"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.


journal pages

A few more journal spreads in my large moleskine.  I don't know why I do spreads instead of single pages.
I wonder if it is because I usually work in smaller journals and need the added room.  I don't in this larger one, and I am thinking I might find one page enough.  I think I will try it and see how I like it.  You never know unless you try something.

After I took the photo of the first journal spread I immediately thought superman colors!!!  I find it interesting how my journal pages evolve.  I began just adding color and then that square piece with the cutlery on it because the colors were nice with the background. Then I started thinking about food, and then I was reminded of a passage from last weeks sermon.

"You're blessed when you've worked up a good appetite for God.  He's the best meal you'll ever eat."
Mt. 5:6 The Message  

Then I looked up passages about the bread of life...hmmm...the superman colors work here!!

I don't think any of these are completely finished.  I like to leave room to come back and add more journaling, doodling and stuff to them.   

My precious daughter comes home tonight.  She is on the road as I type this.  She has a long drive so if you read this before 11pm tonight prayers for travel mercies are appreciated.  



PaperPumpkin said...

I don't think my comment went through, Mary, but I am sending a prayer to your daughter for safe travel and I LOVE your pages! ~Kathy

Buffy said...

Love all of them,the second one is my favorite. I always have to pick a favorite. Already said a quick prayer for your daughter. Have fun and enjoy your time together!

Jennifer Richardson said...

Love those colors
~Superman but with
a bohemian flair
...more organic
and hopeful and alive!
And reading them was like
drinking pure water from
a moving stream:)
Thanks, mary

Lisa said...

Wonderful pages Mary!

Blessing to you

Denise said...

Amazing pages sweetie. Praying for traveling graces for your dear daughter.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Beautiful!!! Blessings on her travel and on your weekend visit

Just Be Real said...

Awesome Mary. Such talent. Blessings.

jgr said...

Love your pages! Bright bold colors are what I need to wake me up today. Have a wonderful time with your daughter, too. Maybe it will cool off soon.

Bren said...

love your pages and your unique style :-) Enjoy the weekend with your daughter, I know you will have lots to catch up on and do and enjoy just being together.

sarah said...

love the colors..the first one with the rich blues really hit me. Mary...your dgt is so lucky to have you for a mom...She sounds amazing. enjoy your time with her completely.

Nessa said...

i love your journal pages....i don't have any inspiration for the moment and i have to admit that your blog help me so much!!!!!!! i need art again!! thanks

Montgomery Family said...

I love these pages!!! Do you want to come to Texas for some southwestern inspiration? I'd love to journal together, and I MISS YOU!!!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Beautiful... love these pages! SO happy to hear you get to see your daughter tonight! Praying for safe travels! :)

Poetic Artist said...

Wonderful pages full of color and full of life.

Connie Lou said...

Great art, inspiring. I do hope your daughter is home safe. I know the feeling, my son just arrived from Georgia, on his way to Korea (Army)boy do I employ the angels that God has to watch over him. Enjoy your precious time together!
Blessings, Connie

Erin Butson said...

Love, love, love these journal pages!

Jane Farr said...

Beautiful work Mary! I usually do spreads too. (I guess my journal entries don't like to share visual space with each other!) :) I hope your daughter's visit home was terrific!!