Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Dream, dream, dream...

I've been a bit down lately and I'm not entirely sure why, though it's likely related to my work situation. So, I decided to take the day off today to get a few things done and maybe even get some cleaning and clearing done in my home...my home has been in a messy shambles since February when I was making my first drawing for Patti Digh's book (Four Word Self Help) and packing (too much it turned out!) for my first art retreat with Artful Journey...

 some of the things I took to Artful Journey in February 2010...

These days, I manage to create in the mess, but it's getting to be too much and I've been dreaming of an uncluttered home and uncluttered creative play-space, but I've also been dreaming of moving from my humble abode as the neighborhood has really changed a lot in the last few years...

Sadly, it all just feels like far away dreams since I don't have funds for moving or buying what's needed for better organization in my home. LA is a very expensive town and I'm very lucky to have been in a rent controlled apartment for many years; in fact, the low rent has afforded me the ability live alone and have the extra room for a creative play-space, clutter and all...

sadly, my work table is even MORE cluttered than this these days...

But I have been feeling the need for some big changes in my life and though there are some things that have occurred (art exhibit, artwork published, opening 2 different etsy shops), it doesn't feel like very much is actually happening.

When I read the story of blog buddy Louise Gale about her upcoming move and how it happened, it brought some hope for me. Louise has managed to manifest some amazing things in her life, such as the ability to leave a day job and embark on a career as a full time artist, things I would love to do in my life as well. When she began to promote her upcoming e-course, it sounded great, so I signed up on the early bird special, as well as signing on as an affiliate, because I think this e-course is going to be amazing:


 I have an affiliate link on the sidebar!

She is offering a great 4 week course in manifesting dreams and goals that begins January 3, 2011 and I can't wait for the New Year already...

There is a workbook and planner, which is filled with her signature bright colored painting style. I was lucky enough to get a preview of the workbook and it's filled with some great prompts as well as lovely colorful art, which I might start working on in advance of the class. If you're interested in more information, you can click on the links and let Louise herself tell you about this class...

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I have to say that making the decision to join the affiliate program was interesting for me. I'm always happy to promote my blog buddies by linking to their posts and their projects but I never thought of it as a way to bring in some extra income, which is really much needed at this time in my life. Louise has put together a really great class and I can't wait to participate in it and, since she offered an affiliate program, I think this may be a way of the Universe telling me that there are many ways to bring in an income, besides a regular 9 - 5 job, and that it's time for me to start seeing those alternatives (opportunities?!) and start acting on them...


What are some things you're dreaming of today? I'd love to hear about them!

1 comment:

Kathryn Hansen said...

actually...i'm letting go of old dreams that have never panned out (like an art career) and embracing some new visions to manifest in 2011!!still laying the ground work right now!