You Need to Embrace the Little Things: Art Journal Page

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The Little Things

Just a few little things that I can find to be thankful for.

  • a kind husband
  • 3 beautiful little people that call me ‘Mommy’
  • belly laughs
  • a home of my own
  • sincere and trustworthy friends
  • hot cups of tea
  • long hot showers
  • More books to read than time
  • plenty of food on my table

Someone will always have it better and someone will always have it worse, is a phrase I heard often growing up. As I get older I find this to be true, especially the latter. Social media has opened our eyes to a world that most of us never knew existed. The crime, hate, perversion, violence and disregard for authority, that I suppose has always been present, has somehow made its way into our daily lives.
I admit, I don’t like the news, so much of it is depressing and disheartening. But I come away being thankful to God for the vast amount of blessings that he has given me whether they be large or small.
Do you stop to think about all the little blessings despite your difficult circumstances? I am learning that it could always be worse. I know without a doubt that I have someone watching over me and I know He is providing those blessings that help get me through the tough times.
I thought this quote fit into my journal page perfectly.
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Creating The Art Journal Page

Now that I have shown you all of the pages in my Splashes of Tea Art Journal, I thought I would share my other art journal that is neither themed or titled. It is just a random mix of pages that I created.
So, this page is various paper scraps and die cuts in the background (an attempt to clean up my work space). I have stamping, ink sprays and embossing mixed in to add texture and visual interest. The image was a free download from Land of Nod, although I am unable to find her site for a link.
Challenges Entered:
A Perfect Time to Craft: Open Challenge #6
Creative Artiste: Challenge 27 ‘Anything Mixed Media Goes’
Art Journal Journey: Circles

9 thoughts on “You Need to Embrace the Little Things: Art Journal Page”

  • Lovely page and you always create such beautiful texture and details with your papers and colours! The image of the lady with her swirly hair made me smile too 😀. Like you, I feel very blessed for the life I have and there is not a day that goes by that I am not thankful for it. Happy Sunday and wishing you a great start to the week! J 😊

  • You perfectly expressed your thoughts in this post – I feel similar – always think that I had so much luck in my life – I am just thankful for all that was given to me!
    I am also thankful to get to know so many kindred spirits throughout blogging!
    What a beautiful layered page – I say thank you for linking it to Art Journal Journey “Circles”!
    Happy rest of your Sunday!
    oxo Susi

  • Just came across your site through CYInnovations! Love the artwork, and I appreciate the message of gratitude in this post. It’s important to find the things in our life to be grateful for. When we look, it isn’t that hard!

  • I started a comment and it disappeared, so I’ll start again. Love your fab journal page, your style is beautiful and unique.. We all have so much we should feel thankful for, and sometimes we forget it. Thanks for the reminder. Hugs, Valerie

  • Wonderful artjournal page with great textures and a sweet picture – I like the curls in her hair – and wonderful written words!

  • What a wonderful post! I really love your journal page and the thoughts around it! We have so much to be Thankful for! One of my favourite hymns has the line ‘all I have needed thy hand has provided’ and sums it up pretty well I think! Chrisx

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