Today's art journal page...Soar

I made some time this morning to get an art journal page done. I was feeling overwhelmed about upcoming deadlines and decided to work in my journal. It always seems to help me put things in perspective. 

I kept the supplies simple, working with the items I carry daily in my bag. They include my moleskine sketch book, water soluble crayons, 9b pencil, black ink pad, Tim Holtz distress dabbers and some collage bits. 

I thought about all I had to get done as I worked on making marks and spreading paint.  

Scribbles on the right of the spread became a house. Washi tape became a path and I thought about how I am held by my family, how my husband and children provide the space and support for me to spread my wings and accomplish my dreams. 

Original art journal page by Jennifer Albin, 10/8/15

Original art journal page by Jennifer Albin, 10/8/15

I thought about the last 15 years and all I've accomplished...raising my children, my marriage, a career in counseling, and now the ability to pursue art.  

  Original art journal page by Jennifer Albin, 10/8/15

 

Original art journal page by Jennifer Albin, 10/8/15

The pages came together and I was reminded how I can accomplish anything with my family by my side, no matter how overwhelming it may feel.  

In this moment it occurs to me how my husband and each of my children (fur baby included) are mirrors for a much bigger Love,  my reminders of God on Earth. 

With that, anything is possible. My heart is free to soar.  

  Original art journal page by Jennifer Albin, 10/8/15

 

Original art journal page by Jennifer Albin, 10/8/15