Poor little guy isn't feeling too great. This is his first real cold, and he is doing his best to stay happy but the coughs take their toll sometime. He took an extra nap today, after a rough start to his morning-waking up around 3am and then 5am for the day. Hoping that he feels better soon, but I am taking in all the snuggle time I can get.
On a side note, Kieran has decided to walk up stairs like a big boy with no support-couldn't believe it when he did a stair all by himself, no hands just one big step.
Here is my entry to the Spring Time in Paris contest that Michaels is hosting. You had to create something evoking the feel of Spring Time in Paris and write at least 100 words of why you want to go. I am really happy with my page and had so much fun creating her. Every time I closed my eyes, she was all I could see-creative induced insomnia :P I titled the piece-'Dare to Dream'.
‘Why would I like to go to Paris?’ She thought to herself as she sipped on a cup of tea. ‘Why wouldn't I?’ Was the answer she got.
When I think of Paris I think of a city full of inspiration, artists, and creativity. Architecture, gardens, museums, history, cathedrals, stained glass, people, cafés, new culture and experiences awaiting. -A trip to Paris is just what she needed.-
To me everything is a learning experience, and everything I learn builds who I am-and who I hope to be is someone who inspires others to aspire towards their dreams, to do what makes them feel whole.
I believe creativity should be a right for all, and what better place to explore that than in Paris.
I am grateful for the opportunity to participate in this contest, and know that if I were to go, that what I learn and experience would help me to grow as an artist and human being-which I would share with whoever is willing to listen.
My time hop has been sending me pictures from four years ago when I started to give priority to my creativity. It is interesting to see where I started and where I am at now. That being said my over dreams and value of my art have not changed.
I started this as a way to track my growth and to be more committed and share what findings with whoever was interested. You can check out some of my original blog posts here at Taking Flight. I would say at this point there is no turning back for me. Art and creativity are as important to me as breathing. If I don't get to create, I am not a happy mama.
I feel more confident in my creativity, I can find the images within myself more and more, rather than searching for outside inspiration (usually meaning pinterest, which sucks me in for hours). I feel my own style developing.
I started with online classes with Alissa Burke, which led me to Traci Beautista, Carla Sonheim, and Journal Girl. From there I stumbled upon Tamara Laporte (willowing) whom I instantly fell in love with, her style, personality and healing aspects to her art inspire me and made me dream that someday I could so something similar. In fact I dreamed the other day that she visiting my home, and we were going to teach a class together...maybe someday <3. Tam's class, Lifebook, introduced me to many, many artists which eventually led me to Shiloh Sophia McCloud and the Colour of Woman training.
My dream is to someday have an art studio-uptown, in the valley, or in the middle of no where to host classes and retreats, and paint until I can't paint anymore. I love to travel and host retreats around the world too! I want my classes to be more than learning a technique, I want them to be a self exploration, something healing, or informing about who we are.
Look at him, ready for his first day of work, and already taking a break :)
Yesterday he found one of his old soothers (that he never liked any way) put it in his mouth ran over and laid down in my arms with a smile! What a cutie pie *heart melted*
I can't believe March Break is at an end, and it's back to work for me tomorrow. The week went by so fast!
Monday-Mommy locked the keys in the car while it was running, I thought it was so funny when Mommy tried to open the front door to say Thank You to the CAA man, but the front door was stuck too.
Tuesday-Daddy forgot to leave the keys home so we could go to the library..will they ever figure this car thing out.
Mommy tried to take me sliding, which was a complete disaster, I cried the whole time except for the 10 seconds it took to slide down the hill...maybe next time...then we made muffins after nap time. P.S. Blueberries have much more flavour if you dump them on the floor first.
Wednesday-Warmest day of the week. Mommy realized it was garbage day and she decided she would rather shovel a path for the garbage can than play in the enormous puddle on the road...why wouldn't she just let me go out there, I showed her! I love puddles for stomping, jumping, swishing my mitted hands in, and note for the future-going limp in a puddle while Mommy tries to get me=a few extra seconds in the puddle and has a fun weightless effect.
Thursday-Went to Indigo with Mommy and Daddy-had lots of fun playing with trains, and me sized carts-beep beep, I need to work on speed control and steering...actually others need to work on the reflexes. Then I spent the Night at my Nanny's.
Friday-quietest day of the week...in fact I took a 3 hour nap.
Saturday-Spent half the day with my Grammie and Grampy, took a short nap, then went to my other Nanny and Grampy's to visit Aunt Megan and Uncle Greg. I slept in Aunties room and Mommy and Daddy stole Uncle Greg's room.
Sunday- Today we had a big breakfast-I had my first scone. Later we went and got groceries-I have to direct my parents what aisles to go down and laugh at people while we pass them.
It was a good week.
Just another Mommy Monday with a bout of Mommy brain. March Break this week and I am looking forward to spending the week with Kieran...although today I decided to try and leave the house...key word try. I even got the car started, and cleaned off. Usually I put Kieran in the car while I do this, but today it wasn't to cold so he played while I did the cleaning. Then I picked him up and ....doors locked-great. Somehow I locked the car after starting it-stupid auto locks. So we didn't get out before nap time...but maybe after.
Last week on the snow day-Kieran and I built a fort-he loved it, running in and out and then he learned how to knock it down. He also enjoys stacking cups and knocking them down...our at least letting me stack the cups.
He is starting to kiss-mostly the dogs and cat, and his stuffed toys-occasionally he might save one for me. Love this little guy!
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Jennifer Russell was born and raised in New Brunswick, Canada.She is an Intentional artist who focuses on creating meaning full connections to her work for herself and others. Nothing is more satisfying to her than hearing that her work has inspired someone in their own life.