Sunday, September 17, 2006

Shimelles Class - the halfway mark!

I can hardly believe it - we're halfway through September, and I'm still up to date with my art journal entries! Who would have believed that you really could learn something new everyday. Obviously, the things I've learned aren't all new, some of them are things that I had temporarily forgotten, others are things I hadn't realised were important to me and some of them are new things. This class has really motivated me to look at things in a different way, to consider what I can learn from the day. Some pretty heavy stuff has happened this month, and that has obviously had an impact on the lessons I've learned and the pages I've created. One of the lessons learned, and the one I have based my 16th September page on, is that I need things to be organised. It doesn't always happen, but I'm definitely at my happiest and most relaxed when everything is where it should be - from my craft supplies, to the spare loo rolls and everything in between! In my mind there is a very strong link between an organised home and a clear head - when everything is disorganised, it results in fuzzy thinking. I know this isn't the same for everyone, but I have recognized that it is definitely so for me. I also find that if my head is feeling fuzzy, then a good clear-up session is a wonderful tonic! Not only results in a tidy (ish) home, but a calmer mind.

The other page I've scrapped this weekend reflects the difficulty I have in sharing my feelings with others. I've always been a shoulder to cry on for other people, but have tended to hold in my own feelings and deal with them myself. I am gradually learning that to share my feelings with others not only makes me feel better - it makes them feel better too! Far from burdening others, I've found that people really appreciate being trusted with your deepest feelings and will rarely abuse the trust you have placed in them. I still need to work on this, but I am getting there...

1 comment:

humbug said...

well i am so glad you've joined our team, please please feel free to unburden yourself with us - that's what we're about

more fabulous lo's
you're geting so much from this class