Saturday, September 7, 2013

What A Summer!

This past summer has been a doozy.  I can't say that I'm sorry to see it go.  In addition to the stress of my second semester of grad school I continued to struggle with my migraines.  Early in the summer I went back to see my headache specialist in Chapel Hill.  So far the changes he made in my medication regimen have been helpful.  Except for a few minor setbacks I have slowly continued to improve.

Given all the stress that I have been going through I have been doing what I can to relax.  In addition to my Zentangling I've started to do some art journaling.  It's nice to sit and focus on nothing but the page.  And the best of it is that I am learning to let go.  Normally I would freak if I messed something up, but with art journaling I've learned to go with the flow and figure out how to make it work.

Making mistakes is the theme for this page.  It was born out of a mistake that I made on another page.  I am really excited with how it turned out.

"I've learned so much from my mistakes I'm thinking of making a few more."

The photo on top shows what the page looked like before I added some homemade shimmer spray. I really felt like it was lacking something so I added the gold shimmer.  It's a little hard to tell in the picture, but it really added that finishing touch that the page needed.

Here's to a great fall!
-Jennifer Gayle