Saturday, January 30, 2010

Art Journal Thoughts

I haven't worked on my journal since the earthquake hit Haiti. Much has happened and I am thinking a lot about where my art is going. I have been focused on stamping and then started scrapbooking and I love both. But, I find them limiting in where I can go, so I am going to try to refocus my energy into being more free with what I do.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

One Little Word Courage 01/17

Today as many are trying to figure out what to do with all the information coming to us from Haiti. It is unimaginable to us, even those of us who have lost things to hurricanes. So many people, so little to begin with how does one go on? I do not know if I have it in me but I do know I find it hard to speak about.

So I used my COURAGE word to show some pages in my journal to try to honor those in Haiti. It does little to chronicle their misery and sorrow but it will remind me of what happened. So many of the pictures speak of their faith. When one lives with so little to begin with I would think faith is all they have. So much more than I.



I took the pixs from the internet I am not sure if I was suppose to do that but I needed them for my pages.  I needed to have photos to show what is happening. 

Saturday, January 9, 2010

One Little Word Jan Ninth

I am enjoying my journey with the One Little Word project. We have a group on the Close to My Heart Consultant bulletin board who have shared their words and some of them their "why" they thought that word was the word for them. Some if them picked the word and some of them the word picked them. Regardless the journey is going to be interesting.

Today, I was smacked in the face with the fact that I am full of jealousy and/or envy. There are many areas in my life were I find myself comparing what I do to others. Whining about the fact that they just don't get it, I work so hard and they just coast along. I find I do not share well. I do not share family and or friends well. I do not know if that makes sense to anyone but even as little kid I didn't share well. So along with my word COURAGE,I plan on seeing were courage takes me on this newest discovery about jealousy.

Here is my newest page in my book. 

Thursday, January 7, 2010

One Little Word Page two

This the second page with the definition of COURAGE.  I am so looking forward to seeing were this word takes me.  This week so far, it has take courage just to get out of the house.  I live in Florida and as much of the country is being hammered with winter storms, we are freezing.  
It does not compare to what those of you up north are having but we live most of our days at least above 70 and for at least six months 80-90 all the time.  

So TWENTY EIGHT DEGREES and ice all over the car are a shock.  The wonderful thing for us is this will not last to long, it will not be three or four months of it.  Yippee!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

One Little Word 2010

This is the beginning of my One Little Word journey.  I read about this on a blog I was visiting. She talked about Ali Edwards (scrapbook guru) One Little Word project. You pick a work and all year you focus on that word. I am going to focus on a journal for the word COURAGE.  This is the cover and the beginnings of my journey into seeing were this word takes me.

I would love to have you share the journey with me.