Here are the pages that ended week 5:
I like the horizontal planner layout very much, but not for To-Do lists or Time-Management. Which is funny because a planner's job is to keep me on time and doing things that need to be done. I think vertical is a more intuitive design and follows the course of our day like we are used to, from top to bottom. An hour at a time page would be helpful too. That said, I like the horizontal layout for documenting my days. There is real room to write there, which I did little of this week. This week was all about the Amy painting, and I put a little version of her printed on sticker paper so I can keep track of what I made that week.
I have been eating well and I am out of bed before 11 am.
I did zero stretching. I think I bent over once to pick up a sponge to wash dishes with.
A new month and a new theme: LOVE SONG.
February is the month of love and a great time for us to direct it at ourselves.
For the next four weeks let's concentrate on our internal dialog.
- Quick! Write down what you think about yourself. All the odd bits and crappy parts especially.
- Analyze what you wrote. Are you excessively hard on yourself? The way to tell is imagine you are saying these things to a small child. Would the child's feelings be hurt? Your subconscious is a mini version of you. It is your emotional stuff. Whatever you say she/he is going to believe. If what you are saying is not nurturing and loving, you have work to do.
- WHAT are the words you wish someone said to you? Write them down. It doesn't matter if they are corny, that is just your hard-ass self not feeling loved. Pour it on thick. Think of a cuddly little baby panda bear, that's you.
For the first week of love song, what I want to hear is
I DO THE WORK I LOVE
MY FUTURE IS BEAUTIFUL
I printed out my loving art affirmations onto sticker paper and put them on the borders of each day.
My decorations are a bit overboard so after this week I am going to do less. Writing out the weekdays helps me because that small black type is so small but, I'm going to give that up. Not a lot of real estate in the horizontal for unnecessary decor. I know the days of the week even if I can't see them. They don't need to be that big. For special events like my art walk day, yes I can go big, but for regular days I want more space to write. The little boxes on the right can stay affirmations but I need to not put so many stickers on the writing lines.
The painting I am filming for Patreon will be based on the one below. It is based around the idea of mother and child but is me and my inner little girl. I will be teaching how to draw from a photograph and how to incorporate oil pastels into your portraits. If you want to take my painting class this month at the Gypsy Warrior level, it is only $25.00 and you get everything. Email me at email@example.com and I can send you an invoice.