Friday, 6 November 2015

Grateful Journal 3

Its day 6 at Art Every Day Month and I didn't get time to post yesterday or do anything in my gratitude journal either.  The days I go to work (only Tuesdays and Thursdays now) its just not going to be possible I discovered yesterday .  I simply haven't got the energy after work.  The last few years I've had major flare ups of chronic fatigue in the autumn.  This year I'm keeping going but really have no reserves of energy at all, so I go to work and church and that's about it.  Thank God for creativity because it keeps me sane!  I might not have energy to go careering around doing loads of stuff but I can play and pray :)

Here are my next 2 pages in my gratitude journal, I did the backrounds on Wednesday and the tags today.

I love the bible, I find it really helps me.  When I read about God and how much He loves us and all His promises its a huge encouragement.  So the idea of the tags is to have a thanksgiving scripture on the front and my own thanksgiving for the day written on the back.  The tags are stuck with repositional glue dots so I can read what's on the back at any time.

These were very quick and simple backrounds and tags.  I added texture paste and stamped into the circles:

Today I'm so thankful that this year I am working and not totally laid up.  I'm thankful for the energy that I do have and for the wonderful gift of creativity.  I'm thankful for colour and paint and fun things to do.  I'm thankful for my wonderful supportive family and friends, including all my blogland friends who are so very encouraging.  Bless you all.

I'm linking up at:
Art Every Day Month
Art Journal Every Day
Create with Joy - Friendship Friday
That's Crafty - Tag Challenge


  1. I'm back from AEDM, and sorry to read about your illness. This is a wonderful entry, though. I truly love the way the texture paste really pops away from the background. This is great.

  2. What a beautiful page Susan, the blue has a lovely calmness about it, and a wonderful piece of scripture!
    Alison xx

  3. love the layers and the color schemes. I've been so into yellow lately but am being called back into blues and purples. Thank you for the reminder... lovely, peace filled work. :-)

  4. A wonderful page ! Wishing you energy - sorry to hear about your illness!

  5. Love your background and how the tag works with it. What a pretty color!

  6. This is beautiful Susan. Love that tag you made with it.
    Awesome work!