Friday, February 22, 2013

Book of Days Update...

I have the rest of last week's Book of Days pages to share with you today.

The first one was for the Soulistry series.  Here's the prompt we were working with:

"Nurturing your love is like tending a small garden. If you keep pulling up the plants to see if the roots are growing, you will not harvest anything."
                                        ~Lao Tzu

There are many ways to go with that quote, but I decided to go with my love of art.  Here's what I came up with...
One of the best things that ever happened to me artwise, was when I started to see my finished projects as having a life of their own, like children.  Seriously - however they turn out, I have to love them, because they are a part of me.  It may sound crazy, but it really got me past that place where I was comparing myself to others, or thinking my art wasn't good enough. 

If you ever worry that your art isn't good enough, I highly recommend looking at it this way.  Your art is ALWAYS beautiful, and so are you for creating it!

Okay, down off my soapbox and on to the next page! (grin).

This one is a reflection of my love for living in the city, followed by my love of living in the country.  I moved out of the city in 2007 when I married Michael, and I've done numerous pages about this change...


and finally, my weekly wrap up...

Started to doodle a face on a book page, and then extended it out onto the journal.  Just playing.

I didn't do a lot of explaining on these pages, but please feel free to leave questions in the comments if you have them.  I will do my best to answer in the next post.

Thanks for visiting!  I appreciate you all so much!


4 comments:

Dawn Z said...

What wonderful fun pages, Michelle! I especially like the Soulistry. And I can relate to loving each piece no matter how flawed.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are AMAZING Michelle!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the colors and love love love that heart flower on the first one!!!

Marit said...

I love it when you are on your soapbox Michelle (grinning back to you now) Beautiful spreads dear!

dawn said...

Michelle, this first one is beautiful and i love what you said about it. I would never think you feel/felt this way. Your art amazes me all the time, your talent and ideas are always new and creative. I'm thankful that I found your blog and for all you've done to help me start art jouranling. Sadly, my art still doesn't feel this way to me but my PL does and recently I've made some SHE ART girls and I feel they are my babies and a part of me right away. Hope my art will do this one day.
I love when your on your soapbox, it's always good to hear your thoughts.
WOW WOW to your pages!!