Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Promise...a Journal Page


Cheers to a new day
that holds promise

~k

16 comments:

Kelly Kilmer said...

Lovely!

Shahrul Niza said...

Oh how I LOVE walking in the woods!. Beautiful composition with morning walk and that forest leaves pattern paper is perfect for your page!. LOVE LOVE.

laundrygirl said...

I read your post today and I immediately thought of an interview I'd read earlier in the year. Although I saw this back in the spring, the visuals stayed with me. I had to find it and share it with you.
This was written by composer, musician and author Bill Banfield:
"There were many mornings in those days I would slip down real early to see mom. You could smell the coffee that had already been brewed and you could hear the smooth pour of the half and half cream she used , but no sugar. The backstairs that led up from the kitchen two flights and around walls, channeled the aroma that crept under bedroom doors and summoned me. I awakened regularly and crawled away and out of my dreams in an almost mummy stagger, creeping slowly, stumbling down the stairs to see mom and have a talk. As I reached the kitchen, she had already been there I would bet by 5am. But where I would find her was in the dining room, lights off, quiet in her favorite chair. She would be there, just sipping her coffee. I would always ask her the same “kidly inquisitive” and rhetorical question,” Mom what are you doing?” The answer was consistent, “ I’m having my coffee baby”. That early morning cup of coffee and the silence of the room where she sat queenly, came to mean for me reflection and clarity. I am sure of it now, my mother’s clarity concoction was her morning coffee and the moments of order that she squeezed away to herself, sitting early way before the day’s business began, was how she claimed clarity. In those days, mom would have had it all already worked out long before my small ashy feet hit the kitchen floor.

I am coming to think that clarity is getting through the world around you, and you inside of yourself working in that world, and that means you are allowed to see clearly through and under the doors, windows, that also allow you to reach the seats assembled there for you to rest. Understanding yourself, following your faith, your goals, taking time to be caring and reflective, being set in your soul about your identity and who and what you love in this life; that is clarity."

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Wow...and did you know that "clarity" was the word I cose for 2012? Wow... Thank you! I LOVE this. ~kath

DancingMooney ♥ said...

What a beautiful journal entry Kathy, I love this one... even though I'm not really a morning person. ;)

DancingMooney ♥ said...

reflection and clarity, I love that! ♥

Modern Day Disciple said...

So look forward to each page you make! Thank you.

eli said...

Love this page!

Kim Henkel said...

A lovely page ... beautiful colours. You asked if I pressed the leaves before I put them in my little booklet, and the answer is yes. I pressed them in a microwave flower press I have that makes the pressing process so quick if I can't wait to press them the old fashioned way.

Cat said...

Beautiful journal entry. I totally relate. I am also a morning person, love to be up before the sun, way before the sun!
And "laundrygirl's" words above are reflective and real. There is just something about coffee and mornings and sitting in the quiet that calms the soul for the coming day.
Hugs, C

Linda R said...

Such a wonderful journal page. I always enjoy popping in and seeing what you have created. I do hope you have a happy weekend my friend.

Hugs~

Lynn Fisher said...

Beautiful page Kathy! I love the layering and color...and the old appearance of the photo!

Createology said...

Every day is a new day with a new promise and I am so pleased to see you embracing this. I have been gone a few days and missed many posts however I thought of you as I tried to see clarity through all the mist, fog and haze we encountered. Loving Hugs Dear...

Tammy said...

Your journaling is so very lovely. One of these days, I will quit talking about starting my own and actually do it. One of these days ... :) Have a great weekend. Tammy

Tracy said...

I just love the early mornings, too. Peace and quiet with time to get your thoughts together. Here in Australia the early mornings are the best times through the heat of the summer and about the only time to really get out for a good walk without being fried!
Thanks for your comment on my stamped alphabet - if you want one I'd be happy to send you one :) The trick is to use as many of the eraser's straight edges as possible and keep cutting to a minimum.

Jennifer Richardson said...

i learn so much from your journaling
and process:)
thank so inspiring me so,
Jennifer