Sunday, January 2, 2011
To start the year off I have decided to join the "Art Journal Every Day" with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer. I am excited and a little nervous about the journey ahead. But I figured...why not go for it! No pressure. If I don't make it every day that is ok. There are quite a few out there participating and it will be fun to see all the creativity. For my first page I used water color and oil pastels with a little ink thrown in.
I am also joining in again this year in Ali Edward's "One Little Word". I chose "PEACE". I combined the word with the art journal for yesterday. My previous word was "TRUST". I could use that word over and over again. But if I truly have learned to "trust" then I will have "peace", right. Last year was a very big year full of many changes in my life. Big changes:
*my oldest son got married here in our backyard
*my youngest son graduated from high school
*my dad passed away
*my youngest son went off to college, leaving us with an empty nest
*I turned the big five-oh (that one is hard to say outloud)
*we left the country to try to recover (just teasing...it was a great getaway vacation and very much needed)
*I quit my job
*I started teaching from home
*we had our first holiday season without my dad
Lots of changes in my life. But through it all I learned to trust...now I have to get to the "peace" part. To learn to savor all the special moments in my life and trust that they are all there for a reason. To remain calm and not panic when changes take place. It's gonna be a great year!!!
John 14:27 (rsv) Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.