Leanne Barrett: March 2024

Friday 29 March 2024

Creative Life Week 13 2024 - Replenishing Energy

Week 13: Replenish - I give myself permission today to do nothing, so I can replenish my energy. (SoulSistersToo - Living)
Intention Setting: If I feel low energy I will replenish my energy rather than push through the feeling.

Replenishing Energy...

The wise woman within reminded me that I don't have to push on trying to do things when I have low energy. Instead I can take moments to nurture myself, recharge my batteries and then when I feel more energised I can continue with my to do list.

This week I have replenished my energy through;
  • a home facial - replenishing my skin
  • meditation - replenish my soul and rest my body
  • painting - replenishing my creative spirit
  • watching something funny, laughter - reducing stress
  • reading and completing a word puzzle
  • watching the sunrise and sunset
  • listening to music and podcasts
  • journaling

Friday 22 March 2024

Creative Life: Week 12 2024 - I Choose Me this Week

Week 12: Authenticity - I choose an authentic life. (SoulSistersToo - Soulfilled)
Intention Setting: Spirit, May I share my authentic self this week, where I do me, not what is expected of me. 

I Choose Me this Week...

This week I am choosing to listen to my authentic self. 
I choose to create or write right now, not in 30 seconds time because the bed "should be made". 
I choose to read rather than do the laundry chores.
I choose to replenish my energy with a nap or watching, The Real Housewives of Orange County, rather than doing items on my to do list.
I choose to have my main meal at lunch and not at dinner time because that's what we've always done.
I choose to spend extra time reflecting in my journal when I have an art exhibition to prepare for.
I choose to answer emails once in the am and pm, rather than answer emails as soon as they arrive in my inbox.
I choose to make connections with family and friends, and follow rabbit holes of my choosing, rather than following a social media thread selected by algorithms. 
I choose to create as my career.
I choose to work towards my first solo exhibition. 
I choose who I want to connect with.
I choose to listen to my inner child and follow the joy in life.
I choose a clam and slow path, rather than a busy lifestyle.
I choose to listen to my internal wise woman rather than external voices and seek external support when needed.

I choose the real me. 
I choose to make myself happy. 

Friday 15 March 2024

Creativity: Week 11 2024 - Flower Drawings = Joy

Week 11: Delight - I choose to do things that make me feel happy. (SoulSistersToo - Creative)
Intention Setting: Spirit assist me in doing things that make me feel happy and to notice what things bring me joy. 

Flower Drawings = Joy

Every now and then I do some little stylised drawings of flowers, both real and imagined. Drawing simple flowers like these brings me so much joy, I begin to move into a feeling of creative flow.

I encourage you too to play with a pen or any mark making materials you have nearby and see how many different flower drawings you can create.  

Friday 8 March 2024

Creativity: Week 10 2024 - Discovering Through Play

Week 10: Discovery - Today I will take the time to discover something new. (SoulSistersToo - Creative)
Intention Setting: Spirit please assist me to be open to discovering something new.

Discovering Through Play...

This week I've been discovering or rediscovering a range of different things; new music, re-tasting food and new creative explorations.

New Music: I listened to the Oscar nominated songs I have not heard before and I went down a rabbit hole listening to a music style called Bardcore. Bardcore is revamped popular songs using medieval style  music. I listened to quite a few songs by an artist known as the Canadian Hildegard von Blingin' eg. Jolene, Painted Black, Wicked Game, Holding out for a Hero and Bad Romance.

Re-tasting Food: I am in the process of feeding my gut biome a larger range of foods. This week I re-tasted sardines and artichoke hearts after years of not eating them.

Creative Explorations: I also took some time for intuitive creative play in my sketch book, while listening to bardcore music. Drawing lines and shapes with a gel pen*. Trying washes of light coloured acrylic paint. And playing with a red fineliner^ pen and unactivated Scribble Sticks*^, a water-soluble pigment, like a woodless pencil or crayon.

I hope that you too can discover something new this week or something you haven't done for a long time. 

* Uni-ball Signo Line Gel Pen 0.7 black
^ Staedtler triplus fineliner brilliant colours
*^ Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks, water-soluble pigments by rangerink 

Friday 1 March 2024

Affirmations for March 2024

Affirmations for March 2024

Monthly Affirmation:  Growth - Start Small, Achieve Big. (SoulSistersToo - Creative)
Intention Setting: Spirit please guide me along my pathway of ease-filled stepping stones towards big achievements.