I started the week by painting the pages and embellishing the dates. I worked on the daily entries to be a little more interesting with doodles and I did mini journaling on a couple of the days. "The time of Singing has come" a verse from Song of Songs that struck a chord with me, a verse of hope! This was one of the verses that I put in my journalling Bible and wanted to record it here, too.
The tip-in is a list I stumbled across on a blog that I follow. "15 ways to make an ordinary day happy". You can find it here. The tiny picture of my David and two of my littles is from their date, yesterday. They captured it at a photo booth. They all needed that adventure.
Inside I added my identity thumbprint. This is a copy of the original that I made and blogged about here. While reflecting on truth, this seemed an appropriate reminder. "It's the TRUTH". The truth cutout, I did by hand (you don't need a fancy Cricket or Silhouette or Sizzix cutting machine to make art - use what you have. Don't get me wrong, I'd love a fancy schmancy cutting machine!). I used glitter tape from the dollar store and cut it out with an x-acto knife. "I cannot be separated from the Love of God" is the front of another tip-in. I decided I wanted to record some more thoughts on truth and didn't really want it all "hanging out there". The tip-in seemed like a great way to journal and keep it to myself.
In keeping with my word FIGHT for the year. Part of my new year goals are health goals. FIGHTing for my body. Simple goals, but hopefully effective in how I feel.
- No snacks after 8:00 PM
- Less Sugar
- drink more water
The hearts and rainbow paper are more practise paintings. Use it all!
|Journal Tip-in (privacy and art can work together)|
FROM FACEBOOK: This two page spread is a "hot mess"! It's raw and unpractised and though there's no sense of form or order, it's dear to my heart. In 2007 at a conference I dared to ask The Lord, "what do you think of me?" His response (through a prophetic leader) came in the form of many verses: Song of Songs 1:8a, 1:15, 2:10-13, 4:9-10, 5:2b, 7:1a I smiled my way through this page and felt I really wanted to write it all down as it sticks in my mind and heart best that way. Last night "the time of singing has come" especially encouraged me. It feels like I'm coming out of my season of surviving into a season of thriving!
|Documented Faith and Illustrated Faith working hand in hand|
For future journal pages, I've doodled some weather icons. In case I need fillers or want to make particular note of a weather trend. I think I'll be interested to look back.