Friday, June 26, 2009

All Mine - WJ #4




Jamie's video this week really spoke to me- an aha moment so to speak. I was comparing my journal to everyone else's. Now that I see, it seems silly - but when you're caught in that trap, it's not. The truth sets me free.
As Jamie was speaking,I heard the words, " Be yourself." Thus I went out and picked a few of my flowers still wet from the rain and pressed them in my journal. It feels more like mine already with the yellow petals sticking out.
The red is my paper airplane. It's been years since I made one of those. Rough, but all mine:)


14 comments:

Lawendula said...

Beauty is always worth it!
I like your flowers!

Kavindra said...

Bravo for claiming your journal! You're right, it's easy to get caught in it, and wonderful once we get free.

The flowers are so pretty.

Cynthia said...

I'm glad you sprung them flowers free -- they are beautiful, just like you!

gemma said...

Lovely!

Hybrid J said...

Lovely work ... :)

Rose said...

pretty flowers... I remember pressing flowers as a kid and as they dry they leave pretty marks on the page as well as beautiful pressed flowers...

Mel said...

Gorgeous flowers and Yay to You for laying claim to *your* truth....I think that's where we're all meant to end up in this....

WrightStuff said...

I love the thought of the flowers bringing the raindrops with them into the journal capturing that lovely freshness after a shower - not just flower pressing; but 'moment' messing!

Kim said...

Your journal looks so happy and content with the cheerful petals and red paper plane sticking out of it. Here's to freedom!

liningupmywords said...

I had a similar revelation this week and I am very happy to be doing something different with my journal - something "me".

Kirby3131 said...

Congrats on making the journal your own!! :)

Jamie Ridler said...

How wonderful! I love seeing that red and those petals peeking out - so happy and engaging. It's lovely to see you.

judi said...

petals peeking out.. how poetic

WRECK ON

Barbara Martin (@Reptitude) said...

Hey there! The flower gardener in me sez "Rock ON!" the creativity person sez "Wreck on!" and golly, there is a cousin to your sweet purple pansy in my own book -- here the press page has pink rose petals and a tiny little blue viola face in it. Love those blooms! Enjoy your grandkids and campering time!!!