Friday, March 31, 2006

Day Five: This Extraordinary Life


Ugh...feeling in a rut today creatively. I love Rhonna's quote, so I tried to do something with it. I'm feeling a huge amount of gratitude for life itself. As little two-year old Alec is sticking it out, taking his last breaths, I realize that I AM part of something extraordinary and that is living my life creatively. Reminds me of my all time favorite poem The Journey by Mary Oliver. I could read it over and over everyday and it would always move me. I wrote the last few lines on my layout. I'm in awe over the art I've been seeing, I'm in awe over being alive, creating! I'm having a hard time putting that out onto the page, but I feel it and that's what's most important:)

21 comments:

Fran M said...

Hey there Arsty Mama! Your photos are beautiful! Your pages delightful and the Poppets are perfect! I've got to try that myself!

twistedsoda said...

I feel it too. I frightened of the rut that I am going to get...it will happen. Its scares me. I've been so inspired by you...my little muse! And with all the other journals that I read...

Your page is really moving! Your words move through me!

banglamarie said...

Love this photo and page!!!!

Lilli said...

This is so beautiful. It reminds me of when I was a little girl :)

Charmaine said...

I especially love the flowers.

September said...

I think this is totally unique and beautiful. great job! Love it.

Just Rhonda said...

Great page. Love yesterday's too!

Kimber-Leigh said...

I love the journaling along the line of the photo....I'll have to remember that!

sarah.b said...

I have a tear runnung down my cheek as I write this becuase your page has moved me so. That poem is wonderful! I am so proud of you and everyone for writing things that might be hard, or give you such emotion, wonderful!

viv said...

your work looks great, really beautiful. scrolling down reading every single post...

melba said...

You do such a good job of incorporating your everyday life into your art...very beautiful.
The flowers are like spring itself...
You created such a pretty post from your yucky mood.

Julie said...

oh you are totally amazing!

amber rae said...

Artsy Mama, your pages ROCK the Casbah! I'm really diggin' your style. Keep up the great work.

Paula Sealey said...

Hi there! I'm so glad you left a comment on my blog so I've found yours and your fantastic work! I love these pages!

Ruth said...

Just lovely. Gorgeous photo and love your flowers.

Ange Zav said...

Love, love, love, these flowers!
Your enteries are beautiful!!!
I am so loving seeing everyones beautiful work!
Hugs,

Ange
Melbourne, Australia

laura t. said...

heartfelt journalling and beautiful art work=amazing entry.
wtg!

ashersjane said...

You have such great pages! They are so great and I look forward to looking everyday!

Kimber-Leigh said...

here are two links I got about the banner. i'm still working on it but passing on what i was given:)

http://www.bloggerforum.com/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=10719&forum=3

http://www.drawn.ca/community/comments.php?DiscussionID=119

hope it's helpful

gudrun said...

Oh! This pages are SO really beautyful!

TARA said...

Loved the photo and how there's not only meaning, but the dots match. I loved the poems you linked. Thank you for sharing.