Friday, November 2, 2012

Triumph and Defeat...Fall Fearless



For Challenge No.3 of "Fall Fearless and Fly"
 ~Prompt and quote on Triumphs and Defeat using only B & W.



•••
I am not sure that I can label things,
nor events in my life, as Triumphs or as Defeats,
but rather
I can name some of my feelings or traits as those.
Perseverance
in the face of the most difficult of years
climbing instead of crumbling.
Now that's a triumph.


All we can do is try.
Attempt to turn stumbling blocks
into stepping stones.

~k

26 comments:

Blackinese said...

I love this so much! You do such great work!!

Kamana said...

what amazes me is that you create these wonderful pages everyday

Mary said...

Oh how I love this! And you have, and are climbing!

xxoo

Createology said...

Now this is a wonderful page to honor gratitude. Climbing instead of crumbling speaks volumes...
Blessings dear...

Valerie said...

"Climbing instead of crumbling", I love that. Yes, that is triumph. Thank you for sharing this and for showing your journal in black and white. Inspiring!

jgr said...

Very well said! and your pages are GORGEOUS!!
Thank you for the inspiration, as always.

Mitzi Wolfe Zohar said...

Lovely sentiment - stumbling blocks into stepping stones. The feathers seem to lighten the mood of tis dark page.

lorik said...

I like the "climbing instead of crumbing"! And what an achievement to record your thoughts and images every day in a journal.

Jenny said...

This is gorgeous Kath... love the black and white... and your words... turning stumbling blocks into stepping stones... beautiful...

Jenny ♥

denthe said...

Love the black and white. Very powerful.

Janet said...

Kathy, I love this. The swirly edges make the black softer. This has been quite a thought provoking challenge!

Introverted Art said...

This is a beautiful page. I love the classy texture and feel you gave to the pages.

DancingMooney ♥ said...

I've been inspired to play with black and white recently too, I love this!

and I also love...
"All we can do is try.
Attempt to turn stumbling blocks
into stepping stones."

Beautiful Kathy!!

Lynn Fisher said...

I LOVE the Black and White! So striking!

Jessica Sporn said...

One of the things I love best about this is how much black space you did not fill. I also love the composition - the delicacy of your writing and the ethereal border and feathers. The measuring tape is a great touch too. And turning stumbling blocks into stepping stones -- brilliant. Thank you for joining Fall Fearless & Fly with this stunning journal spread.

Tracy said...

This is gorgeous! Love that swirly stamp. Climbing instead of crumbling is definitely a triumph. Hang in there!

missy k said...

An inspiring page.

Stunning.

Karenx

Shahrul Niza said...

Gorgeous B&W pages!. Love the fluffy feathers :).

clare said...

wonderful page. x

Linda R said...

What a wonderful post. Full of hope my friend. And your page is gorgeous. LOVE the B & W..

Hugs~

Jennifer Richardson said...

your heart is so beautiful
it sort of takes my breath away:)
yes to every morsel
of your art and heart
and life.
-Jennifer

Danielle said...

Oh I will have to try the monochromes.....this turned out so beautifully...and you are correct...we do need to turn them into stepping stones.

Linda said...

wonderful words and a beautiful B & W page!!

city said...

thanks for sharing..

Cat said...

Stumbling blocks into stepping stones.
That is awesome. Beautiful words, beautiful thoughts...
...and beautiful journal page!

Carolyn Dube said...

Beautiful journal pages and such wise words! So glad you shared this with Fall Fearless and Fly!