Happiness Is…….

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I’m pretty sure, the number one thing that makes me forget all my cares, and feel amazing, complete, and fulfilled, is my creative time. The times where I’m creating art, I let go of my anxieties, I change from “tense, fearful, stressed and financially strapped mother and wife” to an individual, that loves herself, her life, and her abilities. I am working on feeling that way in every moment, but for now……the times I’m most happy…..are with paper or canvas in front of me, paints at the ready, and hands covered in ink, paint, and gesso. Don’t get me wrong. My family is everything to me, but sometimes I feel a bit lost as to who *I* am as an individual. Creating art gives that back to me.

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I created this layout, 100% with no intention, other than to share for challenges, and to enjoy the process. I ADORE my design team work, but it’s been over a year since I made something “just for me.” I need to do this more often. :) This is my reminder and wake up call!
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So, as I search for the absolute happiness, the best mood ever, I discover it in paint and paper, with creativity and soul searching, and everything melts away. Am I someone else? Nah, I’m just uncovering all the “goop” and finding the sunshine within.
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I am playing along with the challenge at Berry 71 Bleu this month!  check out their BEAUTIFUL mood board!)
as well as  7 Dots Studio’s “Good Mood” Challenge.

I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving, and you are resting and enjoying this wonderful weekend. I certainly am (as you can tell!)
Big hugs, and lots of love to all.

~<3 A

Supplies used:
7 Dots Studio: Dreamer background paper, “daydreaming”
Also, Messy Head, Domestic Goddess (stickers and papers).
UmWowStudio: Layered circles, Hexagon confetti, floral stem
Viva Las VegaStamps!: Compass by Brian Kesinger, coffee ring stain,Lace Background, Worn Clockface
Flower: Prima
Metal: Tim Holtz Idea-ology, Bead Landing.

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8 Comments on “Happiness Is…….”

  1. Silvagran says:

    wonderful!

  2. Love this page, full of colour, I really love it so much I became a follower here !

  3. Nolene says:

    So gorgeous! All of it!

  4. Roberta says:

    Beautiful layers and depth of color and texture! I just found your blog! Scrapping Everyday Miracles is having a Christmas theme challenge with three prizes! http://scrappingeverydaymiracles.blogspot.com/2013/12/christmas-theme-challenge.html

  5. amazing layout!! Love every gorgeous details here, the background is amazing!


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