Tuesday, November 4, 2014


Meandering: adjective; the act of following a winding or indirect course. Ramble, roam, zigzag, circuitous.

I often struggle with what to write posts about. It's not that I don't have anything to write about, but rather that I have so many things going on inside my head. And, usually, I either can't land on just one or I haven't developed each thought enough to do a full blog post. So this morning I thought, why not simply group my meandering thoughts together in one blog post and post it occasionally.

So, some of the things on my mind this week are:

I have been reading about my personality. According to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator I am an INFJ (Introverted Intuitive Feeling Judging). More specifically, I have been reading about how people with my personality type best deal with stress - known in the MB Type world as "in-the-grip". INFJ's can benefit greatly by engaging in regular exercise. It can be effective for regulating mood, quieting the mind and calming emotions. I've tried over the years to walk to lose weight but I struggle with consistency. There are always so many things vying for my time and honestly other things are more enjoyable. But since my retreat I've simply been trying to get outside for my emotional health. And since Fall is my favorite season it makes it a little easier for me to motivate myself. I came across a quote credited to Augustine:
Solvitur Ambulando
"It is solved by walking."
A walk can do wonders! I'm adding this to my personal mantras list.

I am actually current with my pages for The Documented Life Project!

We launched a new faith art community this past Saturday - His Kingdom Come Community. If you missed the announcement you can read about it in this post. 

Last week I got my Gelli plate out. I haven't played with it much and I want to use it more. I got a few good background pages during my play.

And last, I have a few random art journal pages.

In case you missed the announcement of the new faith art community we are launching visit this post or visit our website His Kingdom Come Community.


  1. Hi Mary! I hope all is well with you and the launching of the community! I love this journal and in particular I love the Solvitur Ambulando page and can so go there with you on the thoughts behind the page! I have one of your journals in your etsy shop on my Christmas wish list! I really, really love what you do with those! So we shall see if Santa has a few extra bucks in my Christmas Stocking! :) I plan on reading up on the new community, what a wonderful idea and I love the name! Thanks for sharing! I so enjoy your posts (even if you think you have trouble coming up with material!) LOL! Blessings to you! :)

    1. Thanks so much for your comments, Felicia! I'm very excited about the new community and they opportunities we will all have to connect together over faith and art. Well, I hope you get your Christmas wish! Blessings to you too! :)

  2. I always love seeing your pages. I am adding your journals to my wish list. haha.