Journal Your Pondering’s: Mixed Media Journals
Mothering is overwhelming. Every week I look at my calendar, hoping that I can fit all my errands into one day so I can spend the rest of the week whittling down my really long to-do list. And every week I find a full calendar. I tend to be a home-body and could care less if I ever left the house. So having only 1-2 days at home per week tends to ruffle my feathers. I get frazzled when I am unable to cross things off my list so I am wondering how I am going to handle life when my children start playing sports and such. I guess I will find out. No one ever mentioned that parenting=exhaustion.
Amidst all the disappointments of unprofitable days and lingering exhaustion, I was reminded this week of how much I have. All my needs are met, my children are healthy, my husband is hard working and loving, I have a room full of craft supplies and shelves full of books. I really have a great life! So, when things got a little hairy this week, God brought to my mind all these blessing. Thankfully, it helped snap me out of my bad mood. I think I need to ponder these things more often.
Creating the Journal Covers
I picked up these journals and remade the covers for some friends. I started by covering the the journal in black paint. I used the Decorative Flower Stamen Medallion Stencil and some gesso in the background and a checkered stamp. I layered some bits of fiber, lace and paper. I colored my photo-copied paper dolls with Distress markers.
I found this yummy looking White Spicy Pear Hibiscus Cinnamon tea on Amazon. I don’t own it as of yet but I have it on my wish list. It looks and sounds like just my cup of tea. I never thought ‘spicy’ in tea would be good until I recently tried some spicy peach white tea that I loved. I am linking this tea to Elizabeth and Bleubeards‘s for Tea Day.
Happy Tea Day,