Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Journal Pages: End Of August

Here are two simple journal pages I made during the last week in August. "WHY" was because of the loss of Senator Kennedy and Dominick Dunne - both in a week or was it just a day in between? Both of these men were people that I respected and admired. They will be missed. It was also a 'why me whine" for the limitations that some physical issues have caused me to have - limitations that I absolutely grapple with and, from time to time, want to scream 'why'??? Then, in the next moment, I realize how blessed I am to be fairly healthy and not have life-threatening health problems - and I take a moment to say a prayer for those who do have such terribly agonizing things to contend with.
This page, "Only Birds Fly Free", was just a fast spur'o'the moment thing with a Joseph Campbell quote that has always rang true - for me at least. " You have to be willing to give up the life that you planned for in order to have the life that's waiting for you". This bottom photo is most true to color though the pages really are a bit less bright than that

I'm back to work in the morning - so I need to go read "The Virgins Daughters" by Jeanne Westin - and hope for some fairy tale Tudor sweet dreams.


phonelady said...

I love both of these and they are so adorable .I think you are very talented .I absoloutly love them .

Sandy said...

Nice pages. Where did summer go?

Caio Ricci said...

Hi from Brazil Marie.Amazing and beautiful work!!!!Really liked it.

All the best

Caio Ricci


" You have to be willing to give up the life that you planned for in order to have the life that's waiting for you"

Gretchen said...

Hi - Why is right! I ask that many times myself and then realize that there really is no answer. And the Joseph Campbell quote really does get one thinking. Thank you for your entry.

Karoda said...

marie, i've had something weighing on me for some time now and with my workshop being dismantled, the issue has resurfaced and the Campbell quote is something I'm going to try and hang on to in order to keep things in a healthy perspective. Thanks.

phonelady said...

I wanted to say thank you for the box comment and I say this as I am bowing .

Martha Lever said...

Wonderful journal pages and I SO love your banner---eye candy!!!!

Leah/ Texas/ United States said...

how pretty - i love the brilliant colors!!

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