Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Dreams taking flight


Like around 900 other creatives, I am joining Tam on her Heart, Art & Healing. First up was banishing fears and insecurities. I took things a step further and decided that setting a few goals out into the atmosphere might be a good thing (plus it fitted rather nicely with the Three Muses' Wings on Things theme this week!). I don't often art journal so this was rather a pleasant change for me.

So here are a few goals (with wings from Iktupulli). The girl represents me - though I look nothing like that. I think I might have been influenced by watching Star Wars at the weekend (I don't think I will ever get tired of watching that film! My son loved it by the way and wanted to watch The Empire Strikes Back straight after!).

1. Start that book. Yes, yes, I know. I keep writing this goal. However, I have some thoughts... a few seeds germinating in the corner of my subconscious... It could be time... It really could...

2. Be published by Stampington. Oh how I adore Artful Blogging and her sister publications. Now all I have to do is get myself organised, check out their submission guidelines and topics and SEND SOMETHING OFF!!

3. Revamp, rebrand and relaunch my Etsy shop. I have completely neglected my shop. It's partly because I have so many ideas for it - involving a new name for a start - that I feel a touch overwhelmed and have ended up barely starting anything. I've decided that The Wright Stuff doesn't really match my artistic output and could get confused with my blog. So, time for a change. I'm also looking into getting prints made up of my work and bogged down with what printers to choose, what papers, what service...

4. Lose 5kg and fit in that dress. The diet is working. I have lost a little weight, but and that's a big BUT I have toned up considerably and the dress now does up (if a little tightly). It's rather linked into point 5 - you see I'm going to an awards ceremony in November at a posh London hotel. The 5kg is to get me back to my comfortable weight so other clothes fit too!

5. Win something. Team efforts count here too. At the posh awards ceremony we're finalists for two business awards. I wrote the entries so certain amount of pride here! I was also doing well with the Dorset Blog Awards but some baking lady is beating me by about 10 votes... Hmm, muffins obviously proving popular. Perhaps I should paint cakes for the rest of the month...

26 comments:

  1. ~your girl looks beautiful and i l♥ve how you added your dreams that WILL come to be on it! i have been working on mine today...but as i am very new to this whole process i am just at the beginning stages...i am in awe of all those who have already finished their page including you! to all that will come to be in your life...i wish you the best as each comes your way...much l♥ve and light upon you always~

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  2. These sound like great goals!! Best wishes for successfully accomplishing them all!!

    I love the painting!

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  3. What an fantastic original take on the theme, good luck to achieving your goals!

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  4. This is so creative and it has great impact!! Beautiful artwork.
    I hope you manage to achieve all your goals. Good luck!

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  5. Great artwork, such creative work and so original. xx

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  6. This is wonderful Lisa and leave it to you to make a masterpiece out of this week's assignment! I love all your goals, too! It's funny you mention Stampington, I was just checking out their Blogging mag and immediately thought of you.
    ♥Sharon

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  7. Love your journal page,I'm in tams class too. Theres alot of people in there. I havent done anything yet. Thats a great idea to add your goals too.

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  8. You are so talented! I love this piece and the goal setting.

    Vicki at Rusty Rooster Vintage

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  9. Pam, I love your painting and never get tired of seeing your original handiwork. You've expressed some very fine ideals and goals. Good luck on them.

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  10. Writing all these goals down is a step in the right direction! Here's to you and your amazing talent! Rooting for you! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  11. great journal page, good to write it down!
    have a good time in london!!! one of my fave cities... i love the pulse there more than paris!!

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  12. I love what Tam is doing and I actually have started a journal page too! How can you not after watching her videos. I believe that you WILL accomplish anything that you set out to do. No one is stopping you except that little mean person on your shoulder--just brush her away!

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  13. Lisa ~ This is a wonderful take on the challenge and also fantastic artwork...a beautiful job.

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  14. Love your little winged goals- send them off and be carried away to inspiration!

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  15. What a very original winged treat! Your thoughts taking wing...Love it!

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  16. oh what a wonderful idea...to create and inspire with art....I love this piece and I need to make one for all of the things I want to do too....wonderful work!!!

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  17. Wonderful journal page and great take on this theme.

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  18. I enjoyed reading your post ( but i don't think that you will paint cakes for the rest of the month ! LOL)
    Your entry for the Three muses is Beautiful !

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  19. I have absolutely no doubt that you'll accomplish and exceed all your goals. We're all here for you! ;)

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  20. Super beautiful..i love it! How did I miss this one as well! gorgeous work! Love your list..rock on!!
    Victoria~

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  21. What a lovely journal page...and a fab idea! You can do it!!!!

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  22. A great page and great drawing. Good luck with those goals and the award!

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  23. Oh yes, a superb and very original take on this week's theme. You deserve some very loud applause.

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  24. I know you can do it, just saying it and releasing it out into the universe is the first step.. love the painting and it does look a bit like carrie fisher in Star wars!

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  25. What a wonderful idea! I want to give my ideas wings, too!

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