Collage Diva put on her favorite autumn dress for
Have you been there?
Ooooh my dear readers this is no ordinary forest.
You see this is where dreams grow.
it grew darker and darker.
She followed what looked like a path leading to a bright spot.
She wasn't dressed for this weather and grew cold very quickly.
Follow the light and wisps of cold air.
Can you make out the little hut?
As Collage Diva approached the door she hoped to find warm shelter.
She was getting so very cold.
They welcomed her in and invited her to join them at their table.
Mind you, this was no ordinary melon, this was a magical melon.
One of the very kind witches waved her wand and
spoke words that the Collage Diva could not understand.
All three witches examined the dish in silence.
After what seemed like an eternity, they looked at one another and smiled.
Collage Diva sat quietly taking it all in.
and offered a glass to our Collage Diva.
The tonic felt warm as it went down.
The witches all watched her as she drained her glass.
The warm glow filled her up and she felt courage.
Collage Diva broke the silence, "Thank you for welcoming in to your home."
The witch who poured the brew spoke up,
"My dear, you have an important journey to take. This tonic will give you the courage
and wisdom you need to find your way."
A second witch spoke,
"Please trust us with what we are about to ask of you."
The third witch added,
"You are right where you need to be and
ready for what you are about to embark on."
Without knowing what was to be asked of her the Collage Diva was feeling brave.
She said without hesitation, "Yes, I'm ready!"
a huge spider who appeared before them.
"My dear" said one of the witches, "You are to ride on the back of our
pet spider Mildred. She is going to take you down to the river
where you will find passage to a magical land."
Much to her surprise, Collage Diva felt comfortable with Mildred
and she did as the witches urged her. The two set off to the river.
Collage Diva left Mildred the spider and boarded the boat.
Gently it sailed southward carrying the diva.
Somehow she knew she was in the land of the fairies.
Collage Diva walked into the home and looked around
but sadly there was no one home. There were no fairies to be found.
"Maybe I'll look around. I want to meet a REAL fairy."
Collage Diva picked up the journal and flipped through the pages.
"Oh this look like the prompts from my Journey of the Heart Journal!"
she exclaimed. "I think the fairy who lives here may know of my work
at True North Arts. How exciting!"
But she heard only silence.
She looked around and could see that the fairy who lived here was indeed an artist.
Look at that mushroom palette!
But alas, the Collage Diva left the fairy studio without meeting a fairy.
Fairy go Round.
There were no fairies in sight.
Collage Diva came to a Fairy Wheel.
"Ohhhh, if I ride this wheel, I will be able to see far" thought the diva,
"then maybe I'll see a fairy?"
As soon as the wheel circle back down to the ground, she jumped out
and headed straight for the
Collage Diva followed this cutie all the way down to the pond...
she felt as if she had wings of her own.
Lo and behold, she actually sprouted a pair of small wings!
"How did this happen?" she asked.
For the first time, the fairies noticed her and spoke to her.
"Hello sweet friend. We've been waiting for you to arrive.
You see, you've earned those wings!"
"But how?" asked Collage Diva.
"You have opened your heart
and shared with such a generosity of spirit" said the Fuschia Fairy.
"I've been following your Journey of the Heart Journal
at True North Arts."
"Was that your studio on the way to the Fairy go Round?"
The Fuschia Fairy blushed, "Yes! That is my humble little studio. I am so grateful
to you dear diva for sharing your journey. Each week I look forward to the
themes that you explore and the prompts give me ideas for
my own journal writing and artwork."
The Lilypad Fairy added,
"Your wings are small and weak. Keep sharing from your heart
and they will grow strong. They will help you as you
continue on your journey."
The Collage Diva visited for a whole fortnight.
Did you enjoy the fairy homes in today's post?
Be sure to come back and visit here at www.collagediva.com
each day in this next week to see more
photos from Collage Diva's visit with the fairies. There are so many
more delightful homes to tour.
Before you go, Collage Diva, the three witches, and the fairies would like for you to
have a few party gifts.
CLICK HERE to download a copy of the Brain Tonic and Three Witches Brew labels.
They are ready to print, cut, and glue to your favorite bottles.
They make a great decoration for the spooky holidays.
This week's Journey of the Heart Journal page invites you to play
in the pond amongst the lily pads. Download this journal page and
explore the maker of magic in you! How can you add a little
play and whimsy in your life and the lives you touch this week?
>> Download the Journey of the Heart Journal - Generosity of Spirit (high print resolution)
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If you like this week's Journey of the Heart Journal page, CLICK HERE to learn more about this journal and how you can get the rest of the journal for FREE.
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Have a magical and whimiscal week,
Kathryn Antyr, Collage Diva