Friday, February 3, 2012



Mayan Journal Page

My Mexican trip this year was uneventful except for the fact that it is the third year in a row that I was unable to get out of the Roanoke airport. First year it was the snow, second the wind and this year it was the fog that forced me to drive to an International Airport two hours away. It's a lot of work these days to have fun, especially with airline travel being what it is. I might add, it's worth it in the end.

I stayed at a hotel in the Maya Riviera area. This year, the year 2012 end of days year, according to the Mayan calendar, found Mexican vendors selling all sorts of end times souvenirs including 2012 chocolate candy and calendars galore. I personally don’t believe our world will end on December 21, 2012, even though I agree that things are quite a mess right now on our planet. I am hoping that mankind wakes up and sees what a glorious place in which we live. At this time we have plenty of water, clear skies, golden soil and bounteous countryside. It may not always be this way. Overpopulation, over warming and over indulgence threatens us all.

Frida Journal Page

It seemed appropriate that since I’ve started journaling this year, I should present my Mayan journal page and another one of Frida. For the first one, I printed one of my original faces on organza cloth, which can be purchased as 8x11" printing sheets, and placed it over the top of a Mayan picture I had taken years ago.

On the Frida journal page, I used a close-up copy of my original painting of Frida,which can be seen here. I did nothing else to it except destroy it with my atrocious handwriting..LOL…Anyway, I’m off to a good start with journaling this year and find it to be very addictive.

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  1. Sorry about your airport woes; but your Mayan journal pages sure are beautiful! I love the layering on the first one and your Frida page is awesome! Thank you for always leaving your lovely and support feedback for me on my Blog. I so appreciate it.

    Have a lovely weekend. xxoo

  2. Happy journaling my friend! I saw your pics from Mexico in Facebook, and all I could see are beautiful places and happiness.

    Wishing you more happy vacation opportunities. :) Happy weekend

  3. I feel warmer just thinking about Mexico. We are expecting snow here later... we'll see - they never get the forecast right!

  4. What a gorgeous page!!!! I can't wait to see more art!!!

  5. Glad you had a great vacation, its snowing here......brrrrrrrr
    Loving both your fab pages. xx

  6. Such a long time since I managed to visit your blog, my friend. I am absolutely loving your journaling work.

  7. Cheryl I love the layer look on your piece and the journal page is perfect.
    Hope you are well.

  8. Your journal pages look amazing Cheryl...great ideas, both.
    I am glad you had fun in Mexico,
    and glad that you are snug as a bug, back at home♥♥♥

  9. Blessings Cheryl, I just lur-ve your journal page. The writing fits Frida perfectly...I feel a painting more when words are present. Your writing is beautiful :0)
    What an amazing trip you had too! Your sculpture is amazing! I agree that we always need to re-inspire/teach ourselves/our work via more learning. I am attending an on-line course at present - creative journal techniques. I can't wait to print some of my sketches onto fabric. I am so excited lol.
    Love, peace and light xoxo


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