AN ARTIST'S LIFE AND JOURNEY THROUGH THE UNIVERSE OF CREATIVITY.
My online journal of the process of making goals, turning negative to positive, artistic visualization and practicing gratitude for the talents I've been given.
Be the creative person you are by practicing The Secret of Universal Law, visualization and gratitude.
Without art life is gray - Art brings color to the world!
Here's where I blog about my newest art pieces, how they came to be and how I am creating a better life as an artist through a new attitude.

Monday, February 2, 2009

BUSY, BUSY, BUSY, ART, ART, ART - Back in the Saddle Again!

I'm not even sure where to start I've been so busy doing new art! Okay, I'll just dive in.

First, I did these really fun drawings above for my Post Card Party Invitations for my newest site Easy Greeting Cards - each photo links to it's particular blog page.

Then I redesigned those images to be put on party products at my online store The PopArtDiva Boutique's Fun Department:

I'm also in the middle of doing a series of pop art, Peter Max style designs for a line of products for Feisty Side of Fifty. The first one is below:

And I did up some new Valentine's Day Theme recipe cards for all my Valentine recipes at The Martini Diva and The Diva of Tiny Foods:

Not to mention testing out all those recipes - oh my, the martini recipes were SO difficult to try out, lol!! I did four dessert recipes for this holiday - all chocolate, that was tough to handle too -NOT!

I also did a couple of other recipe card designs for The Martini Diva, in fact I usually do 3 new ones each week, but this one I thought you'd get a kick out of:

I've also been doing ad work and a power point presentation for some clients - nothing exciting so I won't bother posting an image here, but this is the kind of work that pays the bills so I can't complain about it!

VISUALIZE VISUZLIZE: So, what have I been working on in my personal and artistic growth area? Well, to be honest, not so much. My recent move has upset my normal life flow and I'm just now getting back into the swing of things. I haven't been consciously visualizing much of anything - except maybe dinner!

It happens, folks. We can't always be on top of everything in our life all the time and maybe that's a good focus for my positive thinking post today. GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK! Quit beating yourself up all the time for not being perfect! Maybe it's okay to visualize a day off!!

Actually I did visualize - I visualized a day off! I was so busy working that I needed a "me" day so I actually saw myself sitting out in the back, soaking in the sun, reading a book, and I saw myself primping and relaxing and watching tv! I planned some downtime. And guess what? That's what I did all day yesterday!!! It was freakin' great! I didn't touch my computers except to check my e-mail and then I SHUT THEM OFF! I even read a bit of Joy Luck Club again!

IT'S ALL IN HOW YOU LOOK AT IT: Sometimes working is not the best thing you can do. Sometimes not working is the best thing you can do. A fresh mind, a rested body and some downtime can do wonders for your attitude! I am much more aligned with myself after yesterday.

ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE: I am grateful I allowed myself not to do something! I am grateful it was warm and sunny so I could soak up Vitamin D for a while. I'm grateful for good books and good drama on television that shuts off my overworking little noggin. I'm grateful I got to watch Pixel snoozing in the sun. I'm grateful for DVD recorder technology that allowed me something else to watch besides the Super Bowl. I'm grateful for Sundays.

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6 comments:

Joyce Mason said...

Great post! Love all your new art, and like you, I'm learning about downtime and when it's good NOT to work. Thanks for cheering on my inner couch potato. I know she's in there somewhere!

Pop Art Diva! said...

My couch potato is not so inner - she's very evident at times, lol.

cindy said...

Hi! I really like the "forest fires" card. It made me laugh. Thanks for the visualization. I think I needed this the other week when I was stuck in that traffic jam.
BTW: Have you joined our "gratitude gathering" group on B-who-U-R yet?
Cindy

Pop Art Diva! said...

Cindy - Glad Forest Fires made you laugh, it was inspired by my recent birthday cake - darn thing had so many candles it set the smoke detector off!!! OMG! lol.

I haven't joined but I'll hop over to BWUR next!

Karlyn said...

It looks like you've been busy. I like your new artwork/invites. Festive, colorful fun!

Pop Art Diva! said...

Karlyn - for me these invites started me up sketching again so I've VERY fond of them, lol!

Thanks for stopping by.