"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.



i am trying a new journal.  just a simple mixed media spiral journal from Canson.
I like it's 7x10 size.  

i usually work across two pages - spreads.  but i wanted to try creating more on single pages.

each of these could stand alone...

for some odd reason this one will not load vertically   i cropped it a bit more, but it still loaded horizontally.

i wanted to keep this sweet comment from a woman that read my article in Art Journaling Magazine. i really don't mean to be boasting here...well in myself...because this really is God's show.  but it shows the power we have with encouraging words, and being open and honest in our own struggles and life. being real and authentic in the living of this life. 

we are all on our own journey, but there are many ways our journeys are similar.  

i am thankful for this journey i am on.  the ups and downs, the bumps and smooth places.  the joy as well as the pain. 

oh, about the 31 days of praise journal. i have decided that since i am going through the book again this month, i will catch up on the pages as i go along.  i have changed one page completely...will post it on the corresponding day.   

may your journey be a splendid adventure...


Tiggeriffic said...

I am so inspired by your art that I went out and bought a sketch pad and today I'm going to try my best to sketch something . blank pages are nothing they are blank,,but add some color and words like the words we get from God and ta da we are inspired..
I so enjoy your blog and I peek on Yes and Amen blog and between the two of you I think I'm off and ready to do some sketching and journaling..
Have a tiggeriffic day~! ta ta for now from Iowa:)

Kim Mailhot said...

Such beautiful marks left on the trail of your splendid adventure, Amazing Mary. Love the mooooving pages in the new journal too. Always that awesome color! Love it !
Light and love to you, Talented One.

jgr said...

Gorgeous work as always, and I love how you saved that wonderful comment. Thank you for the inspiration!

Brenda Thebeau said...

This is wonderful news my friend, how exciting to have such great feedback already on your articles. I've got to see if I can get a digital version of the magazine, they just don't sell them anywhere around here. Again Congrats on being published in a great magazine. Love the journal spreads too :-)

Anonymous said...

These are splendid! ;)

Anonymous said...

How marvelous! I especially love the butterfly.

Melanie Statnick said...

Your pages are beautiful and I really like that cow. Congrats to you about your artical

Joyfulploys said...

Mary...your journal pages just keep getting more and more colorful...love them! Have a splendifferous weekend!

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

Oh my goodness! God is so good! What a sweet and special note from a precious woman that you touched with your words and art Mar!!!!! Nothing could be more fulfilling than knowing what we go through ourselves is able to help another. God is using Beautiful Y♥U!!!!!

Love and Hugs,
Lee Ann

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Love this, Mary. Love your words too. Have a splendid weekend! Love kath

Jennifer Richardson said...

that is a beautiful thing, Mary!
i love the comment and that you kept it and used it in your art!
what a brilliant way to encourage your spirit to keep springing up life:)
the sweet little twigs I see at the bottom of one of yours....they look like little tree branches.
Do you hand draw those or are they real twigs painted and pressed?
I really love that.
I love it all.....thank you Lord for Mary:):):)

laurel said...

Beautiful pages and I love the comment you saved. So cool for you to get to touch more lives with how God is working in you. Picked up my own copy of Art Journaling and love your article.