It is so nice to see Friday! YAY! I am going to complete my second week at my new job today. It was been stressful trying to learn new computer systems, doctors, staff names, etc. But among all of the stress, I have to say that everyone that I have met at my new job is very professional and nice!
Today I would like to share some of the work that I have been doing in my Book of Days classes taught by Effy Wild. Check out the links to learn more about her and her amazing online classes!
I am going to show you some examples of the work I have done this past of week, which was a week to learn all about faces and painting faces. Here is what Effy so eloquently said about painting faces:
"Face painting feels like a spiritual act. Every face I paint feels like a spark of the divine meeting me there, on the page. Sometimes these faces are expressions of some archetype I’m working with: the inner child or the wise one, for example. Sometimes, these faces come as a surprise to me, and I am not sure who they represent – just that they were meant to show up."
I loved what she said and have learned to love creating faces in my art journal!
Our first lesson was about "meeting ourselves" on the pages we create! This is what I came up with:
And the next pages were really interesting to make. We started by creating our background, then seeing just what "appeared" on our page and going with it: Here are mine:
Effy says that we don't have to be afraid of "ugly" faces. She said and I quote: "Don’t fear ugly. Embrace it. Sometimes, the ‘uglier’ the face, the more expressive it is."
Yes, I am so full of mixed emotions this week. My daughters are going back to school! Katie goes back to Penn State tomorrow. She is moving into an apartment with 2 other friends. I am so happy that she is growing into such a wonderful young woman, but sad at the same time because I am going to miss her so much! (No one warned me that it was going to be just as hard to say goodbye the second year of college!) And sweet Anne starts 5th grade on Monday. Whew! Where did the summer go?
Katie and Anne spent the day together yesterday! Katie took Anne to Dorney Park and they had a wonderful time going on all of the rides and having lunch and treats and just spending quality time together. They gave me this photo strip that they took at one of the booths there:
They are so cute together!
I know that once the school year begins, everything will fall into place and we will get into a routine, but for now, I am feeling a little blue . . . Sigh.
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I hope you all have a wonderful Friday and weekend. Enjoy the nice weather and last weekend of August!