Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Oriental- Janene's page

Hello everyone!  This is my second attempt to do this...the first attempt I lost all that I had written, so I sent out an SOS to Louise who got me up and running on the blog :-)!

When I received Roz's beautiful Oriental themed journal, I was a bit stumped as to what to put on a page as I am soooo not an oriental type of person.  But luckily for me my eldest daughter is...she spent a month in Japan a couple of years ago and that is her 'happy' place.  We talked and what kept coming up in my mind was the cherry blossoms as they were in full bloom when she was visiting.  So you can guess what I did...yep..a cherry blossom tree!

The saying for Destiny is a Japanese proverb and it wasn't until I had finished the page that I realized that it was the same saying that Roz had printed in her little book in the front of the journal!! Great minds Roz lol. The saying was personal for me I felt my destiny so to speak was always with me, but I had put it aside because I thought that I couldn't have time to do it while married and raising a family.  Silly me as if I had followed my heart and kept doing art, I would have been a much happier and rounded person.  Art is definitely my therapy and I love showing and sharing with like minded people.

I am eagerly looking forward to receiving the next journal and here is the page that I did for Roz's journal.
Have a great week everyone and happy journaling!!


Janene x


  1. You are welcome Janene I am more than happy to help. Your work here is just stunning I cant wait to see it and I too am feeling challenged by this theme, but I love the fect these journals do challenge us.

  2. Love this page Janene, I am a huge fan of oriental themed art, I collect Oriental inspired ATCs and just love Cherry Blossoms. Beautifully Done!

  3. Great minds indeed Janene!! I love your page and I would never guess that you were challenged by the theme. The cherry blossoms are so lovely! Thank you.


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