strength, hope, love, faith, courage...a Healing Journal 28

Mona Pendleton | Thursday, October 8, 2015 @ 11:49 PM | , , ,

Hi there! I'm so happy it's Friday! Today I have a couple of projects to share that were inspired by the Donna Downey Studios 1ST SEMESTER - 48 WEEKS ONLINE COURSE which I highly recommend if you are looking to learn new techniques or refresh your skills.
My first project are two pages that I created in my oversized 11"W x 16"H art journal which was directly inspired by Donna Downey:
Both pages feature lots of texture using a combination of Sizzix melt art rubber molds as well as a Donna Downey floral stencil:
The girl is a bit more primitive than what I've sketched and painted in the past. I think I sort of lost the primitive look by adding a messy bun hair do which I learned several years ago from a Christy Tomlinson's e-course that I took:



My next project, a Healing Journal, is near and dear to my heart because I made it for my sweet sister Marlene. While I was in the midst of working on the previous art journal pages, I got word that Marlene, whom is 8 years older than myself, was newly diagnosed with Stage 2 Intraductal Breast Carcinoma as well as positive lymph nodes. She is going for a bone scan, chest x-ray, MRI and ECHO tomorrow which will determine the course of treatment. Please keep my sister Marlene and her family in your thoughts and prayers.
I searched high and low for a hard cover writing journal to make this project. I thought it would be a great way for Marlene to express all of her emotions while on the #^%* cancer roller coaster:
I combined various acrylic paints, Prima products including: stencils, modeling paste, gel medium,  stamps and texture paste:

Thanks so much for visiting. PLEASE don't forget to get a MAMMOGRAM!!! and please keep my sister Marlene and her family in your thoughts and prayers.
I'm entering my Healing Journal in the Art It Friday Show Your Face post as well as the Words 2 Scrap By challenge where the theme is "Fight Like A Girl".
I hope you have an amazing weekend!
Be Sweet ;)
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28 Sweet Comments So Far:

Fiona said...

Mona, you are amazing! This project is absolutely stunning! The texture you created and the colours are magnificent! I am very sorry to hear they news about your sister. With the latest advances and a wonderful sister like you helping her, I pray she will recover from this soon. Thanks for sharing so much with us all.

Trudy said...

Phenomenal project! Truly amazing texture and those flowers look incredible! So breathtaking, Mona! I will surely keep your sister in my prayers. God bless.

Ros Crawford said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your sister... She will be in my thoughts and I pray that all will be well... Your journal gift is beautiful and I'm sure it's something that will keep her spirits up. Beautiful journal pages ... looks like you are really enjoying that course... Take care

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Such a beautiful journal page,loved the textures and pretty flower and of course the girl ! Sorry to hear about your sister ,I will pray for her and hope she recovers soon.I loved the journal cover too.

alexandra s.m. said...

This is so beautiful and charged with LOVE.
I'm sending you a big hug and keeping your dear sister in my thoughts
xx

Julia Aston said...

Two lovely projects Mona - I love the texture on your pages and the journal for Marlene is beautiful - and I'm sure will be treasured by her as she goes through these difficult months coming up. Keeping her in my prayers..... Have a nice weekend! Julia xx

Patty O'Malley said...

The journal pages are so pretty, Mona! I love the texture created with the stencil. What a beautiful journal you created for your sister! It is a wonderful place for her to write her feelings. I will keep her and her family in my prayers.

Teresa C said...

Your work is very inspiring and it has a very important message !! Surely your sister will be fine! A hug!

Lisa said...

These are wonderful Mona! I am so very sorry to hear the news about your sister. You will all most definitely be in my prayers. The journal you made for her is just beautiful. I'm sure it will be a comfort to her like a warm and loving hug from you.

Shauna Nelson said...

Lovely journal Mona! Just amazing how you put this together! Love the texture! Very sorry to hear this news about your sister. I will include her in my prayers!

Marjan K├╝ppers said...

I am so sorry to hear about your sisters illness, I wish her strength and hope she will come out of this fully recovered. The journal you created for her is so very beautiful, I'm sure this will help her enormously.

Kathy Bradley said...

First of all, my thoughts and prayers are with your sister and family - including you. I know it will be weighing on your heart. I will send up my prayers and light candles before Mass. Your first piece is really lovely, Mona, your lovely artistic talents are expanding! And, the journal is lovely and will be wonderful for your sister. Sending hugs to you and your family.

Susan Lankford said...

Really beautiful creation, Mona and so meaningful and personal. I'm so sorry to hear that your sister has to navigate this difficult journey...praying for her and you and your family as you love and support her...that God will comfort all of you and give you peace.

Lynn D said...

So beautifully done. I will be praying for your family.

Lynn D said...

So beautifully done. I will be praying for your family.

Sybrina K said...

Mona, Sending thoughts and prayers for your sister. What a beautiful and thoughtful gift. So thankful to count you as a friend at Words 2 Scrap By.

RobinH said...

Incredible journal page, Mona! Absolutely stunning! I hope this helps your sister during these difficult times.

BobbisTreasure said...

Fabulous project, and so meaningful. The texture and shading are lovely! Thanks for sharing with us at Words 2 Scrap By!

Greta said...

What a wonderful gift for your dear sister! I know it will be a blessing for her during this trying time. I'll be keeping her in my thoughts & hoping she tolerates the needed treatment well. So happy to see you at W2SB again! Your art journal pages are gorgeous--so artistic!

GabrielleH said...

Luckily work, Mona! Love the beautiful colors and texture here. I'm sure your sister will find much comfort in your beautiful artwork! Thanks for sharing with us!

GabrielleH said...

Should say "Lovely work"

Penny Ward said...

Yikes...your journal pages could not be any more beautiful and heartfelt. You and your sister are in my prayers. I had the exact same cancer diagnosis and am a 1 year survivor. She will find she has a new sisterhood now, so please feel free to pass on my email in case she wants to reach out to someone who has walked in her shoes. Thanks so much for playing along with us at W2SB. hugs, :)
penny.ward@zoho.com

Gale Evans said...

OMG, these are both phenomenal projects, Mona! You are amazing with these beautiful techniques! Your sister will definitely appreciate your thoughtfulness and love! I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Kerry said...

Stunning art journal page and cover! Love the texture created with the stencils. I'm sure this will keep your sister's spirits high during this difficult time. I will keep you all in my prayers.

Davi said...

So sorry to hear about your sis Mona! Will add her to my prayer list. Your journal is beautiful and Im sure that will be a source of encouragement and comfort to journal her feeling during this difficult time! Your pages are really beautiful, I love the textures and your girl is really lovely :)

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Sweet Mona! So sorry to hear about your sister. Your journal is going to be such a thoughtful gesture! It is beautiful.
Your first project is awesome . Loving the textures!

Lisa said...

I am so sorry to hear about your sister, Mona. I will keep her and her family in my prayers. Both of your projects are absolutely amazing!! I love the texture and the designs!! They are stunning!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Samra Leshinski said...

Oh my dear Mona!!! I am so sorry to hear about your sister's illness!!! My heart goes out to both of you!
Your projects are both stunning as usual.
Sending hugs to you my dear...

Samra
Paper Talk with Samra


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