Spread 0047 – The Choices We Make

“The Choices We Make”

9″X7″  Visual Journal

07 September, 2o11

Vintage paper and photos, image transfer, layers of life paper, paint, ink, Adirondack sprays.

I make choices about my life every single day.  I think about our generation and we have so much freedom in our choices.  What about our parents choices or sacrifices, our grandparents? Our great-grandparents?  What would their lives be like if they were our age and alive today?  I love to look at pictures of my relatives from the past.  I love to look into their eyes.  So many photos of my relatives from the past have so much soul and character to them.  I wonder what were their lives like, what were they like as people?

Also a reminder about my Journalfest class, Layers of Life.  Journalfest is quickly approaching and classes are filling fast!

2018-05-03T13:40:04+00:00September 8th, 2011|Art Journals|6 Comments


  1. Orly September 8, 2011 at 11:30 pm - Reply

    Absolutely, beautiful words. Aren’t we fortunate to be able to make choices…though at times I think we may have too many, that our forefathers had simpler lives. Beautiful visual sentiments here Brian.

    I am so looking forward to be spending time with you and journaling friends at Journalfest next month.


  2. Mary Ann September 8, 2011 at 11:35 pm - Reply

    Hi Brian!
    Just found your blog this week, and I’ve had such a great time looking around at all the amazing things you have created. WOW, beautiful!
    Now that Strictly is no longer around, I miss seeing you come into the store to shop 🙂 Glad to see you are doing well!

  3. Bleubeard and Elizabeth September 8, 2011 at 11:41 pm - Reply

    Thought provoking and insightful blog post and absolutely gorgeous journal pages. Some day I may actually make it to one of those wonderful classes.

  4. Seth Apter September 9, 2011 at 2:29 pm - Reply

    A thought filled post and such beautiful colors in the journal spread.

  5. pearlandroses September 9, 2011 at 9:50 pm - Reply

    Beautiful words, beautiful colors, you definitely make the right choices…

  6. Monica September 11, 2011 at 11:02 pm - Reply

    All the color used in this spread is just so VIVID Brian!! I love it and the single image used is wonderful…Good luck with your teaching gig at Journalfest!!

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