The CAF Club Is Now Closed

Hi all

Long time no see…

Just a quick update to let you know that the Christelle’s Art Factory Club is now closed. This is to save me extra time to create content (which I haven’t done for quite a while – more details in the next issue of the Emag) and also work on a new project – Pili Pala Transformation & Healing website and blog (just click on the links to be directed to the website and blog).

All free exclusive content, including all the CAF Emags, have now been made available to all.

I have also been working on Issue 13 of the CAF Emag, so please bear with me, it is coming soon!

Until next time…

Much love x

Christelle

Happy New Year 2018

Another year has flown by and a new one is starting. Time for new beginnings and good resolutions…

May 2018 bring you all happiness, health, love, peace, the gift of time and ever-growing creativity.

Thank you all so much for all your support this year; this has meant a lot to me.

I can’t wait to see what 2018 has in store for us all..

Much love x

Christelle

 

Back To Big Abstract – “Only Human”

Yes! I am back to creating BIG and creating ABSTRACT! Oh my God, I missed doing this so much…

My new project is called “Only Human” and was created for the third edition of my monthly e-mag, Christelle’s Art Factory E-Mag (click HERE to get to the magazine page in my Etsy shop – free preview samples when you join the Christelle’s Art Factory Club).

Et voila!

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Join the Club!

The Christelle’s Art Factory Club is open for business.

Join the club for free to receive exclusive resources direct to your Inbox every month.

This month’s offerings include a set of colouring pages, exclusive video links and sample preview pages from the Christelle’s Art Factory E-Magazine’s first 2 issues.

If you’re interested, head to my website and click the JOIN button at:

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See you guys there!

Much love x

Christelle

Christelle’s Art Factory Club

This is brand new – the Christelle’s Art Factory Club.

Free to join, you receive monthly free resources, such as colouring pages, exclusive previews of my e-mag’s upcoming issues, creative tips, background pages, monthly challenges, private Facebook club group…

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See you guys soon…

Evening Fun with my Colouring PencilsĀ 

Tonight, I’m taking some time to relax and have some colouring pencil fun. 

As it often happens in this case, a new girl was born.

Faber Castell Polychromos pencils – my new addition to my Top 10 Favourite Art Supplies (video to come soon) – and Stabilo All watersoluble pencil as the ingredients. 

Have a lovely evening. 

Much love x

Christelle 

Be True to Yourself – It Is So Simple

I love quotes and affirmations. They help me focus my mind and efforts on the right path, reminding me that, first, you have to stay positive and be grateful in a world where it is so easy to be pessimistic and inappreciative, and also that I am not alone.

“Be True to Yourself” is one of my favourites.

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“Be True to Yourself”; it is so simple. But if it is so simple, why is it so hard to do?

Maybe because it takes a lot to be true to yourself.
After all, before being true to yourself, you have to know yourself, deep down. For most of us, it usually takes a lifetime of experiences, good and bad, like a trial and error process, to learn what we like, don’t like, what feels right and wrong to us, and who we really are. It takes courage and blunt honesty to take a good look at yourself and recognise what makes you, you.

The next step is acceptance. That’s another tough one. And again, honesty works hand in hand with accepting yourself, faults and all. I believe that our experiences help us shape who we are, reveal to us and others more about ourselves. The way we react, forgive, forget (or not), accept and let go (or not), all contribute to showing us the way to who we really are.
We are very complex beings and sometimes, consciously or unconsciously, we hide ourselves from the truth, because sometimes it is just too painful to face it. Certain events in my past, it seems to me, I have accepted because I know they happened and there is nothing I can do to change them, and I live with that knowledge, with a certain peace of mind. But, deep down, if I am bluntly honest, I know that I am pushing aside the feelings I have associated with these, not to think about those events and the consequences, because it is just too hard to really accept.
Acceptance is not that easy. What makes us uncomfortable we tend to ignore, forget and bury deep down somewhere where you can’t find it. But these feelings, these events and memories are a big part of who we are also. There is no light without darkness.

And, if it wasn’t hard enough to get this far, we have to “be true to ourselves”, within our world. To fit in without compromising your values, your beliefs, your identity.

Well, I don’t know about you, but it seems to me that being true to yourself is not that simple after all.

Now you’re gonna tell me, so if it’s so hard, why bother at all?

Because knowing yourself and being true to yourself is the only way towards knowing what is right for you, what defines you, towards your happiness, peace, reaching your goals, fulfilling your dreams, and, most of all, being the best possible version of yourself.
The best possible version of yourself is what this world needs, what the people you love and care about need. Only this way can you care for others, help others and make a difference to this world. You might think yourself as small and insignificant, but without boundaries, limits, hate, resentment, envy, falseness, nothing else but the truth, you can make a difference to someone. Because your true self matters. And that’s a big step…

When Things Just Get Too Much

Sometimes you feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders, like you’re in the middle of a tornado, everything around you out of control, and all you can think is “what am I doing here?”

Today was one of those days – sad news last night, nasty surprise this morning, weird and hectic day, argumentative behaviour, frustration, anger. I got home today and all I felt was that things were just getting too much. What the heck was all that? What am I doing here? Where is it gonna lead to? And what does it all mean? Sometimes it feels like you are watching it all but it doesn’t seem real. It’s all too much.

We’ve all had those days, haven’t we? And more times than we can count as well. And while you know that things always change, nothing ever stays the same, in the moment, when you’re right in the middle of it, it’s just hard to focus on that little light far in front of you.

Days like these remind me that, I’ve made it through this far, and I will make it through this time. The love of the people I deeply care about, my belief that something beyond us is there to guide us, my art supplies and the power they give me, all bring me the strength to see ahead, pick myself up when I stumble and fall, and keep going.

There’s nothing religious, cultural or even spiritual in the traditional sense in this. It’s all to do with your belief in yourself, in your worth, in your strength and how you relate to the world around you. The light is you.

That light is there, you just have to believe in it, trust it and let it guide you. And that’s what I’m gonna do…