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« Make a Difference Monday | Main | It's class time again! »

A little Life book time

Over the past few weeks I had a little time to spend working (or I should say playing) on my Life book classes. The first class I did was "Healing the inner critic" with Jodi Ohl. I had so much fun doing this class. I started off writing a letter to a younger me from the more experienced me. The idea was to let
yourself know that things will be okay and some of the great things you’ve accomplished. It was an exercise to heal that critic by foreseeing the future for yourself and how abundant you are in love, health, happiness, family, friends, etc. Next it was time to tear up our letter and collage it onto a page.

I added torn pages from old books, journals and magazines. I especially loved this poem I found written in the back of an old calendar:

 Next I had a little fun with paints and stamps to create a few more layers onto the background. The final part of the class was to put the inner critic to rest by drawing and painting a portrait on top of the collage. You can see the result at the beginning of the post. I am really happy how the page turned out.

The next class had a completely different feel to it, but was equally fun. It was "Creating a Hope Fairy" with Adriana Almanza. Madi and I did this class together. Here are our Hope Fairies, first Madi's then mine:

I love how the hair and the dress turned out on Madi's painting. You can really see the sheerness of the fabric and the different textures of the hair.


This lesson was such a different style of drawing and painting than I am used to. I really loved it!

Next I moved ahead to Life book 2013 and created a "Fairy Art Mother" with Tamara Laporte. For the background, we used watercolor crayons and pencils.

Then we had a little fun creating our Fairy Art Mother. The idea is to keep her where we can see her while we are working on Lifebook 2013 this year and if any inner critic thoughts creep into our head, write a speech bubble on the page with a positive turn around to the thought.

Now, I'm back to making jewelry and getting ready for Valentines day. I'll post a few new pieces of Valentines Day Jewelry later this week. Hope you are having a wonderful week.

"Everyone has an inner star." by Madi

Reader Comments (5)

this looks wonderful Stacie. It looks like you had a great time playing.

January 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Thanks Sarah! It was so fun!! Can't wait to find more time to play.

January 16, 2013 | Registered CommenterStacie Spencer

This is all so fabulous. Stace! You and Madi are uber-talented. Those fairies are just incredible. I know a lot of people who would buy them!

January 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSherry G. at Still and All

Your fairy art mother looks like she's conspiring with you against any negative, critical voice out there or within. I love her!

January 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNaomi

Love the hope fairies!! It will be interesting to look at the Fairy Art Mother at the end of the year to see what thoughts you write on the page.

January 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRobyn Greenhouse

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