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Saturday, January 12, 2008

souvenir, commit, walk...create.

...or how I spent my saturday morning. first up, the 4x6 create 08 entry for week 2 of the paper adventure. I got off to a slow start with this one. I think a lot about what I want to impart, share, etc. with Katie and Sara. but I don't really think about it from the aspect of memories I want them to have of me. and then I re-read the inscription from Katie in the beautiful Principles of Uncertainty she gave me for Christmas:
for my mom,
who is always
blossoming with her
own joie de vivre,
in no uncertain terms.
and who makes others
wish they could be so lucky -
until they finally realize
they can.
and I decided that's it - my souvenir - my joie de vivre. and I remembered this photo of katie and me from her 2007 spring break - playing around with the continuous shoot feature on my then-new camera. 3 hours of photoshop later I have a black and white with words. I did the journaling on a favorite sheet of basic grey patterned paper and glued it to the back of the photo. I completely love this format of a photo with pretty paper on the back!

next up, my first attempt with playing cards, the format I've decided to use for a 2008 art journal with emily falconbridge. prompt #1 - commit. the idea for the "i*" on the front and journaling my list of commitments on the back came early. but I found the paper with "joie de vivre" just this morning. and it seemed fitting to continue the theme. here's the front & back. I need to figure out how to take the photos! and get some "creamy white" acrylic for the card backs. I only used a very very tiny bit of yellow in my white paint, and it still looks like egg yolk (yuck!)

then a 4-mile walk with Sara to the park. she educated me on the writers strike and the various formats of TV shows. and I learned that my favorite shows are dramedies (gilmore girls, greys on a good week) or process dramas (house, monk). cool.

and I finished the creative storm with a good start on my pinecone press kit. lots of diamond glaze out to dry. should be able to finish before the class tomorrow at 2.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Lydia said...

what a creative genius you are- love the cards, and the photo of you and katie- by far- the best, love it. i love the photo of your desk that features the calendar and the push pins-tacky? never! will have tons of blogging stuff over the next few days-happy saturday!

Saturday, 12 January, 2008  
Anonymous ~Shirley said...

beautiful work!
Thanks for visiting my blog! I'll will be back to check yours out again for sure!!

Monday, 14 January, 2008  
Blogger Je@net said...

What a creative pages! Love your beautiful Paper Adventure08 pages!!

Monday, 14 January, 2008  
Blogger Sara said...

procedural dramas, not process, but you're learning, right?
i'd actually say you go more for the dramas than the dramedies (sopranos, house, THE OC, grey's anatomy-because grey's is only funny in a painful way- etc.)

Monday, 14 January, 2008  

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