Nurturing Thursday # 14

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“For your beautiful vows to flourish, it’s necessary to silence that critical voice”

Soul Vows – Janet Conner

I’m using my Hobonichi Techo for quotes. Before I was writing them in pieces of paper and of course they disappeared after a while, now I’m being more organized and mindful when writing them, like for this one I painted flowers using watercolor pencils.

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Senryu: The price

 

You wish I was yours
Add money to the balance
I’ll alter my view

 

The words for this week are Ambition and Change, but we need to use synonyms.

I’m really having fun playing with styles of poetry, after several posts with Cinquain I decided to try a Senryu for this week.

Senryu in English 5/7/5 syllable structure. A Senryu is written about love, a personal event, and have IRONY present. Click the link to learn the meaning of irony.

Happy New Year

 

img_2253It’s difficult to believe but 2018 is almost here. What has happened with 2017? It was like yesterday I was wishing happy 2017.

I don’t like to make resolutions for the new year,  generally, by February I’ve already given up on them.

But I do choose a word of the year, I’ve been doing it since 2014 and it really makes a difference for me. A tiny work helps me to be focus, to always bring me back to my real self.

My word for 2018 is EMBRACE. I’ve been doing a brave work of discovering my true self, a journey of self-love and respect. It’s time to accept myself and be my true friend. I painted this canvas and I’ll place it on a wall in my studio.  The symbols on it are Angelic Zibu Symbols: On the top left – nurture yourself, left side – listen within and on the right – embrace life. My 2017 word was BRAVE, I painted a canvas for it as well. Looking back I see that I was really brave in relation to figure out stuff that was hidden deep inside me.

I painted a wheel of the year with words for each month, so I can narrow down and work month by month on each intention. On the left side are my intentions and on the right side I’ll fill up after each month with the what really happened.

 

img_2256Here are my new notebooks for 2018:

The one with flowers is a Christma gift from hubby, it will be my journal for morning/evening pages, under it is a large sketchbook that I’ll use for art journaling. I have the We’Moon datebook and the tiny one is Hobonichi Techo, Japanese compact daily planner, that I’ll use for poetry and quotes. This last one is a quite expensive notebook, but I decided to give it to myself as a treat because I deserve it!

And you? Have you chosen a work for the new year, set few intentions, or are you going to let things move according to the flow?

Happy New Year!