Tuesday, October 23, 2007

..Life Art....








Sooo...I read an excerpt from Ali Edwards' new book, "Life Artist", on the Sis Tv site the other day, and was so inspired that I had to make a page...seriously, I (heart) this page...and I think it's because I took some time and just journalled and journalled and journalled and splashed ink happily around and was happy making it...just for me...just so me thoughts got out and onto the page...just reflected on how I grew and evolved into accepting myself and how it's made me open up to all sorts of new experiences and everyday things...Aaah...seriously, fun stuff...you can read the journalling here....but a warning: it's a small novel...he he...
I used some vintage trim, and left the cute hand-written price tag on...some Hambly (yes, I'm addicted)...there's a vintage picture of a few random houses, which I love because it's so imperfect, on the page, too...I aged the MM Noteworthy letters with watercolor paint and ink...splashed some walnut ink...there's vntage german boat cards from France, a tag from Elle's Studio, and the journalling is nestled behind the picture on the right...

And without further ado, my antique store finds from Friday:



And I was also tagged by Tammy...yay! =) Thanks girl!
7 Random things:
1. I usually shove my hair back into the same ponytail everyday...partly because I don't like doing my hair, partly because I never really learned how to do my hair well, and partly because it only takes 5 minutes....=)
2. My dream job when I was little was to be a ballerina...and then a poet. And then a writer. And then a fashion designer. And I almost went to school in toronto for fashion design/illustration...until, one day, I decided on film school. Z says I'm so stubborn that, even though I didn't draw or know much about animation before I went to film school, I did good cuz I wanted to.....he he
3. I just got a skull project picked up for publication in a scrapbook magazine.....yeah! Skulls unite! lol
4. I seem to be the odd-job girl at work right now...multitasking...doing my old job and revisions at the same time, expecially now that people know I was doing the old job directly before this job....which is cool, ya know...I think I picked an industry that's perfect for me: unstable enough that I have drive to hang on, fast-paced enough that I'm always happily busy, and short contracts make for variety....yeah!
5. I had a Bavarian Meatloaf sandwich today. Duuuude. Bavarian Meatloaf rocks.
6. The grandma purse I bought on the weekend is so my fave purse ever! I swear, I could hide a boulder in it, and it's the softest leather, and I feel like I love it enough to sleep with my arms wrapped around it...lol
7. I love when jeans fit. I mean fit. Everywhere. I don't like when jeans are made for girls who have no muscles in their legs.
he he...I was trying to think of randoms I haven't already said...annnnnd...I tag anybody who wants to do the 7 randoms! =) lol...Anyways, back to my odd-job kinda day. Scrappin tonight...almost done my LSS entry...some other deadlines to attend to, and some Z to hang out with...=) Laters! Happy day!

8 comments:

Valley Girl said...

Hey, my dream was to be a ballerina, too!

Holly said...

That new LO is gorgeous! Such fun little randoms. :0)

Chrissy Le said...

WOW, you had some major mojo for last couple of days! Talk about cranking out some awesome layouts! I love them all!!!

Mom said...

Love the page and your thoughts girl!!! Love the finds in the antique store - all the old pictures, etc - just amazing.
I am going to have to send you some old ones of your ancestors!!!

Tina said...

man, I love your layouts...so many layers and textures. just awesome.

Malin said...

Just stopin by to say that i think that your layouts are amazing, you are so inspiaring to me Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!
/ Malin

Michelle said...

That page is so beautiful and inspiring. it makes me want to buy the walnut ink. Is it made by Ranger? I really want to create right now and have nothing with me in the hotel room. I'll be home tomorrow night so maybe I can play soon. You always crack me up. Bavarian meatloaf eh? Do you say eh?

Sometimes I think you and I are the same person just in a different location. I'm beginning to think we're doubles because I do the exact same thing with my hair for the exact same reasoning.

Oh and I happily welcome you to the whores!

Claudia79 said...

Hi! I'm so glad I found your blog because I really admires and inspires by your beautiful work!! Hope you have a nice weekend! // xoxo frida