Sunday, 22 April 2012


Not literally it has to be said . . . . .  that would be too much information!

You know when you are desperate to be creative but all sorts of obstacles get in your way? That's been me for the last few weeks - I am glad of my 366 journal each day so I do something!

Today I had a look back over early journals, the art isn't at all complex but 'art journalling' has always been just that to me - spilling something that is going on inside on to the paper.

I feel this today as I am aware of sadness in folks I care muchly about - I know I can't fix stuff but maybe wishing I could helps in someway?

One of my many mantras (I think that might contradict the idea of a mantra but never mind!) is from Helen Oxenbury's book 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt.'  I learnt the text of the book off by heart when my girlies were little but have learnt it by life since.
When faced with an obstacle or difficult situation or even just a big pile of work the only way through it is through it so face the fear and get on with it.

It helps when you have folks who believe in you and affirm you along the way - why not take the time to tell one person today that you believe in them - and yes, that person can be YOU!  


So now I need to get through my constipation and go and get on with it don't I?!

Have a great week folks, thank you for stopping by.



  1. I believe in you and I am honoured and extremely priveleged to know you believe in me.!!! Love you very muchly bezzie xxx
    ha ha word verification was ineedu. !!!

  2. Beautiful, heartfelt pages and I know just how you feel. A few of my friends were hurting at the beginning of the year and I couldn't get to them to support them and felt useless - not that I could have done much, except be there. Sometimes it's enough for people to know that you care and are there for them. I still haven't really got to one of them because of circumstances brought on by her loss, but she knows I'm here when she's ready. You have a caring heart and your art is wonderful. Thank you for the inspiration x

  3. You have the magic wand. You help more than you know. You see the person and care enough to take the time to listen and really hear what's being said. I believe in you and your peeps. You are amazing!!
    Thank you for sharing your art and your heart. take care xx

  4. I agree with everyone else, you are a very caring person, are genuinely interested in people and help a great deal. You are always smiling and see the best in everyone. Your art is wonderful, you are an inspiration to lots of us. Take care. Ann xx