Wednesday, February 4, 2009

B is for Because...

I am trying to catch up with the "ABCs of Me" group (also known as "A Year In The Life of an Art Journal"). The group is on C, so I'm almost there. The prompt for the letter B is "Because"... (remember to click on the pic to see it bigger)The background is done with Peerless watercolors. I love these watercolors. They come in a booklet on sheets of paper, which is really cool I think! I bought them a long time ago when they were recommended by a teacher, but only just started using them recently. The colors are really vivid. The image is torn from a magazine, the green letters are Daiquiri Thickers, the tab is "Kewl Stuff" from imaginesce, and the letter B is a rubon by Heidi Swapp, which I outlined with a sharpie. I've decided that this ABC book will have a writing focus, which is something I've been meaning to work on. I tend towards layouts that are mostly visual and I want to broaden those horizons!

So - it is Wednesday, which is Project 52 ATC day! I haven't started my card yet - I am going to do that when I get done with this post. I think my word for the day will be "Play." We went to Michael's folks house last night for a Rydell family function and I was reminded of the joy of being a kid. It's a big family and there are always kids around, and last night was especially chaotic in a happy, giggly, running-all-over-the-place-falling-on-each-other-laughing kind of way. It felt so joyful to be around all that happy energy! It made me want to be more energetic and laugh more and run all over the place myself! Playing is good for the spirit!

So, I'm off to get my ATC done, and if I'm lucky I can also start on a layout that I need to do for a friend.

Good luck with whatever projects you are working on and p.s. DON'T FORGET TO PLAY!


TracyP said...

This is sooo flippin Cool Michelle! You Rock the Mixed Media for sure! Can you believe it has already been 6 months and the end of our DT term? I am so sad! I will miss working next to you girl:) I tagged you on my Blog for a fun little challenge:)

Nat said...

This is so amazing!!! Love it so much!!!

Rachel said...

You blow the whole ART JOURNAL scene out of THE water, girl! ROCK IT!!!!

Frankie said...

I love that book so cool girl.
I am going to lift it as a page though

jaylynn said...

Love your journal it so makes me want to do one of my own. I have no clue where to start. Also check out my blog I have a award for you :)