Week 14 was about friendship for me. My internet friend Bernice Hopper who lives in England spent the day in my studio and it was wonderful to finally meet her! We have been friends for a few years on the internet, taking the same online classes and being in journaling groups. What a wonderful time we had together.
This weeks technique prompt was write your name and embellish it. At first I wasn't going to use the prompt, but then decided to research my name from God's perspective. I found some interesting things about my name...
- Your name of Diane gives you a clever mind, good business judgment, a sense of responsibility, and an appreciation of the finer things of life.
- You are serious-minded and not inclined to make light of things even in little ways, and in your younger years you had more mature interests than others your age.
- Home and family mean a great deal to you and it is natural that you should desire the security of a peaceful, settled home environment where you can enjoy the companionship of family and friends.
- Whatever you set out to accomplish you do your very best to complete in accordance with what you consider to be right.
- In the home you assume your responsibilities capably, having the self-confidence to form your own opinions and make your own decisions.
- Others can rely on you; once you have given your word you will do your utmost to fulfil a responsibility.
- However, there is a tendency to be a little too independent in your thinking and it is difficult for you to accept the help of others when you should.
- Due to your strong sense of responsibility, you could experience worry and mental turmoil through assuming more responsibility than you should.
- Friction could arise through others feeling that you were interfering with their rights and privileges, even though you are only trying to help.
I then took each letter of my name and used the letter to find a word that describes my faith and gifts.
I also found those words in an old dictionary and collaged the pages in the background.
Bernice brought us postcards one with D and one with B. We used the gelli plate and made lots of pages for fun ( learned some new techniques from her) and then did the backs of the postcards and swapped them. I added mine as tip ins, along with the envelope that I wrote notes on from the Paula White conference my friends Justing and Pat and I went to on Wednesday. Was a good week for spending time with friends.