A Healing Art Journal
The page below did not want to go any further. I like to look at it...feel it. I just love the color and find it very, soothing.
The next two pages were made to illustrate two verses of a poem that I wrote, a few years ago. I'm creating a spread for each verse and there are four verses. I have two finished, so far.
More to come, soon. If you would like to see the whole poem, click HERE.
I found an old journal with some thoughts on creating Joy. I took an excerpt from it to create the following spread.
In the next spread, I began with the 4" x 6" painting. It was laying around, unfinished, in the Lab. As I held it to the white page, it asked for a yellow background, so I complied. The next day, it asked to be framed by the green tree...and I couldn't resist it's urging. Then, I saw the seed and the vine. After that, the words were obvious.
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Sometimes, if my journal is wet and if I still need to splash paint around, I grab a sheet of canvas paper and fold it in half. These will be bound together, someday, but for now they serve, as a fresh place to play, while the Healing Art Journal dries.
Oh, yeah...and along the line, somewhere, I added gold highlights to the cover.
"I Am Love on a Journey" is based on the idea that what we put out is what we get back. I am filling it with what I intend to feel. I am, carefully and consciously, replacing negative thoughts with positive ones and my life is changing, as my intentions are clarified.