Tuesday, 6 November 2012

I'M A BRAVE GIRL ...

I've often mentioned the Brave Girls Club of whom I'm a long time member and fan!  I did their original course Soul Restoration 1 a while back and loved it - it was a lot of time to commit to the process but so worth the effort. It was a lot about healing the past and  I often go back to the book I made as part of the course.  So anyway, I'm doing Soul Restoration 2 now (the time just seemed so right) which is about actively working for the life you want to live, rather than just plodding along dealing with whatever comes, and this is the book I've made for this one.  Its actually not so much a book as a ring binder (I've covered an old one) because Melody who runs the course anticipated that you might want to go on adding to it in the future, so I thought this format would work best.
I used stuff from my (large) stash of scrapbook papers to do the covers, and plan to cover the result with clear plastic eventually, because its so pretty that I don't want lots of handling (which I expect it to get) to spoil it.  One of the first parts of the course was to write your own mission statement - harder than it sounds.  You had to write a long one and a shorter version - my long one is in the envelope and the short one is written out below it.
I thought putting this together would take ages, but because of the work we'd done in Week 1, this week 2 exercise was actually easier than I'd thought.  The Week 3 exercise of setting some goals is proving MUCH harder than I thought, and is taking some time ...

So a bit of a change from my journal, but very much in the same vein of striving for personal growth and development.  I'm a brave girl and can cope with that, even if some of it is scary.   I am still working in my journal as well, but this project is in the forefront of my mind right now so  I thought I would share it.

4 comments:

gillyb's crafting blog said...

absolutely love it - now your art journaling can reflect that brave lady - good luck - looking forward to seeing more posts.

alexa said...

That sounds like a wonderful course - I love the name "soul restoration". I'm listening to Pinkola Estes' "Late Bloomer" right now and was thinking I ought to make a journal to accompany it, just for myself. You are inspiring me! Wishing you lots of joy and courage, and I will be cheering you on, Rosie :).

Linda said...

That's so lovely Rosie...and I really like your shortened mission statement; its perfect.
Lovely to see you making things with paper again ;-)
xx
PS I'll be thinking of you tomorrow evg - going to a Kate Rusby concert.

Claudia Hemmings said...

Rosie that ring binder is absolutely beautiful. Enjoy the course.