Thursday, June 10, 2010

Couple of Bootcamp Days & Thankfulness Thursday

What are your "creativity buzz kills" ? What inner and outer things interfere with your creative process ?

Random word prompt - multi-layered"



A multi-layered journal page with a list of creativity buzz kills hidden under a little door:


Page with door open - click to enlarge and read the list.

The evil creativity killer...

going after the brave Artist-Bird with her wonderful wings...

This part makes me laugh ! Hee, hee !

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What inspires you ? Take a walk, take a ton of photos and then examine what themes reoccur, etc...


Random Word Prompt - Heavy Metal




Art journal page : What Inspires You

I started listing all the things that inspire me and came to the conclusion that it may be easier to say what doesn't !

I see the world through the eye's of an Artist and for that I am sooooo grateful.

The unusual, the beautiful, the inspiring just kind of finds me. Whether I can translate what I see and feel into my own art is another story...;)

Here are some of my favorite shots from my discovery walk.

I had read the prompt before I left so "heavy metal" was kind of the theme of the walk too.



(gorgeous little flower fence in white metal)

I have also been in a red place all week.

It came out in my journal pages as well as in my meditation on Monday night, where we did some work with chakras and color. It was my first time really examining things with this kind of focus. It was very pretty interesting, a little intense and gave me a lot to think about in terms of how we can help heal ourselves with so many different tools.

It made sense that then, that the fire hydrants with their reds, bright or dulled, and wonderful rusts popped out at me as I walked. I love putting a Rock My World rock on top of them. Some cool contrasts in color and I love to think of someone seeing the rock out of the corner of their eye, balanced there...



Look at the paint and patina on this incredible alarm box on a pole...





Double open...


My favorite shot and one of the ones I shared with the Creativity Boot Camp group on Flickr.

So that is where I am at in terms of the Boot Camp activities. It feels like a challenge to get to each activity every day but I am feeling a sense of accomplishment already as the pages in my journal fill up and the files of photos do too !

I woke up angry, PMS-y, crabby, sore-backy this morning.

On our morning phone call, my Mom asked me what I was going to do today.


I replied :


"Make it through the day."


I could have added :


"Try to keep from biting anyone's head off."

as I feel like every thought in my head is an angry one waiting to be expressed by my tongue with the sharpest words possible.

So I think I will lay low...

Maybe read a little or watch a movie where I can be gone from myself for a few hours...

Today is Thankfulness Thursday though so I will say that

I am grateful for this day and the freedom that I have to just wallow a little.

It makes me so much more grateful when I get back to the other side of
my Self...

See you later, Beautiful Ones...

when it is SAFE. ;)

14 comments:

dosfishes said...

Love your expression on these pages! Yummy and so full of life! xox Corrine

slommler said...

Your journal pages are awesome. Love buzz kill!! There are so many things that sap our creativity if we let them. I am glad we have these wings!!
Your pics of "red" are wonderful! And you heartfelt messages really hit the spot!!
Hugs
SueAnn

LuLu Kellogg said...

I love the journal pages Kim! That little smiley with the tongue sticking out cracks me up!

Go waller sweetie and feel better! Just get in your nest and rest :)

Love,
LuLu♥

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

I do particularly love the page with the fold-down thingie. Great, great reds!

dragonflyreflections said...

I think "making it through the day" is a perfectly acceptable goal. Take extra special care of yourself today Miss Kim! Oh, and I LOVE the metal in your world!!

Kate said...

Love that red, it is so luscious. The fold down page is a great idea. I am loving boot camp as I am sure you are.

Take care today my friend, pamper yourself and tomorrow the world will be brighter.

Big Love to you,
Kate

Wendy said...

I love your red place, a great place to visit!

Judy Wise said...

oh i love the creativity buzz kills!

you should write a book. xo

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

Love the brave artist bird. I need to remember to flap my wings and FLY!

Elena said...

OMG your journal pages are beautiful! Really love hiding the bad things behind the door and the totally cool buzz kills. The photos are amazing too and your meditation work sounded great. I'm liking this boot camp and thinking perhaps I'll follow along in the sidelines on my own. Hmmm....

lynne h said...

woo! beautiful post, kim! i do believe that your creativity buzz kill list is the same as mine. ; ) and lol, yeah; creativity rules and the buzz kill drools... that's very good sista, will remember that...

these rocks in these places are stunning. you keep inspiring me...

xoxo

Cheri said...

those journal pages are so full of emotion! I'm glad to have stopped by to check them out. Curious about the rocks - do you create them yourself? Do you leave them behind or just place them for the picture and then take them home?

Commuter's Journal said...

So much going on in the Queendom -- sorry to have been away for so long. I deeply admire you looking your demons in the eye and laughing -- or making them sit and watch movies with you until they stomp off in a huff. And your workout in bootcamp has me intrigued. The heavy metal photos are awesome!

I am still a whirling dervish these days but I'm going to try to take on some queenly wisdom and make room for art. Thanks, Kim -- and thank you for my extra special gift from the Rock Fairy. I will let you know what I come up with to spread the love.

Jennifer said...

Ha! I do the same thing when the e-vill hits...just be quiet. It's sort of fun to know yourself that deeply and to trust that you know what's best.

The heavy metals are gorgeous. At first gland I thought the wire fence was a part of a journal page. The swirls remind me of some of your work...I LOVE creativeiy ruls and buzz kills drool with the face. I love it and hope it becomes a post card soon so I can get one!