Thursday, February 23, 2012

A Year In The Life of an Art Journal... "Favorite Things"

The latest prompt at "A Year In The Life of an Art Journal" is as follows:

THE PROMPT: My Favorite Things
ie: a few of the things you LOVE about someone you love. Can be alive or dead.
THE STUFF: Lists and ephemera
ie: have a few tokens from that someone? Maybe the cover of the CD with "your song" or a napkin from the restaurant you both love to eat at...
THE TECHNIQUE: Pockets
ie: Use pockets to store those "things" on your page.


I put my own twist on this one, and made mine about the online artsy community. I made a list, and used a tag instead of a pocket. Here's how my page turned out...
The base for this page is from an old country-western music magazine. If you look closely, you can still see a man in a white cowboy hat in the middle of the page. The earth is cut from an ATC I made a long time ago for earth day. I've been loving using old ATC's lately!

Here's what it looks like with the tag flipped open...

I can't believe how much my world has changed as a result of discovering the online arts community! I never get over how amazing it is to be able to connect with people all over the world and share our love of crafting!

If you want to check out the Year In the Life of an Art Journal prompt - click here to go to the challenge.

Thanks for visiting and I will see you soon!

16 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeeeeeeee your take on this prompt!! We often hear the 'negative' things that are going out there on the WWW. so it's nice to hear the good side of it too!! This is just GORGEOUS Michelle! So uplifting and powerful!

Leintje* said...

OOOH this is beautiful, I love all the colors, you always use a lot of nice colors. It is always fun to see your amazing projects!!!

Love from The Netherlands,
Leintje*

vikkiscrappygal said...

great page.

Virginia said...

Oh I just love all the colors on here... your work always makes me feel happy. It makes me feel like I know who "you" are even more!

Sasha Farina said...

looing amazing as always. the tag is help together with washi tape? loving the colors!!

Vanessa said...

oh I love how you made this yours! And the writing is awesome. I agree completely with what you've listed, too.

dawn said...

This is a great page Michelle, love the topic. What bright and pretty colors you used. Your handwriting always makes me smile, like the added color you used on your letters.

I agreee with your topic, everyday I'm amazed at how supportive and awesome this art world is. I've only been here a short time but love the community. Thank you Michelle for always being postiive and inspiring. I'm glad I got to meet you and now get to see your awesome art work.
You show me that theirs many ways to express ourselves and how to have fun doing it!!!
Have a great weekend.

Marit said...

I totally agree with how awesome it is to get to know people from all over the world and share our passions... I'm glad we 'met' online! Love your page!!!

Marjie Kemper said...

What a great theme for your page... love the colors and your white writing. Thanks for sharing that link - it's new to me and I am intrigued!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

awesome, and how right you are about the online community! I have been more productive and inspired ever since I started my blog and invited the world to see my art! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Sharon said...

this is amazing! I am always in awe of all of your wonderful art journal pages, Michelle!

Glenda T. said...

I love looking at your work, it is so amazing and bright and fun and makes me so happy!!

Carole said...

Good blog. My favourite art gallery is the Musee D'Orsay in Paris http://caroleschatter.blogspot.co.nz/2011/12/musee-dorsay.html

Carrie said...

eeek! I love your writing style, oh
this is lovely :)

dani said...

Oh my goodness, this is so beautiful! I love the bold colors and the imagery! So neat!

Rosie said...

Your style is so vivid and different - I really love it, and share your thoughts about online inspiration too! I'm so grateful for it because I'm disabled so spend more time at home than I really want to ....