Saturday, February 19, 2011

Free Journal Prompt "Heartfelt Words"

 I did this journal page right around the time I did my journal prompt Faith. I felt like I needed to create a page where I just spilled it all on paper then creating over the words. So I drew her and painted over the words. Then to add more interest I wrote where her hair is. For me the drippings represented her releasing her thoughts. The heart represented that she was sharing what her heart was telling her to let go of so she can make plans to move forward. Her arms stretched out asking the universe to listen and share its gifts. So you can see that my two journal pages were very much in sinc with how I was feeling when I did these pages.  My writing was heartfelt when I was spilling all that was bothering me in the moment. Usually I don't do a lot of writing in my journal but lately I am finding that is helping me with those things we harbor inside.

I think it is important to really be in the moment when you are creating a page. Sometimes it is hard to start on a blank page but if you have something that is worrisome or happy spilling those heartfelt feeling and then just sketching, painting and pasting things over and around makes you page come together. I hope you can find the time to add some heartfelt words to your journal page and then create a drawing right over the words. I am sure it will help lighten the burden if you are carrying one. I found this photograph and thought I would share it. Such a simple reminder but a great one! Have you ever just spilled your heart out on a journal page? 

Journal Prompt: Heartfelt words

Quotes: All healing is at first a healing of the heart. Carl Townsend
Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
-- Leon J. Suenes

Food For Thought: :
Affirmations to Release the Past


  1. Yes, this is what journaling is all about--expressing yourself and your thoughts with your personal art, and what's great is that you can share it or not..because it's all for you and no other reason.

  2. the journal page and the quote is awesome!!!!

  3. Great journal pages...
    your words and art together are AWESOME.

  4. Really beautiful and I like the inclusion of the words. I never done journaling but this does inspire me to try. :) xx

  5. Diane, I think that is why I journal more than paint on canvas, but often I find a journal page that inspires a canvas!
    Thanks Manon! I was happy to have found those quotes!
    Gemma,Thanks so much I am touched by your comment.
    Jazzy, Thanks so much for stopping in I am glad you liked the page.
    Julie, You should try journaling it is a great way to play, experiment or let your feelings out.
    I am glad you liked it.
    ~Thanks everyone, Theresa

  6. This is lovely and I agree about being heartfelt!! I practised doing this during the Art Heart and Healing class with Tam from Willowing last year. I agree it helps to lift burdens. You've reminded me that I should do this more often. Thank you for the inspiration today Theresa! Hugs Wini :)

  7. Love that quote-so true. I think I will write it down and put it on my board!


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