Sunday, 13 April 2014

Journal Fodder 365 - prompts #47 & #48

The journey through Journal Fodder 365 has finally come to an end after almost a year. I did the last two prompts this week because it's always fun to finish a journal :)

This spread is inheritances and legacies - what do you bring from the past and what will you leave behind?

I thought about the inheritances as seeds that were planted in my life and the legacies as the fruit that comes from them. I think my main inheritances are a desire to keep learning and sharing skills. The ability to read and follow instructions (not as obvious as it seems!) means I have been able to teach myself several skills by reading books. I love to learn from others, but sometimes there aren't the opportunities to do that, so you have to make do with what others have written.

As for the fruit - I hope to leave people with the knowledge that they are creative, even if they haven't found their niche just yet. I hope to be generous in sharing skills and encouraging the creativity of others, just as I have benefitted greatly from those who have been generous to me. And I hope to leave an abundance of beautiful books and jewellery. 

The final prompt was to look back at the journey through the book.

This journey has been a long one. Some of the prompts I have found easy, some of them I just didn't seem to be on the same wavelength as the authors. But I have interpreted the prompts as they appealed to me.

Working through the book has helped me to nail down my hopes and dreams; to see which fears are holding me back; to be grateful for all that has gone before, because it has made me into the woman I am, even if it wasn't fun at the time.

Thank you for joining me on the journey!

I will be sharing this page with Mix It Monthly, which has the subject of maps this month.


  1. Hi Tracy, I've been following your blog for some time now, I'm not usually one to comment. I'm more of a side line girl. I went back to the start of your Journal Fodder journey, (and read some of your other journal journeys). I found many connections on a personal level. I've been struggling terrible with my own journey in Art as a whole. I've been contemplating going back to square one and trying to start over with a clear head. I follow some wonderful journal artists, some that even inspired my journey at the start, but the connection I have found with your work is on a much deeper level. I love making handmade journals, more so than filling them, but you have given me some glimmer of hope to finally clear out all the noise and confusion and start fresh. I just want to say a heartfelt thank you for choosing to share your journey. You're much braver than I. I was the wild crazy kid, always stirring up trouble, but a few years ago my best friend broke my heart into a million shard's, and because I have trust issues it did a number on me. I've completely retreated within myself. It's seems a much safer place at the moment. I've got some work to do to get whole again so I can enjoy my art journey. You've given me a lot to take from to accomplish that journey. I just want to give you a heart-felt thank you for opening yourself up to share your journey with the rest of us. Sorry to be so sappy, that is not usually me either, but it s it's truly appropriate for this. (((HUGS))) Kimmie

    1. Thank you, Kimberly! I've emailed you.

  2. Great pages for MIM, Annette x

  3. Such beautiful colors and word in your journal!

  4. Wonderful pages again, Tracy, and really great post. Thanks so much for sharing all this with us.

  5. Tracy I love your spread so much! It looks like a landscape with green trees and fields! Love all the wonderful things that going on in the much to look at! Wonderful you paint with us on Mix It Monthly ♥ Conny

  6. Hi tracy,

    Love your awesome pages,the colors and the writing its very beautiful,love so much,great job!!

    XXX Jeannette


Thanks for dropping by. I read and appreciate all your comments.