I'm almost ready to mail Angie's journal out for the round robin we've been doing. I can't believe it only has two more stops before it will be on it's way home to her- amazing how time has flown!
Anyway, for Angie's (beautimous) boook, I wanted to feature a cherry tree with keeping on the theme of how we're all connected. This led to the blossoms becoming butterflies (which she uses a LOT in her work) and here I am almost done!
I think I will change the roots to a dark blue-black and make them more distinctly into 8 separations to represent the 8 of us in this group. Also still adding butterflies....but for the most part, it's almost done.
I love using quotes in my journal pages and I've been searching high and low for the right one to go with this page- I finally narrowed it down to three:
Always remember your roots, but don't forget that you were born to fly..."
"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost."
J.R.R. Tolkien The Fellowship of the Ring
"Like branches of a tree, we grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one. Each of our lives will always be a special part of the others."
On a side note, I have to add, that while I was on my blog travels this morning, I stopped by to "see" Cheryl at Healing Woman and she just used one of her poems in a painting that also speaks of roots and growth - I LOVE these kinds of connections!!
That's all for now, got to finish Angie's book so I can get it to Maggie on time!