Friday, February 11, 2011

Art Journal Every Day Check In...

It's time for my weekly "Art Journal Every Day" check in. I have to tell you that:

a. It's been amazingly helpful to have my grief journal to work out my feelings in; and
b. It feels sorta weird to me to be sharing my unhappy pages here. I'm not used to that. But I have to be real, and hope you will understand that this is my journey - full of ups and downs.

First, here are a couple of pages that are from before this week, but I hadn't shared them yet...


And here are pages from this week...



Another journal I worked on this week was this one from Virginia Tillery's "Proof of Life" class...
It's going to be really cool when it's finished, but so far I just have the pages cut and the album assembled...


It's a tiny album (3 1/2" x 5"); and it's intended to be a journal that you carry with you and collect all of your daily life ephemera, doodles, photos, and other things. Such a cute idea! You can see more about the class by clicking here.

Are you signed up for Art Journaling Every Day this month? If so, how's it going?

Don't forget to check out Julie's AJED weekly post today!

9 comments:

McMGrad89 said...

Michelle, I hope everyday, the pain becomes less and that you can continue journaling as you do to let it out.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

*sigh* these are sooooooo touching my friend... i love you! :):):)

erinrwillis said...

Michelle, your grief journal is absolutely amazing. Amazing. The way you express yourself is so moving.

I've been thinking of you, & will certainly continue to do so.

Take care.

Marit said...

It's good that you can still throw it on paper Michelle... this will help you through, slowly but surely. I don't have to tell YOU how therapeutic a journal can be but I guess, when I was grieving, I would be paralyzed too... I admire you for going on and create. Your pages are honest and gorgeous!

milkcan said...

Your pages are so beautiful and heartfelt! Good for you working it out through art!

loriidae said...

I know if feels weird, but as a friend said to me when I was questioning myself, she said get it all out instead of bottling it up and things will be so better in the long run...nine months on I am still working my way through...hugs Janet

anne g-i said...

what wonderful pages - i esp. love the "she loved yellow" page. a joyful way to honor her.

Fritchey said...

I love, LOVE your journal, my friend. TFS. It must be wonderful therapy for you. My heart goes out to you in this very sad time.

EverydayMe said...

I hope your grief is short and your memory long... this is amazing... so very touching.... {{hugs & prayers}} Michelle