Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Took a bit of a Hiatus

Hello SR sisters and other Blog friends,
I have been on a bit of a hiatus for the past couple months. I have been taking an on-line course through the Brave Girls Club. It is some what of an inner reflective course. I originally took the course because of the art, but have since realized it was so much more. It has helped me to be OK with my stay at home Mom status. I think I am enough. For now I need not search out anything to consume my time or space hands are full with two very spirited little ones. That is OK.

This is the hardest job I have ever had. Even though some days I'd love to walk, I try to see the blessings before me. Knowing that I am OK. That we are all OK. Everyone has a story. We all fall off our path at one time or another, having the courage to put those steps in motion to find ones path again and restore faith in oneself is a necessary thing to do every once in a while. A soul is never broken beyond repair. One just needs to spend some time restoring it. Taking the time to find the things that are right in front of us. knowing that we are all we can be, and it is OK for now. Time is always moving, things are always changing, we are only human and we are enough.

I had a rough go in 2008 and it has stunted me a bit. My father was diagnosed terminally ill the day before I birthed my second child. We were in the midst of a huge house remodel and living in it for the previous 9 months. My father passed away 12 weeks after his diagnosis. I also had some friends and family that let me down when I needed them most. My world crumbled below me. Still getting over all of it nearly two years later. I have forgiven but still have fences up. Still learning to be OK with my Dad taken from me so rapidly.
This course was an eye opener. I am worth it, and I am going to be OK anyway.

I have a series of truth cards, a book and time line posted here for your viewing. Please let me know what you think.

A series of truth cards. Most of these have been made with cereal boxes. Acrylic paint, sharpie poster paint pen, stamps, and ink. These make me happy. Love how quick they are to make.

This is my opening page & Soul House.

The yellow spread is my strong & weak self spread.
The pink spread is she did it anyway. Despite all the characteristics she can still move forward.
I still have week five, six, and seven to do. I got behind but will continue to get back on track.

This is the cover for my time line - My one precious life. I used a tree as my symbol for life. I thought it was a good representation as a time line. I used paint, card stock, cereal box, and vintage ephemera.


Angie... by the said...

Beautiful work Leann! So glad you're enjoying your Brave Girl journey, too. So nice to get to know you this way. ♥

Amy said...

*shew* I took the roundabout way and had to stalk you down to ask the deadline and dimensions for the fortune tip in.

come find me, sistah.

because I have to get those things done.

Coleen said...

Leann, Coleen here from Ukraine. I really like what you are doing. I'm following now. Hope you'll follow on mine as well.

Whispers and Wishes said...

Glad to have found your blog.. great work and thanks for sharing your story... the more we talk, the easier not hiding our hearts becomes!

September said...

Glad to see your blog.... I loved your art. We all did so many different things in our SR work. I completely feel your pain at your fathers death as I had the same experience with mine. Please know that the sharpness of the pain does fade with time and that he will always live in your heart. <3

Pippa (pjbear) said...

I hopped over to see you!

Sandi said...

I love seeing all the different things we've done with this class.Thank you for sharing.

Dawn @ Seeking Sense said...

Leann, I <3 the dimension you gave to your Soul Restoration book. Lovely! And you're right we all stumble on our paths, fall off even and it's okay. Thank you for sharing today!

Sandra said...

hi Leanne
I'm glad your on this blog hop as I don't think we've met in soul restoration!
Your art is beautiful and congratulations on hitting week 52 in your other project!

JennL said...

such gorgeous work, leann. i particularly like the opening page of your soul house book. Courage shows so much beauty.

Dawn Hueser said...

I am thrilled to see that this has been such a wonderful albeit painful at times journey for you.

thank you for sharing and joining the blog hop.

Deb said...

Gorgeous, girl! Seriously awesome artwork :)

Rana Wilson said...

Great images! Thanks for sharing!