Travel journaling with my Friend who doesn’t art journal…
On the last page of the journal shown in the last post, I made a simple labyrinth that can be followed with my finger much like the actual labyrinth I made a labyrinth in our yard from leftover bricks. It, and the writing next to it, reminds me of the insight displayed in the labyrinth. Here is a photo of the labyrinth outside the studio.
For me, most often the labyrinth walking represents my faith and life journey. A maze and a labyrinth look very similar at first glance. The journey is even similar in some ways but also very different. A maze has many entrances and also dead ends. Getting lost or confused is a part of the journey and fear easily creeps in. It is doubtful if there is a center or if one is on the right path. My faith is more like a labyrinth. It has the twists and turns that seem like a maze, but while walking it, I am always journeying to or out from the center, even when facing the opposite direction. There is no need for fear because I know I will reach the center. What I experience in the center, I can take back out with me. When I turn from the center, back into the world, I can walk in confidence, knowing my Center. I know where I have come from and where I am going. Jesus is my center, and I believe he goes to the ends of the earth to meet a person is on the path they are on and to invite each one to journey with Him.
Here below is a photo of the labyrinth as a fire pit with Adirondack chairs around it:
The journal labyrinth page with the actual labyrinth/fire pit area in the background:
Here is the back cover of the journal as well as the back side of the labyrinth page:
This journal was started as a demo in my 2-day Art Journaling Workshop. The studio and covered area overlook the labyrinth seen above. Below shows the front of the journal where I demonstrated marbling, painting papers, and working with stencils.