What I did here was make a page - a background of neocolour crayons and some bits of collage - just for the FUN of it. Easy to forget that's supposed to be what journalling is for, the fun and pleasure of it. Sometimes I know I'm trying too hard to make pages which contain deep wisdom and extraordinary art .... who am I trying to kid? Its just me reflecting, playing, drawing, getting insights down on paper that I either need to work through or keep for future reference. That's it. I don't have to make heirlooms for my children to inherit, and nobody has to see it except me unless I choose to share it. Working this way you can just relax and enjoy the process ....
So anyway, I returned to this background at a time when I was thinking about the concept of "enough" which is a bit of an obsession of mine, and I might have mentioned it before (sorry if I have). In a society obsessed with over-consumption how often do you hear somebody say "actually I've got enough stuff and don't need any more". Revolutionary concept isn't it, and one I've been exploring for some time, particularly in these recessionary times.
Sometimes my arms hurt a lot so on this occasion I didn't want to get involved in lots of careful lettering, which can make my hand cramp. Anyway for some reason I can't actually explain, even to myself, I just love old typewriter fonts, and like to use them often. Try a free site like my favourite Dafont, you'll find loads, and I guarantee you can waste hours on there poring over all manner of delicious fonts.
And I do think that the idea of enough is an important one - particularly if you believe as I do that all you have is God's gift. We spend/waste such a lot of our lives protecting and preserving our "stuff", when half the time we don't actually even need that much of it! Daft isn't it?