Thursday, January 31, 2013

Journaling and Sketching

After writing all around this journal page,
I just felt it wasn't finished.

I sketched my peaceful bamboo plant
over the top
as a focal
and it feels right

Thank you for visiting
for your thoughts and prayers for my Mom.

Today is the day she again will be discharged from the hospital
and strengthen in a better rehabilitation facility
from complications suffered since early December.

I have to remind myself to breathe.
I am really trying hard.
I trust that things will go smoothly now.


Saturday, January 26, 2013

Releasing the Cold Fear

...into my journal.

Trusting that Mom is safely
in God's Hands.

Colder this January
in hospitals and in darkness.

Stronger in the light of faith.


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Unfinished Journal Spread

Hope these cold January days find you in good health.

I doodled a bit but have so many thoughts and feelings and words
that I can't seem to focus them and have them take form...yet.

May you find beauty in each new day.

I am grateful for new days.


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Carving Out Trust

I needed my Word on a stamp, but didn't have one, so...

I've been in the mood to carve a new stamp or two anyway
and this is as good a time as any
and it's fun. Really fun.

Stamping in my journal
will come next.


~on my way extra early this morning,
before work
to see Mom 
and to relieve my brother
before Mom's new nurse assistant arrives.

Enjoy a lovely day, friends!
It's freezing cold here!


Monday, January 21, 2013

Journal Page

  I love that my Word, Trust, found me.

Gesso, acrylic paints...background.

White Sharpie Paint Marker for Trust background text.  

And I especially love that you have found me
and visit here
and send prayers and thoughts of wellness to Mom.
Thank you! Thank you!


Saturday, January 19, 2013

Oh, January

I have so many emotions running rampant right now,
that I don't quite know what to say nor where to begin.

First, your thoughts and prayers have helped my Mom a lot recently,
so is it too much to ask for more?

She isn't doing well and I don't know 
what will occur this weekend,
with her health care.
my family needs your prayers
and we thank you.

This beautiful photo is of my Dad, my Mom,
and baby me.
Thank you for your birthday wishes.
I did have some beautiful birthday moments.

much love,

Monday, January 14, 2013

Journaling and Exploring

I am really liking this new Word that found me.
It fits, and is opening up a much needed path.

Thank you so much for sharing in this with me,
and for your amazing comments and notes.
I am feelin' the love and am inspired.

Collage in art journal, handcarved stamp.



Sunday, January 13, 2013


It seems that my Word for 2013
has found me.

It isn't the one I thought would be it
even just two weeks ago.

I need to



Wednesday, January 9, 2013


 When things are more difficult than I think they should be
 or could be...

I am remembering

Sunday, January 6, 2013


Playing with gesso and acrylic paints in my journal.

Letting go of what I need to...
to fly where I want to.


Saturday, January 5, 2013


I am ready for a new beginning.

January 3rd journaling.

I have had trouble uploading a photo from my PC.
Are any of you experiencing this?
This is my first time posting from an iPad...

Not sure how it's going...


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Journaling in the New Year!

Back to work
and rushing around today...

but made time now, before bed, to journal.

Glad I did.


Busy day, busy thoughts...
laid down to rest.
Enough for one day!