On my art table: Wisdom


“Turn your wounds into wisdom” – Oprah Winfrey

Wisdom, they say, comes from living. All of our experiences, good and bad, teach us various lessons. By mining the lessons from our experiences, we claim them, own them, and make them a part of us. This treasure trove of life lessons can sustain us through the darkest times.

I created this spread with ample room to add in the most important life lessons I’ve learnt so far in my life (not all of them are pictured here). And at the end of the year, I plan to add in all the lessons that 2016 teaches me.

I think remembering the wisdom that we earn from living through our experiences is an excellent way to honor life. And you really don’t have to create pretty art around it either. Just write it down – in your journal, evernote, a Word document, a blog post – whatever you find easiest and most comfortable. But do honor it. We have so much wisdom within us – be open to seeing and mining it.

If you would like to learn how to start an art journal, do download my ebook Art Journaling 101. It’s designed for complete beginners and for those who would like to work with limited supplies. 

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  1. Very true…often we don’t even realize that we have wisdom within us untill we put down our thoughts into words. It is amazing how much we can learn then. 🙂

  2. The art is splendid. And wisdom, life teaches so many things, some times in a big way and some times just by small things. Then people amaze you by the wisdom they have. Some times my younger brother speaks wiser than me. I am often amazed at tge sources of wisdom you know apart from my own experiences. Everrnote for me always, Jini.

  3. I like it. 🙂 It’s like the pieces of her life or her dreams have been lost to something, but a few words of wisdom can cover the missing pieces and make her feel whole again, make her soar again!

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