Travel’s with Charley is completely filled up! I began my first art journal on April 16, 2013 and completed it on 8/20/2013. I’m surprised it went so fast–especially since I was working in three other journals at the same time. Here is a wonderfully textural side view of the completed journal.
Art journaling is rewarding and relaxing. It’s also a practice that helps in processing tough news.
The found poem on this spread was uncovered on Thursday last week. On Friday hubs discovered he has glaucoma. The lines seemed to fit and I just happen to have Physiology of the Eye on hand. The page is green because hubs’ eyes are a beautiful shade of green.
The uncovered words say:
Is it that bad?
It ain’t is it.
At least that’s the general feeling.
Everybody’s happy and getting along fine.
And, turns out, everybody is getting along fine. He is not concerned about it at all. Thus, neither am I. We are so grateful to live in a time and place in history in which medicines are widely available and effective! He just has to use prescription eye drops the rest of his days. His eyesight has always been great–and still is. It wasn’t a complete surprise as an exam showed that potential some years ago. He was supposed to go back every 6 months to a year for a checkup. The other week he said he ought to make an appointment since it had been a few years. Turns out our imagined two years was actually NINE!! Where did the time go?
He has never had noticeable symptoms, so if you haven’t had your eyes checked in some time it would be a good thing to do.
Art journaling is one of the benefits gained when I took Ali Edwards One Little Word class this year. I didn’t finish it–because I tripped over someone’s website about mixed media. Then I tripped over art journaling. That partially completed class was well worth it. And, yes, I am still more conscious of my One Little Word than before. So success on that front too. :)
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