I have another art journal page to share with you. I am so excited to be working on these for a number of reasons. They are allowing me to reflect on my spiritual life and be creative at the same time. This has been the desire of my heart for a long time but I haven’t always been satisfied with the results when I’ve tried to do this as traditional scrapbook pages since I usually I don’t have pictures that go with what I am meditating on. Sometimes I just don’t have the words to express deeper things or feelings. For me, some experiences and revelations are too sacred to speak. There are some things that have happened in my life that have deeply impacted me but are very negative. I don’t want to explain or recount those things but I do want to acknowledge what I’ve learned about myself, or how I’ve grown or how God has healed me. Then when I look at my art journal page, I can reflect on the experience and see where I was and where God has taken me.
This page started out as a reflection on some words of Jesus that were part of a sermon given last Sunday. In Matthew 5:43-48, Jesus talks about loving our enemies. I honestly have no enemies but for some reason, this passage just STUCK to me like glue. I started out with something fairly lovely looking with the passage “If you love those who love you, what reward will you get.” As I started adding layers and playing with the papers and elements on my page, though, it sort of took on a life of its own. It started to look pretty “messy” and then I got what I was yearning to express. You can see it in the words I put on the page. While I don’t have enemies, there have been situations with teen girls in our lives that have needed the extreme sport version of love. Without recounting all the difficulties we have been through, I am able to express the deep lessons I have learned in going through this. This page just calls up SO MUCH for me.
Endless Love, Essential Digital Stitches Black Frames and Corrugated Alpha by Christine Smith
stick people were drawn by my daughter and scanned in
Love til It hurts hand drawn and scanned in
fonts Rosewood, Ordner, Stencil Std, Neuva Std
Staple by Albums to Remember
tape by AimeeH
Any comments appreciated!