My church's first visual journaling workshop!! Can I tell you how wonderful it was? Over twenty precious women attended. The time just flew by. There seems never enough time to get everything in. What a joy it was to see these women taking the time to slow down and create. I had one busy mom ask if I ever felt guilty taking the time to do this. I told her to not listen to those voices, this is an important thing she is doing. Though I stressed "playing" in their journals, this is so much more. Those of us that journal know this do we not?? My friend Wendy (who is in my ongoing Saturday journaling group) gave a beautiful testimony about her journey with visual journaling. Thank you Wendy!!
What a learning experience this was for me!! It was so much more work than I expected. I have learned to begin preparing far in advance is much better than waiting till a few weeks before it begins. Though I knew what I was going to do, I left the busy work of pulling everything together till the last week. I will not do that again.
Okay, take a look at the last picture I posted. Isn't it precious? Becky (on the left, who is a part of my Saturday group too) came with her mother and grandmother. Her grandmother used to work in watercolor. Becky's mom Carol, said to me, "I tried for weeks to get someone to stay with Mom so I could come to this with Becky. But God had other plans. I am so glad I brought her, this gives us something to do together."
I am going organized and clean my studio today (again). It seems like I am doing that often. How can it get so messy I ask you????? :)