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Get Messy | comparison is a thief of joy | momentstolivefor.com

‘Comparision is a thief of joy’ – one of my mantras at the moment. I love all those crafty, inspiring posts and ideas everywhere, I dig what other bloggers are doing, but… I shouldn’t compare myself to them. Especially shouldn’t I be envious of their success. They worked hard for it in their own way, I have my own way of doing things and it will take time and hard work to come to the point, where others already are. It’s sometimes hard to be happy for someone else, when you are stuck with your own work. But I try to keep moving forward and don’t think too much about the success of others.

Get Messy | live for today | momentstolivefor.com

Get Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practise our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. We share our pages without restraint every week, and once a month we create around a prompt. Go check out these crazy talented ladies who are creating pages who each have a unique perspective and style. We will be sharing our work around social media so follow the hashtag #getmessyartjournal.

get messy. get crafty.

 


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15 Comments

  1. Anika
    18/09/2014

    I like your lettering.

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  2. Vanessa
    18/09/2014

    I love both your pages this week Sabine. The sentiment of the first one is one that I have struggled and dealt with a lot (we all do!). Your are so crafty and have great ideas, like your new project shows!

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  3. Violetta
    19/09/2014

    I hear you! Every week I look with eagerness at the art journal pages shared through Get Messy. Every week I have stabs of insecurity and envy — “Why didn’t I think of that? Why do I never think of that sort of thing?” I have to remind myself, it’s because I think of MY SORT of thing! “Run within yourself” the old runner’s saying goes. Competition is a choice and often not a good one at all, as it silences the little internal voices that create the truly new things in this world.

    You have lovely pages.

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  4. Becky
    19/09/2014

    i love love love that quote, so cute girl. xx Bec

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  5. sharon nullmeyer
    19/09/2014

    these are beautiful pages..and i so agree with violetta!!!

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  6. Uncustomary
    19/09/2014

    Your handwriting makes me feel like I’m floating!

    Uncustomary Art.

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  7. Sabine
    20/09/2014

    thanks Anika

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  8. Sabine
    20/09/2014

    thanks Vanessa. 🙂

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  9. Sabine
    20/09/2014

    Violetta, love your comment. so true.

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  10. Sabine
    20/09/2014

    you’re so sweet, Mary 😉

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  11. Sabine
    20/09/2014

    thanks, Sharon 🙂

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  12. Sabine
    20/09/2014

    🙂 thanks

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  13. Sarah
    20/09/2014

    Comparison is the thief of joy is a perfect mantra. I NEED to abide by this. This is going yo be one of my new mantras along with, ‘ make shit even if it is embarrassing.’ Thanks Caylee. And also, ‘I can’t do this but I am doing it anyway.’ Thanks Caylee again I think.

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  14. Elizabeth Rosemond
    23/09/2014

    LOVE this so very much! Your lettering is perfection and I definitely need to remind myself of this sentiment often. I spend WAY too much time trying to figure out how other folks are successful at doing things. I really need to put the focus back on myself 🙂

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  15. Lauren
    24/09/2014

    Im with you on the comparison thing. You are awesome!

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