Tuesday, May 13, 2008

My Lady

Since Inspired I have wanted to try drawing something. This is a stretch for me because it is definitely not my forte. Kal Barteski and her Bulletproof Positive Attitude totally inspired me - I really love her Tiny Art prints and wanted to see if I could do something like it. I used her concept of the pink ladies to try and make my own lady. A woman, Shannon that I met at Inspired also pushed me to take on this challenge. Take a look at her blog to see her versions. I love how my lady turned out, in no way can it compare to Kal's work and it is her concept, but I am happy with my first attempt. I am going to try something else with a similar feel the next chance I get. Making this piece made me happy - I was smiling after I finished it even though the message is a negative one.

Unfortunately that is the place that I am right now. Not happy with my physical appearance and have not been for a while. The problem is that I have not been doing anything about it and instead feeding the negativity. I need to make the changes. I have been putting a couple of things in place - I have been walking in the mornings with a friend of mine but I have to included the food portion with it. Started today by going to Weight Watchers (again even though I don't want to think that way). Here's to the new journey - it is going to be a good one!

Go David Cook - I want him to win!

6 comments:

jenn said...

Okay I love that painting... hey its part of your journey..embrace it. In a bit you can do another painting on how you feel. Cheers to a new journey!

xoxo heres to better health! In shape and feeling great!

Shannon Parks said...

This is fabulous. I love that you are really putting yourself out there. And just from the little time I spent with you at inspired, I know you can do what ever you set your mind to. It’s in your eyes, I’ve seen that look before. So go get ‘em!

Shannon Parks said...

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Karen said...

You are inspiring!! Love that painting. .... I understand how you feel. Make those changes for you, lady. xoxo cheers

Sue said...

That's inspiring, Michelle! Good luck with your journey!

Tracey said...

Love the painting Michelle! I totally get your feelings. Good luck with your journey - it is one I should be working harder at as well!