Tuesday, February 02, 2016

creating with mary: sketching your new year intentions

Hello beauties! Mary here today and I am so thrilled and honored to be here today to share a peek into my art journal and talk a little bit about intentions. 

There is something so incredibly exhilarating and exciting about a new year, isn’t there? A clean slate. A fresh start. Endless possibilities! It is my absolute favorite time to dream + plan – and I do this by setting intentions.

Setting intentions is a wonderful way to hold yourself accountable and declare your dreams to the universe!

Here are my best tips for creating your own intentions:

1. Spend a few days really digging deep into your heart + soul.
Think about what you’d love to do over the course of this coming year. Make a list!

2. Find a special place to record + document your intentions.
For me, I used the first page in a brand new journal. But you might like to display yours on your bathroom mirror or even frame it on your nightstand! Think about a place where you will see it daily and stay inspired to work towards those dreams.

3. The sky is the limit!
Here’s your chance to get expressive and doodle your heart out! Your doodles can be as simple or intricate as you want them to be – let loose and have fun with it! Choose materials and colors that feel good to you. Do you have a favorite pen or pencil? Use it! Do you want to incorporate your favorite colors? Go for it! Maybe you’d rather create a collage from magazine clippings to depict your intentions. Really let your creative soul have fun with this. There are no rules!

I've been doing these for the past few years and is so much fun to look back and see how much you've grown! 

Have you already set intentions for 2016? We would love to know! 



jabbott said...

Yes im starting to sketch a little here and there, and im loving it !!

Emily B Creates said...

I am a dream BIG kinda girl, while I am good about writing out my goals and ideas, I hadn't' thought about drawing them! It totally makes the idea come more to life! Big fan of your work Mary and Alisa!

cococita said...

It looks like we share quite some intentions.
Sounds so much better than thinking of resolutions :)
Enjoy the beauty of 2016!
Looking forward to more guest posts of yours ...

Melanie Jade said...

Really cute idea, and I love the bright colors you use in your paintings. :)

sandra d said...

Here's my list. https://daffodilwild.wordpress.com/2016/01/03/16-for-16/
I have found it magically motivating to share this with other bloggers, there are 4 of us doing this together. It really is fun.

Melissa Hebbe said...

I love this, Mary and Alisa! I just recently started blogging again and my first post was all about being intentional with my blog — though as your post shows you can be intentional with all aspects of your life :)

Emma Wigginton said...

love the idea of drawing your intentions, so colurful and vibrant, it must help them happen!


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