I'll start by saying that my first winter was rough. Despite the excitement of snow, a wonderful day skiing with my hubby, and a few beautiful "warmer" (aka, 55 degrees) days, I did not like winter. And as I write this on the 5th day of spring, I currently have 6 inches of snow in my yard.
I'm very thankful for where God has Brent and I, and the ways He has provided for us, but despite all the blessings, I sank into the winter blues and had a hard time coming out of them. So this month was a big wakeup call - a huge reminder of how much I desperately need Jesus every single moment of every day.
A lot of things with Makewells were put on hold the past month because of the above confessions and because of an upcoming -and very soon to be announced - project. (I plan to share this in the next day or two). So I just stepped away from the blog for a bit to get things, and myself, in order.
There. Now you are caught up.
I did make a lot of art in March though - my Mixed Media Workshop class inspired me to start art journaling again, and working with a lot of different materials and techniques I hadn't touched for quite some time.
Here is a look at the messy creations:
The above painting I completed last week - it's 3' x 4' with all sorts of materials used. I decided to just go crazy with collage materials (maps, vintage stamps, lace papers, magazine clippings, Liberty of London patters, dress patterns, and even clippings from my sketchbook) for the background. It was so freeing to work so large and unplanned.
The quote, "Someday is Today" just popped into my head, but it really means a lot to me. I'll be starting this huge, soon-to-be-announced project and it just is a reminder that in order to achieve great things, you have to just DO them. God is giving me an opportunity to do something big and exciting - and the dream of "someday I will do this..." is now happening.
Someday is Today. Make the most of it.