I have been following an art journalist by the name of Corrine Gilmore of Sparkle Days Studio for only a short time, but have fallen in love with her art! She is more about the "why" than the "how" of art journaling. It is with her encouragement that I present today a very personal art journal page. In 1987, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Once known at Kent State University's College of Education, the Assistant Dean, only shortly before having been diagnosed with prostrate cancer, came to my office to present me with a copy of The Power of Positive Thinking by minister and author Norman Vincent Peale. It had been given to him by his mother during his cancer treatment. His only request was that when I was done with the book, I would pass it on. His mother had inscribed inside the front cover, and, likewise, when I passed it on, I did the same. I can only imagine where it might be today!
The book encouraged me to visually imagine myself as healed, as a stronger and better person. I carried that image to the operating room with me that day in November of 1987. Now, more than 25 years later, I am here, most definitely a stronger and better person! The message? When faced with the unthinkable--dream, imagine and believe in a better tomorrow.
Thanks you for visiting today! Much joy to you!