I love to periodically challenge myself to creating and posting daily for a 31 day period. Yesterday I spent some time pondering if August would be a “challenge” month for me. This morning (it’s never too late) I decided to take 31 days to focus on Restoration. My recent time away at a church camp meeting was a time for reflection. One life issue kept poking up and refused to be quieted and set on the shelf as I normally do. Funny how God answers those whispered half-prayers through any avenue possible.
In the bathroom (of all places) at this spiritual retreat special verses and such were taped to the inside of the stalls. I (creature of habit) would generally use the same stall and the same verse was there nearly all week…until Thursday that is….and then this showed up. I have been struggling with one relationship that seems to be in turmoil more often than not and POW! This card shows up.
So, after the 10 day retreat is over and I’m home and back into my regular routine it seems like a perfect time to start a 31 day period focusing on restoration.
Each day I will take a verse or thought on this topic and create an art journal page or hand letter a margin in my journaling bible.
What about you? Won’t you join me in the month of August 31 days of focus is transformative. I’d love to hear about your journey.
It is time once again for a 30 day challenge. I like to do them a few times a year and somehow this year has slipped by without me doing a single one!
I was inspired by Stephanie Ackerman and the Journaling Bible community here and even a pinterest board here..and somehow I knew what my September challenge would be!
..so I hopped on Amazon and got a Journaling Bible for myself!
I’m going to dedicate the month of September to “breaking in” this new treasure.
Stay tuned…I’ll be posting my progress on instagram and here. If you want to play along, use the #awoh30day to tag your photos on instagram. Let me know what you are challenging yourself with for the month of September.
Class samples count.. Thank goodness… This is the Tim Holtz inspired tag for tonight.. Fun techniques using the distress paints.
Still playing with layers on the canvas
Had a great time Tuesday evening recycling journal pages as we were inspired by Pam Carriker.
And due to popular demand.. I am offering another class on the conte crayon portraits.. Again inspired by Pam Carriker..
Have a delightful weekend wherever you are.. I am so ready for a day of rest! My “day off” today has been non stop…
Looking forward to Kate richbourg in the studio teaching a soldering class… Still have 2 spots left if you are local and interested.
Totally inspired by @roxannepadgett
And still more layers to come… This has been fun
Playing with deli paper today.. Thanks for the inspiration Julie Fei-Fan Balzer!
Here are the other girls pages
Much fun… Don’t want to work.. Just want to play..
Amazing how helpful making a list is for me… I’ve been meaning to get more of my houses up.. And I finally did yesterday.
See why I found myself motivated to hang art!
I did a session of juicy papers /juicy collage with a group of high school students from mountain view academy today as part of their experiential school.
Many photos to share… It was a fun session especially since my son and his girlfriend were in the group… Haven’t had my son in Art class since he was in 8th grade so it was a special treat.
Ahhh. A brand new gelli plate!
We did a variation on my regular class and did a patterned acrylic background before adding our collage elements.
And here they are with our hand painted collage papers added.
What a fun and painty morning!