Monday, May 17, 2010

Art Saves!


Today (and all week) I am sharing my Art Saves story here as a Guest Curator for Jenny Doh's Crescendoh website. How exciting is that? The story I wrote is rather ironic since shortly after submitting it, I suddenly was thrust into a similar event that has become another huge test of my faith and all the beliefs I wrote about for Art Saves.

I am trying my best to apply what I learned 34 years ago to this new situation.
I've been journaling like crazy, completing several pages each day.
Some are still in the "work in progress" stage like the one pictured below.
And some are complete pages on mundane topics such as Sleep,
or doodling,
or a favorite flower.
But most of all it helps to keep busy and submerge yourself in something that you love. Something that will help to clear your mind and allow life's lessons and gifts to emerge, helping you to make some sense of all that is happening around you. In my case that "something" is art.
And for me, Art Saves!
Signature w/rose

15 comments:

Julie said...

Oh, no, Jeanne....I keep putting off journalling (although I know I really need to do it!)...and your pages are inspiring me! They're just beautiful! Your sleep page is the one that really got me--love your drawings!

Thanks for the inspiration--hope you're having a wonderful night!

Lori said...

Jeanne, i am off now to see your post on crescendoh...your journal pages are gorgeous!!!

debi said...

Oh, I love your wonderful journal pages....
And I enjoyed reading your story on Crescendoh. I know from my own experiences that ArtSaves.

natalea said...

I love your Art Saves piece Jeanne. My mom's quote has always been "everything happens for a reason" too. I'm glad you and your mom had such a great relationship that all these years later she serves as an inspiration for you daily. I'm sure she's looking down on you and is so proud to know it! And as far as art- I can totally relate to how you described it. Congrats for being on Crescendo!
Have a happy week my friend, xo nat

Maija said...

Your journaling is inspiring and beautiful!!

Cindy (JunqueArt) said...

Such a great post Jeanne! Love the post on Crescendoh...truly wonderful! Your journal pages are awesome!!! LOVE THEM...big hugs!!

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Jeanne, your art saves story is WONDERFUL... I enjoyed reading it so much. I am so sorry to read about your husband, please know you are in my prayers. I hope that sunshiney days are coming your way girl!

♥Heather

Heidi said...

Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. I had a wonderful time in Bergen. I have been to your grandmother's birthplace lot's of times, it's just a 30 minutes drive from me, it's a nice little town:-) Heidi

Little Pink Studio said...

Jeanne I am so excited for you to be featured on Crescendoh, that's wonderful!
I love your journal pages too.
I hope things are going well, please know that I'm thinking of you often.
xoox,Cerri

Mercedes said...

I love this post Jeanne.... Always great things like usual since last time I visited.
Warm greetings from Spain again

{natalie pozniak} said...

Mom these pages look great!

icandy... said...

hi jeanne!
art really does save... it's kept me going for a while now.
your emotions definitely spark the most beautiful and creative ideas for journaling! you have an amazing talent!
ox
christina

Elyse said...

beautiful post and beautiful pages, jeanne. i am off to visit crescendoh ... (warmest congrats on that!)

xo
elyse

cindy said...

These turned out soooooo cute! I love your style, very charming. As usual, I'm behind, but I'm enjoying Hope's class very much. You are doing great!

-c
yapping cat

Catharina Maria said...

Lovely journalpages !
love from the NETHERLANDS ♥RINI♥

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