Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude. Denis Waitley
There is something so special about OLW. It really pushes me to see the word in my life. It's Jessica's word this time around. I love how she shared that the latin root of grace is gratia, or thankfulness. Grace has many meanings in my life but the one that really rang out to me is unconditional love and all that it encompasses. I find that the more i try to control things, the less control i have. Learning to let go is a big lesson for me. One i struggle with but have continued to see the importance of daily.
i started with collage paper piece on the background of this art journal page. Next i used heavy gel with my And So On & Raindrops stencils. I journaled right on top of the collage layer and then coverd it with a gesso wash. Once the gesso was dry, i started layering in my color. I added pen marks and paint marks in black. Abstract class has freed me up in so many ways. I love the end result of all these layers.