One Little Word, February Practice – Seeing The Positive Intent

February’s prompt came just in time, as I’ve been learning to positively reframe negative thinking by seeing the positive intention behind people’s words and actions. This month I really put it into practice and worked on it every day.

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“Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response”.

-Mildred Barthel

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For both of the mixed media art cards that I added to my February pages I used a base of layered bits of paper and modeling paste for added texture and dimension.

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“Bee Intentional”

Some paint, inks, gelatos and stamping added color and visual interest.

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I had such fun stamping my card with the little blue hearts that I decided to stamp the whole darn thing! 🙂

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As I continue my practice of seeing the positive intent I need to remember to be gentle with myself when old habits creep in and celebrate my successes when new ones prevail.

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I snapped this photo while on a recent afternoon stroll on the beach with my Beau.

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Thank you for reading and sharing in my One Little Word journey.



5 Comments on One Little Word, February Practice – Seeing The Positive Intent

  1. Diane
    February 29, 2016 at 7:52 am (6 years ago)

    I love how you showed some of the steps to create the texture on your paper. I would love to see some of the steps or thought process on your color abilities too. I have no artistic ability so i just drool over yours. Thanks for sharing.

    • Belen Sotelo
      February 29, 2016 at 8:22 am (6 years ago)

      Thank you for the comment Diane. To be honest, I don’t usually give much thought to the colors I use. I tend to gravitate towards bright, bold colors… lots of pink, teal, etc. That’s what I planned to do with this, but it took me in another direction. 🙂

  2. Jean Marmo
    February 29, 2016 at 8:05 am (6 years ago)

    So very pretty!

    • Belen Sotelo
      February 29, 2016 at 8:23 am (6 years ago)

      Thanks so much, Jean.

  3. Debi
    February 29, 2016 at 11:25 am (6 years ago)

    Absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing this with us – you’re such an inspiration. : )


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