"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.


looking back

Thank you all so much for your 
get well wishes.

I am still feeling a bit under the pile, but thankfully I am no longer doing the bladder dance!!

Do you journalers go back and look at your first journal pages?? Oh you need to if you do not.

This is from my very first journal.  It was a regular journal with thin, lined paper. I had no idea of what I was really doing. For you new journalers - just begin.

Look what the stamp on the top right says - A Splendid Adventure!

Something else I tell all new journalers.  DATE your pages!! I did not date this one, I wish I had.  I do know it was done in 2007 sometime. 

Blessings and hugs!


Anonymous said...

It is good to look back...A Splendid Adventure it has been, indeed.


Flor Larios Art said...

It's good to hear you are feeling better. Love your banner!

Megan Hoover said...

glad you are feeling better....i've been out of the loop lately. summer is so extremely busy for us but i'm looking forward to school starting and reconnecting with my bloggie friends! big hug!

Nancy said...

Mar, so glad you are feeling better.....

I love these journal pages..can't believe these
were some of your first...you are just a natural talent.....

I love going back and looking at mine..you think you will remember but unfornuately I don't.....


The Charm House said...

Glad you are feeling better!!! I always loved this journal page of yours!!! Thanks for sharing again and GET to feeling like your good self again!
Love you!

PaperPumpkin said...

I'm so happy that you aren't doing that bladder dance anymore. Rest still, though, Mary! It is fun to go back to look at older journal pages, isn't it? And, recently, I even found my diaries from when I was about 10 years old! Antiques now they are...but who's counting?!

lori vliegen said...

so glad to hear you can take off your dancin' shoes now!! and it's such a great idea to go back and see what we've created at other times in our lives! your first journal pages are fabulous, mary!! xox, :))

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

I cannot believe this was your very first art journal page. Ooo La La it is beautiful! I love the saying and I'm so thankful that you've shared your journey with ME (us)! My life has been sweetened because of meeting you Mar!!! And all because of you I'm also art journaling now too.

We used to have a truck like that but it was red. I loved it!

Hope you are having great weekend!
Great big hugs,
Lee Ann

Mary said...

Lee Ann it was not my first page, but from my first journal. I'll post my first page sometime! :) :) :)

Poetic Artist said...

I am glad you are feeling better..Your journal page is wonderful even back in the beginning.
Love and Hugs,

Hindsfeet said...

Hey Mary : ) So cool....was just going through my bookshelf and found some old journals myself....was looking up the old August 14th entries to see what I was up to......interesting perspective.....

I'll try and get around to taking another stab at getting a good picture of that journal page I tried to send you....technology dinasaur over here ; )

Sweet peaceful weekend over there : )

My Journey to Hope said...

Your first page is really good! I've always been too nervous to start an art journal; it's so permanent. But I love reading old journal entries from way back. It's so great to see how far you've come- in art and in life. Take care!

:) Michelle

Just Be Real said...

Dear one glad you are feeling much better! Your page looks great and what a adventure you have had, huh. Blessings to you dear one.

Buffy said...

Glad you're starting to feel better,it is fun to go back and look at some of the old journal pages. I love this page. I just started to date mine.

Martha Lever said...

HEY MAR! I am so glad to be home but oh what a wonderful and inspiring week. I know now that I do want to do more lettering because it is my passion. This type of lettering I learned is difficult though. Hope you are doing well! PS--here's a little secret of mine---a little Photoshop with the healing brush on a picture of me goes a long way!!!

Denise said...

Praying for you to feel much better.

Francois said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better.
I know what you mean by looking back into the old entries. I have done so in my written pages and found some new insights in old writings.

rachel awes said...

love all the love
& praying
full healing
refresh you!