Thursday, April 2, 2009

A RAK, A Book, and A Song...

Awhile ago I won a RAK at Lauren Gick's blog, which was exciting in and of itself, but when it arrived yesterday in the mail, I was totally floored with delight to see that she had included all kinds of extra goodies - look at this wonderful pile of goodness!the picture doesn't even do it justice - there are minibooks, stickers, 3D embellishments, bling - it's all fantastic! I can't wait to start creating with it all! THANK YOU LAUREN - YOU TOTALLY MADE MY DAY!!!

So, is anyone else reading "Life is a Verb?" I'm just getting started with it, but so far I'm loving it! It's all about this woman whose stepfather died just 37 days after being diagnosed with cancer, and how it was a wake-up call for her to appreciate every day she has. The design of it is interesting because its done with stories, and after each story there are exercises to do - one to do immediately, and one to do over time. It involves journaling, which is right up my alley. I'm only on the first chapter, so I will update you as I go, but I'd love to hear if any of you are reading this book too, and what you think of it.

Like I mentioned yesterday, the song Peace Train has been running through my mind lately, so I decided to use it as inspiration for a page in my art journal...
I had so much fun with this. It's not for a challenge or anything - I just did it cuz I was feelin it. The journaling is a lyric from the song. I used an acrylic paint splatter technique for the background. The photo is of my hand, the peace sign people are cut from a magazine ad, the leaves are hand-drawn on SiSTV modsheets, and I used the SiS "Songbird" collection for everything else.

I wish you a fabulous, free-spirited Friday! See you tomorrow my friends!

10 comments:

jaylynn said...

WOW I love the RAK you lucky girl :) And your journal is another unbelievable piece of art. Love that song.

Tami: aka Michigirl74 said...

I have that book and am reading it.. I love it! I'll start a thread on Get it Scrapped.. we can see if a few wand to do it together? it'd be fun :)

I got my BEAUTIFUL idea catcher and let me say.. the photo isn't good enough that thing is so awesome looking thanks so much!!!!

Nat said...

oh I guess I need to buy this book. LLove your journaling page again- so beautiful!

Pegasus said...

Oh, you have been busy! FANTASTIC rak! So many goodies...so little time! What a great book and, of course, another wonderful art journal entry!! Love checking in on your work!
:0)
Peggy

mandysea said...

Gosh your journal is just sooooo inspirational!! Congrats on your win! I KNOW you'll do it justice!! I think I really could do with a book like that...I'm sooo nOT a journaller and need all the help I can get! I'll look forward to ready what you think about the this book!

Amy said...

Thats a great RAK, wow, tons of fun! And loving your art journal page, great peace sign!

McMGrad89 said...

Michelle, the book sounds very interesting, but right now that topic is still a little too close to my heart to read it right now, but I will put it on my list with the rest of the "must reads."

I love your journal page. It came out fabulous.

Have a great weekend.

Kristi B. said...

congrats on winning that nice RAK! Have fun with it. This book looks awesome & I am going to have to get one for myself. Thanks for sharing. Love the page too. so arty-artsy!

laureng said...

finally! sorry again for the wait! so glad you like it all!!! Cant wait to see what you do with it! just got back from artfest...it was amazing! i am going to post some of my projects from the weekend soon! i love your journal cover!!!

ReneeInLA said...

What an amazing RAK! You are the luckiest when it comes to winning the random draws!

And I LOVE that Peace Train layout. Super gorgeous!!