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Your Journal, Worthiness and Other Important Stuff

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I have a penchant for journals, I can’t deny it 🙂
Particularly those filled with handmade paper and bound in ‘soft as butter’ leather.
It may be because reading has always been a love of mine and I dream of what can find voice in these empty ‘books’. They are THE book that has yet to be written. Holding more possibility, adventure and mystery than the books that now exist!
I have often wondered why we buy beautiful journals but often end up never using them (tell the truth, you know you have a ‘good’ one stuck back, saving it for…what?!). Why that when it comes time to write, we opt for a ninety-nine cent notebook.
What’s up with that??
Could it be that we aren’t sure if our thoughts are worthy of being captured in a thing so lovely? That our thoughts, our ways of being in the world, are neither profound nor remarkable?
I suspect that the reason we do allow ourselves to get a magnificent little journal from time to time is this…we are hopeful that one day we’ll have some rich, page worthy thoughts.
But..and this is a big but…we decide that until that time arrives we will not fill it with our mundane, ordinary, run of the mill life.
Never realizing that

Beautiful truths and wisdoms are within the folds of our regular days.
Hiding in plain sight, in ordinary-run-of-the-mill moments.

The secret is the allowing of your natural self, your nature—to be expressed as it is. What and who we are is to be honored by us at every turn of the path.
Every twisting and turning are intricate parts that complete this beautiful life mystery.
This truth is evident for all forms of creativity.

Don’t ‘save’ the dress, the canvas, the vintage dinnerware or the handmade journal.

Use them each day to fully express that day of living.

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Profoundness, truth and beauty come through living our ordinary lives. 

Which closer inspection reveals are anything but ordinary 🙂

Buy the journal.
Then use it.
Write (and paint) your life.


“Normal day, Let me be aware of the treasure you are.
Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart.
Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow.
Let me hold you while I may.”

~Mary Jean Irion


And now a big thank you is in order!

What a super response we had to series of questions to get to know you better.  You all are amazing!
I so appreciate all the response we received on your likes​, wishes and interests. It will be super helpful as I move forward with all I’m​ ​planning for you 😉
​As promised, we drew a name from all those responses and we have a winner for the $200 Blick Art Supplies Gift Certificate​!

Barbara B​—get ready to do some art supply shopping –You are the winner!

​(​Barbara – we will be sending you the gift certificate via email shortly.​)​
Thank you again to​ ​​each of you who participated – Merci beaucoup and grazie mille!
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(Note: If you enjoy quote stuff like I do you can find the above ‘normal day’ quote at  Sugarboo and Co!)

  • Kim Pagano - July 10, 2017 - 11:18 am

    Yes! I do the same thing. Heaven forbid that I should make an ugly drawing or say something someone would think was stupid. I also tend to be negative. How do you keep it positive. I read your stuff Dreama and think, “why don’t I think like that?”ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Robinson - July 9, 2017 - 8:32 am

    Dreama your journal is beautiful . What a beautiful way to “stand still withbeauty” .ReplyCancel

  • Nancy G - July 8, 2017 - 7:45 am

    Love your watercolor journal pages! I wish you would do a course in painting with watercolor! I’m not able to do oils although I love what they look like. I signed up for your first course and tried doing them in watercolor… they did not work out but I still enjoyed the course. Love your style and share similar life philosophy. Spent three weeks in France last year and loved every minute of it, sketched while I was in Monet’s garden so that I could paint it later.

    Thank you for sharing your talent with travels. I look forward to more!ReplyCancel

  • Brinda - July 8, 2017 - 6:28 am

    My day started with the thoughts ….Every small step in the right direction makes a big difference…Really glad to read your blog dreama …ReplyCancel

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