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Painting Plan

It’s finally Sunday! I’ll be visiting my dad for the afternoon. Once I get home my plan is to paint for a few hours.

Canvases are prepared and ready to go.

I’ll post updates on these paintings.

In the meantime I will be knitting a oversized scarf, that I can use as a shawl. The stitch is huddle stitch. This will not be sold.

Hurdle stitch

Cast on even number of stitches

  • Row 1- knit
  • Row 2- knit
  • Row 3- k1, p1
  • Row 4-k1, p1
  • Repeat until size you want.

I’m excited, this week most of the days I will be working from home. I’m considering to transition to work at home permanently. Either I’ll ask the practice I work at for that position or I’ll work for a telehealth company. Time will tell what the decision will be. But I believe I’ll have more painting time and more time to write my book if I work from home.

Enjoy your day

Happy day

Caroline

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Chapter 5: I am enough..

I am reading the creative cure by Jacob Nordby. This chapter has some deeper writings to try.

It focused on the internal story we tell ourselves and to learn how to write your own story.

“the inner creative self takes a back seat, and the enemies of creativity take over.” Page 97.

The impact of the stories “…can lead to feeling uninspired, helpless, or hopeless in certain areas.” Pg 97-98

The exercise is about taking a list of “should and should not,” and explore changing that story.

Here’s mine: I should have studied art in Europe.

My story rewritten:

I stayed home to be with my mom. And discovered I wanted to work as a healer and art therapist like I wanted to when I was looking at colleges. This time gave me the insight and awareness to focus on my career and to become the art therapist I wanted. I now have a good paying job, and own my home and I can always travel Europe. With this experience I can be a creator and healer and can help others be stronger. I learned about my inner strength.

I am enough. I am safe. I love myself. I see myself.

More on chapter 5 later

Today’s art in the studio…

Started a new painting…first layer of colors.

Working on coasters…. selling on Etsy…

This painting is not completed…

Happy Day

Caroline