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Roxy Marj  illustrator/designer. rep'd by Stimola Literary Studio roxy@roxymarj.com Bend, OR

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Eclipsin it with @jessebarrusdesign βœ¨πŸ’«βœ¨ doggies included! πŸ˜…βœŒοΈ #roxymarj

✌️things: 1. finished my "rainbow of percolating thoughts" now I just gotta it hang above my computer. πŸ˜πŸ™ and 2. The top quote I painted "Your thoughts create your feelings" has been a mantra I've been telling myself over and over & thinking about obsessively... something happened last weekend where my brain organically kicked into "change your thoughts Roxy so you don't feel this way" mode... the "thing" was of me feeling an anxiety attack come over me. I had asked jesse to watch a YouTube tutorial on how to cut hair so then he could cut (trim) mine... this was all MY IDEA!! Yet, I started to get anxiety and worry that he's gonna mess up and cut it too short, or that he's not following the instructions properly... so I'm thinking all these thoughts that my brain is translating as :Roxy is in danger, shut down all systems!! πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈπŸ˜© and then βœ¨πŸ’«βœ¨ all of a sudden... I remember: MY THOUGHTS CREATE MY FEELINGS!! So I change the narration, I say to myself in my head "Roxy, you have had super short hair before and you always liked it... yes it's more expensive because you have to get it cut all the time but that's okay, so if jesse does go a little shorter then just chop your hair off, start over and move on." And then just like that, my breathing slowed down, my hands and feet stopped tingling and I could relax, I could laugh. Jesse finished trimming my hair, following the YouTube tutorial and he did a great job!! πŸ˜„That shift in thoughts so quickly as well as my feelings has impressed me so much. And then I had to use it again yesterday and I already used it this morning. 2. The 5,4,3,2,1 countdown has recently been brought to my attention by my friend @burnej - Emily recently introduced me to @melrobbinslive the other day, I went and watched her "How to Stop Screwing Yourself Over" Ted Talk per Emily's suggestion and I was like: πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ I'm equally obsessed with Mel Robbins and Brooke Castillo now! :/) Any tricks I can learn to help me navigate through life less dramatically I'm gonna hold onto for dear life and then try my hardest to apply as long as I'm living! I'll be back in a few days with the other half of the Masonite board tutorials.. that's all πŸ˜‚πŸ˜˜βœŒοΈ #roxymarj

Painting my "rainbow of percolating thoughts" right now βœ¨πŸ’«βœ¨they will hang above my head you see to the left... see the previous post to understand what I'm talking about. ;) #roxymarj #wip

A little show & tell about me drawing my characters on mdf board, cutting them, hangin them... probably selling them πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈπŸ€” no I will I will!! πŸ˜‚so swipe left to watch all the footage! *Im trying to be more proactive of making videos of the projects I'm working on, because if you're like me and you see something that sparks your interest but maybe a little bit intimidated, perhaps watching this ragamuffin (moi! πŸ‘‹) do it will make you feel less scared and then you'll be like "hell yeah I'm go cut some wood!" <- too dramatic? πŸ‘Œ a bit. ;) #roxymarj #wip #homedepot #diy

First thing Sid (🐢) and I do when we wake up: turn on the moon! πŸŒπŸ™πŸŒ›βœ¨#moonlight #roxymarj

I'm working on a custom birthday present for our friend's lil girl. This is the card, and apparently she loooves lady bugs! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ I had to include the gentleman bug as well, he doesn't get a lot of press because he's all about letting his lady shine! Seriously guys, what a gentleman! πŸ˜πŸ™πŸžπŸžβœ¨βœ¨βœ¨ #roxymarj #ladybugs #polkadots

Last week I took Harley for a check up a littler earlier than he was due for. He's now totally blind in his right eye 😞and his left eye isn't doing so well either...hearing is fading and last fall he had 29 teeth pulled and just has the three teefs. πŸ˜©πŸ™πŸ’• But he still has some giddyup! Yes he does! He's gonna be 15 here soon and we don't know how much longer we get to love him for ( I try not to think about that) but he sure is a good dog! He's just a great little guy and we're so lucky to have his company. *One of Harley's favorite things is sleeping next to freshly baked laundry! πŸ˜†πŸΆπŸ™πŸ’• #harleysmanymoods #terriermix #pugmix #borderterrier #olddog @jessebarrusdesign

