YES is my word for 2018. As 2017 came to a close, a few words bubbled up but the one that felt most like a yes was YES! 😜 I truly believe that saying yes to yourself is the solution to so many things, perhaps even everything! Look around… take a *careful* peek at your news feed. Can you feel all the shut down places? There is so much fear, so much divisiveness, so much judgment, so much contraction, so many NO’s! What good does it do to add misery and suffering to it? Nothing. What if, instead, you could contribute light to all this darkness? But where would the light come from, you ask? From the only place it can come from… from yourself. This requires a YES! So whatever is calling to you, take one step towards it today. And another tomorrow, and another the next day. When you make a choice towards joy and self-love, you refill your own well, which makes it much, much easier to interact with others in a compassionate, loving way. Can you imagine if there was a groundswell or people who choose to interact with each other in a compassionate and loving way?! #newyearsinspiration #newyearsrevolution #wordoftheyear #riasharonart #yesplease #yeswecan
I love this. Here's what I know. Heroes don't come wearing capes. They are my friends, my children, the stranger on the street that says exactly what you need to hear. Heroes wear ears that listen to the quiet whispers of your heart. They offer their shoulders and hands when someone needs support. They wear the face of resolve when action must be taken. They see the truth when faced with injustice. These are superpowers we can offer… OURSELVES. #inspiration #powerthought #artistsway #artistslife @powerofspeech
Oh hi! Says #rabbit ? New addition to the #animalguidance pendant collection reminds me to embrace fear as my friend. Okay I'll remember that as I post this #selfie ? Pendants are available at @kindsoap @phoenixrisingstl @meshuggah_cafe #riasharonart #rabbitillustration #stlouisart #madebyhand #stlouisstyle #stlouisartist #mothersdaygifts #motherday2017 #rabbitart #shoplocalstl #shophandcrafted
Ribbons! Ribbons! Ribbons! Vintage French linen ribbons all ready for stringing up animal pendants! . . #animalguidanceproject #inthestudio #makearteveryday #madebyhand #shoplocalstl #riasharonart #shoplocal #shophandcrafted #shoplocallymade #stlouisart #stlouisartist #stlouisstyle #stlouis #motherday2017 #makersgonnamake
Have you watched Phil Hansen’s TED Talk yet? If not, you might not get it when your artist/creative-type friends say, “Just embrace the shake!” ;P
As a designer for many years, I must say that I thrived under constraint. But it didn’t occur to me of how this could apply to my personal art. Inspired by his talk, the theme of my upcoming free workshop on Skillshare is called “Embrace Your Art.”
From February 1-29, you pick a limitation for yourself and I’ll guide you through daily prompts! Fun!
Why should you do it? Because this challenge will create structure and accountability for you AND nudge you to take your art to the next level. Find out about the workshop PRIZES and claim your spot here.
Thanks for confirming! I know, I know… I’m totally hacking this email list subscription thing. But yes, this is Ria from The Printable Letter and I’m thrilled that you stopped by the shop and made a purchase! I hope you love it as much as I enjoyed making it.