"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.


another spread

can you see the difference between the first and second journal page?

a lot of times after i have taken a photo of my work i can see areas that may need something.

i added more hearts in the lower left hand corner to balance it a bit more, and added some red in the crease of the heart.  as i look at it some more i see that maybe it needs a few blue circles on the left side of the heart, or not.

"If there's ever a tomorrow where we are not together, there is something
you must always remember. You are braver than you believe,
and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think,
but most important of all, even if we are apart,
I'll always be with you."

~ A. A. Milne


Just Be Real said...

Saw those hearts. Blessings.

Nancy said...

Mar, I love these colors you are using now.....they make me happy and want to smile.....Do I sense a lighter heart maybe?

Beautiful spread....

Love you,

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

This jumped right out at me. Oh so happy page! xox Corrine

PaperPumpkin said...

This makes me smile. I love how you add things! Yes, your extra hearts add a nice little something to the bottom. Is Valentines Day one of your favorite days of the year, Mary? Sending you hearts, kath

Must Have Chocolate said...

Joyful, happy colors! There is so much fun for the eye to enjoy! I have often myself, wondered when is it done? I have found that stepping away for a few minutes or hours...it become very apparent what the piece needs :)

Bren said...

That was fun, seeing if I could see the subtle changes before reading the rest of your post :-) I'm with you, need to take that second look, distanced by a photo to see what needs to happen next. Frankly sometimes it's more my talent having to improve enough, so I'll take things out I did a year ago and presto make some changes that help! Fantastic page by the way, this would be beautiful on canvas extra big :-)

Sandra Hall said...

Hi Mary - its ages since I visited but what a treat awaited me when I popped by! Fabulous pages - the colours truly speak - they really 'pop'! x

Jennifer Richardson said...

what an amazing eye you have, Mary!
It's a gorgeous gift you've been given,
you ARE:)
thanks for sharing the beauty,

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

Love that A. A. Milne quote!!! Love your journal page too Mary. I think I would recognize your art without seeing your name because of your unique style and awesome bright colors!! I do the same thing with viewing my art through the camera which gives me a different view perspective to see if I need to change anything or not. It really works!

Hugs to you!
Lee Ann

Bevie said...

I love these pages are you gonna make a card out of them? I think they would be great!!! I loved chatting with you this morning..sorry it's been so long since I last visited...love you bunches sis.

Sarah (Nikki) said...

love love love that quote and your pages are both really nice.

Anonymous said...

Hi Mary,
I do love the Color Change!!
The brighter the happier?
you think?
I have always been one of shinning bright color so don't mind me.. this is beautiful!!!

lori vliegen said...

those little details are the perfect finishing touches! your artwork is always fabulous, and always speaks to my heart! happy weekend to you, sweet friend! xox

S. Etole said...

It took me a bit ... amazing what that little change made.

Ophelia said...

Wow, wow, wow!! Love it Mary, and its perfect!!!

caryjo said...

Sweet prose. Made me smile.