Art Journaling Gone Wrong...Happy Ending! * Pause and Paint

Art Journaling Gone Wrong…Happy Ending!

After trying to portrait an idea I had for an art journal page, I found myself looking an Art Journaling Gone Wrong…But Thankfully I had a Happy Ending! (See video)

I would love your help in growing my YouTube channel! Please as you comment here, copy and paste on my Youtube Channel! I so appreciate it!

Thank you for your encouragement to my YouTube channel!

I have to laugh because I can just see my husband’s face when I showed him what I was working on! I was halfway done with editing my video and I decided to ask him what he thought about my new artwork. I said; what do you think?. He responded; “what is it?” I said it’s a woman being held. His face changed and he replied;

“She doesn’t look like she is being held, she looks like she is being crushed!”

Oh my! It took me five minutes to process that! But after I took another step back to took a closer look at my art page, I knew I had to start over…which I did.

I learned a very precious lesson in the process. You see, when I was doing the first art journal page, I wasn’t in the moment. I was thinking about getting it done instead of enjoying “doing”. I am so glad I was faithful and instead of finishing that first video and taking the easy (and faster) route, I started over. I was blessed by starting over because it made me look at notes I had taken in my “Church Art Journal” and found a little in there that brought  answers to questions I had about my second illustration! Here the video that explains how I was blessed by this experience.

Here are the 4 Stages of Faith which came handy when I was creating my second art journal page yesterday!

4 Stages of Faith

View video of Pastor Justin where he speaks in depth about the 4 Stages of Faith


1- Risk obedience amidst uncertainty

2- Insist on the promise beyond probability

3- Seek the city of God over the city of men

4- Expect resurrection power now.

After I was done with my second art journal page, I was so please and proud of the work I was putting in front of people!


Nathalie Villeneuve is a Canadian-born visual artist. Her paintings are best described as Expressionist meets Parisian chic. Villeneuve’s, strong influence of Franz Marc, a German printmaker considered a pioneer of the German Expressionist movement, creates a series of heavy lines contrasting bright colors fading into soft brush strokes on canvas. Her body of work depicts women in dance, cinema, photography and even the mundane such as sitting at a Cafe or by the beach. The scenes she creates on canvas consists of elegant, long-legged feminine figures gracefully perched and seem frozen in time during moments of peaceful reflections. Villeneuve, a Meriden resident has shown her artwork at various galleries and venues in Connecticut and Canada. She now has a growing body of collectors throughout the U.S. Northeast. Ms. Villeneuve studied at the Dicksen Art Center/UCLA under Professor Roger Herman towards receiving her Bachelor’s of Interdisciplinary Art. For more information:


  1. Anita Kaiser /

    Although I am not religious I appreciate the failing and reworking of the art….from being crushed to being held! Lessons everywhere!

  2. Kathleen Gage /

    I really like the four stages of faith. Nicely done.


    1- Risk obedience amidst uncertainty

    2- Insist on the promise beyond probability

    3- Seek the city of God over the city of men

    4- Expect resurrection power now.

  3. Nathalie Villeneuve /

    Thank you so much for your comment Kathleen! I got a lot from that message as well.

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