it took me out of my comfort zone a bit sketching and painting after watching some Mindy Lacefield videos…
I played like I was a kid again and when my open eyed girl wouldn’t cooperate I let her close her eyes for a rest…
I was most excited to find this perfect poem when looking for some words to balance my journal page…
This being human is a guest house
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond. ~Rumi
the Rumi quote is so beautiful it inspired me to create a spread (two pages) in one of my altered Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedias (I have several art journals underway)…
collage has always been near and dear to my heart…
playing with images and bits of paper…scissors and glue with touches of paint and plaster too…
as a finishing touch for my pages I added some vines from my flower press…
the vines are actually naughty weeds that are having way too much fun frolicking in our garden ~♥~