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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

On This Day

I have big plans for the winter. Every day I chip away a little more at all that I want to accomplish. Of course as I do one thing nine others pop up wanting attention. But little by little. Caught up my taxes in the last 2 days. Just doing that much gave me such a lift. And thank goodness for friends who write and visit and lighten the load.

Of course my journal keeps me entertained as I wade through the ups and downs; it is my friendly companion who accepts all my opinions and experiments. I do a little here and there as I go about the day. Eventually a page is filled.

I think maybe I should draw more. I love the found juxtaposed images so much in my journal - representing as they do the random, disconnected thoughts that fill my mind. But drawing, painting, photography. All of those mediums call on a different part of my psyche. I need them all to express so much, so many big emotions.

Katie sent these photographs to me this morning; she had the foresight to get photos of the journal we both worked in at Journalfest. If you don't know about the 1000 Journal Project you can research it and see the film; the journal first floated into Katie's hands and from hers into mine.

Number 381. Wow. I'm so honored. It's like saying, "I was here. I existed for a moment. I too loved my life, breathed and passed this way".

Here I am, finishing up my page. I think I did my spread in under 5 minutes. No matter. More time doesn't always mean a better outcome.

The lettering says, "wishing peace and joy to all sentient beings".
That's all I have for today. xo

12 comments:

Ocean Lotus said...

i love your journal entries and would love to see how you accomplish your pages....all you do is so enthused with warmth...

Tita Mama said...

I am mesmerized by your journal pages! I too would like to see how you accomplish them.

Martha Lever said...

I just love your pages! That's good to know you do it all day long and keep adding stuff. What a great idea!
Thanks!!!

Judy Wise said...

I just bought a flip video thingy (it hasn't arrived yet) but when I learn how to use it I will post a video of me making a typical journal page.

Lynn said...

I just read this one part of your journal about your dream about Barack visiting. I've had numerous dreams about him and he and I sitting together talking like old friends. So interesting. I never had dreams of any other president. I guess I'd like to be his friend.
;-) I wonder if he has time for us in his busy schedule. And will Michelle come too?

Janine said...

YaY! Judy Wise making videos...I CAN'T WAIT!

Kim Mailhot said...

Journaling, Judy style...ahhh...
(would love to see a flip video !!! And always feel so lucky that I got to see you in action and play along with you !)
There is something good about the nesting time of this late fall I think, as hard as a change as it can be.
Think I will go visit my journal now...cozy way to spend an evening with my good friend.
Big hugs on this day.

katie said...

i ordered my flip video today -can't wait to play with it! now i'm off to play in my journal.

Seth said...

"I am my choices" I like that!!!!

The Gypsy said...

I loved the 1000 journals idea. What a wonderful way to share.

Looking forward to seeing your videos!

eb said...

hi Judy - always love seeing your work and sensing your thoughts - sending you golden-ness from over here...

xox - eb.

lilasvb said...

i really like your page of journal, get your power and feelings watching it