Monday, August 20, 2012


Journaling keeps me {fairly} sane.

I have had anxiety lately, so I
worked and played much of it out this morning,
 like I love to do. It's in me. I gotta get it out!

I set my handmade mask down (above) and sprayed my favorite
Dylusions Inks in Fresh Lime and Crushed Grape.
Below, the mask is shown, on the right page:

Stamped the date and found washi tape
that did what I needed it to do at the top:

My mind needed my heart, though
so I punched one out and inked it purple & grungy
with a Staz On pad:

And without preconceived words,
took my favorite Sharpie black pen...

...and released.

And I can honestly say
I feel better.

Find something you love.
Just do it.



Valerie said...

I totally agree and appreciate your honesty, your process and showing how art helps us. Blessings to you!

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Eeekk! I love this! I love the use of that mask/silhouette. It leaves a perfect place to write everything out. I am so glad that art can be such a FANTASTIC release for all the yuckiness we face. :) xxoo

Mary said...

Beautiful you...I think being able to paint/write it helps us to see more clearly, and releases it to the One who can make sense out of our pain or confusion.

While this is a beautiful, it's also so much more.

Grace, peace and love to you dear Kathy!

Jenny said...

Stunning page Kathy... love how you journaled inside the silhouette... and love that you are doing what makes you happy...

Jenny x

Modern Day Disciple said...

Fantastic! Thank you for sharing and inspiring me!

Introverted Art said...

Kathy this is an amazing page... I am sorry about the anxiety. It is an awful feeling, I have battled it on and off for the past couple of years :(

Linda R said...

So inspiring my friend.. What a wonderful page.. Love the way it turned out..


jgr said...

Such a beautiful post, I hope your anxiety has eased up. Thank you for the inspiration.

denthe said...

Love your journalpage and the thoughts behind it. Lovely to see your process too!

Shahrul Niza said...

I'm glad it helped you find peace :). We are so lucky to have art to keep us sane :). Loving the silhouette technique and how you freely wrote in it. Hugs.

Jennifer Richardson said...

makes me want to release, too!
thanks for opening up
the safety valve,

Zena said...

Amazing, this is the power of journaling. Thanks for sharing, makes me feel inspired