"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.

1.29.2012

journaling












new journal spread done from journal prompt about body image i had prepared for Saturday's workshop

which did not happen

it was supposed to be for teens, when i called the library to check on the numbers i was told there was a nine year old coming...when i inquired further they told me they were all under 12

i usually teach adults, and agreed to do this workshop with teens 13 and up

i really felt this would not work with such a young group so it was canceled

so i will use this prompt for my next women's workshop i think.  we all have issues with body image and it may be good to explore what God has to say verses what we believe and what the world tells us.

grace and peace


7 comments:

Nancy said...

Mar, I am sorry the Sat workshop didn't work out but this is going to be a great workshop with adults....

I love the idea of using body image as your prompt and I bet lots of insight will come as a result....Your journal pages are awesome; I think maybe they are some of my very favorite of your work......I love the hands holding the figure...if only we could remember everyday that God is holding us and has formed us for His purposes wouldn't our lives be different...

Love you girlfriend,
Nanie

espe said...

El diseño es fantástico, me gusta mucho tu trabajo y Dios te da fuerza, se nota en todas tus obras.Te seguiré desde ahora hasta que Dios quiera

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Sorry your class was cancelled. A workshop on body image is so important to teens today. Too bad you did not have the group you wished for, but your spread is wonderful. xox Corrine

PaperPumpkin said...

Mary, your journal spread really draws me in. I love your brick background and your layers of colors. I am always in awe of your use of color! What a great class for women, great prompt. When you finally lead that class, it will no doubt be amazing! Wish I could attend.

Jennifer Richardson said...

I can only IMAGINE what a healing
life-giving
liberating
freeing
wonder
it would have been
to have taken your class
when I was a teenager!!!
Wow.....you're offering them
something more valuable
than pure gold.
It's the stuff of life.
What an amazing, rich gift.
-Jennifer

Just Be Real said...

Mary your journal spread is so freeing. Love the peace sign especially. Blessings.

caryjo said...

Interesting how "life" is changed, and we don't even know it's happening until too late. Adjustment can be a real challenge.