Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Fall Fearless and Fly - No. 2

So, the second challenge from Fall Fearless and Fly. Here are the prompts:

Headline: Taking a chance. When did you take a chance or a leap of faith? What did you learn?
Colour: The one you like least
Quote: Don't refuse to go on an occasional wild goose chase - that's what wild geese are for. Anonymous

Well, there aren't really any colours I don't like.  This isn't a combo I would usually use, though.

The quote didn't really speak to me. For me a wild goose chase is something that doesn't profit you because it is a waste of time. Taking a chance is not a waste of time because there is always something to learn. So I substituted another:
...there are times you need the courage to take a great leap; you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.     David Lloyd George
As for taking a leap of faith, I have done that several times. One was when my husband went forward for  ordination and he had to give notice at his job and we put our house on the market before we knew he definitely had a place at theological college. (This was four weeks before term was due to start.)

The latest would be coming to Australia and leaving everything behind. I came not having been here before at all, not knowing what our housing would be like or anything.

What did I learn? Well, I learned that God is faithful and trustworthy. That is why there is a hand in the gap, ready to catch me if I falter.

(Also linking with Art Journal Every Day )


  1. Beautiful heartfelt post. I love your pages and also the quote you chose. The art matches the words perfectly. And the way the rays of sun bring our eyes to the hand is just great. Thank you for joining Fall Fearless & Fly.

  2. Nice artwork! thanks for sharing your story. What kind of white pen did you use?

    1. Thanks for dropping by, Marcia. I used a Papermate Liquid Paper pen. I find it writes over just about anything and gives good coverage.

  3. This is so emotional and heartfelt. My eyes welled up. Beautiful, Tracy.

  4. I wish I had the guts to do what you've done. My dream is moving to Australia.:) Great journal prompts!

  5. The images in your journal pages are magical! The idea of a hand always there to catch you just spoke to my heart! So glad you shared this with Fall Fearless and Fly.

  6. This is a wonderful interpretation of the challenge and your words in your post are inspiring.

  7. Beautiful and inspiring-thanks for sharing with Fall Fearless!

  8. This is a very beautiful page! I agree with you - we can cross a gap and will not fall when we are in God's hand. Thank you for the sharing.

  9. What a great way to connect the two pages.

  10. Thank you for the kind words on my blog! I love your page, the wonderful texture makes me want to reach out and touch it. Your quote is fantastic as well. Finally, can I just say, you are so clever! I never would have thought to use a Liquid Paper pen in my artwork!! Thanks for sharing that tid bit!!

  11. what a great message-- it's so important to have the courage to take the leap as well as the patience to see it through. very heartfelt.


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