Monday, 25 November 2013

Once Upon A Sketch - November 2013

Where has 2013 gone?  I feel like I have blinked and the year has gone by, however when I look at the number and quality of pages I have created this year I am really proud and grateful.  This month the theme at Once Upon A Sketch is "My Happy Place", and I found this a wonderful topic to write about my gratitude for where I am and my journey to this place of happiness.  I am happy with my lot and appreciate that I don't always get what I want - I get what I need.

My journalling is hidden behind the photograph and reads:  "I am content as I am and where I am now.  I know that God answers my prayers for what I need - not what I want.  He leads and I follow.  Until I accepted this and still tried to be in charge, things weren't always in a happy place.  Each day brings its own joys."

This is the sketch:


  1. Such a fun layout. I love how the rays emanate from behind your photo. Rays of happiness. Lovely colour and texture. Beautiful flowers. Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS this month.

  2. Such a gorgeous page - love your stenciled background and so great that you scrapped this lovely photo of yourself. We do that all too rarely. :-) How wonderful that our Lord has shown your contentment where you are - an amazing happy place to be!! Thanks for joining us for the November Once Upon A…Sketch Challenge! I hope you’ll stop by our Once Upon A…Sketch Facebook Page to share your layout there for a chance to win our Facebook prize. (by Nov 25 midnight Sydney time or 9 am EST) ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

  3. Such a colorful page--I really liked how you created your background and the use of the bright colored flowers. Your thoughts on this page are wonderful--how great it is when one is at peace with where they currently stand! Excellent take on the challenge & sketch. Thanks for joining us at OUAS!

  4. Love your page Mar (and the journaling) it's really gorgeous.
    P.S. I miss the shop and all you lovely ladies. There is nothing as fantastic down here.

  5. Oh Mar what beautiful journaling!! This is exactly how feel about it too! so often people try to force things into a specific direction and don't see that the direction is not where they are meant to go. You have created something very special and meaningful Mar! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at OUAS! xx


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