Sunday, 9 November 2014

Just Look Up

I didn't have a very good day yesterday.    I felt pretty rough again and I let it get to me.  Most of the time I manage to cope and make the most of things but yesterday I succumbed.  I guess its because I was disappointed - I thought I was over this current bout of CFS.  However, I've learnt what to do in these circumstances - when things are tough and all seems down I just look UP.  When I look up I look to Jesus and I can be grateful for everything He has done for me, for His life, His love, His forgiveness.  I might still not physically feel that great but I feel a whole lot better as His grace and His love wash over me.

Art journaling is a great help on days like this.  I had started this page the previous day and left the texture paste to dry so yesterday I was able to finish it with some stamping and then journal all over it which is a big help:


The torn blue and orange is a gelli print:



What do you do when things are tough?  Do you find art journaling helps?

I'm linking up at:
Art Every Day Month at Creative Every Day
That's Crafty Hot and Spicy Challenge


10 comments:

  1. Most definitely art journaling! is so helpful.
    Love your pages.

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  2. Your page is inspirational. I know just how you feel...I have been fighting a bout of Fibromyalgia that was about to break my spirit, but God always gives me the strength to fight through. God Bless You!

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  3. Susan, art journaling always helps, and your colours are so beautiful, only that harmony in the colours helps a lot!

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  4. Susan this page is awesome,my friend! I live all that brilliant color! Art journaling does help when I am down or need to connect... Especially with the Lord because He tends to speak to me in that time through my art! I pray His glory pours out on you today and that you feel His presence in a mighty way! I'm so thankful that He NEVER leaves or forsakes us and carries us through each and EVERY time! Up is the only way! You keeps those eyes fixed upon Him! Blessings to you today!

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  5. Beautiful response to a tough day. Finding strength thru one's passion and Faith not only heals your Spirit, but presents eye candy for all to witness. Beautiful heART !!!

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  6. What a beautiful page!Even with a rough day you made a page full of energy and hope; just looking at the colors and stars i feel better!
    I send positive thoughts and prayers your way Susan.

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  7. Very pretty. Love the layout and colors

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  8. Your page is wonderful!!! I look up also!!! And any kind of arting can be wonderful!!!

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  9. Wonderful page, Susan! Art definitely helps me too to overcome difficulties. I love the texture inside the stars and the way those white dots pop.The white journalling is a nice touch as well.

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  10. This page is awesome! Love the textures, colors and writing. I haven't done any gelli prints yet (need to get a gelli plate)...but I sure like your's.
    Sorry to hear that you had a rough bout, but happy you "looked up" to Jesus.

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