Wednesday, 19 January 2011

HAVEN'T BEEN AWOL ...

Sorry, I haven't been AWOL or anything just kinda busy doing an online course from The Brave Girls Club called Soul Restoration, and am I ever loving it! Talk about the right thing at the right time; I spent an unexpected gift of money on it and I'm SO glad that I made the investment in myself. Of course it has meant that I've somewhat neglected my art journal, but this is journalling of a kind anyway. This is the book which I got as part of the course kit, suitably embellished by me ...
We are getting into some deep places so I don't want to share all the pages but am happy to let you see these ... one of the key aspects of the course is the idea of a Truthteller (God basically) and certain truths which always hold good, but we lose sight of sometimes. The course materials include several lists of "truths" and we were encouraged to choose those which 'spoke' to us and make a page using them.
Here they are in close up - there's a particular reason for the bird because throughout the course it represents the Truthteller, which is why I chose to add feathers and nests to continue the theme. Whenever I see a bird's nest it somehow represents a place of safety where you can snuggle up out of sight ... OK, just me then is it?
These pages have deep meaning for me, particularly the Permission Slip which isn't from the course materials but something I encountered the other day and thought was powerful (thanks Ruth)! I think other permission slips may find their way into future journal pages, but for now I am busy with this book, which is a record of the journey us brave girls are making together ....

7 comments:

alexa said...

Hoping you continue to reach in and touch the things you most need to hear at the moment, in the company of courageous others - and the fruits of your work are moving and inspiring. I just love that phrase "I am closed for restoration"!

JaneH said...

Thanks for putting the link to the Brave Girls site. It looks very interesting and I'm going to have a better look later.

Good for you!

Theresa said...

Oh My goodness Rosie - what a wonderful experience for you to share so bravely! You Are Awesome and so beautifully talented!!!

Jeanette B said...

Hope to see you back soon, and hope transition is all good!

Anonymous said...

Rosie...Thank you soo very much for sharing your heart...In doing so, you have touched my heart & blessed my day...
Hugs Jan :-)

Jan said...

Ooopps, sorry...my last comment was not supposed to be anonymous!

Hugs again,
Jan ;-)

Dee said...

Wow that's brilliant. I saw the brave girls club advertised and thought it was an residential weekend class thing rather than something you can join in on line. I wish I'd know. Love your work, it's very inspiring.