Thursday, March 3, 2011

Just when you thought I had vanished........

Soul Restoration
Blog Hop March 5-6,2011

Well in someways I had. I found that my soul was buried under a pile of rubble and debris and that some where along the line...... I had become angry, resentful and so not the person that I want to be and know that I am.I couldn't design, I couldn't create, I had to argue with myself to join my scrappy friends.... and when scrapbooking took such a beating and I hadn't taken a single photo and not a single card was sent during the holidays........

I knew my soul needed some restoration and my heart had to be healed.

I didn't really know what I was going to do to fix it because while I knew I didn't feel right I was still not certain what was wrong. I knew that somewhere something had to change and I had to put all the horrible events of 2009 and 2010 behind me, to let the pain, resentment, and anger go. I needed to find my self confidence, my sense of self-worth, acceptance of what is and what will be. I had to find the truth and how to hear it when it was spoken.

I was silently lurking on Facebook reading the posts of my friends, respected artists and Christy Riopel posted something about brave girls.........I have to be honest it sort of washed by me. Then Allison Orthner posted something that referred back to this Brave Girl group. Still it didn't sink in - then Leica mentioned something and Trisha posted something. Alright if these gals are all talking about it...... I guess I better pop over and take a look. I watched the videos and thought Melody was crazy..... who does this kind of stuff...this was not for me. Then I saw more ladies I respect talking about it. This lead me to click on this link and that and some of the graduates were sharing their thoughts and feelings. Samples were shown and finally.......something triggered in my heart. I knew that I needed to find the money to register somehow someway.

Well fate must have felt that I needed this chance to get myself back on the straight and narrow. As the money was found and the I signed up at the last moment. I was a Brave Girl . I needed to rediscover and appreciate the good in my life.

Melody and her girls are gonna take you on a fabulous journey so pack your kleenex, and craft supplies and create to your hearts content. Check in with each of the ladies below and see what this course has meant to each of them.

For those of you that visit and leave a comment I will be making a draw for some RAKS that I will create this weekend. I want to pay forward the incredible gift that Melody has given me.

And here are some others who enjoyed Soul Restoration as much as I did! September, Joann, Kathy, Leanne, and Stephanie - be sure and visit their blogs this weekend too!


2. Pippa

4. Sandi [tigger]

5. Leslie

6. Juel

7. Kai

8. Angie

9. Lacey

10. Kathy Mc

11. Lynn

12. Sandra

13. Stephanie

14. ZuZu

15. Sami Jo

16. Rebecca

17. Dawn

18. Donna

19. Rana

20. Judy

21. Trisha

22. Kas

23. Shelley

25. Deb

26. Karen

27. Jennifer

28. Dawn


fairyrocks said...

Welcome back Dawn!!
I always keep an eye out for your posts. Thankyou for posting about this (your soul restoration artwork is fantastic!!)
Your post is a timely one for me as I just signed up...last minute also...
I am just embarking on this journey
with trepidation but you have lifed me, thankyou
Hugs to you

Janet said...

Hey Dawn Dawn, welcome back. I took your advice and checked out Brave Girls and signed up. Shout at me and lets do non-coffee date and catching up, if you want to that is.

Angie... by the said...

What a beautiful post Dawn. You are so special and it was such an honor to get to go thru this journey with you. I love all the magic you created in that artwork. You have some made talent girl. ♥

Whispers and Wishes said...

Dawn, so glad you were part of this journey with us. You are on super special lady.

emily said...

thank you for sharing, your truth book is beautiful.
best wishes

TrishaTrixie said...

Hopped on By~ Great Work!

Following you now too!

You are so talented! Amazing!

scrapwordsmom said...

What a beautiful book!! This class changed me!! I am so grateful for it:)


Juel said...

You did a wonderful job Dawn! So thankful to call you a sister!

Renaissance Soul said...

Your book was beautiful, like a little piece of art! Mine looks like an explosive piece of art, life, stuff!! Everyone's style is so different and it is fun to see how we all express our journeys. Stay Awesome and BRAVE! Shelley

sandi said...

LOVE love love your blog and your talent... thank you for sharing!!!

Pippa (pjbear) said...

I hopped over to see you, lovely post, thanks for thaking part and your beautiful truth cards arrived today I have a blog post timed for Monday about them

Viji Siddharth said...

beautiful work and post!thanks for sharing!

Beverley Baird said...

Great post on the workshop. It sounds like you have been truly restored!

Sandra said...

hi dawn
your blog is great - i am so glad that SR spurred you on !
Wasn't it a great journey - one that will go on forever!

HUGS to you brave girl

Dawn @ Seeking Sense said...

Dawn, I love your honesty. Your journal pages are truly beautiful and I do appreciate that you shared them here today. <3

Kathy said...

What a pleasure to see such beautiful work! I'm glad you found Brave Girls and decided to take the class. Thank you for sharing!

Flyover Pilgrim said...

Dawn, your house illustrations are very, very powerful. Touched my heart.

I understand about not being able to create, being stuck in some kind of mire, but not sure how to get out of it. I found that BG SR was just the tow truck to get me out of the mess. (to carry a metaphor 'way too far...)

I am so glad to know you are 'back' and creating, writing and sharing.

BG hug to you.

CraftyRia said...

Your journal is great! I love the shape and the artwork in it. Thanks for sharing!

JennL said...

such lovely work dawn, very inspiring. thank you for including links to those Brave Girls who wanted to be a part of the blog hop as well.

Sue said...

Oh Dawn! I feel as though I really went on this journey with you now that I have seen your art!
Talking in the forums is amazing. We got to know each other as women in search for different, yet same reasons. The healing which took place was remarkable and astonishing!
I hope every gal comes to see what we all experienced. That they too may find that special piece inside of themselves as well.
Peace to you my friend, and I must say, you art has me riveted! It's truly amazing!


Sue Hetherington

Mel said...

Dawn, it is so beautiful to see your blog and where you are NOW!!! It was an honor working thru SR1 and hope to see you in SR2. xoxox

Lynda Gail said...

well said Dawn!

Kai said...

You aren't kidding, "pack your kleenex". :) Love your art! Hugs

Donna said...

I have always enjoyed your work. Thankyou for your post. It's been a pleasure taking the class with you!

Anonymous said...

Oh my GOODNESS I could look at your work forever! You put so much into every piece...and you put your heart and soul into everything you do. Thank you so much for sharing and caring!!

September said...

Dawn, I loved your post. SR has been such an amazing journey, so honored to have done it with such a great group and can't wait for SR2....