Friday, March 27, 2015

A lazy Sunday morning.

Part one of yesterday's blog post really should have started here!  It was Sunday morning, and we'd had a big, big Saturday.  It was the day of the company retreat, and old Mel just needed a little down time on Sunday.  Soooooo... we chilled around the house.  
Jessi's daughter, Kaitlyn, spent the night with us, and she and Gabs got up, grabbed some Tupperware, and made themselves some cereal.  (We're fancy like that!)
Oh.  I have a new set of cabinets at my office, and I think I want them this color.  But I am trying to decide if I want the stained over the paint look which gives it a touch of distress or....
just the solid green done in an oil base as to minimize scratches and paint chipping, etc.
I am going through a book study on the book, Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill.  It is being facilitated by my mentor, Paul Martinelli.  I find that I kill many birds with one stone when I paint my notes.  First, I am using a multi sensory approach to really learn the material.
(Sidenote:  when I clean my palettes in the art room, I save the old paint I pull out of the reservoirs, and then make things out of it!)
See?  One man's trash... you know... TREASURE!
Ok.  Back to the story.  I also love that I am slowly but surely developing a KILLER slide show of key phrases for when I teach this same material.
And I WILL be teaching this book someday.  It is life changing when applied.
(Hello.  Ellie and her friends DID go to church.  She stayed with Baylee, second from left. )
By 10ish on Sunday morning, I had this many "slides" painted.  They can also be turned into cards to use in journals that I almost always give to my class participants.  And not just any ol journals, mind you...
Naaaay.  I have fabric journals custom made for my class participants.  It's called OVER delivery, and I make it a goal every class!!
This first chapter that we studied was on Persistence.  We were instructed to read it 14 days straight.  If we miss a day, it is advised to go back and start over.  After all, THAT is persistence.  Can you see the dates on the right hand side of my book in the pic above?!  Well, that was on my 9th day of reading.  I missed my 10th.  CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT?!  So guess what!
I am motoring along with the group for studying the rest of the chapters, but I am going to need to linger here in persistence.  After all, it seems to be a tad bit difficult for me.  But, as the book explains, PERSISTENCE is a key to success.  And so, I persist!!
I'll be offering a class on this book this summer.  Has anyone ever read it?!  If so, leave me a comment with your thoughts.  I'd love to hear them.
Until tomorrow.



Unknown said...

My goodness! Those notes are awesome, I must say. Love the idea of using the paint left in palettes, I would have never thought to do that.
Go with an oil base in your office, great color by the way.

Holly said...

Whenever I see the table in your art room I always think you can frame that one day! The colors are so pretty and all the love and fun that has been around that table make it especially awesome! Everyone's life is truly an amazing journey, and yours is extra-amazing! Can't believe the girlies have grown so fast! Thanks for sharing this journey!

Love you!