Making What Sings to Me

I’m ready to send my little journal off to Art Journaling Magazine.  It doesn’t matter if they accept it or not, because I love it. I love having all my little bits of bipolar wisdom in one place.  I love the bones, and feathers, and tattered leaves mixed in with chiffon, and paint, and tissue paper.

I felt like I was using all my best parts—the Hunter/Gatherer keeping an eye out for treasures in the weeds, the Granddaughter channeling Gram’s magical needle and thread, the Aesthetic savoring texture and color, the Mad Scientist mixing media until it bubbled and wondering, “What if…?”

It was a Grand Experiment that shocked me over and over.

When it travels back home to me, I’ll keep it where I can see it every day.

It will remind me to be brave.

It will remind me to make what sings to me.

9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Nan Mykel
    May 24, 2020 @ 11:18:39

    O yes! That’s what collages from the belly are like! So glad you take advantage of that transfiguring skill! I’m reblogging.

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  2. Kiki
    May 24, 2020 @ 13:20:37

    Sandy Sue, I wish you all the luck on earth – this is a beautiful, gorgeous project and the MAIN thing is that, as you so rightly stated, it brought you joy to develop, bring to fruitition and it so deserves to be placed – upon its reeturn to you – in a prominent spot. That way you can draw strength, courage, joy and thankfulness every time you look at it. I do that with postcards, letters and notes I receive. I also have some pictures I bought, all with ‘a story’, which I need to have very close to my working space – they give me confidence, joy, remind me to be myself and they show me that I’m loved when I tend to forget it…. 😉

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  3. Carina
    May 24, 2020 @ 22:06:35

    Keep humming the tune and keeping the beat of what sings to you Sandy.

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  4. Writer Lori
    May 25, 2020 @ 04:26:11

    “It will remind me to make what sings to me.” I love this phrase, Sandy. Best of luck…

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  5. TamrahJo
    May 27, 2020 @ 00:50:21

    Congrats on ‘shipping’ a work! and enjoying the process of getting it ready! to me, you are right – those two things are the ‘main point’ and anything else? Gravy… :).

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