Sundays with Sandee is shushing that inner critic!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

What is art journaling?
It's best defined as having a visual conversation with yourself.

This segment is all about tackling the inner critic that resides in our head taking up way too much precious space and defragmenting our self esteem into tiny broken shards. The sad thing, is, we let it. We sit there and listen to all the horrible negative thoughts that it whispers into our ears. And we believe it.

I've never understood why we let that happen and have been doing some research on the side as to how to deal with this inner voice. One exercise is to create a visual image of our critic, to even name him, so that when we hear these words that tear us down, we are then to imagine our picture that we created and talk back to it. We are suppose to stand up to the voice that wants to strips us of our artistic realm and buries us in common place mediocrity.

This is mine and his name is Schnoz, I am sure you can figure out why, lol  I was amazed at how effortlessly I was able to do the conscious stream of writing, it literally flowed from my heart rather than from my brain about the negativity that Schnoz likes to project onto me. I also wrote Scnoz a dear John letter and sent him packing.

Schnoz was created with gelatos, gesso and pens. I hope you enjoy watching the video and then create your own and share it with us over on the Frosted Designs Facebook page. We love seeing what inspires you. Your prompt, if you choose to accept it is:
"Stop listening to my inner critic"


6 Responses to “Sundays with Sandee is shushing that inner critic!”

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwww! This is just fabulous!!!!!!!!

Barb Craft said...

Love this Sandee! We all have inner critics we need to hush up!! Now we can do it and be creative and messy all at the same time!!

barb :)

Jean said...

You are a rock star! I so need to do this!!!

Donna Lueders said...

Another great one from Sandee. You are just so inspiring. I hope you keep this up, because I just LOVE everything you do.

Sandy said...

So glad you silenced your inner critic. You be quiet there Schnoz and let Sandee be the awesome talented person we all know that she is.. Will have to have a go at silencing mine as well, love this page..
Sandy :)

Joni Parker said...

Wow...this is cheaper than a therapist and lots more fun!!