Journaling ~ 5 Important Things


I was on Facebook yesterday and saw this little blurb, which really resonated with me and prompted the journal page above.  It’s in a watercolor journal made with layers of paint, stencils, oil pastels and Posca Paint pens.

1904049_562398740534004_952604494_nThanks for the visit!


Linking to Paper Issues and Art Journal Every Day.

Your comments are very much appreciated!


  1. I always walk into a world of creativity and inspiration when I visit your blog. Another winner. Seriously … what a great way to journal those thoughts. Fabulous focal image and those colors just pull us in to your art. Wonderful! — Mary ELizabeth

  2. Stunning page,Marjie! Love the big 5 and what it stands for! Fabulous! Hugs, Sandra

  3. LOVE the 5 with the journaling in it! Very cool!

  4. This is so true and very moving… I can’t help but agree. I love the way you put it in the layout!

  5. Sherri Scott says:

    I’m glad to shared this with us

  6. A brilliant idea for a page! I love it Marjie! x

  7. Powerful journal page and quite true is that statement on all 5 accounts! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

  8. A wonderful idea as a journal prompt – great page.

  9. Lovely page with a wonderful quote! Valerie

  10. Can see why these words inspired you – and I love the fiery colours of your page!
    Alison xx

  11. Love your page and the color!! That’s a neat quote and so true. Great idea to take something from FB for page! Have a good weekend!

  12. Beautifully said and so true. Lovely page.

  13. I saw that on FB too, it certainly makes you think…… love how you created your journal page with it, the colours are fabulous Marjie! Hugs, Anne x

  14. A simple way to remember 5 complicated things. That for sharing both the art and the message!

  15. Very well said Marjie, small things can make big inspirations on every one of us!

  16. Wonderful quote, wonderful page! thanks for your kind words on my blog! Barbarayaya

  17. A great reminder! Like this one!

  18. That is soooo true! You really did a fantastic job in your journal, in your own vision!
    I love it!
    Posca pen? Is that what you used for the white writing? I need a great white pen that writes over acrylics.

    • Marjie Kemper says:

      Yes, Donna, the white writing is with a Posca paint pen. LOVE them. They go on top of anything and the nibs don’t get ruined no matter what’s beneath. Thanks!

  19. So true and sooooooo love this!! I love love love the colors!!!!

  20. I saw this too and love your interpretation of it for your journal. This has great depth to it xx

  21. 5 great things to capture in a wonderfully layered art journal!

  22. This is so powerful, TFS!!

  23. That’s a wonderful and true quote. Love your journal page.

  24. Sweet 5 to remember before you lose them. xox

    • Such a vibrant page, and such a clever way to display those good thoughts. Now, make it into a stamp, sell a million of them and you’ll be all set. Seriously…I would buy this as a collage stamp. It’s fabby!