The Little Things 1

The Little Things

Just a few little things that I can find to be thankful for.

  • a kind husband
  • 3 beautiful little people that call me ‘Mommy’
  • belly laughs
  • a home of my own
  • sincere and trustworthy friends
  • hot cups of tea
  • long hot showers
  • More books to read than time
  • plenty of food on my table

Someone will always have it better and someone will always have it worse, is a phrase I heard often growing up. As I get older I find this to be true, especially the latter. Social media has opened our eyes to a world that most of us never knew existed. The crime, hate, perversion, violence and disregard for authority, that I suppose has always been present, has somehow made its way into our daily lives.

I admit, I don’t like the news, so much of it is depressing and disheartening. But I come away being thankful to God for the vast amount of blessings that he has given me whether they be large or small.

Do you stop to think about all the little blessings despite your difficult circumstances? I am learning that it could always be worse. I know without a doubt that I have someone watching over me and I know He is providing those blessings that help get me through the tough times.

I thought this quote fit into my journal page perfectly.


The Little Things 2

Creating The Art Journal Page

Now that I have shown you all of the pages in my Splashes of Tea Art Journal, I thought I would share my other art journal that is neither themed or titled. It is just a random mix of pages that I created.

So, this page is various paper scraps and die cuts in the background (an attempt to clean up my work space). I have stamping, ink sprays and embossing mixed in to add texture and visual interest. The image was a free download from Land of Nod, although I am unable to find her site for a link.

Challenges Entered:

A Perfect Time to Craft: Open Challenge #6

Creative Artiste: Challenge 27 ‘Anything Mixed Media Goes’

Art Journal Journey: Circles