Saturday 4 August 2012

Journey across the northern Hemisphere

Welcome to the Journey blog hop around the UK, Canada and the United States.  We are a group of ladies who met through an online business course and other creative courses.

We have chosen Journey as the theme for this blog hop.  It’s a word that can be interpreted spiritually, physically, literally and creatively and we hope you will enjoy your journey as you hop around our blogs.

Here’s your itinerary
Bernice  (you are here)

Who knows what you may find as you travel across the northern hemisphere today!

My Journey

Journey can be a very over-used word especially if you watch reality shows. I only watch Strictly Come Dancing and Dancing on Ice and it certainly was totally over-used in early series. However the whole point of these programmes is to get the celebrities from point A (no ability) to point B (ability) which is the definition of journey - moving from one place to another.

Throughout our lives we make many journeys of different types - physical, spiritual, literal.  My journeys have taken me from childhood to adulthood, singleness to married, non-believer to believer. I've put on weight, lost weight and put it back on. Currently I'm attempting to lose it again. I've managed to lose 15 of the 35 pounds I'm aiming to lose.

In work terms I've trained and worked as a teacher, spent 13 years a church administrator and currently I'm enjoying being retired as well as making mini books for my Etsy shop, WhollyCreative.  I have a Wholly Creative blog too.

My creative journey has been up and down. I was really good at needlework at school and hopeless at art.  At my school you either did Physics and Chemistry or Art and Domestic Science (which was Cookery and Needlework) and I was told to give up Art!

I didn't do any kind of art or sewing until in my middle 40s when I did City & Guilds Creative Embroidery. Then I stopped again.

In the last couple of years I discovered Scrapbooking and then Art Journaling which has lead to a new creative journey.  

And alongside all these journeys I have travelled too.  I've taken journeys within the UK, Europe, America, Australia and New Zealand.  This year my journeys have included a weekly walk along paths all over the middle of England.

If you are a regular reader of my blog you will know that I do lots of online creative courses and have 'met' lots of lovely people in Facebook groups. Some of these lovelies are taking part in today's blog hop. Do journey round their blogs.  The next stop on your route is


  1. Like your travel journal! Have fun.

  2. loved reading about your journey! makes me think that our life and creative journeys are as unique and special as each one of us...thank you for sharing! love and hugs!

  3. Isn't it amazing how the things that are said to us in childhood affect us? You are wonderful at art. Love your journal and scrapbook page.

  4. Your life journey is interesting. Your art is beautiful. Be encouraged and continue.

  5. Bernice, love how you shared your journey from all different angles! You are an inspiration- truly a blessing!!

  6. The outline of your journey sounded much like my outline. Though we are all very different - we have many similarities - of course, being created in the image of our Father.

  7. I loved reading this, and despite having known you for some time learned something new. I was another who was told I was bad at art at school and it still affects me - how important it is to encourage our children.

  8. enjoyed reading about your journey, Bernice! blessings to you!

  9. I really like how I can hear you in your description of your various journeys. Truly wonderful.

  10. Thanks for sharing all your different journeys; what an encouragent you are! I absolutely love your travel journal!


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