June 12, 2016

Gypsy Courage

Greetings my lovelies.  Oh so nice to see you here.  Hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend.

Looking back on my life, I realize I have the soul of a Gypsy.  Wanderlust stirs, curiosity rages, and I seem to find the courage to move about the world, making a new life in places that allow my heart to sing.  Eventually, I return to the mother land in which I was born, although I have a sneaking suspicion the stork may have yawned at an inopportune moment and dropped me on a continent which was not in the 'big plan'.  :o)

The move from Mexico back to Canada has been an interesting one.  A time to learn more about myself - go within once again and have a good look.  I'm certainly not settled.  It will take time.  I'm prepared for that.  I shant go on ...   I've been doing some journal pages which reflect my inner explorations.  Here is one of them.

Thanks for dropping by.  It is indeed a pleasure to read your comments.

“When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. ”
~ Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym


  1. You are a world citizen and have spent a lot of time going back and forth between different lands and cultures, and I am sure it is not easy for you now just to settle down and get everything done, and it will take time for you to feel a part of your new surroundings. Love the journal page you made, journaling is always good for us. Hugs, Valerie

  2. Lovely journal page. You do indeed display courage as things fall into place in your newest venture.

  3. Nice page. I love the idea of being a warrior. That is going to be my new descriptive word I think. :) Erika

  4. So good to open the blog and see all that colour and know that it's YOU back! I would love to know who wrote that warrior quote. We all need to live by these words.

    Edye XXOO

  5. Donna, what a pleasure it is to read your post! I so admire you!

  6. A wonderful page and quote Donna! You will feel good in the end..you have to say to yourself that whereever you are there is the hub of the world..
    that is what I do...o.k. I lived just in Austria and Germany my whole life ( a simple girl)- ...
    and I can imagine that you miss your home in Mexico...
    hope that ART and friends help you and you feel completely well in your Candian home soon!
    oxo Susi

  7. Fabulous journal page, Donna! Haven't been too active lately, we'll chat soon. Hugs, Yvonne

  8. Wonderful and heartfelt post Donna. I am sure you collected knowledge anywhere you have been and left a bit of YOU for the people there to enjoy. Hope you settle again soon

    Love Chrissie xx

  9. Your journal page is fantastic and really looks like you - I feel your writings to my very core. What a wonderful quote you gave us. I hope you know that my spirit is with you Donna.
    sandy xx

  10. Your journal page is wonderful and so is the quote. I hope you are settled in soon, it takes time to call a place home.

  11. I was SO glad I dropped by your blog today, because you are a very gifted artist. Wanderlust is understandable for those of us who don't like to sit still long. But your art speaks so beautifully of your free spirit. I enjoyed both your quote and the beautiful and colorful page you added it to.

  12. I share your suspicions about that stork lol...I too struggle to feel "at home" anywhere, so I just go with the flow :D XXX

  13. Smiling about the stork ♥ and can so relate to your wanderlust.
    My mother passed along her wanderlust to me.
    Lovely piece you created tied with a bow!
    Courage you lovely warrior you oxo