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Friday, August 28, 2015

Brisk Mystery that Sustains

August. It's almost over. Its pace was brisk. It served to keep me focused... on the mystery... and on the ordinary. Every day I've been harvesting and preserving ~ from the gardens and from Life experiences ~ and with still much to come in the gardens I already have countless jars in my pantry selves to sustain me through the literal and figurative months ahead. And now, if history can be trusted, the pace will continue to quicken over the next two months. The season of Urgency approaches. And I welcome it. For rest follows it. Year after year.

And even as the days grow shorter, I find myself moving deeper into the warming rays of Life's light. And, as one who has a long history of embracing the loving shadows of Life, I find the experience both perplexing and welcomed. In my world, the flow of time isn't linear. Like sunrises and sunsets, moon waxings and wanings, it's an intriguing spiral of familiar mystery that comforts me. This journal spread is a silly expression of these things and I share it with you and my creative communities at Mix It Monthly, Paint Party Friday and Art Journal Journey.

So on these final days of August I'll do my best to keep up with the quickening pace of Life and Living, and make time to quietly enJOY the sunny blooms of the season.

Peace.

rose

40 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Your journal spread is beautiful, and I love what you have written in your post today. Life moves on and we need to move with it and enjoy each season for the blessings it brings. Thanks so much for joining us at Art Journal Journey, hugs, Valerie

Studio Kaufmann said...

Yes you are right time ebbs and flows and should not be tied to a calendar. Love your journal page. Very strong design. Emma x Happy PPF

Alison said...

Your pages are wonderful Rose, inspiring words too!
Alison x

Wanda said...

I love to read a post that gives me something to ponder for the day,..you've surely done that and your journal page is delightful and inspiring,.

Have a great weekend....Sending hugs.

Christine said...

beautiful pages as you prepare for the change of season. I love that flower photo!

sirkkis said...

Wonderful post. Love your spread and flower photo.
Happy weekend ♥

SusuPetal said...

That page is filled with light and positivism!

Susana Magenheimer said...

Love the whimsy of your journal page!

Clare Lloyd said...

Fabulous journal page. Happy PPF

Linda Kunsman said...

both your words and painting are enlightening. Beautiful.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A wonderful post and an amazing Art JOURNAL SPREAD !
Thank you very much for joining us at Art Journal Journey!
Happy PPF!
oxo
Susi

~*~Patty S said...

Your "transition to Light" pages are wonderful and compliment your flow of lovely words beautifully.
Those yellow daisy like blooms are stunning...a plant I am not familiar with.
Thank you for your visit and lovely comments to my Magpie's Nest.
Happy August days to you.
oxo

Lorraine said...

beautiful journal and writing. I am enjoying the last days of August by making rosehip juice, picking lots of blackberries and need to pick my apples soon..such a busy time of year for picking and baking and making jam

Faye said...

Transition to Light is so pretty, Rose. I like the way the images are outlined. Thanks for the visit to my blog. Hope you have a super weekend.

My name is Erika. said...

I love preserving all those summer treasures. In all sorts of ways, like you it seems like. And what a playful journal page. I love how you lightened the background as you moved right, and those flowers on your page are a lot of fun!

Margik said...

Fabulous pages! Very creative art!

Carol said...

As usual you have been keeping yourself very busy ♥ Love all the food you have processed and the journal layout is amazing. Your words and art blend so well this week but then you always do. Thanks for sharing both with us.

Kate Robertson said...

Such a beautiful post, loved your words and art and how they all come together. I welcome the shorter days and a change in experience.

Kate

Giggles said...

I love your whimsical artwork, wonderful photos and poetic words! Very beautifully said, with so much visual appeal!

Hugs Giggles

Neesie said...

A wonderful thoughtful post containing your gorgeous journal spread and photo's Rose.
I really feel I should forage and preserve more... you're an inspiration.
Although I'd love to hang on to summer for a little while longer I look forward to autumn's approach. I missed the seasons so much when I lived abroad so I appreciate each change and adore nature's work. It never ceases to amaze me ;D
Have a wonderful weekend.

mandysea said...

I always enjoy my visit here.... your journal painting is stunning!! I've been looking forward to August ending and Spring beginning here.... cant wait for the trees to finish blossoming and begin fruiting!!

Meggymay said...

I have so enjoyed reading this post. Your journal page looks wonderful.
Yvonne

sheila 77 said...

So much to see, read and admire here. Your words are very calming and wise.
I seriously love your journal art, with the angel and the fascinating flowers.
By the way I have made your rhubarb cake many times now, it's a firm favourite.

Julie Ann Lee said...

Great journal spread. I love the eyes and the giant flowers. xx

Rita said...

I love the journal page.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

A beautiful journal page, the jars are amazing, I too feel the tide of time, it's nice to store good food in the summer and at autumn to enjoy in the winter when a slower pace comes.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Shannon McGee said...

I like the angel/fae guy in your journal. Keep up the good art! :-)

Shannon McGee said...

I like the angel/fae guy in your journal. Keep up the good art! :-)

Özge Başağaç said...

getting ready for fall, a beautiful art journal spread...

Kim Elovirta said...

Love how you capture the quickening pace of this time in words and art.

Jill Holmes said...

Great set of pages! Love the colors and the garden of flowers!

Marianne said...

Beautiful :)

Pia Rom said...

OMG how sweet is that?! I fell immediatelly in love with your sweet guy! And the flowers are a feast too! So amazing to have a look into your journal! For sure I want MORE!! http://mix-it-monthly.blogspot.de

Nancy B said...

Love your beautiful little garden angel with her flowers!

Suz said...

Love your beautiful photos! The journal page is wonderful!

Kim Dellow said...

Oh love! Wonderful page and wonderful face! Thanks for linking up to Show Your Face! Kx

NatashaMay said...

Your journal spread is so much fun! :)

Pa Schedu said...

Such a cute page. I like her funny eyes- maybe she could not believe what kind of wonderful flowers grow up in her garden. Have a nice day. Silvia

Faye said...

Your journal pages are beautiful in color and whimsically delightful in design.

Birgit said...

Love the little angel and the flowers. It's an amazing journal spread.
Thanks for your comments.