rest from the wheel of the mind…

for me the winter months hold cause for celebration but also the anniversaries of loved ones lost…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Gentle and Kind pages in progressbringing a range of emotions along with the chance to notice how far I have come in the healing process which is ongoing…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Gentle and Kind pages in progress (3)working in my new larger journal again with paint and magazine transfers…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Gentle and Kind pages in progress (1)the heart is a photograph of a metal hanging heart that holds a tea light…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Gentle and Kind pages in progress (2)I printed out two sets of wings and layered them snipping the feathers on the top layer gluing just the heart onto the page so the wings are free…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Gentle and Kindjoining in with two of my favorite challenge blogs:  Mix it Monthly/What Wings Are For and Art Journal Journey/Winter Wonderland

FB the idealist a broken heart awaya really special way to help pass these winter days is taking an online workshop with a brilliant artist… the talented and very generous Misty Mawn… there is an early sign up rate this week and you can find out all about it HERE

31 responses to “rest from the wheel of the mind…

  1. Fragility…..hmmm resonates with me at present….sprained ankle that’s keeping me from lots of stuff I should, and would like to be doing. LOVE the phrase ‘wheel of the mind’…O how true that is.

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  2. I hope you have better times ahead. Your artwork is very beautiful as well as meaningful. Thank for joining us at Art Journal Journey

    Love Chrissie xx

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  3. This is wonderful Patty! I love all about it –
    making art is a way to heal .. so right!
    Wishing you a happy new week !
    Thank you so much for another fabulous entry to the January collection at AJJ!
    I guess we will meet again this week –
    maybe tomorrow at E.?!

    oxo
    Susi

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  4. This is really fantastic Patty, what an adorable journal spread. I love all your blue pieces so much, and the verse has such great words to remember.. Thanks for joining us again at Art Journal Journey, Alles Liebe, Valerie

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  5. I so love your journal pages Patty. Your creativity inspires me,and your words move me. xoxoxo

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  6. So pretty, soulful words and I can so see you taking a Misty Mawn class. Gesso here you come. xox

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  7. Beautiful page and words, love the frosty colours. Wishing you continued healing as life moves ahead. Hugs, xx

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  8. Your pages are truly beautiful and the words at the end really moved me. We never expect that life can change in an instant, and it is especially hard when we lose those we love around holidays that are supposed to make up feel joyous. Crafting is healing!

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  9. Beautiful page, lovely and meaningful quotes. Art Saves, Art Heals. Having lost loved ones in this season too. The grieving does not end, it just changes and evolves.

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  10. Beautiful piece today. The poem is lovely but kind of sad too. Always hard when those anniversary’s pass, not matter how many years it is. Stay warm, and be glad you are not going to have negative number temperatures tonight! Hugs!

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  11. thought provoking and beautiful…may you be blessed with a gentle and kind winter

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  12. The post is touching and the art beautiful and soul searching. It touched a part of my heart that grieves also . Love the way you did the heart ans angel wings ♥

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  13. A wonderful heartfelt post, the page looks beautiful and the words are lovely.
    Yvonne x

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  14. Dear Patty I know your heart is on these lovely pages. A touching tribute, art and poem.
    I know how you love Misty Mawn and her classes so I’m sure it will be the perfect way to lighten your heart. XO

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  15. wonderful journal spread….so much depth and fragility….. sending hugs xxx

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  16. This is both poignant and heart wrenching because I can, in no way relate to your loss that always makes you sad this time of year. Bur I can certainly appreciate the beauty of the spread you created. The heart may be weighed down (with adhesive), but the wings still find a way to fly free. I was really taken by the symbolism.

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  17. You have created such a beautiful page from your heart. hugs, Donna

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  18. Such a beautiful and heart full spread Patty dear.. The poem brought shivers to my arms-thank you so much for sharing your beautiful art with us!Keeping you always in my thoughts,sweet lady!
    Sending love and huge hugs

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  19. Beaautiful journal pages Patty!

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  20. Ah Patty such a good feeling as always when I visit your blog! Love the quotes so much, I have to say, but then the layerd wings!! and then the heart looks like real metall! How did you make this magic? And so happy to hear we met at Misty Mawns workshop, wohoo!!

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  21. My dear Patty, It is truly a very beautiful spread, the words you printed, and cut out, say so much, and it is the most lovely page ever. So much love , in the star -and snow filled air. The beautiful wings from an angel being close ,and giving help, the light filled heart ,promising warmth,and hope for the coming days and months. That`s what fills me when seeing this beautiful page, dear friend. Thank you Patty .
    Hugs from Dorthe

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  22. Lovely gentle art, Patty.

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  23. Wow. What a powerful and on-target poem. There is so much love in this page. So much soul. And the quote — yes, we all want winter to be gentle and kind — to our bodies, souls and hearts. The healing journey is one of challenge. You do not walk alone.

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  24. I love how your heart looks so dimensional! Lovely page – as always. The poem especially touched me – beautiful

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  25. lovely page and pause for thought in this chaotic world of ours

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  26. Sometimes the down times are necessary in order to fully appreciate the happy ones. You’ve given us something to think about.

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  27. Isn’t that just a lovely and rightly way to look at the losses in our lives. (the last poem/quote) One certainly can’t always see it that way for sure. I was looking at a couple of organizing ideas right before I popped over to your blog and when I saw your journal pages with all your bits I wondered if you’ve ever shared how you organize and keep your creating space? I haven’t been able to get around to the blogs like I did for awhile so maybe I’ve missed it over the years. And, maybe it’s not something you care to share either. Your work is lovely. Peace to you these winter days….

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  28. Beautiful! How big is your new journal? I love the art on the wings….

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  29. Hello, très beau travail sur le coeur et les ailes, j’adoreeee.
    L’hiver semble doux pour l’instant, faudrait quand même qu’il fasse un peu froid.
    Bizzzzz

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  31. This is magical, my friend!

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