I have always been obsessed with the octopus. I am even planning on getting a tattoo of an octopus and have begun a sketchbook devoted purely to octopuses (before you correct me, it can be either octopi OR octopuses) while I am working on the design. I had so much fun combining classic henna designs into the above drawing that I had to make a coloring sheet! You can download my henna octopus to print out and color in yourself!
New year, new resolutions, right? A few years ago, a friend introduced me to the idea of a theme for the year and I've been making a theme ever since: create, strength, etc. Then, you take that theme and think how your resolutions relate to it.
This year I wanted to do things a little bit differently. I knew I wanted a theme. At first, I thought that 'uprooted' might be a good theme. The more I thought about it, however, the more I thought it was a bit negative. I wanted a positive twist to my theme.
I decided 'rooted' was a better word to explain what I was trying to get at. I want to be rooted in my beliefs and goals, to know that they are already a part of me, not something new, like a shiny new shirt or fancy new housewares. And I decided I needed to draw it out in my bullet journal.
I listed words at the bottom roots of my tree as the base of all my ideas and goals for the year. Then, I added actions and ideas that related to each of my main roots. Now I see this as a more holistic approach to planning my year. I can always look back and see if I am living the words.
And you can too! I created a PDF of my Rooted Resolution Tree and you are welcome to download it and print it out and color it and create your own manifestation of your new year. Have fun!
Have you seen Wonder Woman yet? I saw it opening night and loved it. Strong woman, check. Humor, check. Saving the world, check. No spoilers but the "No Man's Land" scene was the best. Fun fun fun and I made a new coloring sheet to celebrate! So head over to my Fantasy and RPG Coloring Page and print out your own strong Wonder Woman mermaid to color yourself!
Happy Spring! The sun actually came out for a few hours today and the radishes are sprouting like crazy. But now it's raining again so I have this Cherry Blossom Mandala for you to enjoy while we wait for more sun.