Up In A Purple Haze
Wow! Life has been crazy with the start of school this week. My two oldest boys started on Monday and I am home with my 18 month daughter. For now. Since my hubby’s job is on the rocks I have decided to go job searching. I was a Registered Nurse…once upon a time. Ok, it has only been 3 years but it seems like ages ago. When we moved states for my husbands job I didn’t bother getting a job right away. And than we had a baby.
Now that I am staring it in the face, I am hesitant, unsure of my medical skills and lamenting my future lack of time for leisurely activities. (Otherwise, known as crafting) I knew I would go back to work someday I was just hoping that day wouldn’t come. I have even entertained the idea of having a home business, but haven’t come up with anything tangible to sell.
Perhaps, it all stems from the thought that once I go back to work my babies won’t need me anymore and I am done mothering little ones. Letting go of that baby stage has been so hard for me. There is something unforgettable about smelling and caressing the soft skin of a brand new human. Holding a helpless miniature person that reeks of perfection makes my mommy senses go haywire. In the moment, I would choose to do it all over again even though I just barely made it through labor.
For me, getting a ‘real’ job symbolizes a new phase of life that I am unsure I am ready for. My time with the little’s has gone by in a haze. But a purple haze of course because that is my favorite color. And one of the colors on my art journal page.
Creating the Journal Page
Here is another layout in my ‘Asiatic Dynasty’ Fabric Journal.
You can see the other pages in my Asiatic Dynasty Journal here: Cover, Swimming Through Algae, It’s All about the Hair, and True North.
Again, Lynne Perrella’s Asian collection by PaperArtsy was the focal point throughout this journal. I used stamps,sprays and a stencil with green embossing powder in the background. I used a few die cuts and chipboard pieces to add dimension.
Thank your for taking the time to visit my blog today. I would love to hear your thoughts on overcoming jitters when it comes to moving past your favorite phase of child rearing or job searching.
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