My heart and mind have been so heavy with thoughts of my brother. I decided to set them free and put some of them to paper in my art journal. Here are the results from one day of free therapy:
Thank you Michelle, for helping me see this as a "middle moment" in my life.
I had a clear vision for this page with red surrounded by darkness to tell the story of my brother's injury.
And after I got those two pages out of me, I was ready to move onto the light and colorful:
a couple of mandalas with pen and watercolor:
Created the top one while the boys were at school, and the bottom one with them drawing at the table with me. It reminded me that we need to take more time to create together, inspiring each other.
Then on Friday, I quickly did up this page in response to Ali Edwards' Creative Lifts prompt
Did it completely spur of the moment, without censoring or over-thinking. Art journals are perfect for that.
Then I have this page sitting in my journal waiting to be finished:
Broke out the light board and graph paper for this b/c sometimes I like to measure and get all analytical and engineer-y (get that from my dad).
Thanks for letting me share my art journal with you!