My Friday Situation…

My Friday situation is good this week. I had a full week and it was good for my personal goals and my business goals.


I  attended our local Greater Austin Black Chamber luncheon. The topic was The State of Black Business. I was able to re-connect with people and meet some new entrepreneurs. The rest of the week I did work on my business. I’m re-launching so I been working on sponsorships and just day to day operations. It ain’t easy!!!

But my fun was today. I use art as my self-care and this morning, I met a friend and we did our art projects. Believe it or not, my art is getting better. I have said it before, it does not look like three-year-old art :). It is so relaxing to sip on coffee, talk and let my creativity go wild. I am participating in the #WorldWatercolorMonth this month, so I was able to create some pieces for that.

I hope your week has been better. With all the continued tragedies around the country, to relax a bit and take care of myself and my mental space, art always does the job for me. I still pray for our country and people who are affected by the loss of their loved ones.What have you done for your self-care lately?

Have a great weekend see y’all next week.

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Be Creative Every Day!



Health: Self-Care

LoveAndSelfCareHave you heard the term self-care? I learned about self-care during an evaluation I had years ago with my supervisor. The last question she asked me was “What are you doing for your self-care goal?” I did not know how to respond, but I had to create a goal that would help me take care of myself.

I have developed art as my self-care. I started learning about art and creating art last year. It helped me so much to relax and walk away from my job. I am continuing this goal in 2015. I found it to be important because it allows me to have down time and concentrate on something that makes me feel good and grow. I joined a Urban Sketches group, which I love, because I can be around other artist. I joined a demo group at Jerry’s Artarama where I learn different techniques and how to use different tools and lastly my Creative Mingle group is a group of women who come together and create all kinds of art. I love it. Self Care b31be73f21f5a6dba6eae02738798fd1

Self care can be anything you enjoy that will help alleviate stress and help you feel good. Some ideas I use is journaling, petting and playing with my dogs, walking and talking with a friend just to name a few.

If you are looking for more tips for self-care, this article will give you some great ideas.

So what will be your self-care goal this year?

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