Perfectionism Vs. HappyMe: This Week’ Score

Perfectionism Vs. HappyMe: 1 x 0 

I sadly realized that perfectionism is harder to overcome than I thought.

A LOT OF MOTHS ago I started working on this.
Then yesterday I just found them laying around under a pile of papers on my desk.

mmmmm, I remember calling a few companies to get quotes to print out the stickers, what happened here?

oh, right! I thought I could do a few more color sample combinations “just in case”.

ooooohhhh dear God, just in case of what? :-/

Now summer is almost over and those two cuties here won’t have a slot on my Filofax anymore:

Bummer!

Perfectionism Vs. HappyMe: 2 x 0 

Yesterday I set myself to finish one of the art projects of the Creative Goddess e-course.

I was very scared to get started. White canvas fright:

I started working on it, and it was great! I was having fun and things were shaping till a certain point.

When I reached THAT point that one thingy wasn’t coming out right oh, gosh!!! My world flipped!

I tried to fix it, got worse, tried again, worsen and that is it! Painted all white again to start over :-/

Argh! Overcoming perfectionism is VERY challenging!

Perfectionism Vs HappyMe: 2 x 1


Ok, I got one point at least this week! 🙂

I decided to start, aside of my regular journal, a Grateful Art Journal.

I got very excited with the idea and wanted to start right away! My brain was bubbly thinking how to get started.

HappyMe: “oh, I have the moleskine watercolor book that I use to practice! I can use that!”
Perfectionism: “Are you kidding me? it is a study book! there are a lot of messy things there, can’t be a Gratitude Book!”
HappyMe: “Mmmmmm, but just to start. Just for today’s gratitudes. I really want to put out RIGHT NOW what I am feeling this moment. I will get a book just for that later today, after I put out what I am feeling.”
Perfectionism: “You are starting all messed up already! If you start the first page on a separate book,  your Gratitude Book will always be incomplete; it will always be missing the first page of the first day when you decided to do it!”
HappyMe: “It’s ok, it doesn’t need to be perfect.”

YAY me! Score!!!!!
I did it! One point for HappyMe!

And there it is, in the middle of all the watercolor doodling, my very first page:

  1. Chris: my love! Always supportive and patient! Couldn’t be luckier!
  2. Today: It is a very peaceful day, thankful for having it.
  3. Light: I LOVE light! But not “switch-on” light. I love natural light, and having all windows wide open to have all light possible!
  4. Studio: I just created a studio – by just I mean a month and a half ago. It is SO beautiful! SO much light! I could sit here all day long
  5. Frankie: I always thought he was too clingy for a cat. But no, he is just a very loving cat. 
  6. House: We are moving. We are a little tired of suburbia. The hardest thing for me will be to leave this house. Specially after setting up this studio. It feels so homy. I love our sweet house.
  7. Possibilities: There are SO many out there! Like a huge fog is out of my way! SO much wonderful things about to happen!
  8. Journal: Starting my new journal! Watercolor everywhere! Yay!
  9. Vision: That may sound silly, but I am very glad to have my vision working, otherwise I wouldn’t be able to see that inspiring light coming thru the window, my wonderful studio and all the pretty things everywhere.
  10. Clarity: To see it all! Not necessarily with my eyes, but to understand things and make sense of them! Everything is getting into pretty, comfy shapes!
So, Perfectionism Vs. HappyMe: 2×1
Not bad at all! 🙂
Thanks again for reading and see ya next time!

Smooches,

LT

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7 responses

  1. Ahhh, this resonates with me so much.
    Thank you for sharing your progress.
    It makes me smile 🙂

    PS. I have a very clingy, erm, cuddly cat as well.

  2. LOOOOOOOVE this idea!!!! I have a Moleskine Sketch book in pocket size. It does take aquarelle, wonder if it would accept wet water colors aswell.
    I'm soooo gonna try this out!!!

  3. It is so liberating to let go of perfectionism!!!

  4. Hi Alison! Aren't they super-cute when they are all cuddly? hehe

  5. Mmmmmmmm, what is the difference between aquarelle and watercolor? 🙂

  6. yeah, a big relief for sure!

  7. Looked up the description of the moleskine books: my sketchbook is for “tempera colors” (what the heck is that?!), and the moleskine watercolours notebook is – quelle surprise – for water colours. Haha!

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