Sunday, August 18, 2013

Day 18: Dreams...

During the past days I've been  thinking a lot about my dreams and why has it been so difficult to reach them.
Most of those dreams where hidden somewhere in my heart and during this self exploration, they have returned to me.
Looking back at myself as a child, and then during my teenage years I can feel how those dreams were replaced with new ones, like finishing a degree and family.
It was not an easy process, it took time and many conversations with my parents, family and teachers. I am sure they meant well, but now, I can see that young woman telling herself, those dreams are not as important as graduating and taking care of your family.
I am thankful for my education and of course my family is my priority, but some how, I feel that I didn't have to put everything that I dreamed behind, hiding it in my inner most sacred place, never to be found.
I could have realized many of those dreams and do all the things that I was doing, I just needed to be creative with my time.
Reality is, I can't go back in time, but I can work with those dreams today, and tomorrow and the next day. See, that's the beauty of dreams, you can work with them when you want to, it will never be late.
Here is an art Journal page in my Book Of Days, that I made several months ago but never dared touch, it is so beautiful. But Today as I looked at it, I just felt that there was no use in having a blank art journal, I need to fill those pages with my story, my dreams and my life whether I am happy or sad.
My feet are featured, they are tired, but this time nothing will stop me from following my dreams.
So dare to dream and do it!
I would like to share this project in the following places:
Big hug and lots of positive energy!


  1. Is it weird that when I saw your feet I thought of my mom? She and I used to get mani/pedis together until she got too sick to go. It was our bonding time. I really miss her. I actually found your feet comforting. TMI? Just letting you know that you made me feel better. Next month she will have been gone for 4 years, so she's been on my mind a lot.
    It's a gorgeous journal! I'm glad you finally decided to use it.

  2. Beautiful art and colors Julia. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  3. Gorgeous golden colours! Spotted this on MIM xx

  4. I love the colors and texture in your work. And your message is great. Saw your thumbnail on Mandarin Orange Monday and had to come by.

  5. I have yet to attempt this style...thank you for the inspiration! And thank you for joining us at MIM! Good luck!
    Rene :D

  6. Beautiful journal page, Julia! One of my favorite lines from the film "The Pursuit of Happyness" is when Will Smith's character is talking about all his childhood dreams and he says "and then you wake up one day and realize that you haven't done any of those things!"

    Great job on the Journal, good luck with the rest! I spotted this on Make It Monday!

  7. Spotted this on MIM. I love the colors. Even of the toe nail polish. LOL! Very pretty.

  8. Popping over from MIM. I love the autumnal feel and colours of this xx

  9. Love the pages and your blog. It's interesting that when I looked at the feet in the picture, what I saw was the green painting flowing down the page. I didn't notice the feet and the toenails. I thought it was interesting that this beautiful page could appear two way to the viewer.

  10. wonderful pages and follow your dreams. I went through a similar thing when I turned 49 and finally accepted myself and then again at 52 searching for my purpose. I am finally allowing myself to understand and believe that it all has to do with art.

  11. What wonderful apges, love love love the colours, saw it on MIM

  12. Great series and so positive... can't help singing Elvis's Follow that Dream:)
    Beautiful colour.
    Thank you for sharing with Mandarin Orange Monday (and my apologies for being so late getting back to you).


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