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

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

God's Canvas

I've been dreaming about moving, a restlessness rattling my bones. You know how it is - that mood of just sick of everything & somehow running away will magically make all the craziness disappear. But of course the crazy goes with you:)
And then along comes that moment of intense beauty, so unexpected, that you just have to whisper to yourself "Glory Be."
This image was my moment today. I didn't have to go looking for it - living in a valley provides breathtaking views.
Note to self: open your eyes

What moments of pure bliss have you experienced lately? Write about it in rich descriptive tones using all the senses. Let the memory and the narrative flow...& in those moments, you might find the chaos melts away.
Enjoy, and celebrate your journey!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Art Journal Pockets

This image is from a book I'm altering, but the technique can be used with any journal. Who doesn't like little secret places and stashes - a treasure chest contained within your pages, at your fingertips whenever your younger you needs to be nurtured (and the older I get, the more I have that need:).
For sturdiness, glue together several pages behind your selected page to fold. Then glue down your page, except for the area to fold. Crease your page into the fold and glue the side and bottom edges, leaving an opening and creating your pocket. 
I used mod podge to glue and added gesso to the top page for more support and prep for the paints and stamps I added. However, I have also used double sided tape and stained the page with stamp ink or a hot tea bag to add color and journaled on top of the pocket. Inside the above pictured pockets, I cut out some cardstock and used those to write on. Like any journal, the possibilities are endless and the result reflects you:)
How are you "being you"?

Feels good to be back
Enjoy. ..and celebrate your journey!