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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Broken Heart Sweatshirt; DIY.

 You all may be wondering if I fell off the face of the Earth.  If you follow me on Snap Chat or any of my other media channels you would know I still live.

Where have I been ?

 No one ever really knows how one will react in a stressful, difficult time in their life.  I tend to stop doing the very thing that I love the most, the very thing that makes me feel the very best possible way that I could ever  feel about myself.  I retreat into the safety of my quietness. I stop doing anything artistic and save every bit of energy to deal with an emotion  in which I am unfamiliar.  Is this the right reaction?  Most likely not, but it is my reaction.  I am a very lucky girl to have amazing family and extraordinary friends to rely on.   I know each  of you have had to weather a very difficult storm at one time or another, maybe even two or three. What I have experienced about these difficult moments in my life is that I learn more about the inner part of me and how strong I am.  Another thing about me is that no one will ever  know that I am going though something so unbearable, not unless you are in my closest circle.  I like it that way.  I really do not like too much outside influence on how I should be dealing with a very private, emotional, situation, oh and let me tell you everyone has a strong opinion on what you should do and how you should deal with it.
Sometimes when tragedy hits it takes your body months to react because you are running strictly on adrenaline. Survival mode. We have all been there.  Then one day you wake up and all of your adrenaline is gone,  the walls come crashing down on top of you and your holding them up with nothing left. The very core of you is tested.  Can I hold it up? Will I die?  Am I strong enough? The answer is always YES!  I am strong enough!. Yes!  I can hold it up!  No!  I will not Die.! 
 I have only had three significant times in my life where I have had to really dig deep.  I don't know about you but I always see things so clearly after the pain. I really can't share with you the details of what I am talking about. I will let you come to your own conclusion.   I will say that pain is pain no matter where is comes from.
 If any of you are dealing with a difficult time in your life, you know that your life is forever changed but this could be a new beginning,  a chance to look inside and see what you are really made of.  A chance to change.  A chance  to make yourself  the very best you.  Sometimes all you can do is sit and watch the tragedy unfold.   That helpless feeling is almost unbearable. That feeling is the worst part, especially for me because I love to control things.   As I sit and write this I see the lesson in all of it is learning to let go. Letting it all go to regain all you lost.  We cannot control anyone but ourselves so why not concentrate on the things that deal with just ourselves. Learning to let go and trust. What a concept.

This is the first Post I have done in about two months. It feels really good to be back doing what I love. I am also working on my new Studio/ Office. A place where I can rev up my You Tube  Channel with more weekly DIY videos. The beginning of WobiSobi Inc.
  I Hope I was not too much of a Debbie Downer. My  road to emotional  recovery is set into place. I am doing wonderful, and  taking each day one day at a time. Trying  not to focus to much on the future but to make everyday the very best day that I can.
Just a quick reminder.
Treat each person you see with kindness you never know what kind of struggle they are going through on the inside.
 I hope you enjoy this DIY I saw it on Pintrest, of course.
Of course I thought what a great DIY.
Thank you all so much for your endless support and encouragement.
It means the world to me.

 Things You Need

  •  Try on your sweatshirt. Mark where you would like your heart to sit on your shirt.
  • Mark  on your arm. 
  • On the first shirt I did not try it on.  Big mistake.
  • Mark out half of a heart on the contact paper make sure the plain side is facing up.
  • Cut it out
  • Do the same for the sleeve.

  • Carefully peel off the contact paper
  • Stick the contact paper to the shirt. 
  • Press the edges down
  •   Shake the tulip paint really well.
  • Cover the other parts of your shirt with paper so you don't get over spray on it.

  • Spray the shirt 
  • Little burst at a time

  • Paint the edges of the heart with glitter glue 
  • Sprinkle the glue with glitter.
  • Build it up to the desired look you want.

  •  Let dry about an hour or two.
  • Peel off your contact paper
  •  Cut the Sleeves.

Broken Heart Complete ;)
I hope you all have a wonderful day.
Lots of Love.


  1. Yup! That is the shirt I saw on Pinterest that made me think of you! Thanks for the diy.

  2. LOVE IT!! Glad that you are back and you weathered the storm, so you can see the RAINBOW!!!
    Much love!!!

  3. Hello Anne,
    I read your message and realize that I am much too far away from you to give you a HUGE HUG, but please know that I am sending one your way, right now. Because I don't have a personal connection to your life, I can't say "I KNOW WHAT YOU ARE GOING THROUGH", but I can say, I understand how life works. It throws curve balls at us when we least expect it and leaves us feeling lost. I truly know THAT feeling, and have felt the emotional roller coaster you are riding. My feelings for the people in my life are a blessing for I feel sincerely blessed to have so many friends and family. I consider you to be a friend and want you to know that I am always here for you, cause sometimes it is easier to talk to someone not involved in your life, and yet there for you most times when you need them. If I can share any of my 75 years of wisdom with you, please don't hesitate to let me know. I send you GOD's Blessings and my prayers to help you with your journey. Much love and many HUGS Mary

    1. PS Anne in case you didn't know, this is maryblueyes from Facebook. I thought maybe you might be confused by the Mary Justice name.

    2. Oh Mary, What a Sweet, Sweet Message. Thank you so much for your wonderful, kind words and your friendship. I am forever grateful for you. Always there cheering me on and supporting me. Words could never express my gratefulness. I will take that hug and hug you right back. Thank you so very much. Much, Much Love.

  4. It's hard to endure the healing when there is so much hurt and pain. You're such an inspiration. Please know that ♥ I don't know how I missed this post on your broken heart sweatshirt. It's a perfect tutorial for me to try out for an upcoming event. Hubbie and I are kinda obsessed with the band Muse. Lead singer had a beautiful red glitter guitar https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/67/e6/4b/67e64b9f64dfb8ff00e5504cb4ec729e.jpg I have been dreaming of making a red glitter T-shirt to wear to the past concerts we've attended. Efforts were not worthy....but now, thanks to you, I think I have my attire set for September when they are in concert near us! Big Thanks and Hugs enroute to you *Ü*

    1. Thank you so much for your sweet note and for the hugs Penny. lots of love sent back to you xxoo


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