JFJ Challenge – Random Word

As I’ve previously written, I’ve been inspired by Journal Fodder Junkies. But Lil’ Sophie’s medical issues have kept me from being able to keep up with the weekly challenges. However, since we’ve spent so much time in the hospital it’s been a good outlet for me. Kind of therapeutic actually. I’ve been working on my art pages, none of which I feel have reached completion. But at this rate it could be a decade before I feel ‘done’ with them. So I’ve decided to go ahead and share the progress regardless of their completion. And maybe I’ll repost them again when/if I ever finish one.

Here is my random word that was inspired by JFJ Challenge #5.  Open a book randomly and be influenced by the first word you point to. My word was Understanding. Unfortunately, all I’ve been able to complete so far is just the word. I’ll come back to it eventually. Any thoughts on what else to add?  I have a few ideas on what it means to me, but since my ‘understanding’ changes constantly who knows how I’ll finish this one up.

Art Journal - Understanding


About Jenny Bagwill

You know those milestone moments in your life where the course you were going completely jolts you into reevaluating all you think or believe? Mine came in 2010 along with a precious baby girl. My healthy pregnancy, produced a baby with many internal defects unveiling themselves after birth like a stack of falling dominos. We lost track of her surgery count once we hit double digits. By the grace of God, our little fighter has survived an open heart surgery as well as a liver transplant along with a myriad of tests, blood work, and medical visits. She’s doing quite well, and we share her journey here: http://www.lilsophie.wordpress.com I hope you take the time to read about our girlie and possibly leave a word of encouragement. My milestone moment (that has continued over the last 2 years), presented many idle hospital hours where I used my time to make hair clips for our little girl who battled to live. It also crossed my path with numerous families in many heartbreaking situations. This is when I decided to use my creativity to do what I can to help others. I try to use my God-given talents to encourage and inspire others which you’ll see me blog about here. I also make a lot of custom pieces to raise awareness of illnesses, syndromes, and diseases that may hit close to home with you. As you’ll see my pieces often contain encouraging words – things hard to say to others in the midst of their dark place. You can view, shop, or place a custom order at here at my JeWeL 4U Etsy Shop - http://www.etsy.com/shop/jewel4u And because our Lil’Sophie has had a liver transplant I always encourage others to consider registering to give the gift of life: http://www.organdonor.gov View all posts by Jenny Bagwill

One response to “JFJ Challenge – Random Word

  • Erin Keane

    What a fortuitous word to land on! You’ve probably received many words of support and “understanding” via cards and blog comments… how about re-writing some selected messages in pencil and then enhancing / highlighting some of those phrases or operative words! (which might additionally invoke specific imagery to draw or collage in)

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