"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.



thanks for the well wishes and prayers.

saturday's workshop was wonderful.  several new ladies attended.

i am continually amazed at how God uses this visual journaling thing.

i am feeling a bit better.  i have been taking it easy and just playing in my journal.

these were created with cheap craft paint, and some collage.

i have been playing with Derwent Inktense Blocks.  boy are they great to use.  you can get some amazing intense color with these and they are permanent when dry.  i'll show you some later this week.

i still have not heard from our vet yet...


Martha Lever said...

I am so glad the class went well, Mary! I love these journal pages and I love Inktense too. I just need to use them more often. Glad you are better.

Heather said...

SI'm so happy to hear that it was a good class! I love the bright and joyous colors splashed across these pages. Thank you so much for sharing such happy work! Wishing you a wonderful day! :-)

Bren said...

so glad it went well, knew it would though, you worked hard and there is just something about creating art that releases people. Great pages, looking forward to learning more about the Derwent Inktense Blocks

Kim Mailhot said...

Sending love and prayers so that you feel better and that your pooch is okay...
I have the Inktense pencils but haven't invested in the blocks yet ! Live that vibrant color. Looking forward to seeing what you have done with them.
Rest well and play well, Lovely Mary.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Praise God...answered prayers and a wonderful workshop...oh I love the green page here...it just jumped out at me
Continue to heal and refresh!

mystele said...

you and those you love are in my heart for good, lovely lady. take good care of you. ok?

SOOOO loving the new journal explorations. can't say it enough.

Sparkleblue Faery said...

I love all the colors and layers in your pages! Glad I found your blog. Take care!

Buffy said...

Glad to hear your workshop went so well! I'm sure everyone had fun. I love your journal pages,your backgrounds are so dreamy.

Anonymous said...

The new pages are luscious. Hope the vet comes back with good news and soon. All my pooches are praying too! xox Corrine

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

Those lucky women! To have you Mary as their teacher and heart opener through art journaling! God is certainly using Y♥U to help others. So awesome!

Sorry about your sweet doggie...and I will be praying you get over your cold like tomorrow!

You always bless my heart Mary! Especially with the special comments you leave on my blog. I'm so thankful we've met through bloggy land.

Love sent to you,
Lee Ann

Jennifer RIchardson said...

I love these pages.
And you.