I'm going to give you this week's theme in Roben-Marie's own words:
This might be too deep, but I was thinking this weekend about how much I have changed over the last few years. I find that I have much more patience and find I am much more giving of my time and talents. I am calmer and react so differently to situations when things are out of my control. I believe that people can change and I wonder if there may be a way to reflect on our growth over the last few years or less. How can we meld that into a journal entry?
I do agree with her. There are so many things in me that have changed over the past few years: different reactions, more silver-lining, less depression, more confidence. I tried to meditate on these things while I worked on my page, even trying to work through the different stages in my art as I created. Experimentation. Mess. Thought. Collage. I even used watercolors, which was my very first medium.
People do change. I've seen it with my own eyes, how, if you put your mind to it, if you truly want to change for the better, you can. And if you want to become something more, a bigger, better YOU, that can happen, too.
I took some shots while I worked outside yesterday. Today, I'm grabbing the umbrella and setting up shop. I can't think of a better way to spend a nice, long holiday weekend.
Here's my completed page:
Materials: gesso, pan watercolors, collage bits, liquid acrylics, white pen, pencil, pen, hand-carved stamp
And Roben-Marie's page. Check out her blog for her story!