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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Women Unleashed - a FREE Online Summer Retreat

Good Day Blogland Peeps... today I want to share my journal pages from the Women Unleashed Retreat.. a FREE series of online videos that encourage you to access your inner desires and to take action ... Go HERE to find out all about this awesome series.  But promoting this retreat is NOT why I am blogging today... I want to share about my internal creative struggle as I worked to complete these two pages in my Art Journal.
Even though  I always LOVE my finished pages, this is a creative process and I do not always love them when I am starting out.  For this particular lesson I really struggled with how UGLY these two pages looked, and how what was on the paper did not reflect at all what was in my head.  I just wanted to QUIT and paint over everything with Gesso! But I didn't quit, and I allowed myself to keep adding to the page - more lines, more color and more doodles until all of a sudden I wasn't Hating it anymore! I was starting to love the direction and the look and the feel this page was taking. 
I don't think it was a coincidence that as I was working through these pages I was also working through turning some Limiting Beliefs into Liberating Beliefs by allowing myself to hear the Mean Girl voice in my head, acknowledge her presence, recognize that the critisisms she was making were no longer valid and MOVE ON!  All a part of  Tamara Laporte's lesson yesterday for the Women Unleashed Retreat .
So my advice to you as you start out on your own creative  journey, especially with mixed media, is "Don't Give Up On Yourself Too Soon."  Keep adding to your "beginning" until all of a sudden it takes on a life of its own, and then you LOVE it!

As Always, thanks for popping in to see what I am up to and please do leave me a comment if you like what you are seeing!
Scrapbooking Artist, Lynne Mizera

NOTE: I just want you to know that used only Heidi Swap & Dylusion sprays and Sharpie markers to create this page with a bit of Ranger Liquid Pearls and Glossy Accents for highlighting.  You do not need a lot of special supplies to create pretty stuff. 



  1. You are having WAY too much fun and insight with that course, Lynne - good on you. Love this spread!

  2. Lynne I just love this! It is sometimes a struggle and yes, I do go over everything with gesso. BUT I find it very challenging to defy the mess I've made at times :-) This spread is wonderful. Full of energy and creativity. An open heart and an open mind are the best things to have when journaling. Enjoy that online course of Tamara... I've been thinking of joining Lifebook next year... when I see this spread of yours I know I'm gonna join ♥
    Lots of love and creativity to you!
    I'm off on vacation soon...
    Michelle ♥


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