Finding Time for You

Hello lovelies! It’s been too long since posting here…ah, such is life as a mom & small business owner!

I’m popping in today to share a project with you as well as some food for thought. I am currently in a season (literal season as my husband is a chef in a seasonal town & crazy busy now) of busy-ness, of moming nonstop, of solo parenting when hubs’ working hours span the whole day, of kids home, of kids at ages 3 & 4, of planning art camps & birthday paint parties…phew, just typing it makes me tired!

HOWEVER! No matter the busy-ness of life, I truly believe that self-care & time for you is so important. But, it is not easy to always find that time. I’d love to be finding time for yoga & working out (to lose those extra pounds & save my sanity) or to get my hair or nails done (to relax & feel pretty) & while I’m not finding time for those big things, but I am finding ways to feed my soul…

A glass of wine & some art time

Sketching while kids play

Whatever….

Art makes me feel myself & sneaking in the time is so important. What feeds your soul & makes you feel you? How can you make time even in the busiest of seasons to work that into your life?

Here’s a video from the other night’s me time, where the sacrifice of an extra hour of sleep was so worth it!

Find Your Wings

This art journal page kept taking left turns, things did not go as I planned & I kept feeling the urge to pitch it. Numerous times, I thought, that ruined it. But then I kept working or took a breath & kept at it. No matter how much you make art, there will be pieces that feel more challenging & pieces that flow out of you beautifully. It’s the ‘sticking with it’ in the challenging ones that help you grow. It’s easy to make art when it just comes without effort, but like anything, growth happens when challenges are surmounted, when you feel out of your comfort zone, when you really need to flex that art muscle to get through it.

Check out this Crash the Stash to see how the process can have so many peaks and valleys & still turn out great!

List Products Used:

Shawn’s Stencils:

Old World Minis

Mini Doodle Masks

Numbers 1

Trees 2

Other:

Marabu Fashion Sprays in Flamingo, Apple, Shimmer Aquamarine, Shimmer Apricot

Marabu Art Crayons in Black, Kiwi, Aqua Green & Turquoise

Daler Rowney Inks in Turquoise & Process Yellow

Pitt Pen

Stabilo All Pencil

Gelli Prints

Book Pages

Tim Holtz Scrapbook Paper

Mixed Media Play Date!

Hello everyone!

By now many of you know that I am a Creative Team Member in the Mixed Media Play Date 2019!

I am super excited about being able to teach alongside a group of AMAZING artist instructors!

LEARN MORE HERE: bit.ly/mmplay_alexa

And even MORE exciting news is that I can give away a 1 year spot in this amazing creative community. Continue to learn more.

To enter the giveaway, head over to my Instagram or my Facebook pages for details. (Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bluewoodsdesign/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bluewoodsdesign/)

Or enter on the site here: bit.ly/mmplay_alexa

Winners will be announced December 1st.

Mixed Media Mania YouTube Hop!

So excited to be a part of the Mixed Media Mania YouTube Hop! We have amazing sponsors who are giving away unbelievable prizes & tons of talented artists creating some gorgeous pieces!

Check out how I made this goddess girl here:

Then hop along & don’t forget to comment and subscribe to enter win!

Thanks for watching!

Our Favorites YouTube Hop Winners!

Thank you to all who hopped along & watched all of the amazing tutorials & videos on our YouTube hop!

Also, a huge thank you to all of our incredible sponsors! Their generosity is amazing & we are so grateful!

So now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for! Our Winners!

-Marabu: Prize Package: Re-used Muse

-Marabu: Prize Package: Luanna Pierce

-Joggles: $25 gift certificate: Crafting and Relaxing

-Joggles: $25 gift certificate: Eden’s Canvas

-Joggles: $25 gift certificate: Susan Jerrell

-Joggles: $25 gift certificate: Mieke Middlehuis

-AB Studio: prize package: Stefania FALASCO

-@slightly_askewed/Katie Mixed Media: collection of stencils: Allison Verboot

-Studio Magda Polakow/@magda_polakow_stamps: $25 gift certificate: Beth Perry

-TCW: prize package: Joy Hurley-Deluna

-Erin DeCoste/@happilywego: watercolor set: Katie Baird

-Alexa Doebler/ @bluewoodsdesign: mounted print of piece in video: nwlady1949

-DecoArt: mixed media line prize: Didi Roche

-DecoArt:mixed media line prize: Valerie B

-Nicole Watson Art/@nicolewatsonart: prize package: Mary Mailloux

-7 Dots: $25 gift certificate : Elizabeth Richards

-Snip-art: surprise gift pack: The Toolgirl42

-Lindy’s Gang: $25 voucher: Alice Dean Hendon

-Lindy’s Gang: $25 voucher: Cheryl Sigler

-Lindy’s Gang: $25 voucher: Susan Schultheis

-Julie Campbell/Creative Little Hut: mixed media book: Pamela Henry

-Canvas Corp Brands: 4 Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: Uroo Creations

-Mudra Craft Stamps: $25 worth products with free worldwide shipping: cattimir

-Ali Imperiale: original artwork from video: Rachel Angela Art

-Finnabair/Mixed Media Place Store: Voucher: Elaine Place

-Gelli Arts: prize package: Midnight Crafter16

If you see your name above, please contact me with your mailing info & email address. You can message me on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/bluewoodsdesign) or FB ( https://www.facebook.com/bluewoodsdesign) or email me at alexadoebler6@gmail.com.

Congratulations to all of our winners! & Thanks again for watching!

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