"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.

7.14.2010

journaling life as it is

This spread in done in my planner/journal.  The prayer is from Ken Gire's book, "Windows of the Soul"  I printed it out on large sticky labels I got from the office supply store. 



This background is in the same journal.  I like having several backgrounds completed.  Then when I am out and about I have something to journal on.


"I Poo in Blue!"

This is my most precious grandson in my studio.  Have you seen the the youtube video about these diapers??
Oh my gosh, it cracked me up.  Of course we had to get him the diapers.
Here is the link if you want a laugh.



Hope you all are having a great day!!

24 comments:

Denise said...

I love this post.

Butterfly Works said...

Mary, WOW
On the surface, these pages are beautiful and the colors are georgeous but then you realize the gut level honesty that lurks below and I am blown away...You are so in touch with yourself and your feelings.....I am inspired by the way you tackle issues head on and don't hold back from digging deep.....I love the prayer....

On a lighter note, your grandson is just "pretty"......so adorable and he's learning from a wonderful grandma at such an early age the beauty and satisfaction of art....
I've got to get my grandson some of these diapers...so cute...

Hugs and blessings

mystele said...

wow...thank you, mary.

Jeniffer said...

Mary,
Thank you for sharing these gorgeous journal pages. Truly you are using the page as a powerful tool!
I didn't notice a way to contact you directly through the blog. I'm doing a series of artist interviews on my site and would love to have you participate. If you are interested please contact me. jhutchins@joyfulartsstudio.com.
Blessings,
Jeniffer

Sandra Hall said...

Fantastic pages Mary! I love the collage and effects of the first one and the second is gorgeously vibrant. x x

lori vliegen said...

your journal pages are fabulous, mary.....and i can see that you have lots of inspiration around you in your studio.....what a wonderful creative playground!!! it looks like your adorable grandson has fun playing in there, too.....those blue diapers are a scream!!! xox, :))

KarenKayArtWorks said...

I can sooo relate to your journal page. Your grandson is quite a cutie pie.

rachel awes said...

i love the buechner quote above/in fact lately i've been reflecting on how much we have in common w/one another...what we yearn for, ache, love...
your journal pages are beautiful & deep as always. love the whisper & honesty.
xox

Bren said...

wonderful pages Mar, and your grandson is as vivid and lively as your studio and art. Got to love those diapers :-)

Dena E's Blog said...

Knowing you're super busy Mary,,I still want to share with you some special photos I posted last night..Do take a moment to check them out Sweetie..Cool diapers on that Cutie!!!
Love Ya Sis
Blessings and Hugs~~~Dena

Janet said...

I always like your pages but these two today are fantastic! The top one shows so much emotion and feeling....and the second one is so perfect.

And thanks for the Poo in Blue video....you gave me my laugh for the day!!

Martha Lever said...

That commercial in hilarious! Macaulay needs to get some for Marc! Your journal pages are fabulous, Mar!!!

Bev said...

your journal pages are so raw and honest...i love it...
your grandson is a cutie patootie...
xo

Seth said...

He Said She Said is an absolute knockout!

Buffy said...

Your grandson is so adorable and yes I seen those diapers. They're so cute but kinda pricey. I love your journal pages,especially the he said she said one thats so cute. It seems like everybody is journaling lately including me,it must be the summer time thing to do. Oh and you had ask if I used cardboard in my journal and yes it is. Thanks so much for your sweet comments.

Ophelia said...

Ok....the grandchild is such a cutie!!! Those diapers are just too cute. Why didn't they have those cute ones a few years back!!! Your pages as always are just so awesome, and your studio is so great!

Jennifer Richardson said...

I so love how fearless you are about feeling:)
I appreciate your blog, braveheart!
-Jennifer

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

Yes Mary, in answer to your words on your journal, yes, you are progressing. When you share what you are going through with others, you have no idea the hopeful seed you are planting in other hearts. You my dear are such an inspiration. Now I need to start taking my own advice and get to working on my own art journal.

Your little grandson looks fan-tabulous in his Poo Blues! He is a cutie. I just came back from being with my grandchildren you know in PA and while there my daughter bought a box of the Poo Blues for my one yr old grandson... but I had not seen this video. It cracked me up too.

Hugs,
Lee Ann

sarah said...

these are so great. love that first one the best and your grandson....too cool just like the babe in the video!!!!

DJ said...

Mary, the pink journal page is one of the most creative I've seen online in some time. And your grandson is cute as a button! I know you enjoy him...

Say It In Color said...

I wrote such a long sharing story of why I "GET" your photo and the desire for "freedom"....that I had to delete it....it was too long....so I shortened it....still too long....so I shortened it more!....still too long....shortened it one more time....hmpf!! still too long...DELETE....by now I'm laughing about it....and have decided....someday we will meet hearts .... in person! LOVE this post ... it stirred much in me..... thankful, for some things lately that the Lord has used to free me a little more! Don't you LOVE KEN GIRE?!?!?!

Say It In Color said...

This is so funny, because it DID post in the above post....weird...God must have wanted it posted?! I hope it was God....anyway, it is rather personal, so if you want to delete it you really can...I don't mind.....I sure did put myself "out there"! You can only post soooo many words and I kept shortening it....then just deleted the whole thing, but it still showed up. Your journals and words do more for others than you know!! Praise Him for you....have you ever heard of Pearls and Grace....she used to speak....and has a wonderful story about how we are Pearls....if you can't find it...I'll try to RE-FIND it to share with you.....

Shelley Malone said...

Oh my goodness, Mary - I haven't visited your blog in a while and now I am blown away by your gorgeous work! Clearly I have to stop by a LOT more often! : )

I'll be back soon, I promise.
xoxo
Shelley

muckypup said...

The youtube link made me laugh out loud, which I havne't done in ages - thank you! Your artwork is amazing - and I love your table in your next post - think the green-eyed envy monster is waking!