update and journal challenge days 220-229
hello all! i just want to say a big thank you for all of your kind comments last week in regards to the waldo canyon fire. it really was scary how quickly things progressed on tuesday. within an hour my parents went from no evacuation orders to mandatory evacuation. it was unbelievable. my mother-in-law didn’t even have time to get home to grab things like many others on that awful day.
i am grateful to report that my parents home is still standing, the fire came close but didn’t hit their neighborhood. my mother-in-law’s house was fine too. they were the fortunate ones. i think around 346 homes burned down… a staggering number considering it happened in one night. i will never forget watching the footage of the fire moving into the city into an area that i knew so well. it felt so surreal.
the fire is now 45% contained and burning in areas that are farther away from homes… such an answer to prayer. the most beautiful thing that has come out of this devastation is the way in which our community has come together.
so last week was just extremely emotional for me. on top of the fire, my mother-in-law (who is a nurse) was staying with us. which turned out to be a good thing because i got really sick. a very nasty stomach bug that had me in bed for two days. it is the sickest i remember feeling in a long time.
i feel like i am finally getting back to normal now. so here are ten days worth of art journal pages. enjoy!
journal entry: i feel brave. when i am honest. when i let go of fears. when i choose to be present. when i engage.
materials used: collage, acrylic paint, pen, shiva paintsiks, graphite, white-out pen.
journal entry: begin with your heart
materials used: collage, acrylic paint, acrylic ink.
journal entry: wandering. wondering. becoming. and stretching. surrendering. into what i can’t control. unexplained. just trust. all that is left-over. knowing. all will be ok. dancing. i did enough.
materials used: acrylic paint, acrylic ink, graphite, ribbon, pen.
journal entry: if i could tell you one more thing, i would tell you to be more kind to yourself.
materials used: acrylic paint, white-out pen, collage.
journal entry: you have a story to tell. only you can tell it.
materials used: collage, acrylic paint, gesso, printed out words, watercolors.
journal entry: ever reaching for more and more.
materials used: acrylic paint, acrylic ink, collage.
journal entry: what is calling you? life. freedom. hope.
materials used: collage, acrylic paint, printed out words.
journal entry: what if…
materials used: acrylic paint, collage, acrylic ink.
journal entry: i am not my mistakes. i am not my shortcomings. i am not who i was before. i am becoming free!
materials used: collage, gesso, acrylic paint, graphite, pen.
journal entry: i need to play. and dance. and give myself grace today. and really truly listen to my heart. i need to fly… i need to create beauty. i need to make a mess. and be ok with the mess. i find beauty in the mess and hope and truth.
materials used: acrylic paint, watercolors, graphite, pen.