A new year...

"Life I am the new year.
I am an unspoiled page in your book of time.
I am your next chance at the art of living.
I am your opportunity to practice
what you have learned about life
during the last twelve months.

All that you sought
and didn't find is hidden in me,
waiting for you to search it out
with more determination.

All the good that you tried for
and didn't achieve
is mine to grant
when you have fewer conflicting desires.

All that you dreamed but didn't dare to do,
all that you hoped but did not will,
all the faith that you claimed but did not have --
these slumber lightly,
waiting to be awakened
by the touch of a strong purpose.

I am your opportunity
to renew your allegiance to Him who said,
'behold, I make all things new.'
I am the new year."
Author Unknown

A lovely fresh new year to start again... If you like art journalling and are looking for connection with some like minded people to join in for the year ahead, there is a group called Journal52 on facebook. I joined last year and did a few of the prompts and really enjoyed the connection and energy of the group there. This week's prompt is pathways.

What I love about art journalling is that you get to just have fun... not to have to create a masterpiece that you want to hang on your wall, the art can be as child-like as disjointed or as gorgeous as you wish. It's all yours.

"It's not about the artwork... it's about the heart work" Brene Brown.