Today's Lesson From The Craft Room: Find A Mantra That Helps You On Your Journey
I find that my mind is one of my most powerful muscles when it comes to my swimming (or my art making). If my mind is in a supportive place, I find that my other muscles follow - my arms, legs, lungs (ok, they may not be muscles, but they follow along too!). In the craft room, the muscle of creativity follows if my mind is in a supportive place. But when I fall into negative thinking and let my mind focus on destructive thoughts, my other muscles will follow that thinking as well - and it's like I'm slogging through mud in the pool or a creative block in the craft room. This past week I tried a new mantra for myself when I was swimming. It was something that the Ayurvedic practitioner I recently saw mentioned during one of our classes. The mantra is, "I am on my own hero's journey." I kept coming back to the mantra as I swam and I felt calm, still, peaceful. Find a mantra that helps you on your journey. You other muscles will follow.
Today I am sharing an art journal page that I created for Paper Crafter's Library. I had a ton of fun creating it - using some tape I had painted and some fabric I had marbled. If you are interested in the full step-by-step videos on how I made the page, head on over to Paper Crafter's Library by clicking on the badge in the upper right-hand corner of my blog and check out becoming a Paper Crafter's Library member!