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.

7 comments:

  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

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

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  2. Great pages for MIM, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. Such beautiful colors and word in your journal!

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

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  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 background...so much to look at! Wonderful you paint with us on Mix It Monthly ♥ Conny

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  6. Hi tracy,

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

    XXX Jeannette

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