Saturday, December 31, 2011

happy new year

here it is, new year's eve day. i can hardly believe that an entire year has unraveled right before my eyes. where has the year gone? the older i get the faster the time seems to go by.

as i look back over the year i have many memories, some great, some good, some not so good, and some truly stepping stones for personal growth. i am learning to move within all these moments better, learning to accept god's grace when i am inflexible and think i know best.

while it is so easy for the unpleasant memories to stay in the front of the line in my memory recall, i am reminding myself that god's plan for me is truly divine and i am exactly where i am suppose to be, not only in this moment, but in every given moment that i am alive. so as i look back over the year i smile as i recall all of my memorable experiences. each one has brought me closer to fulfilling another year in my life's journey of personal and spiritual growth. i give thanks for having so many moments to teach me how to be better a person.

as 2012 approaches, it's natural to start to feel anticipation for what is in store in the new year and to leave the unpleasantness of 2011 behind. i am gently reminded to not dwell in the past nor look forward, but rather, to live in the moment of the here and now which is the only moment where i can truly be all that i am meant to be.

i hope you have a wonderful day filled with many blessings.

god bless you all. enjoy your holiday.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Saturday, December 17, 2011

another peek

here are a few more pages in my watercolor journal. can you tell i gravitate towards the same colors? it doesn't take much - just some pink and yellow to make me a very happy girl.

Friday, December 16, 2011

i just finished making another journal. this picture is of the front cover. i love making the journals as there is something about the creating of them that is so soothing to me. i filled this one with almost all watercolor paper since i've been in a watercolor and doodling spurt.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

a quick peek

i made a journal out of an old book by gutting the pages and then filling it with pages with scraps of different sized watercolor paper that i had laying around. i drew images and designs in a black pitt pen and then used watercolors to create the pages. i'll be sharing some more of those pages with you in future posts.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


i'm still writing in my gratitude journal. it's been a great gift to me to write down blessings every day. it helps keep my spirits lifted and my perspective more on target on what's right with my life. what are you grateful for?

Thursday, December 1, 2011

december journal prompt

journal prompt for december is: what three things have you learned about yourself this year?
if you want to join in on the ope flickr group ncome on over and post your journal page(s) - i'd love to have you play along!