Sunday, October 25, 2009


Originally uploaded by Tonya Ashe
Upside down
How to start
Processing appearance

I hold onto
My heart aches

I believed
I trusted
I knew

Falling apart
Confusion of heart
Fear overwhelms doubt

I gasp for strength
Air please
I grow

I believe
I trust
I know

You are
You will
I Am

This piece and poem represents what a heart goes through when experiencing doubt and the fear that stems forth from the doubt. Sometimes we want to run. Sometimes we may want to hide. And it is ok to hide for a while. But when we are ready... then we must face those fears head on with hope that our doubts vanish. And if the doubts don't vanish, then we must find the inner strength to move on. It is during these times that we grow. The purpose is to learn how to grow without giving up.

Collage with painting.
All Writing and Art by ©Tonya Ashe

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Conscious Awareness Of The Heart

Does it matter if I am blue?
What if I was black or white?
What is the color of our skin,
except an outward covering of the heart.

If I was purple, would you see me the same?
What if I was pink or green?

All to often we judge others by the appearance of their outward; but it is the inward that holds the heart.

True beauty is the modesty of a beautiful heart. And the heart is our soul that shines forth and becomes our personality.
It is when we become conscious of that personality that we become conscious of our own heart.

Mixed media oil painting
All Writing and Art by ©Tonya Ashe

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Get Over It!

Get Over It Cover

Get Over It Set 1

Get Over It Set 2

Don't fret over stuff, just be yourself. Create what you want and don't worry so much about what people think. After all...everyone else isn't living your life, you are. Enjoy It!

I decided to play along the the girls at "Point Blank Period" this month. The prompt was "Get Over It". So I decided I would do a mini book with the idea. I will be filling the little pockets in this journal with pages of writings of things that I just want to vent about or just get over. Each page has at least one pocket on it, so I can tuck them full of stuff.
I also made another little storage book similar to this one. You may view it by clicking here. Thanks for looking. I hope you all are having fun creating.

All Writing and Art by ©Tonya Ashe

Friday, October 9, 2009


Originally uploaded by Tonya Ashe
Mixed media collage