May 22, 2014

Sketchy Girl...

Life Book 2014 Week 21 led by Jennibellie.  We are to create a journal page with dimensional flowers, an accordion style embellishment with a personal message to oneself and a self-portrait sketchy-type girl.

I'm in the midst of packing up my studio.  Supplies are hard to come by.  I have kept a few water color crayons, brushes, pencils and acrylic paint handy otherwise I am dumpster diving looking for bits and pieces to include on my pages - a challenge for sure!

I was not thrilled with the dimensional flowers I created.   Outlining - bad idea!! A layer of gesso over top helped a bit.   I found some discarded tags in my wastebasket, painted them black, folded them over and stitched into position.  These tags now serve as tabs to hold my accordion embellishment in place - I want keep the letter to myself private.  (Just in case you were wondering - I do NOT have purple hair or green eyes!)

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May 12, 2014

thinking outside the box...

Life Book 2014 Week 19 led by Danielle Daniel.  We are to stay focused on the "NOW" in our lives.  I have been consumed by my upcoming move to a new home.  We are downsizing big time which makes me anxious.  All I think about are boxes, packing them up, wondering if I have's exhausting!

I have not allowed myself to play in the studio - although I have left a few supplies out "just in case." I'm a week or so I'm making time for me!

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