"Once we clearly acknowledge the soul, we can learn to hear it's cries. - Dallas Willard, Renovation Of The Heart."

It takes courage to pursue our dreams. It takes time and patience to unearth buried treasure. But I believe with all my heart that we must do both.

6.30.2009

Journal Swap



I am in a journal swap with a few women. I did these spreads for Tammy (tammysstudio.com) It's kind of scary to do these in a journal that is not your own. I did the Heart spread first, then skipped a page to let it dry completely. I worked on the Wonder spread. When that was dry I went back to the pages between the two spreads to work on the third one, Roads. It was not going very well at first, and since it had something of either side I was kind of freaking out!!! But as the case usually turns out, I like the finished spread best on the pages that were not working in the beginning. Kind of like life. We hit a snag, a trial, a bump in the road and we hate it at first, but if we let God do his marvelous work in us we are changed for the better.

Tammy I had fun doing these for you, I hope you like them.

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Blessings!

10 comments:

mystele said...

i would not hesitate one bit to have you do journal pages for me! these are great!!!

The Charm House said...

I love these journal pages! Beautiful! Whit is home for the month so I will not be posting as much.
Love you,
Yvette

Brandi said...

mary love these!!! ROADS in my fav .. that old truck there is delicious. funny, i was thinking about trying to get a journal going between you and I and whoever. guess what I found and the goodwill today .. Wild at Heart and Capitaving both hardback .. 1.99 each. Cant wait to find someone to bless with these books!!

thekathrynwheel said...

Wow wow wow Mary, these are lovely. You have such a way with colour. Beautiful :-)

Tammy said...

WOW! These are awesome Mary. I can't wait to get my fingers on them and run my hands up and down these gorgeous pages. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for such treasured entries in my journal! MANY hugs! =)

laurel said...

love, love, love those journal pages! Are those big white dots part of the paper or did you paint/stencil those?

Jennifer said...

Wow... these are beautiful!! I love the 'roads' one... how about you give me a class on how to do it! ;)

Seth said...

I think these are spectacular pages. SO alive and vibrant. Love the colors!

Jo Reimer said...

These are lovely, Mary. I'm so glad I found another Christian artist who works in a similar way. I especially like the one with the old truck. Yummy colors!

Jennifer Williams "Blueskysunburn" said...

The are beautiful! I can't decide if Roads or Wonder is my favorite. I love everything about them.