In the past couple of days, I have been working on this journal page. After seeing Dr. Lapp, the ME/CFS/FM specialist, I've been floating on the encouragement both my husband and I felt. One of the things I had always tried to do is not let this illness define me, but instead to keep my eyes on Christ, and look for new things to be part of my life. One of the worst aspects of this illness is the comments made to you out of either ignorance or no desire to learn any more about what it is you have. It's been very hurtful at times. But my worth is not in how others see me, but in the beautiful robes I wear in the eyes of Christ. As I was playing about with this page, I came across this image of a woman dressed in very lovely clothes and then I found the words I put at the top. It's a journal page, so it's for experimenting, and not for creating a finished work of art. But still, I think it says a lot!
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Background is a combination of acrylic paints and liquid water colors and includes a torn vintage music sheet. Paper images, rubber stamping, image tape, oil pastels, Stabilo pencils, and Stickles completes it.