Friday, June 13, 2008

An apple a day...







It seems as if lately all around me is in disorder because of disease, illness or injury. Family, friends, online art friends, co-workers and even myself! I know Satan would be eager for me to slip into depression, so I am battling it for all I'm worth right now. One of my main combatants of depression is art time. So I've started working in a new art journal- all about Health. It is so gratifying to see the pages get nice and thick and colorful. I've enjoyed trying out new techniques and new styles. I've also taken it apart to be able to work flat, and when I put it back together I will also add danglies, and tabs and charms, but for now- I'll post a few as they are.





This last page I did as I was awake with insomnia. I could hear Mike snoring away in the other room, and so that's what all the scribbled journaling was about. Sort of my way of counting sheep!

9 comments:

christygrant said...

YOU are my hero, Kari. This is a killer idea. Thank you for the inspiration, girlfriend!

Karen Owen said...

Your journal work is amazing, and it is a great idea. I think focusing on health can actually make it happen. Beautiful!

Kris Henderson said...

Wow these pages totally rock! Good focus!!! Love the doily action too.

sandee said...

You go girl!!! This is WONDERFUL!!!

Joanne Huffman said...

Excellent idea. Great journal pages. Inspirational way to deal with issues.

Joanne

jackie said...

Kari, your "health" art is wonderful and very inspiring!! I am currently working on a collage related to health issues so I am doubly intrigued by your healing work!
hugs,
jackie

Laura said...

Staying positive through health trials is key to overcoming and persevering. I can empathize. Art truly can be a tool towards a healing outlook! Your prayers are heard and shared!

Sally L. Smith said...

I've enjoyed reading and looking at your blog. I'm so sorry about your grandfather. There's nothing more disturbing than losing someone you love. I loved basking in your creativity and looking at the tutorial. Welcome to Ruebee.
Sally

Dawn said...

especially love the green apple page. this is a great idea...I love that you are combatting Satan BEFORE he gets a chance to work his damage. Thanks for the idea about Anne of Green Gables; I am so going to do that!