For the first time in 37 years, none of our children will be with us at Christmas, and we aren't free to travel to them because we have to stay here for my mum in law. I've been telling myself that its OK and I don't mind, but actually I DO, and haven't really been looking forward to Christmas at all. Usually I'm a crazy over the top Christmas person, so feeling like this is not usual ....
I knew I needed to work it out through my journal so I began boldly, painting the page a nice festive RED. But then in crept the sadness and all the collage I added was tones of grey. Grey was how I was feeling. This page shows how I don't necessarily paint to the edge because I know I'm going to cover that part.
So then I jollied up the page a bit with bright holly and a Christmas tree, and its interesting to see how those colours jump off the page, and its almost like looking through a window.
I hope your Christmas is peaceful and blessed, whether its noisy and wonderfully crazy, or quiet as ours will be. See you in 2017, where I have this new journal to begin.