My house is starting to look like this. {or why I art journal}

empty nest close up copy

The day that we put the third Brilliant on a plane to AU for a year and half of studies overseas, I made a page in my journal.  The house was dramatically quiet, heightened by the fact that the oldest Brilliant was on vacation and the Littles at camp.

On the leaving day, I didn’t have words.  Quite frankly, I didn’t want to use any more words.  Goodbye was a big enough word for one day.

But when I got home, a sheet of stickers caught my eye.  A sheet of nests, some of them empty, just sitting there.

nest stickers

That’s why I art journal, because sometimes a page is safer than words in the capture.

One empty nest in gray said what I didn’t want to talk about, but didn’t want to forget.

my house is starting to look like this copy

By | 2016-10-19T14:20:39+00:00 July 2nd, 2010|Journals|1 Comment

About the Author:

I create containers for words and paint and I fill them. I craft safe, sacred spaces for people to wrestle, create, heal and shout from the mountain tops.
And I teach people to do all of these things for themselves.

  • We don’t usually need our mouths to communicate our feelings. This is a beautiful example of art journaling. It will be there for you to look at and interpret forever more. It will be interesting to see how your feeling about this change over time.