Only a week into the new year and decade and I was feeling overwhelmed. Not good. Numerous ‘opportunities’ were coming my way in addition to the already scheduled commitments and events on my calendar. As I wondered what to do, and not do, confusion started swirling in my head. My thoughts were not linear so I decided to do a mind map. This post shows the process I went through and three easy steps to make your own mind map.
This post shows my finished journal pages of the A-Z Word of the Year Challenge & links including A-Z of my Mystery and applying it to a word of the year.
Video and written steps on how to choose a Word of the Year to focus on and live by. Visit my blog for creative ways to journal and live your word this year
Getting quiet is important in order to hear and discern what to do. Listening prayer is a way to do that. Suggested questions & art reflections on Q-Quiet in the A-Z Challenge included
Traveling changes you. Keeping an art journal helps me process and remind us of the important memories. Going on our amazing adventure to the UK, France and Greece was wonder full! So much beauty! I’m finding my life and perspectives have expanded through the process of going so many new places and meeting new people that have now become friends. Writing and art journaling the journey is so rewarding.
Post includes my goals for travel art journaling, pages from my abstract travel journal made in Mary Beth Shaw’s class on our Blue Walk Art tour of Greece, and examples of making it my own by combining abstract techniques in class with realistic images from my trip photos.
I’ve been reminded to look back in order to move forward. At first it sounded counter-intuitive and non-productive, but after doing it, I see the value of taking a fresh look at what I have, what I’ve done, and stop to look, listen, and be grateful. It was the prompt I needed to Live this moment, to be present without the pressure to perform.
A key is a small thing that opens a larger, important experience. A question can be a key to the answer you’re looking for. A key can unlock a mode of transportation that can take us on a journey to another place. A key can open up a space of a new world. A key can bring us home.
Preparing for travel this month, I made a calendar page with maps as the theme using Washi tape, stencils, Gelatos, and pen. Also a sneak peak at prepped pages for my travel journal…
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! March is here! Full of hope of Spring and new beginnings. Green is a favorite color of mine and often finds its home in this months calendar. This month is truly a month of new beginnings with two grandbabies due. I’m celebrating with the nesting dolls and words and symbols of their names. We also have a grandson’s birthday this month marked with Washi tape stars. Five years ago before going to Ireland, I read a biography and did some research on St. Patrick. Visiting St. Patrick’s cathedral was a highlight for me. Years before that,… Read More
“D” is our 4th activity in Living Your Word of the Year A-Z Challenge. Dig deeper to discover more about your word by finding relevant Scripture & Quotes. This part is so important to me, I would do it even if I wasn’t doing the A-Z challenge, because it helps me live more intentionally focused on what’s important to me. I hope you find the suggestions helpful.