Friday, January 21, 2011

Healing Art Journaling Coming Along

Healing Art Journaling is something that is so close and precious to my heart and now that God has confirmed His purpose in my life I am going full force into diving right in. God is doing AMAZING things in me including leading me to feeling so much better physically ~ SERIOUSLY! I do not remember when I felt this good!

Over Christmas my in-laws came to stay with us and I spoke with them about my Fibromyalgia... a week after they went home I received an article from my mother-in-law about Fibromyalgia and research that has proven people with it who take Curcummin (a derivitive of Turmeric) (Found at everyday health food stores) are finding themselves in a lot less pain and having not to take as much pain medication! I had heard of this a few months back but kind of blew it off as 'ya, another thing that is supposed to help, whatever!' (I was really frustrated back then)... anywho... when I received this article from my MIL I thought about it, and decided that God was trying to tell me something so I went and picked some up and have been taking it for two weeks now, three times a day. I think it is actually working... that and God is showing me such grace and mercy. I know it is all due to HIM who strengthens me.

So... back to the point... I'm feeling good... I'm psyched to do this healing art journaling for the women at the shelter and for my church. God is opening all the doors and is even speaking to me in my dreams and the adrenalin is flowing! YAHOOEY!

The above page I drew two faces, without features, because I am going to write a letter in each. However, I think I may use this in the journaling classes for the ladies to write what's on their mind. It can represent so many things going on inside of them! I got the idea for the border design from a carpet at the ladies shelter (I LOVE FINDING TEXTURE EVERYWHERE!). What a funky design right? So right!

This spread I was thinking about holding your light out to the world so that they can see it! I pictured actually holding the light within us in our hands, how it would look if we could physically hold it and give it out to people!

I did this page while watching a movie and playing with my new labeller. I have wanted one of these babies for a long time and have been watching the prices fluctuate for months... then I found one at Staples for $20.00. I thought, 'what a great price right?'... then I discovered afterwards that the tape that goes inside costs $22.00 each for 13' of tape! YIKES-A-DOODLE that's expensive! So now I am using it sparingly but still had fun making these labels.

Well I hope you are all geared up for a fabulous weekend! I know I am! I pray that you have an amazing weekend and are blessed with great joy, peace and love!

Happy Creating everyone!!!!
Much love always.


Rita A. said...

WooHoo. Great news, Kelly. I'm so glad you have found something that helps for fibro. I'll have to look for some. I've been having great success with Cranial Release Treatments but I happened across a practictioneer and I don't know how many are out there. They should make people with it do the research. We'd tell them how to lick it!!

Sung-Hee (Regina) Hong said...

Kelly ! It's been SO LONG =)
I was taking a bit of break before but now I'm back I think ! =) So good to connect with you again, will catch up soon ! xoxoxo
May you also receive healing from my lady of compassion, Kelly =)

Shelley Malone said...

This is such great news!!! I'm so happy to hear you're feeling great and back on track.

What kind of label machine did you end up getting? My son had one but broke it and I have a couple of rolls of tape that I could pass along to you if they're compatible!

**still thinking of what I want to do with the next letter I write to you.... xoxoxoxoxox!!**

An'Angelia Thompson said...

I'm so happy to hear that you're feeling better! And you've inspired me to play with my long forgotten label maker! I got mine as a gift from hubby years ago. I never thought about using it in my journaling! Many hugs and blessings to you, Kelly!

Emakesart said...

I love this!! So powerful! You opened yourself up to be a vessel for Him, so he showed you how to ease your pain, and gain strength and energy to do His work. Wonderful!!!!!! I'm so glad you're feeling better! Thank you for always being such an amazing example!!

And this journal page of holding your light out to the world is AMAZING!! WOW!!


ArtfulLee Designed said...

I've been hearing a lot lately about taking Tumeric for inflammation. I am glad you are seeing a difference.
Great idea for the faces page. The light in your hands page is lovely too.

Donna said...

Amazing Kelly! You are so creative. I just don't do that sort of thing and am so amazed when I see someone else do it. Beautiful!