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JOURNEY: 30 Day Journal Project — Day 27 

(haven’t given up just taking my time lol)

“Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.” — Twyla Tharp
I wish I could communicate like everyone else. I often get tongue-tied even when I am with people and that’s without throwing in deafness. Every day conversations aren’t deep enough either and I go away frustrated that I didn’t say or ask others the things I really wanted to say.  I turn off easily and that’s not the fault of people I’m with it’s just I crave deep soul connection and it’s tiring having to try to hear and understand even half of what’s said and find a way to dig deep as well. I also like to chatter on about everything too but that’s hard to do when few are around and there are barriers.

 Art stops me giving up shutting down completely.  I used to wish more people saw it but now I just have to churn it out to survive. 🙂

Somehow when I create.. everything i miss and all that’s unsaid inside me doesn’t need to be said. Somehow it’s absorbed into what I’m doing and where my art takes me and it’s enough.. I don’t have to go anywhere and yet I feel fully alive and happy. As if I’ve travelled all over the globe and sailed the widest ocean. 

When I create and express myself I’m not disabled and I can go as deep as I need. 

It doesn’t have to sound right, it can be loud or soft, bright or dull. Angry or sad and I’m not restricted. Yet it still says what I need to say. 

Things fit together in this world. I don’t have to explain myself here. I don’t have to miss out.. 

Why I love what I do is when I started looking for cut outs from magazines for this page. With the word prompt “Escape” in my head I found the word almost straight away. As if this very page was exactly what I was meant to do today. It was waiting for me.. My life seems fitted for creativity and I run here more often than not.

I see it as God going before.. meeting me here. I’m welcome. I’m free. I’m happy. I’m contributing. 

I find the connection I need to live the life I live. Meaningful & with purpose. I can let my emotions sparkle & shine. I can share my heart & soul and enjoy doing it. Where I can be fully me and speak my truths. Live a full life within this skin and the circumstances I’m born into. Where joy springs from within no matter how many emotions I might have felt up to this point. I belong and gracefully even my imperfections are perfectly at home in this place.. 

(( For this Art Journal page.  I painted over an image in a magazine with water colours and gelatos and it ripped unfortunately when I pulled the page out.. I’ve kept it and didn’t throw it away.. symbolises embracing my own imperfections.. I’m learning colouring skin, drawing faces and the shaping of the face, shading, colouring and practising finding my own way to express my own unique art.. )) 




Its living

beyond all

you see 

and have known.



Facing fear and walking tall.

Bravely living from the Holy Spirit..


I’m doing a “Pilgrimage of Resurrection through Creative Practice” with Abbey of the Arts..

Today’s word was Borderlands..

Living from the Holy Spirit is a different life to what’s normally and humanly expected on this planet.. Through art, writing, poetry, blogging etc I share my heart and soul intermingled with my faith.. Im starting to see it as a calling and a way to share HIM and his kingdom and it is empowering and I believe my path for now..

I smile because my online name is peacechild.. Peace.. Testimony to what God has given me which has changed my whole life.. Child.. We must become like a child to enter the kingdom of heaven.. 

And Kazuko meaning peacechild as a Japanese name..

The harmony and the peace..


I just had a revelation.. When people think Holy Spirit they think Jesus spirit.. 

But when I did my art today.. 

It depicts me.. Blended with a quote.. And combined with my own art..

Holy Spirit is HIM.. Which is the holiness. The purity.. And the glory.. The peace.. 
But yet all combined and within me.. 

Romans 8:9

However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. 

John 14:23

and we will come to them and make our home with them.

Holy Spirit.. Is a perfected me.. Because he dwells within me..

As one.. Yet I still am me.. 


He comes to bring us to heaven.. Our spirit is perfected because HE lives within..

Than we live from HIM in our own way.. Meaning as who we are and as we are.. Gifts, talents, unique personality.. etc




Currently taking part in a “Pilgrimage of Resurrection: A Creative Journey through the Easter Season”..

A free offering by “Abbey of the Arts”..  Running between April 5th and May 24th. Current day I’m up too and yes I’m behind.. Word for the day is Discovery. This is my art journaling piece when I considered that word. I will add link below so anyone interested can check out what Abbey of the Arts is all about. It had to be double pages today because I wanted to spread it out as much as possible.. The beauty of creation.. The ancient relics. Spirit with you who was back in the beginning of time as we know it yet with you now. 

Art does not reproduce what we see. It makes us see. Paul Klee 

“Discovery” ohhhh I had so much fun with this Art Journalling piece.. 

Im sick with flu I think also struggling with depression but this literally lifts me to another world.. I hope you can read the quote and words.. It’s just a bit of paint, words, glue and pictures oh but what you can do with it.. 🙂 

I literally see it coming together and its miraculous.. Beautiful images and quote come from “National Geographic” magazines my SIL gave me to use for art! 

The Spirit moves me in this Art Journalling process and its a healing balm.. God with me always lifting me up.. Exquisitely loving me.. 💗 if you can see HIM with faith wow does your world open up.. 

I especially like the girl looking out from behind the door.. I don’t have to go anywhere, do anything, be anyone yet HIS Kingdom is here and within. Despite everything that’s a trial you can truly see HIS glory in this world if you have eyes that see..

Abbey of the Arts


Made Tribe Prompt


What does your personal story of love, of salvation and restoration, look like? 

It’s not traditional.
It’s very very personal and unique.
Shattering the very core of me with love so strong. 
Meets me where I am.
Melts my little girls romantic heart.
What HE has done on the cross it shapes my whole world.
In HIM from the beginning of time before there even was time.
In HIM all is finished.
It’s like I’m the only one.
My praise and worship is my gift.
It’s all I have to give.
Inept though it be.
Right now it’s minuscule faith hinged on simple trust.
On centring my hopes on HIM.
HE is the reason for my existence….  
But also HE is life…
I see every thing through HIM.
And every hand and help is sent by HIM. 
Seen and unseen.
Both human and angelic.
I get lost in all that is HIM. 
As I live through my faith.
It makes HIM more real than anything or anyone that I see or hear or know.
Greatest love story and I’m included.

On Holy Ground


This quote below just came to mind… I’m in bliss!!!
I’m really aware I’m standing on holy ground.. More so than ever before.. Heavens are open above me.. Glory to God!!!

“Earth’s crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God; But only he who sees, takes off his shoes – The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.”
Elizabeth Barrett Browning quotes (English poet, political thinker, and feminist 1806-1861)