I finished "streamlining" my closet on Friday which resulted in me feeling mentally exhausted well into Sunday. Some of you mentioned that you've done the same thing and then later just brought in more items which resulted in having to once again streamline. This described me to a T!! I can't tell you how many times I've gone through my closet, trying to purge... getting overwhelmed but still purging, giving those clothes away to family and friends and then LITERALLY a week or two later back to the online or in-person shopping cart. πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ Honestly guys, it's embarrassing. We live in a world where we have so much at our fingertips but yet we operate (πŸ™‹ speaking from experience) as if we live in a world of scarcity. I've been inspired by so many others following this minimalist movement that's happening right now... but this stuff goes pretty deep for me, it goes to a place inside of me that I would love to ignore but can't, and that is the question "why are you so afraid of having less? Does it make you feel less than? Probably. Do you want to continue feeling less than? No. So... let's figure this out!" Brooke Castillo (life coach school podcast) talks A LOT about why it's important we learn how to sit in our own discomfort... i.e. my discomfort of scarcity and what the heck is that all about??!! Some of you may be reading this and it may make you feel uncomfortable... pay attention to that feeling. I'm going out on a limb here sharing my personal struggles with you all, but I know there is no way I'm alone in this... so then the struggle ain't so personal after all. :-p Talking about streamlining your wardrobe may seem so silly to some at a time like this, but I echo what Brooke Castillo says " if we can all just work on ourselves instead of expecting others to work on themselves, our world would be a whole lot better!" And ironically, some of my issues do hang in my closet. :/ My other reason for sharing this is to document how committed I am to working through this problem of mine and learning how to not bring in more, being okay with less... forever, not for a month or a year but forever. πŸ’•πŸ™#streamlining #lifecoachschool #brookecastillo #keepitsimplesilly

Lately: This past week Jesse and I have been going through each room in our house and streamlining it down to the basics! Today's room is the closet, and to prep for the whittling down process I went to my Pinterest "simple wardrobe" page and selected 9 of my favorite looks that represent how I want to dress consistently. I printed them out to use as my "keep it simple" guide. The great thing about these looks is that most of these outfits I pinned, 3,4,5 years ago, and I still love them! So I know I'm on the right track to keeping only pieces that hopefully will look good 5 years from now if I liked them 5 years ago and would still wear them today. ▫️
A few months ago I ripped out my favorite pics from my "Tomboy" book and taped them on my bathroom wall as style inspiration. I love how the women have a classic boyish style while still looking feminine. I've always liked the mix of masculine ensembles with a feminine but tough personality (like Katherine Hepburn! πŸ˜πŸ™) sooo that's the vibe I'm going for and hope to emulate: a cute & badass Katherine Hepburn! πŸ˜‚ The clothes and shoes I don't keep, I plan on posting here on ig for sale in a few weeks, along with jewelry and accessories. If you have a similar aesthetic you'll wanna stay tuned. Everything is in excellent condition and prices will be friendly! ▫️
Have a good a safe and relaxing weekend!
#simplewardrobe #simplehome #roxymarj

Guys!!! This video from @realbrookewhite just made my day, and I hope it makes yours too!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ love you Brooke! Thanks for letting me share! PEACE! βœŒοΈπŸ˜˜πŸ˜†βœ¨πŸŒŸπŸŒ™

Cloud Pillow complete... And Sid doesn't even notice/care! πŸ˜©πŸ˜‚πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈπŸΆβœ¨ #roxymarj #vintagelinens #dogmamas

An impromptu face on a pillow I'm making for Sid's (🐢) chaise lounge. I've had these linen embroidered chair accessories (?) forever now, and I've never used them. My great Aunt Annie made these πŸ’•she was crazy talented!! So I'm putting my little touch on them (there's 2 pieces I'm sewing together) and hopefully it will bring some special energy into my studio. ;) I'm channeling you Aunt Annie!! πŸ“£ *jacquard brand, black fabric paint #roxymarj #diyhome #kidsdecor #vintagelinens

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