Friday, 27 April 2012

THE FIGHT AGAINST WORRY!

The challenge on Simon Says Stamp and Show was "one word", and I certainly knew what mine would be (see above).  OK so I sat myself down, delivered a good talking to and a stern reprimand, and ended up with a resolution to learn the lesson that worry is pointless.  If you can't change a situation all you can do is the best you can .... and that will have to be enough.  Right?  Anyway, of course I also journalled about it, as always, and sometimes I find the best thing to do when I need to get feelings down on paper is to start by writing the word you want to focus on in nice big letters on the page.  So I did, and then I coloured it a yummy shade of purple with my Promarkers.  At which point I felt better already!  Just acknowledging the problem (instead of incohate panicking) seems to work for me.
Then I used this Stampotique stamp of a frantic looking person to represent my frazzled self, and wrote down the key aspects of all this worry - the waste of time for starters!  Then as you can see below I wrote some more stuff, drew a few doodly flowers, and filled in the background with yet more Promarker.
At which point it looked sort of finished but then again not quite - so I went to down with the white and black pens, doodling away to my heart's content.  I can thoroughly recommend it as therapy for anxious persons - very calming!
So next time I post worried pages about this or that, you are at liberty to remind me of my promise to myself.  If God's in charge (and I really do hope and believe that she is) then its all in her hands anyway ..... and I just need to REMEMBER that!!

7 comments:

Maureen said...

I LOVE your choice of colour on this one... what is it about purple that is so calming? You are absolutely right - worry is a waste of time! I adore your talent of just being able to doodle until the page is done. I would be erasing, erasing, scrunching up the paper and tossing it. Do you "see" the page before you create it, or does it just grow as you go? Awesome.

Deborah said...

this goes to show the power of journalling (and art/craft in general) - and a fabulous page too.

alexa said...

Terrific doodling - so detailed and striking against that purple. If I ever get to meet Her Upstairs, I'll be wanting to know why there wasn't a commandment "Thou shalt not worry". Would have been a bit more relevant to most of us than the coveting oxes and asses!

roc said...

great way to work with worry - by journaling! you always do such nice work.

Cath Wilson said...

I so admire your openness, Rosie. Great to see your thought processes and of course the art is wonderful. You're right - it does help to journal things and I'm sure God is in charge, no matter what it sometimes feels like. Wishing you well x

Terry said...

Thank you for sharing your Word with the DT from SSS and S, your card is fabulous, thank you for sharing hugs terry xxx

Linda said...

Wise words again Rosie.....and such a great page. I'm always telling my mum to stop worrying and recently we found this phrase which she likes :-) "Worry is like being in a rocking chair....it gives you something to do but it doesn't get you anywhere".
Hugs
Linda xxx