Sunday, March 13, 2011

Free Journal Prompt "She Gave Me Wings"

Hello friends, journalers and anyone visiting for the first time. This is a journal page that I created using images of faces that I had already drawn in separate drawings. I photo copied, cut them out and then pasted them on the page with matte medium. Once glued down I painted and used stamps, charcoal pencil to outline and also add lines for hair, wings and words. My words were inspired from thinking of my mom. March 8 it would of been her birthday she passed away four years ago this summer. It is hard for me to think of it still but I feel close to her when working on my art. Her loss is what really spurred me on to making big changes in my life, it took over a year to take the leap to make big changes. There was a lot of reflection of what was currently going on in my life at the time and growing unhappiness with my career at the time. I can always hear my mom saying you can do what ever you set out to do. You have talents and I would love to see you be able to use your talents! Well unfortunately she will never be able to see what changes I have made here, unless she is looking down on me and I hope she is!

This page is created from the words she put in my heart and how she gave me wings. So written on my journal page is, "She gave me wings her voice was in my heart." I will always feel her in my heart and remember her voice of wisdom. I am happy to say that I have also made a new painting inspired from this journal page. I can't wait to share it with you. But until then I hope you challenge yourself to make a journal page of your own and if you are having a road block it is great to take something you have already made, copy it and change it up to suit your thoughts in the moment. It may be just what you need to break free and evolve your page into something else!
Who has influenced your art journey?

Journal Prompt: Take an image you already have created and transform its purpose. Write something inspired from your page onto your page. Or create a background and add t an angel quote to your page.

Quote: Angels lend us their wings so we can find our way home.~ Author Unknown

Food For Thought: Readings; Sacred Voices  and Soul Sisters


  1. Hello, Theresa, I am your newest follower. I also lost my will be three years ago this October so I understand your feelings well. I also love Mixed Media art and hope you will visit my blog if you have a minute. Thanks for such an inspiring piece.
    Angela @ amcinnisartworks

  2. Thanks for the inspiration. I love this page. I know your mom is looking down on you now and is so proud of what you are doing.
    I'm going to do one of these pages soon, using copies of my old art. Good luck and take care. I'm going on a break but I will be back.

  3. What a beautiful post! You have given me goosebumps! You are very lucky to have had a mum that was so encouraging and that believed you really could do anything. ♥

    Thank you so much for your comment on my blog, you make me smile! ♥

  4. This is so beautiful! And what a lovely tribute to your mom. Thanks so much for the inspiration ♥

  5. Hi Angela, Thank you for sharing, of course I will drop by! I love visiting blogs. I am happy to have you as a new follower.
    Thank you Charlie! I hope you have a good break. I look forward to see what you create from your other art.
    Yes Michele, I do feel lucky to have had such a supportive mom. Aah, happy to cheer you on! That is what friends are for! Thanks for your lovely comment.
    Thanks Magpie! I will share my canvas piece with you all soon that was inspired from this journal page. Thanks for all your lovely comments~
    xo Theresa

  6. Hi, Theresa ! I love this journal page.. a lot of sentiment and emotions show through.. and I love the quotes you give on your blog and I totally agree with this quote "Angels lend us their wings so we can find our way home." ~ Author Unknown
    Hope you fly :)))))))

  7. Hi!! Super beautiful and such a wonderful tribute to your special mom..awesome!! Your art is gorgoeus and inspiring and such a spiritually uplifting piece..shine on!! Spectacular!

  8. Hi Sung-Hee, Yes lots of emotions with this page. Painting on canvas will be posted soon. Thank you I am ready~ xo Theresa
    Hi Kiki, Thank you so much. I will try and keep shining on and look forward to working on some new things~ Thanks ladies for your visit, always good to see you!! xo Theresa

  9. What a touching beautiful post you have here Theresa. Your Mom would be so proud of you! You have used your talents well and the painting you have created, inspired by this journal page, is just lovely! A keepsake I am sure you will always treasure.
    Hugs and blessings.

  10. Kelly,
    Thanks so much Kelly! Yes, a keepsake for sure.
    Hugs and blessing back to you too~ Theresa

  11. I also lost my Mom about 7 years ago and then my Dad a year later. I too have made lots of changes for the better since they have passed and I sure wish they were around to see it. I have just recently started art journaling and have now gotten my sister and my niece into it also. I am now a follower of your blog. I love your work.


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