Saturday, September 23, 2017

Day 23 - What Is Sacred?

Today’s Nudge: Post about something that’s sacred to you.

Effy asked us to day what is sacred.  For me, there are lots of things.

  • My Books
  • My Journals, both art and writing
  • My Pens.  I will cut you if you mess with my pens.  Okay I'd just get loud if you lose or break one.
  • My Art Supplies
  • My Genealogy Work
  • My Photo and Albums that I created for my genealogy.
  • My Art and My Writing
  • My Rosary collection
  • My Grandmother's memory and her faith in the Virgin Mary
I could probably go one a bit more.  What isn't on that list of sacred things, is my personal space. I have never had my personal space/bubble/boundaries respected.  Even as a kid, my mother thought nothing of going through my room and my things to find "evidence" of wrong doing.  She'd read my diary, go through my book bag and all my note books. I think that is part of the reason why I have such a hard time keeping up with a daily journal practice. She scarred me with her snooping

If I tried to have a space of my own to sit and create, people have had no qualms about just barging in and interrupting or trying to hover over my shoulder and asking a million questions.  Plainly stating that I'm going to try and work on something and didn't wish to be disturbed was pointless.  I might as well had a sign up that said come on in, don't mind me.  Why is so fucking hard for people to understand and respect someone's boundaries or space? I don't invade your shit, don't invade mine! It really is a sore spot with me.  But I won't get on my soap box and rant about it any more than I already have. Do you think signs like these might help in the future? (Images found on Google)

Friday, September 22, 2017

Day 22 - Blessed Mabon

Today’s Nudge: Post something seasonal.

Blessed Mabon, Blessed Alban Elfed.  Happy Fall Y'all!  Or Happy Spring if you're in the Southern Hemisphere. 

Fall is my favorite time of the year.  The leaves change to all these beautiful colors. It's squash season!  I love squash!! And sweet potatoes are coming into season too.  YUM!!! 

If you are interested in learning more about Alban Elfed, The Druid's Garden has a wonderful article on it.  A quick search on the Google for either Mabon or Alban Elfed will turn up a plethora of articles.

Wishing you all much happiness and prosperity on this harvest season.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Day 21 - Resource

Today’s Nudge: Pick something from The Daily Post to blog about OR share a resource you really like with your readership. 

So I completely spaced the B&W challenge I thought of starting today.  
It was supposed to be a kind of busy day, but things didn't happen that were supposed to happen.
Those things are supposed to be rescheduled but we don't know when.

Okay, so the nudge.  If you are new to blogging or even if you aren't, checking out The Daily Post might 
be a good idea.  There looks to be some really great posts on there about blogging, photography, and several 
other topics.  I'm not new at blogging, but a few posts caught my eye and when I have some time I plan to 
read through them.

Pintrest is one of my favorite rabbit holes to explore.  Sometimes I really get lost on there!

Another favorite resource is Goggle Image Search.  I also sometimes fall down that rabbit hole too.

When I am in my writing mode of mind, and I'm looking for name ideas one of my favorite places to go to 
is Seventh Sanctum . I've spent a lot of hours on there using the generators. 

So there's a few of my favorite resources.  What are some of yours?

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Day 20 - Challenge

Today’s Nudge: Create a contest or challenge for your readership.

I don't have anything to offer by way of a contest. I thought maybe to go with a challenge.

But what kind of challenge?  I'm terrible at following through with them myself.

I either fail to start or fail to finish.  One or the other.

I've tried a number of them, more than once.  Even some self imposed challenges.  And I never 
seem to finish them.

This blog along is the first that I've been consecutive at. There have been a few days where I didn't
want to post, or I felt too tired to think straight.  But I did it anyway. I aim to complete this challenge!

I always see ones going around on Instagram.  A reading challenge, a photo challenge, a post challenge.
I like the B&W for 7 days one that is going around.  I just find it so hard to commit to any of them, no matter 
how fun or cool they sound.

I think part of it comes down to I hate answering questions about what I'm doing or why I'm doing it.  
It sometimes makes me feel like I need permission to do a thing.  I hate that!

My challenge to you then is this, pick a thing you have been wanting to do.  Writing, painting, journaling, etc.
And commit to doing it for the next 7 days.  I, in turn, will do the same.  Challenge starts tomorrow!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Day 18 - Feature

Today’s Nudge: Feature one or two people who do what you do but in a different way in your blog today.

I don't paint the way she does.  I don't even feel like I have the skill set to do it.  Maybe I will if one day I get to take one of her classes.  But right now one of the artists I really admire is Shiloh Sophia.  Her iconic style (at least that what I see it is, I don't know if that is the proper name for it) of painting is so very awe inspiring.

I also a big fan of Effy Wild's work.  Her style of art journaling is so beautiful.  She makes it look so easy.  
Then here is Tamara LaPorte and her whimsy style art girls.  That's three! 

Of course there are a few more I admire.  Some I've mentioned in a previous post.  There is something learn and take away from all of these talented ladies.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Day 18 - Life Hacks

Today’s Nudge: Share a Life Hack. (Life Hack is defined in a link in today's post

Life hack(s).  Hmmmm.  I can't say that I have any.  Or at least none that I can think of.

I used to try and find short cuts, use a planner, be more organized.  But I don't think it is in my 
nature for such things.  I find I use a planner more for things I might accomplish rather than things
I need to do. Or more as a diary to remember things that happened without having to journal it out
unless I really needed to.

I seriously can't think of anything to call a life hack for this post.  
So frustrating.

I'm not an organized person.  One look at my art table will tell you that. LOL
BUT, when it comes to preparing for something BIG like a trip.  I make lists. Lots of lists.
Then I will lay out items from said list if applicable. As I pack or purchase to be packed I check them off
said list(s).

So if I have to say anything, LISTS are my life hack.  I have a running list of art supplies I want. Another of books 
I want.  One of Tarot decks.  One of decor items I might want/need.  Lists of World of Warcraft related things, like pets I want to tame on my hunter, achievements I want to do on my druid. I make lists of best in slot gear, rotations for healing.

So okay life hack....LISTS :)

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Day 17 - Showing Off!

Today’s Nudge: Show off without apologizing.
Optional nudge: Start a blog series that you can commit to updating regularly that will help you build your community.

Show off without apology? YIKES! 
Or start a blog series?  Double YIKES!

I was always told not to show off.  If I did, I was knocked down to size pretty quick.  Or told I was too big for my britches.  Who the hell did I think I was?  Etc and so on.  So to brag, or pat myself on the back for accomplishing something, making something wonderful...doesn't come easy. AT ALL!

If I make a really good meal, I can't take a compliment.  I have to point out all the things I think is wrong with the dish.  Saying thank you and feeling good about it, that is rare for me.  If I make a thing, it's the same.  I point out all the problems, that I should have done this or that.  Dress up?  Same thing.  I don't have much of a self esteem.  I am quite insecure about just about everything.  I don't think there is anything that I don't have some level of insecurity over.  It's annoying AF!

Maybe, when this blog along is over, I can do something like "Sunday Shinnies".  Where I post about the "Oh Shiny!" things that happened over the week or something I made.  I dunno.  We'll see.  

But the nudge to show off something.  Okay how about some of my favorite photos I took?

Fall is in the air


Flood Waters - Boise River

Let's Have A Kiss
Sally and MinniBell