Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Something Creative

Yesterday was kind of a strange day for me. It was Tuesday, so I had to work. Work was frustrating. I just felt like my time was being wasted with really trivial things, and it didn't make me feel important or necessary. 

I met my friend for coffee after work, and that was fun. It was good to hear someone else "complain" besides my own thoughts in my own head. It's always good to get together with someone and get a different perspective on life!

Warren and Jonathan went to bed early. I spent too much time on the internet, but it was interesting! It's so easy to get carried away, catching up on people and places. Anyway, suddenly it was after 11 p.m. and I was dripping with fatigue. But I could not go to bed, as I had not done one thing even remotely creative all day.

So, I took a deep breath. I walked into the dining room - where my journal was waiting - and looked at a blank page. I picked up a pen. With my left hand, in large letters, I wrote "SOMETHING CREATIVE." Then I took almost every one of my rubber stamps and imprinted them on the page. I picked up some pastels (which I haven't touched in almost four years) and spread them around on the page. Here's the result.
Well, I was so pleased with myself, how could I ever go to bed? I had to do some more. So I made this page, which underneath says, "Because she just had to."

 I still had one more in me, and this one - my favorite of the evening - is what happened:

 Needless to say, I went to bed (finally!) smiling, and slept better than I have in ages.


  1. I am totally in love with that stamped page!!!! You totally ROCK my friend! I love ya!

    If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice.
    ~Meister Eckhart

  2. Mary!!!!
    I'm DROOLING over that first page with all of the layers!!!!!
    Where has this been, young lady????
    It's so fabulous and free and yummy and colorful.
    Did I mention that I like it?
    {{BIG HUGS}}