Saturday, February 23, 2013

No More Excuses, The Collage Workbook and more...

Greetings and happy Saturday my friends!  Last weekend when I was at my scrap retreat, I had a chance to do some work in my No More Excuses Journal.

Here's the Collage and Doodads envelope for February.  The theme for the month is "Claiming Your Inner Artist..."

 And then there's the writing assignment.  This poem is wayyyy longer than this - I chose some excerpts to string together...

and for this month, I decided to forego the artist of the month, and instead focus on an exercise from this book...


 I made a series of collages, all using the same layering process: background paper, tissue paper, gesso, image, title...

I chose the backgrounds and images at random, which made the whole process very therapeutic.  No thinking, just cutting, tearing and pasting...


For the title on this one, I used black and white versions of the same sticker alphabet, and spliced the "o" to fit with the edge of this little guy's body...









I'm very excited today because I won an auction on ebay for this...
Isn't it pretty?  Won't this be a perfect cover for a Book of Days journal?  EEEK!  I'm so excited.  It's from the years 1910 - 1926, and the inside pages are all written on - they will make awesome journal fodder!!!  The only thing is - I have no idea how big it is - the description didn't say, and I didn't even think about that when I placed my bid.   We will see, eh?  I will let you know when I receive it.

Now I'm on to my Saturday project - Project Life!  I didn't get a chance to work on that last week, so I've got some catching up to do...

Thanks so much for visiting!!!  Have a great day!

3 comments:

Jessica Sporn said...

so much amazing eye candy here! I love the freedom in your collages -- and that picture of the little mouse - so sweet! Can't wait to see what you do with that amazing book -- it looks so cool!

dawn said...

I love that first journal page Michelle, it feels happy just looking at it.

So fun to see your next collage pages, I like the way you mix everything up. Looks so COOL!!

Oh I really love that cover, how fun it will be for you to fill up.

Happy Sunday and Project Life!
Hoping to catch up in the class tomorrow or the next day.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Soooooo gorgeous!!! LOVING that artists creed page!!!