I am going through the "Artist's Way: a course in discovering and recovering your creative self" by Julia Cameron for the second time. I loved it the first time I did it, and it really helped me to start making art again after a long period of pushing that side of myself down. I decided… Continue reading A love letter to myself #selfcare #selfworth #healing #feminine #gender #feminism
Did you know that I do custom paintings at my Etsy Shop RRandJ Designs? Here are some examples of custom paintings I have done for others... This is a watercolour of a Eurasian Jay that I did for a lovely customer who found me via my Instagram page ( Find RRandJ on Instagram: HERE) This… Continue reading Custom Paintings at RRandJ Designs on Etsy
I have been doing a lot of water colour painting recently, so I decided for a change I would do a large acrylic painting. I had the idea to do some kind of tropical bird, I thought maybe a parrot or a flamingo, but whilst browsing images on Pinterest I spotted a photograph of a… Continue reading Toucan Painting
Just wanted to share with you all some of the things that have sparked my interest and given me inspiration this week. Blog post Grace Victory's blog post "How to better your relationship with your body" which you can see HERE has given me the boost I needed this month. January is the month where diet… Continue reading What’s been inspiring me this week
This is an updated version of my previous post "Self Care, Why it's Important", I am learning everyday about what it means to have self acceptance and what privilege I have, so I felt like I needed to write a more recent perspective on the issue of self care. Self care Myths Self care has… Continue reading Self care isn’t about bath bombs
This year is the first year that I have not played into the idea of “New Year, New Me.” In previous years I've always had a large list of ways that I would like to change my self, my personality and my body. I've always felt like there was something about me that needed to… Continue reading New year, more myself.
Now we are nearing the end of 2017 I thought I'd share with you some of the things I've loved reading, watching and listening to this year! Check out some of the items on my list and let me know some of your recommendations from this year in the comments! Read Now admittedly I may… Continue reading My Recommendations 2017
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Here is an update on my reading challenge! I am a bit behind schedule what with settling Joe into starting school, but now I need to get back on track to make sure I've read 26 books by the 31st of December! Book 9 was “The North Water” by Ian Mcguire. The story is set upon… Continue reading #Reading challenge books 9-10
Love your body. Self love. You've got to love yourself before you can love anyone else. These are all things we hear regularly from body positive guru's and pinterest quotes. These are all things I've tried to tell myself for the past few years. But for most of us loving our bodies and our selves… Continue reading 6 ways to start your body acceptance journey #bodyacceptance