Friday, January 13, 2012

Sea Spirit and some art journaling...

My friend Marla Niederer, a fabulous artist, gave me this doll/ornament for Christmas.  It's called Sea Spirit, and the face is sewn from fabric and painted.  Marla has a very delicate touch!  You can check out her blog here.  I LOVE this sprite!  And the expression is fabulous!

I went out and bought a new journal for my art journaling.  I like the spiral bound kind because it lies flat and you can work on both sides of the paper.  The cover is black and I have yet to collage it with meaningful things...  but I did make the first page yesterday... a bit late for the new year: 

"Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should Dance..."  Unknown

This is the cover of last year's journal: 

This is something I wrote in it on October 12:  BELIEVE... when you open your eyes and dare to look, you'll see a NEW world, one that was made just for you 'cause you fit right in it!  

I'm afraid to open my eyes.  What if there's nothing there?  

Ideas brighten the sky and lift me with them...  

Freedom is flying into the future, finding new and exciting patterns that I didn't know of before.  A new life begins, a new story unfolds in the drama of life....  believe... fly on, fly free...