I know I haven’t written in my blog in what seems like forever. I was much too sick for a time to do much more than pray and work at staying alive. I have been in the hospital 3 times this year and now I finally believe that things are looking up. Even though I’m hooked up to an IV 24x7. I am coming back. No more Life Vest which I wore for 3 months that was supposed to shock me if I was knocked out by cardiac arrest or arrhythmia. How am I so calm about everything? Because of Jesus! What’s the worst that could happen? If I died tomorrow I’d wake up with Jesus! I have no doubt! So, I will focus on the task at hand…THANKSGIVING!
A few days ago I was drawn to looking through my various Bibles and devotionals. I saw this “Jesus Calling” devotional subtitled “Living a Life of Worship” by Sarah Young and thought to leaf through it. To my pleasant surprise that was a section entitled “A Life of Thankfulness” which fit right in! I decided to journal this along with working on this chapter. I also used it to try out different pens, my own cursive writing, some lettering, etc…
The first page was I journaled with different Gelatos for the background just using the rubbing in method with my fingers and then used a brush with a little water to paint around the dove along with various cut-outs and stickers from the ByTheWell4God - From Above Journaling Kit .
I am including several pages here that I hope you will also read along with seeing my journaling. I know that lettering was a focus for this Holy Week but I am not really into trying to do someone else’s lettering but I am more inclined to figuring out my own style. I actually have a sketch book especially for this and my favorite so far is not available right now.
This final page I journaled using a stencil with Gelatos and colored pencils for the leaves with colored pencils for the trunk. The background was done with Gelatos written on a baby wipe and rubbed around in soft swirls.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!
I want to acknowledge some amazing people who go above and beyond the call from when I was admitted at Largo Medical Center . Dr. Worth, Dr. McCoy and the many other doctors, interns, felows, medical students who so readily attended to my care. The amazing nursing staff in ICU, CSU, and the 2nd floor. Techs: Molly, Vu, Alex, & Alexandria...and so many other people who I haven't named here. You have made my 3 hospital visits this year much more tolerable!
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