"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 spread

This is a journal that I carry with me.  It houses my calendar, my to do lists, ideas for my workshops and the stuff of life.  I have painted several backgrounds so they are ready when i feel the pull to journal.  I completed this spread while in Florida a few weeks ago.


Jennifer Richardson said...

do you really?
oh what a liberating idea
...to carry it with you.
I've never!
I carry little notebooks
that I transfer my bits and pieces
from time to time
but it's a hodgepodge and not at all
like this feels.
Wow, Mary.
Simply liberating.
Thanks for this....wildly grateful I am!
(p.s. this is GORGEOUS!)

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

How great that you carry it with you so you can create when you are moved! This is a beautiful spread. Love the colors. Love the bits of interest to draw your attention around! :)

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Love these bright colors! xox Corrine

Valerie said...

I love this, so colorful and spontaneous!

Buffy said...

Gorgeous spread! Thats such a great idea to carry it with you,i usually just carry a big notebook,with all my lists,maybe I should just do alittle something to it,it would probably make grocery shopping better if my list was more colorful.

Bevie said...

Ahhh sis I love that photo of mom and dad when they were young...a stricking couple back then. As always your use of color is awesome...haven't painted in a couple mos...have a great day sweetie!!

Kim Mailhot said...

I have a new smaller journal to travel with. Sometimes, it never gets opened as the traveling takes priority, but just knowing it is there, along with a few materials to play with, as I go gives me a good feeling.
Off to the beach in Maine next week with the hubby - new journal is a-coming !
Have a great holiday weekend !

Bren said...

you are a art journaling wonder! I pack mine for longer trips but never just have it with me, very cool. This is a great spread, got your signature style but with a twist.

Ophelia said...

Mary...this is absolutely fantastic....Oh, I wish I could journal with you sometimes....you are so amazing!!!

CountryDreaming said...

Thought of your inspirationally vivid colors while I was gone this summer. It's good to see them, and you! again ... Thanks for asking about me on my blog.

Anonymous said...

I love your journaling style!!! Great spread! Awww, poor doggie in the previous post...how's he doing? And your daughter in the spread below that one is so cute!

Joana Carvalho said...

Hi, Mary! Your blog was a "recommended source" on my Google Reader and I can see why! Your work is awesome! So colorful and vibrant, I love it! This spread reminds a little bit of Sabrina Ward Harrison's work, which I love as well... I'll be coming back!