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Sunday, October 19, 2008

MOVING DAY: Freak Out or Just Draw Up Your Dream Home

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This last week was stressful. What can I say? I'm busy posting to my blogs, drawing and writing for my Pop Culture Blog and Retro Graphic Novel, creating Halloween Martini Recipes and Halloween Finger Foods and the recipe cards for both those blogs, as well as working on the same big ad campaign when I get notified I have to move by the first of December! (BTW, you can see some of my latest novel sketches and Halloween art at those links above and you can buy my Halloween designs on apparel, home items and gifts at my Halloween Section of The PopArtDiva Boutique.)

Crap! Moving is a pain at the best of times, at the worst of times it is hell - sorry, but that is the only word for it! It's time consuming, back breaking and costly! So, what did I do? Spent the first part of the week being a good little artist during the day and doing my work then spending my nights tossing and turning as I fretted over being "put out on the street" with no idea of where I'll go. And then my kitchen faucet sprang a leak - like I needed something else!

Then I got some great encouragement from my fellow baby boomer Diva, Joyce, not only from her personally but from her great insights on her blog. She gave me a great affirmation: "I am being led to the perfect home for Pixel and me with everything we need to meet all our needs plus some pleasant- surprise extras!" which made me realize I could use this development to change my life for the better and move into a better home!

Thanks to Joyce, instead of griping and complaining and stressing over the move, I am now manifesting a better home for myself and Pixel! I have started sketching the home I want - the kitchen, the bathroom, the bedroom, a patio with great big private walls - making sure I put myself and/or Pixel in the picture somewhere!

It also helped me enjoy celebrating Pixel's ninth birthday on Friday too! She got a new "bed", some special "cookies" and a horribly annoying toy that she adores because it's motion activated, noisy and wiggles when she whacks it on the floor! Thank the Universe it's cover is velcroed on and I can give it a wash and replace the batteries! Happy Birthday 2 Pixel! Noisy Days 4 Pixel's Mom!

I am visualizing what I want in pictures and drawings! A picture is worth a thousand words, so they say, so these sketches should have some great manifesting power and magic! I'm leaving where the home is to the Universe though I am picturing perfect weather and a lot of martinis outside on my patio in the evenings and coffee in the mornings!

It's better to see this as an adventure and an opportunity for change for the better. Not only does this reset my emotional vibration but it's really helped me to get a decent night's sleep and eased that knot in my stomach! Not to mention I have renewed my creative energy!! You can see that from the Pop Art Pet Portrait I finished for Traveling Bob!

  • I am extremely grateful that Joyce is my friend!!
  • I am grateful for all the birthdays I've had with Pixel and all the birthdays I will have with Pixel in the future!
  • I am grateful for the ad campaign which creates work for me.
  • I am grateful I have the ability to draw my visions and create my world with a pencil and color.
  • I am grateful I have a friend who's coming over to fix my broken kitchen sink faucet too!
  • I am grateful it's almost Halloween - one of my favorite Holidays and my favorite subject matter to draw at this time of year too - I just love the combination of oranges, greens, purples and blacks.

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