Thursday, June 4, 2009

Unconventional Music-Loving Goofy Mushbucket...

I finally got some time to scrap tonight and it felt fabulous! I finished another circle journal layout. This one is for Lori and her theme is "What Makes You You?" I don't usually combine projects, but I am also submitting this to the current BASB Challenge because it is all about doing a layout about your self, and this fits the bill exactly!
The self-portrait is a photograph I cropped and altered in Dina Wakely's art journaling class, but never had a chance to use on a layout until now! The title is handpainted and outlined with a sharpie.

The journaling reads:
I was the one in junior high that wore the loud pants with designs all over them. I've always loved bright colors and I still wear loud designs when I can get away with it. (wink). I love music of all kinds and love to get to know people thru the music they love. I love to laugh and my hubby and two cats keep me in stitches. I love to sing and dance... The kind where it doesn't matter what you sound or look like, it just matters that you FEEL it! The raven is my animal totem and I have one tattooed on my leg. I talk to inanimate objects all the time. When I was a kid I used to tell the bath bubbles I was sorry they had to go down the drain, and I never really got over that feeling that everything has feelings - LOL. I jump up and down when I'm excited - my hubby always says he knows its a good day if I'm jumping. I believe you have to take chances, be who you are, love as much as you possibly can, and don't be afraid to look foolish once in awhile - it keeps you grounded!

When I was done with this layout I still had a bunch of paint on my palette, so I worked on the current challenge at The Next Step, which is to alter old patterned paper to make it fresh and new again! I will share that project tomorrow.

I hope your week is going well! I wish you tons of inspiration and a positively thrilling Thursday! Thanks for stopping by!

15 comments:

Nat said...

I so love your journaling -amazing!!!

Marit said...

It's wonderful, wonderful, wonderful again Michelle! I sooooo like your lay outs! The altered pic is amazing! Can't wait to see what you do with old pattern paper (I have tons of that - so inspire me!)

Dalovely Damanda said...

can I just say how much this layout rocks??? I'm totally getting a kick out of visiting your blog. Thanks for getting my scrap mojo flowing! :) Can't wait to get home and scrap something...

Kimberly said...

I love the ARTSY feel of this layout. Well done.

*kim* said...

I absolutely adore this page! Your journaling really makes me know more about you - and I think you are just a fun & funky chick!

Amy said...

That journaling is great and so loving that portrait!

Tonya said...

This is so fun to look at! Love how happy and colorful it is!

aimee said...

that is really cool!

Lorena said...

Everytime i read ur blog, u just make me smile. i love what u had to say in ur journaling, its all soo true!!

Denise said...

Michelle, your layout is beyond amazing. I adore it. Love that it is more than a layout. It is art. The more of your art I see the more I feel the need to paint. Oh no! LOL!

Tami said...

I remember you doing that in the class it looks fantastic so glad you used it on something!

Denise said...

I LOVE this portrait and I can't wait to see all the CJ LOs in person...not long now!!

reneestudiocity said...

This is really awesome, Michelle!!! xoxo

Jamie the Smarty Pants said...

Love that LO. You are the queen of color!!! And your writing is one of a kind!!

Mye said...

Oh, this is too cool. I too took Dina's art journal class and have yet to use some of the techniques taught in the class. I just wanted to stop by and show you some love, thanks so much for playing.