I've been taking an inspiring and absorbing online art class called Soul Journaling Advanced Techniques with Sarah Whitmire. We've been altering photographs and journals, adding pages, cutting windows, doodling, and so many other things I just love to do and I'm just having a blast with it.
I had no idea what the subject of my journal would be. I was just going with this activity until an idea found me, and then I found myself inspired by the pictures to reflect back - as I have so many times over these months - on our journey to Italy earlier this year.
Though the pictures I altered for this journal weren't from that trip, I found Italy in them anyway. I see Italy in so many things now. I found a part of me in the homeland of my grandparents, and I've forever left a part of myself behind.