Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Tax Time

Just want to let everyone know that I have been working more since Thanksgiving and will be working more hours through tax season 2013 because I am a tax preparer. It is going to get busier and busier. With this year being really weird because of a lot of changes in the tax laws, I don't know how much time I will have to make my projects. I will be posting and joining challenges, etc., whenever I can.  So, if you don't hear or see a lot going on here, it's because I can't keep up with everything. Is it terrible to wish it were all over already and that spring were here? I live in Minnesota. We are supposed to have below 0 degree weather this week! I'll be inside but not doing my "art." I have a goal this year to EXERCISE. It is the word I've chosen this year. I choose a word each year for my art journal. It is a goal, and a mission. Last year my word was transformation, and yes, I went through a transformation!!!

This year I am going to EXERCISE in more ways than one. I am going to physically exercise, exercise my mind, my faith, etc. I can't wait to see the results in December! I will share my art journaling here whenever possible.
Take a look from time to time...

Thanks for checking in on me every once in awhile and leaving comments. I appreciate all of you so very much!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Fall Fearless and Fly challenge #7

There is a new challenge at Fall, Fearless and Fly which follows. 

Headline Prompt: Future imperfect: What is different about your life now than what you once expected it to be? How is the way it turned out perfect or imperfect. If your future turns out differently than you imagined in the first prompt, could it still be perfect? 

Color Prompt: Yellow

Quote Prompt: "Existence really is an imperfect tense that never becomes a present." Friedrich Nietsche

Here is the example posted on the site by Joanne Sharpe:

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Here is what I did:

Okay, this is what I mean by "Imperfection really is perfect." Our lives are full of challenges. We deal with our challenges by making choices. Those choices are what can make us better people/more perfect or we can stay the same or regress (go backwards). So, if we didn't have imperfections we could never become better or more perfect. The question is whether one wants to become perfect or not. Or in other words- whether one wants to be a person that continually grows and becomes more kind, loving, and compassionate, serving, friendly, etc. The kind of person that possesses charity. My life is not perfect. My challenges help me in so many ways, and sometimes I can't seem to accept them, but eventually I grow to appreciate them and learn to be a stronger, better, person. 

This explanation does not do my feelings justice. It is always hard to put into words what I feel. I've tried, please make allowances for my imperfections. 

Thanks for visiting!

I'm posting this art journal page to the following:
Fall Fearless and Fly challenge #7
Paint Party Friday