Life can seem overwhelming at times. Zentangle should NEVER feel overwhelming. If you are feeling frustrated while Tangling, you are doing it all wrong. Stop. Put your pen down. Breathe. Try a very simple monotangle, like this one called Rain. Try to stay with “official” Zentangle patterns because the Tangle step-out (instructions) will be a simple series of 1-3 steps.
• deep breaths •
I think this post is more for me than anyone else😹🤣. My life is complete & utter chaos right now. No better way to put it 🤷♀️. My businesses are growing & I’m just trying to do my best to keep up with that. My family is going through a transition that we didn’t see coming & ain’t really going our way at the moment. Annnd my babies are growing & leaning into their own personalities in the process😹😬. Straight up PRESSURE bearing down on me from all sides. I am NOT the least bit in control of my days right now. I have my schedules, but it seems like there’s a wrench coming at me from behind everyday. I feel like screaming & crying & punching a wall all at the same time. But I was reminded that I...me...Nicolette...does not NEED to be in control b/c GOD is in control. God is sovereign God is past & present & future. God is merciful. God is gracious. GOD IS FAITHFUL. So every single time I’ve felt l was going to explode or just completely lose my crap altogether...I tell myself to just breath. Because God has not failed me yet. This season is HECTIC. But I prayed for this season. I prayed for all the beautiful moments that have come as surprises in the midst of the chaos that never seems to let up. Life is meant to be unpredictable. I mean...how could we TRULY live otherwise How could we learn TRUST without conflict These are the moments when my faith is tested🙌but also strengthened in the Lord. WHOO!🥺🙌🙌🙌. This is but a drop in the bucket with the span of eternity. So...I JUST. breathe.✌️ #NicoletteVonchelle #Colossians1Sixteen
#NicoletteVonchelleArtistry💋 #NVA #forwardpress #pressure #BREATHE #faith #trust #GodisFAITHFUL #BeautifulImperfections #Godperspective #nomistakes #YOUareLOVED #innerbeauty #outerbeauty #JesusChrist #legacy #impact #makeupartist #hairartist #beautyartist #beautyindustry #goagainstthegrain
🗣 || I’M BACKKK!
Hey y’all! 🤗 I took a little posting hiatus while I focused on trying to get my life together! Because for a minute, I/it felt like a mess. Now I’m not gonna say everything or ANYthing is perfect but it’s better.
What I’ve learned about myself in the last few months, with the motivation of some of you guys, is I’LL NEVER GIVE UP ON MYSELF OR WHAT I WANT OUT OF LIFE! ❤️ I’m back in Georgia again! ☺️ And I hope it’s permanent this time but if it’s not I’ll be back + forth until it is! 🤣
Now, some pictures from the drive out! Day 1 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Day 2 in KCK w/ @aye_lioness, in her jeans looking a whole mess because she told me I’d be a fool to go out in the snow w/ my thin yoga pants; then she laughed at me. Niggas, I tell you...🙄😂 And lastly, fresh out the tub, first selfie in my new place! 🏡❤️
I realized the other day that YouTube recommended that I do day 5 of this 30 day journey with @adrienelouise, and I accepted that as accurate, when it wasn’t. Tonight, instead of doing day 6, I went back to day 4 and I think it was meant to be. Today’s practice was short, it was sweet and it started in extended child’s pose...and my exhausted self with a two-day headache needed that. The stretching tonight was delicious and helped soothe my aches. #nomistakes #meanttobe #30daychallenge #selfcare #momlife #30minutes #postpartumbody #postpartumfitness
Sometimes I paint a subject, sometimes it’s a mood. Then there are crazy combinations that randomly occur. This started as a sunset and in my anger & disgust I randomly began to malign, smear & defile it, contemplating the the best way to burn it without setting my condo ablaze. “TO HELL WITH IT...” #newtitle
Now it looks perfect & I love it 👌🏻❤️ “Art washes away from the soul the dust of every day life.” ~Pablo Picasso
#painttofreeyourself #acrylic #tohellwithit #lifeinpaint #art
After I finished a day of weeding, edging, mowing, and leaf blowing, I sat back and admired the product of my hard work. How nice and fresh everything looked. The detail. The hours that went into getting it to that state seemed to be well worth it! IN FACT, seeing the “perfect” results brought joy instead of fatigue! If this is how I felt, and how you feel after accomplishing a challenging task, how much more so did God feel after He made creation. “And He saw that it was good.” It made me smile to think of Him, reflecting back on creation, just like I was looking back at my lawn.
God created everything from nothing. Every detail. Then, He looked back on what He had done, just as I looked back on what I had done. He was proud of it! He knew what He had just finished was, indeed, PERFECT! No need to double check.
This verse took on a whole new life for me today. I have never related to it in this way before, maybe you haven’t either! How awesome is our God! ❤️❤️❤️ #God #creator #nomistakes #awesomeGod #Bible #livingword #devotions #momminit #everyday
This is Coco enjoying herself in Malibu. She loved the ocean breeze as you can see her smile and her ear enjoying flight. We can choose to see everything in our lives as good or bad. The rule of success is to “realize “ your experiences as good. When you make the choice not to mix events as “good or bad” and you choose to find the “good” in everything, you will soon notice that your outlook on life actually changes for the better. And, you enjoy life much better as well. It’s quite magical really. Everything does happen for a reason. Embrace this. Know this. If your experiences are unpleasant, you learn from them and just make a different choice the next time. You might possibly need to find a new circle of friends or eat healthier or rest. Find your truth (your authentic self) and begin living it now. If you’re feeling stuck, get resourceful. Reach out to those that you admire, and do not be afraid to ask questions and, by all means, start. ❤️🐾❤️🦋🌈 #creatingdigitallife #marguritelalonde #minuteminder #malibu #cocolove #buddha #authentic #truth #start #livelovelaugh #dogsofinstagram #nomistakes #givingback #be #livelovelaugh #be #digitalnomad #photography #surf #ocean #love