I will apologize in advance as this will likely be a longer blog post than most of the ones I do. (Sandee…..you may want to just scroll down to the pictures….lol.) 😉
Each year I choose a word that I try to identify with for the year. This year I chose the word “Enough”. This word brings everything together for me at this time…..I’m good enough…..I’m enough of a wife……..I’m enough of a mother……..I’m enough of a grandmother………..I’m enough of a friend………I’m enough of an artist. The word can mean so much depending on what is in front of me at any particular time. I want more than anything to be enough. So, this is my word.
I came across a couple of poems that pretty much sums up why this word is SOOO important to me this year. This is the first one I stumbled across while reading one of those stories that make their way through Facebook every once in a while and it just struck home with me:
I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.
I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.
I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger.
I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.
I wish you enough “Hellos” to get you through the final “Good-bye.”
So, over on one of my mixed media groups, Mixed Media Mondays With Tracy Weinzapfel, we’re to do a page with our word on it. I decided to incorporate it with another challenge my crafting friend Sandee posted at the Frosted Designs group as well where we were to silence our inner critic. This page is the opposite page to the one I did about silencing my inner critic and as Sandee mentioned last night…..it’s like the Ying and Yang of art journal pages:
I honestly have to say I love this page allot. I included some doodled stem toppers…..and some dangled hearts from the tree branches. I love what this tree represents for me and I think it does a very good job of squashing the critic page that sits opposite of it. The page on the left is where Sandee challenged us during one of her Sunday’s With Sandee to put a face to our critic and I chose to put him into the trunk of a tree and the branches have all the negative things he says to me written out in black so they’re obscure. The magazine cut out words are the positive affirmations for some of the negative branches. Check out my double page spread:
So, that’s it! I kinda feel like I’m getting into the creative groove again. I’ve been home with the achy flu today so didn’t get much in the form of creating done…..hopefully, tomorrow is another day.
Thanks for stopping by once again. I love it when you do!!