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    Day 10: A Valentine to yourself

    We’ve all heard it before. Put your own oxygen mask on first. Easy to say, but do you really do it? Every day? What do you do to put yourself first? Do you ask for what you want? What does your self-talk sound like? Maybe today’s prompt will help! Write, paint, photograph or draw a valentine to yourself. What do you love about yourself? If that’s too hard, ask a friend or family member, “What’s something you love about me?” Write it down. Savor the way it feels. Think about what you came up with or what you were told. Tuck that away in your heart for the rest of…

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    Day 6: Everything Green

    Fun fact about today’s prompt – green is NOT one of my favorite colors. In fact if you look at my paints, I have the fewest choices in the green section. And yet … Green has been showing up in my journal and my paintings a LOT this past year. In the last painting class I took, green was everywhere! I can’t wait to figure out what it means. In the meantime, I’ll continue to explore everything green. What do you think of when you see green? Do you see dragons and enchanted forests? Do you see lush tropical plants, vegetables glistening in their bins, green fields, or shiny green…

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    Day 4: Home

    Where is “Home” to you? Is it where you grew up? Are you still there? Is it a childhood home, a region, a specific house or structure? Or is it a completely new place that you’ve created on your own? I find myself with two types of “home.” The first is my childhood home in eastern North Carolina. It’s a small crossroads in the middle of nowhere and in the middle of everything all at the same time. By errand standards, it’s not close to much, but by children’s standards it’s in the middle of all you need. Home is where the dinner bell rang loud and clear to let…

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    Day 2: Polka Dots – Inspired by Yayoi Kusama

    “Our earth is only one polka dot among a million stars in the cosmos. Polka dots are a way to infinity” Yayoi Kusama I’ve been dreaming of seeing the Infinity Mirrors Exhibit for over a year and this month I was able to see Kusama’s work at the High Museum in Atlanta. It was a visual feast of polka dots! And as my artist friends have said, “Lynne, you certainly like your circles.” Circles are important to me. They have so much symbolism throughout history and throughout our lives. Circles of women, family circles, calling circles in emergencies, circles gathered to celebrate and to mourn. Infinity Mirrors did not disappoint.…

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    February Wallpaper

    I know some of you don’t love pink….and don’t love hearts around this time of year…BUT I just had to share this wallpaper. It’s to remind you of something very special. Click on the image to download and use it on your phone if you’d like. It’s my lock screen on my phone and it makes me smile. I hope you smile today! Did I mention that February’s Ten Day Choose Art Challenge begins today? Tami from Choose Joy Studio is kicking us off with a great prompt today! There’s still time to join. This month we’ve added a private Facebook group to help find the prompts and share your…

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    My Word for 2019

    I am not a person who likes to be pinned down. I generally don’t like doing something unless it makes sense to me. I can stick to a schedule, but I push against it the whole time. (In my head; rarely out loud.) I’ll get done what has to be done during the day or a specified time period, but I’ll do it on my own time and in my own way. In Gretchen Ruben’s The Four Tendencies, that means I’m a rebel with questioning tendencies or a questioner with rebel tendencies.  The fact that I’m choosing a word is slightly surprising and yet the idea appeals to me this year.…

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    10DCAC Day 10!!

    Day Ten! We made it! Today’s prompt: Winter Dreams. What do you dream about for winter? Is it crisp, cold nights with ink black skies holding twinkling stars? Is it snow covered trees swaying in the gentle night breeze? Is it cozy nights by the fire, sipping hot cocoa or wine? Is it bustling streets with honking cars and people talking and laughing? What are your winter dreams? In some ways my winter dreams have come true with a rare, early snowfall in my neck of the woods. Waking up to snow is still magical! For a few minutes I feel exactly as I did when I was ten, fifteen…

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    10DCAC Day 8

    Today’s prompt: Autumn Looks Like… In the northern hemisphere we’ve just moved from fall to winter. While winter is beginning to sparkle, the memory of fall colors lingers in the air with leaves still falling and faded colors of orange, yellow and brown carpeting the ground. What does autumn look like in your home? Do you have the changing seasons? Do you have white capped mountains or lush green palms marking fall days? Capture it in your imagination and then create it! We’ve transitioned from pumpkin spice to peppermint mocha and we take time to mark the changes. We’re in the home stretch of the challenge today which is sometimes…

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    Day 7 10DCAC

    Today’s prompt from Tami Chacon with Choose Joy Studio is “All that Glitters is Not Gold.” I love the question that Tami included in FB today. “What brings warmth and sparkle to your life?” My response to this prompt has me scratching my head a little bit. Not sure why she decided to come through, but there she is in all her glittery, sparkly glory. Do you have those moments where you sit down to create with one idea in mind and something else entirely different shows up? This morning was one of those times for me. I read the prompt, picked the colors and thought it would be a…

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    10DCAC Day 6

    Day Six Prompt: Time for Trees! What shapes do you see when you think of trees? Draw it. Photograph it. Collage it. Show us your trees! This prompt comes from a year of looking at trees and thinking about how different they are throughout the year and in different places. I live in Raleigh, the City of Oaks, and as you can imagine we have lots of trees. The summer is dappled with green leaves and glorious shade in the steamy hot days. The fall is multi-colored with oranges, scarlet and yellows dotted with every brown you can imagine. The winter seems more grey with the stark outlines of the…