Journal - Blank Designed by J.R. Rapier and Inspired by Charlotte Warren
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Blank pages offer limitless possibilities - be it a to-do list, novel draft, art sketch or just doodles. Hardcover with a wraparound high quality print to carry wherever one might go.
.: 128 blank single pages .: Full wraparound print .: Casewrap binding
"The Warrior in the Sea"
Artist Statement: The Warrior survives the deep waters with her innate will and resilience to overcome her struggle with life. With each ocean current she is vigilant, but is eager to endure what the forceful sea asks of her. Her nature is to be reserved from the rest of the world, so she becomes isolated, and in this solitude she finds life in the darkness of her existence. With that experience, she develops the complexity of her own understanding of self, and she camouflages herself to protect what feels vulnerable and threatening to her core. Riding the waves of transformation, her illusion of brokenness falls away into acceptance. This Warrior’s love and acceptance of self rises from the depths of her soul to grow into the divine light from above. Within that light she nurtures her awakening into forgiveness and compassion for all previously held judgments, and for all those still burdened.
Twist on Cancer: As a survivor a common misperception is that life gets easier after cancer. But that’s not always true, and even though we may be aware of our personal strength, sometimes we need a reminder that we are powerful beyond measure! My twist reminds me of the vintage 90’s t-shirt, “No Fear”. When I was young that was my favorite surf logo and it proved to be fitting for my cancer experience. I had always found my confidence and courage from within, I had to, however going through cancer gave me a new brand of resilience. There is nothing left that I couldn’t stare down, push through, survive. I’ve been tested more than I thought possible, and my fighting strategy is to “keep showing up”... in life, and for life. Also, one of the biggest lessons I learned was about taking care of my own well-being. When I was sick I spent too much time worrying about how everyone else was handling my cancer diagnosis, I wish I had put that energy into my own well-being and mental health. Because no one gets to skip that part. And now, I’ve grown from survivor to thriver! The cancer diagnosis was arbitrary however being able to recover and pursue a quality of life was up to me - and it’s the least I can do to show gratitude for making it through an unimaginable trauma. Instead of resenting the hard experience to get here, I’m showing gratitude for this courageous light to shine and help others.