I will admit this page is totally about this blog. For quite awhile I'd been feeling like God was telling me he wanted me to do something with sharing my art and my passion for art journaling and how important I think it is for me. I used to fight it, but a dear friend had always told me to just write... just start writing. So I did, I started pouring my heart out onto my scrapbook pages. I started doing more than just a small note saying what I could clearly see was happening in the photo(s). I started really telling stories and writing letters to my children. This is when I started exploring art journaling. I found such freedom and joy in it. Sometimes it was to "let go" of bad feelings, and sometimes it was a pep talk to myself. Sometimes it's a prayer and a crying out to God. Sometimes it turns into worshiping God.
I will admit that the perfectionist in me and the mama who already has a mess to clean up after the kids tear the house apart, would rather sit down at my computer and play with digital art journaling. I do love the physical messy stuff too, don't get me wrong. Maybe it's because I feel like Rachel's always in my head when she designs something and it just becomes so easy to say what I need to say and her designs inspire me so much. I don't know, but I'm so blessed to be a part of her team and to call her "friend". I often think she's my twin sister from another mother. She just "gets" me. I love her dearly and wish we didn't live so far apart.
GRAB BAG [Dreamer] By Captivated Visions
I took out the photo frame in the template and clipped papers to every layer. I then just started piling on the doodles and stamps and elements. I really think I'm going to frame this one and hang it on the wall above my desk. I just love it so much!