For my first page, I decided to make a page about one of my biggest childhood fears! My parents let my twin sister and I watch the Alfred Hitchcock show and it nearly scared me and my sister to death. Afterwards, I couldn't even bear to hear the theme music. I remember it was on TV on Thursday nights, and we would hurry and try to fall asleep before the show came on so we wouldn't have to hear that awful music!
Warning, my page is pretty graphic! If you don't like scary images, please don't look!
I also used images from the Alfred Hitchcock movie "Psycho." My dad let me watch this movie as a pre-teen and I can honestly say that there are times, even to this day, when I feel that inner scary feeling when I take a shower when I am alone in my home. Isn't it funny what a silly movie can do to you??
My second page about fear was very therapeutic for me to make. It depicts me: my shy childhood and how I really worked really hard to get into college and always knew I wanted to be a nurse. Then after taking one of those personality standardized tests, my college advisor told me that I would never become a nurse because of my quiet personality. Can you believe it? Well, I showed him! I went on to get my nursing degree, (I graduated with honors, too!) get my first job as a nurse working in an intensive care unit, and I have been a nurse for 30 years and counting!! I can honestly say it wasn't without fear, and took a lot of courage to do,(even to this day) but I did it!!! To depict the end of fear, I covered up my journaling with paint and burlap bandadges!
I got the idea to use a silhouette from the very talented Limor Webber. You can check out her You Tube video here!
. . . and to this day when that little voice in my head tells me that I can't do something,
I just tell it "Yes I can."
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today and sharing my mixed emotions art journaling journey! It has been amazing so far. Have a great weekend everyone!♥