Friday 19 January 2024

Seize The Day...!!

 Best wishes to all creatives this January

The rains have stopped for now as Winter shows it's face &
 temperatures plummet, we've even had a sprinkling of snow 
giving beautiful bright blue skies alongside frosty mornings. 

My first share of 2024 is a journal spread of collage, remnants and 
poignant words. Those who visit my blog know I no longer have 
time to create as I once did 😢 Care duties take up almost all 
of my time both day and night and over the past year 
those duties have escalated. 

The calendar is key to my world, it authorizes me to function for those 
that can not, be their daily guide or reminder and at times it allows me 
to seize any gap in the day to do the things I love to do like create..

Creativity is a healer and makes me stronger..

makes me think and appreciate time I have for myself..

gives me strength whilst patiently waiting..

and makes me hopeful everyday.. 

Seize the day and make the best of every moment...

Take care & stay safe everyone

Creative Hugs 
Tracey xx

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Gillena Cox said...

Wise words and fantadtic art.
Happy New Year.


Helen said...

Great journal page. hope you find time to look after yourself too. Take care.
Helen xx

Christine said...

Lovely spread. Take care of yourself tooTracey.

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous journal pages and you must take care of yourself too-I am in a similar situation too.
Carol x

My name is Erika. said...

This is so beautiful Tracey. And I agree. Art is time to recharge and heal one's self so you can do things for everyone else. I love the blues and the brown. And the calendar too!!!! I know your time is short, so I really appreciate you including that calendar and linking up to AJJ. Seize the day is a perfect quote too. I hope you get your weekend time. And thank you for linking up to AJJ and also to TIOT also. And happy new year too. I hope it warms up soon. hugs-Erika

Jeanie said...

Your journal is lovely, Tracey. I appreciate the your wonderful layering and textures, the colors and the words are thoughtful and inspirational. It's beautiful.

Valerie-Jael said...

Your art is fabulous and meaningful, and I know how hard you work every day. I think of you everyday, as the little card you sent me is next to my computer! Take care of yourself, Tracey, big hugs, Valerie

Elkes Lebensglück said...

Fabulous journal pages, Tracey!
Hug Elke said...

I'm glad you found time to do these wonderful journal pages.

Lowcarb team member said...

What wonderful journal pages.
I like your words 'Seize the day and make the best of every moment...'

Sending my good wishes.

All the best Jan

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh Tracey, you have certainly made good use of the time you have - this is beautiful. I love the colours and the words you found to use. I hope you find some more time to spend on yourself -I love your wise words 'Seize the day and make the best of every moment' - as we grow older they are good advice to follow! Thanks so much for sharing at AJJ and Erika's theme. Hugs, Chrisx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Thanks for joining us at Try It On Tuesday, hugs, Chrisx

Mia said...

Beautiful pages, Tracey, perfect for the "winter blues" theme! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Try it on Tuesday. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Designer for Try it on Tuesday {My Blog}

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous journal spread Tracey, I love your theme with those wise words and how you've displayed them. Time is precious and I'm pleased you manage to fit in some crafty time, time for yourself is important.
Thanks for sharing at Try it on Tuesday. Avril xx

Kokopelli said...

Beautiful! Wishing you strength to master all those duties and find time to create. And if it's only a small gap in each day.

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what beautiful and poignant pages! I'm so glad that you have some time to create as you are such an inspiration, and I'm sure your family appreciate all your care duties too - you're a star ❤️. Take care and Happy wishes! Hugs, Jo x

craftytrog said...

A gorgeous spread Tracey! Great words!
Happy new year to you. I hope your January has been good so far.
Alison xx

sirkkis said...

Meaningful and beautifully designed 🎨, Tracey.
Take care and have a happy soon starting new month 👍💗
Thank you for your comment on my site 😘

EmmaT said...

Beautiful work, so much lovely detail to find and enjoy looking at. Emma

Fiona said...

What a gorgeous serene piece - the colours are so restful. Such a thoughful meaningful piece and something I'm sure you will treasure to look back on when your time is your own.

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

So loving this. I understand your position but things became impossible to manage with my mum and we managed to get her in a lovely care home. It's some way from where we live but at least now I can visit her without having to spend most of the toime cleaning, washing and gardening so now I can sit and chat with her, when she's awake. It's much better for her as the carers are there night and day and I can go back to being her daughter again. There are also lots of other people there more her age (96 this year)she can talk too. Sending hugs Angela xXx