This week’s prompt is about a word. A word that you may already be using as a focus point or a word that you can choose. A word that you can use to guide or center you. A word that you can say or think of when you want to remember to focus. A quote from Abraham Joshua Heschel speaks to the power of words; “Speech has power. Words do not fade. What starts out as a sound, ends in a deed.”
I selected the word Imagine as my word to center on. It is easy to get caught up in everyday life, to put imagination and creativity on hold. This quote is from Mindfulness for Beginners, by Jon Kabat-Zinn;”Most of our lives we are absorbed in doing:in getting things done,in going rapidly from one thing to the next, or in multitasking-attempting to juggle a bunch of different things at the very same time.” Imagination is important to me as it leads to new ideas and adventures in creativity and art. When I say the word Imagine it brings me back to part of what is important to me.
Here is a page from my journal this week. I thought of all the wonderful artist in Journal with Mindfulness 2016 and how we are all on the same creative journey together.
Here is both of my journal pages with my focus word, Imagine. For this week’s pages I started with a yellow and orange acrylic paint as the background, my next step was to paint in the ladies, I finished the page with some more paint and stencils.