed it! 

Be Blessed!


Tamiko McCurry (MEKOfoSHO) said...

Happy Early BIRTHDAY CARMEN!!! So glad you are with us in MIXED MEDIA MONDAYS!!! Welcome!! Can't wait to meet more of your CREATIVE YOU!! :-)

Anna said...

It's your birthday month! Time to party! Congratulations on your new blog!

Elibed Rodriguez said...

Carmen! I'm so proud of you. I read both of your posts and got teary at reading into the creative you. I love you girl and your big sis is proud.

York New 2 u said...

GOD bless you girl keep going its great how he is using you!