"One day at a time--this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering."

Ida Scott Taylor

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Freedom To Be

I have been busy taking an online 6 wk class 
called "Soul Restoration" 
that I WON 
from the
taught by
the artist, Melody Ross
with her sister Kathy Wilkins.
It has been amazing so far with
some tough heart work being involved.
We also do art projects but you don't
have to be an artist to take this class.

This is a bookmark I made to go along with
my Altered Art Journals that
I have been creating for my etsy shop.
Melody Ross
gave us a list of truths
and journal entry starters and these were
some of the words from there
that meant so much to me.
I've decoupaged them onto a bookmark.

This class is helping me to look back
at some of the untruths (lies) 
I  picked up along the way 
since just a little girl and have carried 
with me to adulthood. 
You don't know what lies
you've believed sometimes unless you
get BRAVE and
go back there to take a look. 

The wonderful thing about it all is,
that once you
see some of those stuck places caused
by lies you may have believed, 
you can then replace them with the
from your Truthteller
which for me is 
GOD my Heavenly Father.

If you hear a voice within you say
"you cannot paint,"
then by all means paint,
and that voice will be silenced.
Vincent Van Gogh

My newest Altered Art Journal creation

"   I can't believe that 
God put us on this earth to be ordinary. "
Lou Holtz 

You don't have to stay stuck!
You don't have to let those lies 
that have kept you stuck,
keep you from being
all you were created to be
and  to become.
You don't have to hold back from believing you
can make the dreams in your heart happen.
Actually, you can Fly like you 
were meant to do
when you see the truths that God has
planned for you all along.

"Be strong and courageous,
all you who put
your hope in the Lord."
Psalm 31:24 

Will You come fly with me?
I think I see your wings unfolding too!


Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Yes, Yes...I am there with you...and I am flying this year!!
Great Post!!

Jennifer Richardson said...

Oh yes I'll come fly with you!
I can feel my wings too;
just having some issues with
navigation and maybe a little
extra weight on my wings:)
But, like you, I want to be
brave and live out the TRUTH,
not wallow in lies I've believed.
I LOVE your art and am inspired
and encouraged
by your post
as always!
Thanks for the soul sunshine,

Butterfly Works said...

I am so proud of you for taking this class....it's so easy to say we just don't have time but you have done it girl.....I really like the book marks...the colors are so cheerful and bright just like you......

I have been trying to post on your blog for two weeks but haven't been able to....I was just about to email you when tonight it came up and I was able to comment...
I've been missing you......

Hugs to you my friend....

Farmgirl Paints said...

Sounds like you are learning a lot little lady. So awesome that you won that amazing class...yay!

bee'nme said...

Hi LeeAnn!

I am so excited for you that you won the Soul Restoration class, and I'm so happy you are getting so much out of it!! Keep unfurling those precious wings of yours...and encouraging us to do the same! :o) Love your colorful art...makes me smile every time!

Hugs & Blessings,

Bren said...

Great post LeeAnn, as you learn we learn. Bless you for sharing

Lisa said...

I love learning new ways of making art : )

You were my 97th follower...and when I came here this morning I saw you had only 96...so...I'm your 97th : )

Have a great day and keep on arting!

Mary said...

so true my friend. I used this "In order to begin to see your life as a whole, you must first take it apart", by Robert Benson in my journaling workshop this Saturday. There are so many truths, and untruths that make up who we are. We need to sort through them don't we.

love your art from your heart!

Anonymous said...

God definitely put you and your blog in my life. I cannot wait until the journals and the bookmarks are a part of your Etsy shop. I will definitely by one for myself and probably way to many more for gifts.

You speak to my heart.


deborahspalette said...

I was so happy when you won the Class from Brave Girls...I knew you would shine and make some wonderful art. I love...love your altered art journal books. I am glad you are using this to witness to the truth you have found in God our Heavenly Father, May you be blessed abundantly for the encouragement you share in Gods name. Hugs Deborah

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

Oh Lee Ann...lucky you that you won this class! I like to think that my wings are unfolding too. Your journal is beautiful ♥

rachel awes said...

your bookmark & journal are gorgeous! i love the truth of your wings. xox

Jackie said...

I'm flying right along with you, sister!!!

Your post and art really inspire my heart!


Lissa said...

i really like that quote! I've never heard that one before! I'm flying with you. ;)

Deborah Ann said...

Thank you, my encouraging friend! Love the message of hope, and the beautiful art work to go along with it. Going to the past to re-examine can be draining, but so worth it, if only to discover the truth that God will reveal to those who are looking...

Cherie Wilson said...

Keep shining and flying LeeAnn! I love this Priscilla Ahn song and play it very often when I enter my art room..........what an amazing gift to be here, I agree...Brave girl! XO