I present to you week three of my art journal. I’m very far behind on this project but I am slogging along carefully and faithfully.
The background is oil pastels blended with baby oil. As always hand lettering done by me and this week I attempted a watercolor illustration as well.
When I first saw the rain prompt for this week I knew exactly the quote that I wanted to use. The first time I came across this quote was during a very crucial point in my life.
I have just decided that I did want to live. I have been sitting on the couch waiting to die. I was patient about it but I knew it was going to happen and I was done being alive. I don’t mean to infer that I was suicidal. I just didn’t feel like I had anything to live for and my body was slowly giving out on me.
There was a series of events I won’t get into today that happen it made me realize I wasn’t done living. And I got up off that couch and I told myself that I was going to take this gift of life that I have been throwing away and start doing something with it.
Sometime during that time I came upon this quote. It hit me hard and it has stayed with me to this day. Life happens and what you choose to do with that time is completely up to you. I was done standing on the sidelines and I was ready to become an active participant in my life.
So week threes journal page is an opportunity to remind me that life is worth living. Life is worth celebrating. Get out there and dance.
Until next time …