It's my friend Marit's Top 2000 Blog Party!!! If you aren't familiar with the Top 2000 Blog Party, it goes something like this:
Every year in early December, a major radio station in the Netherlands (where Marit lives), invites the world to vote for what they think are the Top 2000 songs of all time. Then, they tabulate the votes, and from Christmas to New Years, they play all the songs in order, as a countdown. Marit invites us all to take part by creating art inspired by the top 2000 songs. I have participated every year since it started, and this is the fifth year! Anyways, it's a lot of fun, and I wanted to mention it in case any of you are interested in joining in this year! The voting is up now, and you can find the instructions over at Marit's blog here. I have already voted, and I'm looking forward to seeing who is on the list!
Okay, now - on to the Art Journal Update...
This page is a combination page. It's inspired by a Book of Days challenge to use fabric on a page, and also a No Excuses assignment to make a page about your dreams...
(acrylic paint, fabric, rubber stamps, magazine word, acrylic ink, permapaque marker, and uniball signo white pen)
The writing isn't very legible (on purpose), but it's basically about a dream I had where I was with my cat Willie and I saw a wolf running towards us. I was afraid because I didn't want the wolf to attack Willie. When the wolf got close it turned into a small fox, who I was able to keep away by just holding out my foot. To me the dream was saying that the things you worry about quite often aren't as big of a deal as you make them out to be in your head. Relax, Michelle, relax. Ha.
This one is a straight-up Book of Days page. The challenge was to use hidden text on a page...
(neocolor II crayons, permanent ink pen, spray ink, white stabilo all pencil, wrapping paper, handmade stencil, balzer designs clouds stencil, permapaque marker and white molotow marker)
Tomorrow is my monthly cropping day with the girls, and it's supposed to be below zero out - eek! But we are going anyway because we are hardcore scrappers! I will let you know how it goes.
I wish you a wonderful Friday my friends! Thanks so much for visiting and I will see you again soon!