Tuesday, May 1, 2012

One Little Word - May Edition

Hello! Whether you arrived here from Veronica's blog as part of the One Little Word Blog Hop, or you are here because you love me and drop by regularly... Welcome! I love visitors!

As the April assignment for One Little Word, Ali asked us to write a letter to ourselves.  Where we are now, where we hope to be in a year.  And to pair that with another self-portrait.

The journaling reads:

"Dear Cheri, 
Right Now You Are still struggling.  At this time last year you were trying to find the elusive balance between eating healthy and enjoying food. You haven't found it yet. This past year has been hard with changes in job situations, medical issues and family dynamics. I am proud of you that you are still persevering in the fight to regain your health and to find lasting happiness. I know the weight thing is a constant struggle for you. But you have embraced your art!

One year from now I hope you'll be in a place where the balance between food and health is more clearly understood. I hope you'll be happy with wherever your weight is and that you'll be able to acknowledge yourself for the sexy, vibrant, wonderful person that you are. You are so awesome! I know you can do this!
Love, Me"

I also enjoyed playing with some self-portrait photography this month and am happy with how this one came out! Here's a slightly different version of the same shot:

If you are following along for the One Little Word Blog Hop, your next stop is Monica's Blog. If you get lost or a link is broken, you can come back here or go to Margie's blog to find your way.
Jamie    jmpgirl.blogspot.com
Kaylea    www.myscrappylife.com
Nikki    www.inkyart.com.au
Brighton    www.dearbrighton.com


Anonymous said...

I always enjoy your posts, Cheri! And I'm loving the colors on your project. Well done.

Kimberlee said...

Great job. Wonderful notes to self.
I love your little checklists... nice idea. :)

Ruth said...

A great letter, this month is inspiring people to great honesty.

Maria Ontiveros said...

A brilliant self portrait. I love the hint of blue in your eyes in the second one.

Naomi said...

Be patient with yourself, my dear. It'll happen in time. I love how your eyes pop in your photo.

Missus Wookie said...

I commented on your projects on BPC but do love the colours. Nice to see the other version of the shot. I'm going to have to play with doing some b/w as they have such a nice feel.

scrappyjacky said...

A wonderful letter to yourself,Cheri.

MonicaB said...

Wonderful pages as always, Cheri. Love the colors and your journaling.

kelly said...

love how you've done your pages and what a lovely self portrait. thanks for sharing your honest journaling. love, kelly

Karen said...

I always admire your honesty and self-awareness! I think there are a lot of us who struggle with self-acceptance when it comes to weight. The layout is gorgeous. I just love the colors.

Tere Azua said...

LOVE your post. I'm struggling with food and weight too.
I can see you are a very strong woman.

Rebekah said...

Love your check list. That may be a good idea for me too. Just something to aim for every day. Still caring for my dad a lot and more to come. A season and I want to experience it fully but some days are hard! Thanks for your lovely post Cheri!

Carolina said...

Cheri!!! Love the colors of your pages!!!