"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.

7.14.2011

you become


























"You become. It takes time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in your joints and very shabby.  But these things don't matter at all, because once you are real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand."

Velveteen Rabbit

This is in my large Moleskine journal. I have taped the portion from "The Velveteen Rabbit" to the page.  I think I will write it in one of the butterflies in white - or not...


25 comments:

mystele said...

beautiful everything.

Jennifer Richardson said...

oh Mary....this is worth wallowing in
for a long, long while.
I absolutely LOVE this quote from
the Velveteen Rabbit
and am swooning over how you
use it in these pages.
Oh this opens a world of sweet goodness
to me tonight.
THANK you for a wonderful share!
-Jennifer

Martha Lever said...

LOVE this Mar!

Nancy said...

Love the words, love the pages, love the colors, love the butterflies, love you sweet girl....These are great......

Ophelia said...

Goodness, this is gorgeous!!! I love it Mary...I have really been thinking about getting myself one of those large Moleskine journals..Love the page and the post!!

S. Etole said...

That quote is a good one to remember on those days when I feel less than lovely!

The colors in your artwork make a person's heart happy.

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Mary....I love this. I want to print it out and read it daily! Thanks!

Mechelle said...

Love the butterflies Mary!!

rachel awes said...

oh mary,
beautiful mary....
(la ha hove this)
xox

Buffy said...

Love this spread,and the quote is perfect,and yes I can see it written inside the butterfly with a white gel pen. Or just leave it,its beautiful the way it is.

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Great quote from the Velveteen Rabbit. With age a little wisdom, some tarnish, and a deeper happiness. Oh, and bigger wings, like your butterflies, to fly! xox Corrine

Kim Mailhot said...

I absolutely love it just as it is. Those gorgeous black wings agains the beautiful bright Mary color's. Mmmmmmm...

Poetic Artist said...

This is wonderful..
I love the contrast of the black on all that wonderful color.

PaperPumpkin said...

Love this! Love the words from the Velveteen Rabbit! I like your border...k

lori vliegen said...

this is so powerful, mary!! and the velveteen rabbit excerpt......wow!! it's official.....it's ALL spectacular!! happy weekend, sweet friend!! xoxo

Jo Reimer said...

I'm loving your backgrouds for your journal pages, mary. I love how you jump in and get bold with color.

Hindsfeet said...

*so* *very* *encouraging* tonight, Mary......

Oh I am so *grateful* for you lovely women in my life.....how *much* you have added, how many times you have saturated my soul......

with overflowing gratitude for your gift,
Liz

Deb said...

Yes! The second butterfly has become...

Bren said...

One of my favourite quotes and you've done a great job creating pages and images that go so well with the idea. Like the idea of perhaps portions of the quote in the butterflies. Great stuff Mar

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh I love this...both your journal page and the quote..which I am going to write out and place by my desk.

Connie Lou said...

Thank you, Mary, for always reminding me that we are continually evolving and that it is okay to change your mind when it comes to art design...this sets me free! XOXO Connie

sarah said...

Velveteen Rabbit...I loved reading it to my kids.....I love it's message and your work....shows your heart...awesome.

Clueless said...

I want to someday be real!!

Pamela Holderman said...

Oh one of my favorite quotes... thanks. Just love your work. Do you ever cut up your journals so you can just enjoy one piece? I seem to rip them up as I want to see one piece only at a time - just can't handle it being closed away.

lindaharre said...

Your heart themed pages are so uplifting:D Love your heart prints around the edges of the page as well! Great job!