Here is one of my journal pages. Used some old paintings and collaged them over top of my journal writing. The writing was about letting go of the feelings, emotions and experiences that I no longer need to hold onto because they hold me back, and the other was a wanted ad for what I need in my life to move forward.
The birds really seemed perfect for this page as one is mourning and saying goodbye and the other joyful and looking forward.
When I added more paint to the collage, gold ended up between the cracks and looked like light shining through. When I finished the page I know I wanted to write something on top. When a sat with it and asked what this image was about the message was clear-breaking to pieces is hard, but putting them back together can be even harder. You will never be the same, but you will be more beautiful for it. Let your light shine through the cracks.-Okay so now that needed some paraphrasing. For curiosity I searched Google using "Let your light shine through the cracks" and one of the first results was a song by Leonard Cohen called "Anthem". The first few lyrics were perfect for my page so I had to incorporate them:
The birds they sang
What are somethings you can let go of in your day to day life that would make you feel lighter?
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Jennifer Russell was born and raised in New Brunswick, Canada.She is an Intentional artist who focuses on creating meaning full connections to her work for herself and others. Nothing is more satisfying to her than hearing that her work has inspired someone in their own life.