Thursday, December 1, 2011

December Journal | One



And so it starts. I love December. I try to clear my schedule to make time for my family and some heartwarming traditions: this journal, baking, decorating, wrapping, cooking, dining and general cheer and joy. Today I start off with a tradition that the beautiful Shimelle began: A Christmas Manifesto. All this is, is a statement of what you want to do or remind yourself of this festive season. Last year I made one that you can download here (just right click save as). This year I wanted to add some color and images. This one picture says a lot about me... (even Scrappy features there...tee-hee)

The last 2 days of November I worked on our taxes to get rid of any mental clutter for December. I am not done but I did a huge chunk and are super happy about it! So today I am going to plan a bit more and think of how I want to finish the album. My husband is sitting with me in the office while I work and the dogs are playing around our feet. I am so thankful! Speaking of thanks... I am really grateful for all the beautiful comment on my album! I think the only way to describe it as honestly as possible is that it's a labor of love for me.

Be blessed! I am also  super excited to see your albums! It's part of the creative inspiration for me! Something that I have been contemplating on: Eph 1: 15-19That's why, when I heard of the solid trust you have in the Master Jesus and your outpouring of love to all the followers of Jesus, I couldn't stop thanking God for you—every time I prayed, I'd think of you and give thanks. But I do more than thank. I ask—ask the God of our Master, Jesus Christ, the God of glory—to make you intelligent and discerning in knowing him personally, your eyes focused and clear, so that you can see exactly what it is he is calling you to do, grasp the immensity of this glorious way of life he has for his followers, oh, the utter extravagance of his work in us who trust him—endless energy, boundless strength!

Until tomorrow!
love and a kiss






Links:
December Daily 2010 | day one.
Ali Edward's Album.
www.wilnaf.com




14 comments :

Michele H. said...

Your first page always leaves me feeling inspired! Looking forward to watching it grow:)

sophie said...

This is amazing ! you are such an artist!

Melinda said...

I love the first page of your December Daily! Its beautiful and inspiring!

Jenny Meyerson said...

Both your words and art are breathtaking and just what I needed. He always provides.

Queenie said...

Totally beautiful..love it!!
I love what you have done and the writting.

Suzanne said...

Very arty and creative I love it.

atnumber29 said...

This is totally beautiful!

Francesca Di Leo said...

wilna!! LOVE LOVE LOVE what you've done. an xmas manifesto... i must do this.

happy holidays to you,
francesca
xoxx

Jen said...

your design is so lovely! ~sigh~ tfs! xo jen

Kathy said...

Wow, I wish I could buy a big poster size version of your first page and hang it up in my office to remind people of what matters most in this world! Your art work is ... I'm speachless.

mrsmartha said...

Absolutely stunning!! I can't seem to stop looking at this page. Thank you for sharing your gift of art with us. You are an inspiration!

Jo said...

Wow your first page is stunning and so different.

Kelly in Canada said...

this is just lovely.

Ashley said...

Found your site via pinterest :) This is GORGEOUS! You are so gifted with your art :) Thank you for sharing, I can't wait to see your album progress.