When Words Escape

I’m hopefully on the other side of a very tender time in my life. Luckily, the rest of my life keeps rolling along, taking me with it, and helping me find gratitude for the abundance of  love and friendship I’ve been finding along the way.

For those times in my life when words are just not adequate, but I still need to secure memories in some way, collage journals are what I turn to.


I took this journal out of my shoppe a few weeks ago. Sometimes a journal just speaks to me and I have to make it my own.

I have decided to do a collage a day for January.

Just some time to sit quietly and play for a while.

This post is pretty photo intensive, so I’ve decided to keep the narrative to a minimum.





Here is where this journal took on a life of it’s own, when I began to fill the pockets with letters I had begun receiving.


IMG_1422I even revisited some pages I had already worked on and added bits from what I remember happening that day.




So, what started as a project to take me back into my art room, has turned into a place to hold keepsakes and document gratitude. This journal has lots of pockets and envelopes if I decide its time to do a little journaling, but they are also handy to keep bits and pieces in.

Now that I’m over the hump of settling affairs, I’m hoping to get back into the swing of things so to speak, like blogging, and making, and such.

Thanks so much for being here over the last few weeks, I am truly grateful!

Until next time,

Have a great day,


4 thoughts on “When Words Escape

  1. “art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life” Picasso one of my all time favorite quotes… it’s true. thanks for sharing your pages patty ❤


  2. Love this idea Patty! You made some beautiful collage pages. I really like is the stamping, nice touch in just the right places. I’m learning from this creative journey that using art to get through the “bumps” is the best way to heal. This journal was obviously meant for you to use to get through this trying time.


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