30 Day Creative Journaling Challenge- Day 2

30 Day Creative Journaling Challenge- Day 2

1350565004“We cannot live fully and avoid mistakes. So to avoid the paralysis of pain and shame, we narrow our lives to these things we already know, and deny the mistakes that happen” – The Invitation.

The task:
Grab your favorite novel and randomly open it to any page. Read the first paragraph on that page and illustrate it/collage/paint etc…

I grabbed “The Invitation” By Oriah Mountain Dreamer. Really, I just love her poem, I must confess that I have not even read the whole book. An interesting task, to see what paragraph randomly (or not so randomly?) Emerges. I am on the verge of making some decisions, some changes, and it is all very unknown and quite scary. I am scared of making the wrong decision, even though I know that there is no wrong decision, that everything I will learn from and will eventually lead me to exactly where I am meant to be. That being said, I am still scared!

So from getting this message today, I created a very “imperfect” journal page, random, full of what ideal art may call imperfections, but it is perfect as it is meant to be, because it is my creation and is for my own process and reflections, (and maybe yours too!). So here’s something I know. It doesn’t have to be perfect. The first step is to start it. It might be messy, it might not work out how you planned it, there might be some things out of your control. But there is also curiosity, light, texture, depth, layers. There is rawness and vulnerability, and there is a fullness. So here’s to living fully, feeling fully, and taking the risks needed to step outside the known, into that mystery area where things may very well be turned upside down… because hey, is that not what it is to be alive?

Day 3 of the Creative Journaling Challenge is:
Day 3 of Creative Journaling!
Pick an object in your house. While looking ONLY at the object, put your pen to paper and draw it without picking up your pen. Now add some color to your crazy drawing… and whatever else you feel like!

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