"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.

7.27.2011

mistakes


 i did not like how this background was going so i took some gesso and a large piece of sequin waste and began to cover it.  i then wrote all over it expecting to continue adding additional layers.  what i wrote made me stop and think...i will probably cover it, but for now i'm gonna sit with it for a bit.

19 comments:

Nancy said...

I love when insights come out of no where.......I think they are messages God is trying to reveal if we are open to see.....maybe that mistakes are an important part of learning and form some of the major threads in the tapestry called our journey....

Love the pages, girlfriend....and whatever you decide to do with them is A OK.......

Love ya, Mar

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Since we are the creators of our own lives, every day we create who we are, are there really any mistakes? Someone I met in my teacher training brought up this point and I thought it was wonderful. If there are no mistakes, then we can just live out lives and make what we make of them. I like what you wrote very much.... xox Corrine

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

I love this...my daughter is doing a girls conference, encouraging purity and also for them to know they are beautiful in the eyes of God...this statement really sums up how life usually turns out...it is my daughter's story...well it is all of our stories...love it.

Ophelia said...

Simply beautiful Mary!!!!!

Bren said...

Good stuff, be hard to part with those words so I'd want to sit with it for a time too.

Poetic Artist said...

Each day we make mistakes but the good thing is we can replace them ..Renew them for to say.
RENEW what a wonderful word..
Always inspire me my dear friend.
Hugs,
Katelen

rachel awes said...

so true! xo

Buffy said...

Beautiful pages and beautiful,true words. I love how the gesso tones down the background and makes the words pop.

jgr said...

Another beautiful piece!! And such powerful words. Thank you for the 'reminder'.

Bevie said...

How true sis. If we didn't make mistakes we wouldn't learn from them I think! Our goal is to be more like Jesus each day...perhaps mistakes makes us stop to realize how they change things in our lives. love you sweetie!!
Your use of color is just amazing!!!
(((hugs)))

Kim Mailhot said...

whether or not you cover it up, the message is shining through.
I am trying to get to the point where I now longer see things I do as "mistakes" but just different steps on the journey that are providing lesseons for me. Staying away from the labels of "right" or "wrong" seems to help me feel less to "blame" for things, and more like the follow of the plan that God has put in front of me.
I love your exploration of these thoughts, Brilliant Star !
Light and Love !

Donna Lynn Grace said...

What an encouragement that although I can't erase my mistakes, a work of art can still be made. This page truly pops. I love the black writing against the quieter background.

WINDOWLAD said...

..looking back on each yesterdays will make you realize the various essence of your life today and the coming ones... mistakes and failures may be part of it but from then become more stronger and ever faithful to what we are all aiming for to achieve in this journey. God Bless you and your family!(:

Always,

~Kelvin

Hindsfeet said...

I'm so glad tonight for this *just* as it is....what a wonderful, timely perspective...

<3

sarah said...

the message on it is great....

Janet said...

Love this message. In fact I think I'll write it down to remind me to keep going even when I'm not sure what I'm doing.

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

I learn so much many times about myself through making mistakes. One thing I'm learning is that I give others more grace when they make a mistake than I often do myself. Sometimes the most beautiful changes in our lives come from embracing what we learn from our goof ups! Mary, I just love you for being bravely real and for how you share what you are learning about yourself. I feel like I am in your living room chatting over life with you. Thank you for being "beautiful" you. You make a difference in my life.

Love ya,
Lee Ann

lori vliegen said...

what might look like a mistake in your journal to you, would seem like a masterpiece in mine!! i love the way your layers always come together.....just like they did here! and can i just tell you how much i LOVE what you wrote?!! fabulous!! xoxox

alw`en said...

Sometimes it not goes like we whant. But it can always be used for anything ... oh what you did is, fantastic. Memories:)