Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart.
He who looks outside, dreams. He who looks inside, awakens. Carl Jung

Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year’s & Art Journaling

We will open the book.  It’s pages are blank.  We are going to put words on them ourselves.  The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.  ~ Edith Lovejoy Pierce


I’ve altered the front cover of a sketch pad as I plan to join Balzer Designs' art journal challenge this year …because I have so much time:); I’m already journaling & oftentimes throwing in some mixed media, so it seemed like a natural progression.  For the back cover, I just sloppy painted teal & ivory & added a rub on stamp.


As for New Year’s, this year I ask you to consider an alternative to resolutions that focus on something you feel you need to improve.  Many of us harp on ideas of self-improvement, as if where we are isn’t good enough.  Instead, write your top ten, or top 50, or whatever is comfortable about what is good about you and your life today & how you can take joy in what you have.  Have a very Happy New Year!

Wherever you are is always the right place.  There is never a need to fix anything, to hitch up the bootstraps of the soul and start at some higher place.  ~ Julia Cameron

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.  ~Marianne Williamson

(shameless plug ~ Winter Solace starts this coming up weekend, on 1/9/11; Hope to “see” you there!)


  1. This was actually something that I worked on last night... making my list of things I want to work on in the New Year. Just one short of 10. lol

    And thank you for the reminder about the workshop... I had forgotten that I had intended to sign up for it. :-D

    Here's to a bright and prosperous New Year for ALL of US! <3

    BIG hugs to you and yours! Hope you're having a wonder holiday season on that end. :-D

  2. So glad you stopped by ~ can't wait for the workshop! Wishing you a beautiful New Year with love, health & happiness!

  3. Nice suggestion Dawn. I am focusing more on gratitude this year, rather than on resolutions to be a better person. If I live fully each day, I suspect improvement will just flow into my life.

    Always I admire your zest at engaging in new projects. You are a true artist.

  4. i love what you've done to your journal cover. SO looking forward to Winter Solace beginning ...even though here it will be Summer Solace ;)


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