"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.

9.05.2010

Saturday journaling


Hope

My Saturday journaling group met yesterday. I cannot seem to remember to take pictures while they are here!!

I worked on this and worked on this.  Many layers I did not like, but I am totally pleased with this final layer. 

I wonder what my final layer will look like.  I pray I do not waste the things that God allows in my life to complete it.  Many layers have been ugly, and I am sure there will be more. But He uses them all to create the final layer, the best layer!!

Blessings and hugs!!

21 comments:

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Beautiful!!! I pulled apart an old footstool yesterday and it had layers and layers of different stuffing...I thought the same thoughts you just wrote...thanks for the confirmation...now to get my room clean so I can start learning to journal!

Lisa said...

It does seem to be better with more layers in so many situations in life.
Great page.

Anita said...

I love this painting Mary...and your thoughts

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Amen to this!!!!! I love your words describing your purpose for this piece!
Thanks for your comments on my Dance Like David piect too!
Hugs and many blessings to you.

jgr said...

Beautiful page!! I love the colors, the texture . . . . everything!

Martha Lever said...

This is beautiful, Mary. There is something very powerful and metaphoric about the many layers that finally turn out beautiful. It's kinda like our lives---as we mature in Christ all those ugly layers are covered up as we become more like Him. That is if we let Him be the artist!

PaperPumpkin said...

I love the metaphor... gotta love the layers!

Butterfly Works said...

Thank goodenss we are not left in the ugly layers but He blends and blends those layers and adds beautiful ones until we look like Him....

I love these journal pages....I see a cross going through a cicle of blood which is exactly what He did for us....He bled so we could live.
Another pondering post, Mar.....love ya friend.

lori vliegen said...

this is absolute layer love, mary!! we love all your layers, and so does God!! your artwork is beautiful.....rich with color, and rich with lessons.....xox, :))

Dena E's Blog said...

Mary Mary Mary,,,,I soooooooooo love and cherish you Sis!!!!
Just found your note to my post about my worries about the lost gospels and Kent etc... Thank you MUCH for your time and Awesome friendship!!!
I had been concerned I'd never hear from you again... Silly me..
May God's blessings be alllll over you Sweetie~~~Hugs Dena
Do come back again.. I'd love for you to visit my other blog..You can get to it from my regular one...Maybe when you get free time,,,in blog land
:0)
Big Hugs Dena

Denise said...

Awesome.

Bren said...

It's good to see your artwork again, and this piece has your wonderful signature to it. Love the colours and depth and power it evokes.

Buffy said...

A Beautiful piece. Love the colors.

debbie bailey said...

I love the quote by Buechner. I've often wondering why I keep blogging. This quote will keep me going. Thanks!

Bevie said...

I love this painting too, wouldn't that look awesome in the room with the other painting you did just for me??? hhehhhe!!! It's beautiful...

Pamela Holderman said...

I love this one! and the sentiment too...

Ophelia said...

So awesome Mary!!!

sarah said...

awesome Mary...everytime I come here I promise myself...ok...try this. one day. It looks so freeing.

Jennifer Richardson said...

Gonna be spectacular, I just believe!
Love the HOPE!
-Jennifer

CountryDreaming said...

Love the dimensionality in this!

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

Wow! I LOVE this painting and the words you wrote about the layers. Makes it even more beautiful. I'm so thankful that God makes beautiful things from our layers!!!! I'll be so glad when the torn and ragged layer I am in currently is covered with a precious new layer that lets me see some of the torn and ragged parts through it as a beautiful piece of art!!!! Waiting and hoping for that wonderful day!