Grow Journal Page

Hi! Giselle here, with another Art Journal Page. Each page captures a moment or feeling in my life.

This year is coming to an end and so many things have changed in the span of only 365 days. Some of the memories are bitter sweet, some are very exciting, even scary. What I know is that I have grown. That is all that we can hope for in life, really. We can hope that tomorrow we’ll be just a little better than today, and yesterday, we were better than the day before.

Grow Art Journal PageThis past Fall I started Nursing School. I don’t need to say how exciting it is to be accepted. I also don’t have to mention how scary it is to start and realize there is so much to learn and so very little time to do so. Hectic does not begin to explain how crazy my life is. I also work full time, which means I work EVERYDAY of the week, which leaves very little time for myself.

I have been so craft-deprived that I just had to sit and create this journal page while I reflected on how much I’ve grown since the beginning of the semester. I have grown in confidence when taking care of my patients. I feel useful as a student nurse and that’s important.

Grow: Don't Stop NowThe page took a while to get started, because I could not make up my mind what I wanted (I know, I always say that, but that’s the point of a journal page, freedom and zero preparation). It seems I always go after flowers when I am stuck. Nothing better than a garden to remind me to “GROW”. I used acrylic paints for the background and pastels for the flowers.

I found the letters in my stash, along with some Tim Holtz rub-ons. I wanted the page to remind me of how much I have grown, to never stop learning and striving to be better every day.

I hope you enjoyed this journal page.

Thank you for visiting and see you next time!


Author: Giselle Wampler

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