Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Mind. Body. Soul-Week 2/Lesson 2

How are you coming along, girls? Remember you are NEVER, EVER behind. Just jump right in and begin:) I had some time to finish my "stained glass" quote...here it is.

As you can see I chose to only take a few words from the quote..."Light from within" and

True Beauty.

 I painted colored squares to represent all the colors in stained glass. The black letters are old foam stamps from Making Memories.

So this week we are "reaching" deep inside ourselves so we can bring out into the world all that we truly want to do.

It's never easy to do that is it? Remember our quote from SARK Monday?

"We are all filled with wonders. Somewhere inside, you know this, even if you haven't made it real yet."

You know what you want. You know what lights you up and makes your tummy do flip flops.

You know.

And like I said in Monday's post...we just gotta jump in and start living!

Assignment Two:

Let's take some time and write. Writing is soooo very good for the soul. Whenever I am stuck in my life...nothing works at getting me unstuck like putting my thoughts and feelings down on paper {or the computer screen}

Our lives improve only when we take chances – and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves. - Walter Anderson 

1. What lights you up? 

2. What kinds of things can you be doing then before you know an hour or 2 has passed and you go...what?? How did that happen?

3. What did you want to be when you grew up?

4. Who do you want to be NOW that you are grown up?

5. Make a list of 25 jobs you could see yourself in. I know, at first 25 seems like a big number...but just see where it goes...you may be surprised.

By answering these questions honestly and really listening to your heart...you may be a bit scared at what you find out. I mean it's never easy to leave our comfort zone...yet, when we truly listen...we almost always end up being a bit uncomfortable. Change is never easy but it's the only way we can grow.

The human voice can never reach the distance that is covered by the still small voice of conscience.
Mahatma Gandhi

**You can answer these in your notebooks or your art journals...and you can even journal them in an artsy way. You do what feels right!

Remember our prize from last week??

Well, the collage I was going to give away with it is going to my daughter, Em. She had a fit when she saw that it was in the give away pile:) Soooo I switched it with this one...

I adore this piece and I just know JOYCE will, too!! Joyce from "My Pure Joy" has won our Week One Drawing!! Send me your addy please:) You can just FB me...

Speaking of prizes here is Week Two!!!

So many goodies here...lace, journaling cards, notecards....

a cute "hello" stamp and a piece of my Brave Art.

"I am Enough" Be sure and leave me a comment in THIS post only for your chance to WIN!! I use Random Generator to pick the winner.

Our Facebook group keeps growing. I appreciate all the new people this week. Don't worry about being behind. Just go at your own pace. Every assignment will be put on my Blog permanently at the end of 6 weeks.

One more thing. This afternoon I enjoyed Rascal Flatts while working on my assignment from Monday...to just LET GO and create.

So far this is what I have. Not finished yet...just going with it and see what happens.

I am leaving you with something to think about from Benjamin Franklin...

Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.


  1. love this all would love to win your gift prizes

  2. So happy to be apart of this fun.I'm in like flin.Please put my name in for the giveaway

  3. Leslie,
    The journaling questions for this week are awesome! For the last few years I keep thinking I just want to be a wife and mom. I feel very fulfilled in these 'jobs'. I can't imagine working outside the home... though maybe there is a part-time 'at home' job that I could do at some point. I am so excited to see what I come up with. I am not sure where this course will take me, but I can't wait to see. I just keep thinking about your statement "What if this is as good as it gets?"
    Maggie G

    1. Maggie...I am sooo happy you are here. I love your light!!!! I am anxious to see what you come up with...let me know;)

  4. What a neat idea Leslie! Thanks for sharing your wisdom and talent with all! Have a great one everyone!!

  5. Thank you for your course, Leslie, and for a chance to win this lovely prize! I haven't posted any artwork yet, but I am working on it. Working with these questions is really good for me right now. I'm feeling a bit frustrated where I am, I know I need to believe, and reach, and step out of my comfort zone. Frankly, I'm a bit crabby right now! LOL GROWING PAINS. Thanks for your help!

    1. I am so happy to help, Amy. And believe me we have all been there...I think so many of us still are. Can't wait to see your work.

  6. I LOVE your art Leslie! This weeks questions are exactly what I need right now! I have been looking for a job and trying to decide where to go from here. I have worked as a mental health social worker for 15 years and need a change....to supplement my jewelry business. This has been the hardest part for me....deciding what I want to BE when I grow up!

    1. Oh, Jean you are too, too sweet. Thank you so much. I love to create art that inspires:) Happy you are here and I think these quuestions will really help you:)

  7. I am so loving the course!!! I haven't started my assignments for this week yet but ideas are floating all around. Thanks Leslie!!!


  8. Loving this course -- lots to think about -- hope i win :0)

  9. GREAT journaling questions!! Wow! This will peel back some layers! This is a ton of fun. Thank you again for this fabulous class!

  10. Enjoying this course. Thanks for all the wonderful in-depth questions. I think we all need to dig deep within ourselves from time to time.
    Hugs, Poe

  11. OMGoodness, I won??? WooHoo!!! I will send you my addy now. Wow! I really wanted that butterfly stamp - isn't that funny? And I LOVE the new switcherood art too! Thanks so much! :-)

  12. Congrats Joyce :)

    I haven't joined the FB group but I thought you might like to see my 'Believe' spread from last week. It's at http://fordiefresh.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/its-wednesday.html

    This course is really giving me a lot to think about, thank you.

  13. Would love to win, thanks for the opportunity! I'm enjoying creating with all of the great promots.


  14. Having read Zoe's comment, just above, I'm glad I'm not the only one who isn't on FB; but I did take a peek at her blog post, to see her work, and loved it!... I've dabbled with art journaling for a short while now, but questions like what are your hopes and dreams are always the very toughest for me. I dreamed I would someday be a Mom, and now my kids are growing up, and I don't KNOW what my dreams are anymore. I don't KNOW what to "reach" for... So you're giving me that gentle nudge to wake up and get thinking about it again! (0; I'm really enjoying this course; always eager to see what the next post or assignment will be!! Thank you Leslie! ~tina

  15. Thank you so much again for this FREE workshop. YOu really have me thinking about my life and what I want to do with it. I've been feeling pinned down lately because of my health, but I want to do so much. I just need to believe and reach for these things. Anything is possible. Thank you again.

  16. I really enjoyed this week's assignments, amazingly I got to 24 jobs I couldsee myslf doing, shame I'm too old fr most of them now LOL!

  17. Your Light From Within piece is really beautiful, and I love the spread you did while listening to Rascall Flats too...fantastic! Thanks for another giveaway opportunity...what fun!

  18. What a fun giftie basket ;-)
    and a big THANK YOU for coordinating this class and the fb group---it is a big encouragement to me during a challenging phase of life right now...

  19. I just found this today! I am so excited to go back and work through it all. Thanks for the opportunity!


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