Posts tagged selflove
Posts tagged selflove
My semester is finished in a couple weeks which means I’ll have more free time to work on my art, and I’m curious if any of you would be interested in body positive art?
Pieces would range in price depending on size, and time spent to create and materials used, but I can be messaged directly for information about that depending on the commission.
You can see examples of my art at : aloverstale.tumblr.com/tagged/katiesart
But let me know because I’d love to create pieces that inspire others!
I hope you’re all doing well on your journeys to love yourselves! Good luck, and keep fighting!
It’s that time of year again! Heart shaped chocolates, roses and other themes of love floating throughout the air- For those who aren’t feeling the love, it can be quite suffocating.
Guess what?! Valentines day isn’t just for couples! Shocking eh?
Valentines day is for anyone with a heart, and you can take it upon yourself throughout this week to challenge yourself to go the extra mile with your lovin’! Call your family members that you love, and remind them that you’re thinking about them, make little cards for your best friends with something special for all of them! Take the time this week to work on your own self love, light some candles and take a relaxing bath and read a book, watch your favourite movie, get dressed up and go out to a party!
Valentines day is for ANYONE WITH A HEART! SO MAKE USE OF YOURS AND GO GETTEM TIGER!
And remember I love you all! -KATE
This weekend I hosted a party at my house for 7 young girls who were 14 heading into high school in the fall.
I did this because I went through a lot of self hatred, self harm, an bad relationship, all on top of school work and it was really, really hard. So I wanted to have a night to be real and hang out with these girls and give them some advice on how to better love themselves and have a better high school experience…
It was wonderful! They all loved it and want to do it again, and they really loved being able to talk about issues that were pressing on them and frustrated them.
But at the same time it was also sad, because every single one of these 7 girls was upset about some aspect of their bodies, their stomachs weren’t flat enough, their eyes were too far apart, they looked to young, they had ugly hair, they hated their chests… The list could go on and on, and it’s so sad that this is the case for almost every girl I know at this age.
Girls, I write this to you today to say:
You are beautiful, you are worthy of all the love you receive and you are worthy of so much more than even that!
Your stomachs are beautiful at any size, your eyes are gorgeous, your hair is wonderful, you, yes you… are AHMAYZINGGGGGGG!
Take time to work on your heart and your mind, and in time you will be able to see this on a daily basis.
You. Are. Wonderful.
I’ve decided to do this as a sort of series for SHYB, I’ll post ideas as they come to me, but as an art student and someone who always wants something fun to do I thought this would be good for you guys to decorate your rooms with, your lockers with, etc!
Let me know in my ask box if you love the idea and reblog if you plan on doing it yourself! Submit photos of your Self Love Creations as well :) <3
SO LET IT BEGIN!
Self Love Reminder Jars.
Go to your local wallmart, grocery store, even goodwill or salvation army! Pick up a mason jar (if you can only get them in packs then make these for friends too!).
Now you can leave your mason jar as is, or decorate it if you’d like, a fun way I suggest is to take Modge Podge (found in wallmart, canadian tire, lowes) and paint it on the inside of your jar and then pour your favourite colour glitter into the jar till it covers the entire thing. For a more visual description of how to do this here is a video Ingrid made doing the same thing to a candle jar
Then when you are finished this and are waiting for this to dry, rip up small pieces of paper and write positive things about yourself, be it physical, or your great qualities or write down dreams you have and you want to achieve! enough so the jar is full to the brim, and screw on the lid.
On top of the lid
Write “You Are Beautiful” or create a really cool glittered lid to go with it!
Whenever you feel down and need some lifting up, take the jar and read one of the notes or however many you need to read to make you feel better <3
Or keep it by your bed and read it every morning when you wake up, and every night before you go to bed!
Beauty is all around us, fill yourself up with something beautiful and spread it to others!
I hope you all have a really great Tuesday, and have a great time making these!
Have you ever noticed that you find out new things about yourself good or bad when you step out of your comfort zone, willingly or forced?
Trying a new dish at a restaurant may have you excited and falling into a sashimi craze, plucking up the courage to talk to someone new may be an opening for an amazing friendship?
I think the best part of growing is taking risks with ourselves to push and see how far we’ll go, but also how it will help us as well.
For the longest time I’ve pondered the idea of shaving my head and tomorrow is finally the day that I take the plunge and cut it all off!
I’ve decided to do this as a final act of self discovery for myself for the past year. I’ve learned how to accept my body in all of its forms, lazy saturdays eating chips Katie, to bikini Katie, to any Katie ever. Which was something that I couldn’t have ever dreamed of before finding SHYB or all of the other sites and friends I’ve made online! I was accepted as an admin on this site which is so wonderful and has taught me so much about myself and I’m so happy to be apart of it. This is just one more step of finding out something new lying under this skin :)
I’m trying to slowly break the mould of beauty by showing the world that long locks, or any locks at all don’t have to define your beauty, you are stunning regardless! LOOK AT NATALIE PORTMAN FOR GODSAKE! The chick is stunning as fuck, and I personally think shes hotter bald than any other style she’s rocked!
I know it’s not for everyone, but I’m just so excited!
Tomorrow I’ll update you all with the pics and the initial feelings of baldness, so excited!
TA TA FOR NOW! <3