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This is really cute and heartwarming. :-) Just wanted to pass it on.

(Source: youtu.be)

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emmyc:

THE BEST. I love this one especially

I want to be a magic person of the world. ;_;

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"IF YOU WANT TO BE AN ARTIST, HERE IS THE SECRET. GET UP EVERY DAY, AND DO IT ALL DAY."
Stapleton Kearns

(Source: stapletonkearns.blogspot.com)

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I’ve been watching a lot of hooping videos for beginner tips and this is BY FAR THE BEST ONE.  It makes me feel like I can actually learn and improve.  Other videos show people with perfect form who never drop their hoop.  I find those videos really intimidating and discouraging.  If I’m having a hard time, I’ll watch this video and feel better knowing that even expert hoopers drop their hoops sometimes!!

I really want a professionally made hoop.  This is the one I want.  So after I have been hooping everyday for 3 weeks, I’m going to buy it!  They say it takes 3 weeks to make a new activity a habit and I want to improve a bit before I spend money on a new hoop.

I’m probably going to babble about hooping a LOT this summer.  Just to warn you.  I tend to hyper focus on things when I first get into them.  :-P

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"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm."
Winston Churchill
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"The only real failure is the failure to try, and success is measured by how we cope with disappointment."
Evelyn, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
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"When I was 22, during my final year of earning a science degree, I came to terms with who I really am. I am an individual who wants to turn ideas into tangible items that people enjoy, and I want to earn an income from it – all while staying at home to care for my children. I want to be my own boss, and I want to make my short time on this Earth meaningful on my own terms. That is the joy of being a maker."
Ashley Pahl

(Source: etsy.com)

Drawinggggg

I just bought ANOTHER sketchbook.  I hope this one is THE ONE.  I found out that Moleskine makes BIG sketchbooks!  Who knew?  Not me.  I bought one.  A4 size, 8.5 x 12.  I hope I will like it.

My favorite sketchbook of all time is out of print (Running Rhino Sketch Journal) and I’ve been trying to find a suitable replacement.  Nothing will ever be as good as my beloved Rhino Sketch Journal.  I drew in them for TEN YEARS.  The paper took anything and everything I threw at it and it always came out fantastic.  Ink and markers especially.  I think I actually cried a tear when I got the confirmation from Running Rhino that I wouldn’t ever be able to get my hands on this sketchbook ever again.

Le sigh!

I know this sounds weird (or maybe it doesn’t?), but half of my inspiration for making art is loving the materials I’m working with.  I used to draw ALL THE TIME.  Then I couldn’t find my sketchbook anymore.  I feel like part of the reason I don’t draw so much anymore is that I haven’t been able to find a new sketchbook that I love.

But life goes on I suppose.  I will try the Moleskine and if it still doesn’t do it for me I will keep looking!  If all else fails, I will find a paper I like and make my own.

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THIS.  This is what I needed all along.  I bought this little sketch book three days ago and I’ve drawn in it everyday since.  Drawing three days in a row might not sound like a monumental achievement, but it is for me.
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THIS.  This is what I needed all along.  I bought this little sketch book three days ago and I’ve drawn in it everyday since.  Drawing three days in a row might not sound like a monumental achievement, but it is for me.

Read the rest of this post on my website!