"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.

9.17.2011

more journal pages






these are some of my favorite journal pages ever.

i'm not even sure i can explain why i like them so much.

they were done in a much quicker fashion, a little more haphazardly then normal.

maybe with a little more freedom.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mary,
Freedom is the key. I love them especially the first one. Have a great Saturday.
Chris

Bren said...

Love it when we experience breakthroughs with our creative expressions. Raw and real, love how you use the black & white in your work, gives them an edge.

Mary said...

Bren, i think that is what draws me to them.

PaperPumpkin said...

I am just up this morning, with a hot mug of coffee on this chilly Saturday, and your three pages were the first things I saw. Even before I read that these were some of your very favorite ever, I thought the same thing! While I always get excited to see your work and how you play with bold color, these rocked my world with color and those carefree smudges of beautiful black! And your words! beautiful, Mary! LOVE these. Have a happy weekend, kath

Dandelion and Daisy said...

Love, love, love the grafitti look of these!

jgr said...

Mary, these are AWESOME!! They have a primitive yet sophisticated look and as always I love your bold colors. You inspire me so much!

Janet said...

I always like your journal pages but I have to say these are exceptional. LOVE them!

Jennifer Richardson said...

oh there IS always hope
and your pages splash and sprinkle
me with loads of it!
i like them too, Mary...oh so much!
thanks for being such a bright
light in my life:)
-Jennifer

CountryDreaming said...

I'm going to pick the third journal page as my favorite of the three. Makes me want to decipher it like a mystery novel.

rachel awes said...

can i take a nap
in your yummy
hopeful color wheel?
XOX

Buffy said...

I love the look of these pages,so free and bold.

Bevie said...

Mar I love all your journal pages, but agree these are exceptional!! Your use of color is amazing, and each time I visit your blog and flickr I can't help smiling...love ya sis!!!

Anna said...

I love them too! Most of my favorite artwork was made with freedom. I am most excited when I don't know what my end result will be.

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Those are awesome journal pages Mary!! So cool!

God Whispers said...

Blessings.

Jennifer said...

I love them too, Mary. They are so vibrant and alive!

I recognized your smile from some blog comments over the weekend. Have you ever linked with Jennifer at Studio JRU for Sneak Peek Friday? Would love to see your art there regularly :)

Nancy said...

Oh Mar, I have missed you too.....I am so glad your workshop was a huge success...but then I am not surprised.....You are a very talented gal.....

Love these journal pages.....It is freeing when we find our nich, isn't it? Sometimes I think I have only to discover I am off in another direction..I so admire your focus. You got in going on girlfriend.....

Hugs and blessings,
Nanie

Kim Mailhot said...

freedom and looseness feel good for the soul's expression, I think. Less thinking, more expressing maybe ? Love them. Congrats on what looks like an amazing class too!
Happy Tuesday !

laurel said...

Class was awesome and can't wait for tomorrow night!

Humberto Dib said...

Hi, I just popped in to say hello, great blog, congratulations!
I'll follow you.
You can visit mine if you feel like.
Cheers from Argentina!
Humberto.

lori vliegen said...

your journal pages are always filled with so much energy, color, and art-love! how could they possibly get any better (although, it seems like they always do!!!). keep havin' fun, gal!! xoxo

Teri Leigh said...

BEAUTIFUL!

Megan Lydia said...

Mom you should make a canvas painting of the first one about hope like you did with the one that says stop. I would hang it up in my room! Or you could sell it haha :)