Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A Week of Color, Day 3: 'Green'


affirmations journal - 'listen'

“Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.”
-- Mary Anne Radmacher

Well, here's my GREEN entry for the weeklong COLOR prompt by Misty Mawn for her January Art Journalers Group. I really thought I was going absolutely nowhere with this page. I was even as far as resigning myself to putting my supplies away, but instead I went for my power walk. As I walked, taking deep breaths in and clearing my mind, I thought of how much my birthday month, May, makes me think of the color green - it's Spring, everything's in bloom, the air is fresh & heady with new growth, and my birthstone is the emerald.

When I returned, I spritzed some 'tranquil mint' (I love it - peppermint to refresh & and rosemary for focus) and it all came together....It is so reassuring to know that if we LISTEN, nature can help us find what we're looking for - whether it's calm, uncluttered thoughts or clarity to create. I need to keep up my efforts to get those walks in!!

By the way, my GIVEAWAY is now officially over. I will be drawing a name and posting it tomorrow (Thursday) sometime during the day, most likely in the evening. THANK YOU to everyone who took the time to enter and leave their most inspiring and insightful affirmations for all of us. I thoroughly enjoyed reading each one of them, you are all AMAZING :>

6 comments:

Fotf said...

Loved reading and viewing this entry, have found the colour theme and interesting one but more so on reading todays entry and how you found your mojo, alot to be said for blowing away the cobwebs, could do with some of that spray too. Nice one :-)

♥ milliande said...

ohh i can smell the peppermint all the way over here to england :-) ... what a beautiful page... cant wait for the sun to start waking all the blossoms
♥ milliande

Heather B. said...

Laura,

All my favorite colors. I've been enjoying your journal entries.

Just curious, what kind of paints are you using?

Heather B.

artlover said...

Lovely background;-)))

Mariette xox

Tess said...

I just viewed all of your January posts. Awesome! I love your blog and your artwork. The texture in your pink page is something I wish I could accomplish better.

studio lolo said...

Another sweet page! I love the newness of spring too. And walking always clears my head. It's my precious "alone time."