In other cool news, Scrapmojo has a cute new look, and Rachel Denbow is our guest designer this go around, which totally rocks! The girl can rock the paper..and also the sewing machine. Go check out the challenge! It's to use trash and staples....all the girls rocked it, seriously....here's my take:
I was looking for a word this year, a la Ali and decided on "Rest". not stop completely. Just...step back. Don't overload myself this year. Only do what makes me happy and just...rest. =) I used a piece of cardboard, some paper scraps, the front cover of an awesome journal I got in town at Paper-Ya (which I looove and bought just so I could rip the cool notebook paper out of..lol) and some other Martha Stewart and Elle's Studio goodies, too. =) It's one of my faves I've made in a while....and it was inspired by this video that Z pointed out to me: Lollipop. Sorry if you don't like Mika, but the art direction and animation is pretty freakin cool! Love it =)
Also, I started doing a 30 day challenge with Holly....make an art page a day (she's also taking a picture of the day..but I can never stick to those...lol) based on a prompt to better embrace creating for yourself...pretty cool stuff. Here are my 30 words/prompts about myself:
1 - quiet (in public)
2 - quirky/silly/a total utter goof
3 - indie movie lover
4 - Capricorn
5 - new wife
6 - daughter
7 - older sister
8 - patience tester
9 - sticktoitiveness
10 - lover of words/writing/lovely quotes
11 - poetry reader
12 - messily organized
13 - non-domestic
14 - antiques/aged things
15 - bright colors
16 - chocolate fiend
17 - photographer wannabe
18 - learning as I go
19 - journals/art journals
20 - creating with my hands
21 - the ocean/water/beach
22 - I get over it quickly/accept
23 - I know what I want and I want it now.
24 - difficult/the love of "no" (my favorite word)
25 - chocolate martini/a resistance to beer
26 - secretly tattooed
27 - independent to a point
28 - wary of big groups/nervous
29 - puppies
30 - finish. My need to complete things at a certain time/all at once.
Yet the need to keep doing new things nd not completeing them.
They're kind of more then one-worded and all over the place..but I wrote them on a spur of the moment. =) ahh...art journalling. It is so cool to get messy. Here's the cover and the first page, about me being quiet until you get to know me:I used distressed cards and such for the pages...just pieces I grabbed from on and around my desk...=) I was making an altered book, but it wasn't looking like it was ever going to get finished, so I ripped a chunk out with the quote "the job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery"...that I thought was perfect, because quiet=people don't know a lot about me at first-mystery. =) More to come (but probably not everyday...lol..I'll finish it eventually)
And last but not least, A cool album and necklace that Jessica sent me (how cool is that album?? oh my word...I was stunned when I got it!! Thanks Jess!)And this is the uber-cool pirate card that Michelle got for me...eeek! It folds out and the ship is all 3-Dimensional..love it! It now lives in our living room. =) Thanks again, Michelle!
Whew...thanks for bearing with me today....lol...more to come tommorrow! Lots more!
Happy day =)