Monday, February 22, 2010

Project 52 - week #7

Project52 week #7
This weeks prompt is:
If you had wings, Where would your wings take you?
Another time, Another place?
Future, past, present, location?
To see some one who has passed on, to see some one who has not yet arrived?

I jotted all my journaling under the prompt to conceal it a bit. Most all of it has to do with seeing my father one last time. this week has been hard? Not quite sure why? he has been gone now 19 months but just seems so strange to me. My brain says let it all go in a logical way, but my heart just holds on. My wings would take me to a place where I could hear his voice one last time. I could see his smile and hear him laugh at his own joke. Hear how he used to close the door and jingle his keys. those little sounds i heard for 34 years of my life are priceless to me.

The tag is cut in half and reads only half of the saying Lucky No. seven.
Having wings for a day would be lucky, but the half tag represents Half that created me being gone. On the back of the tag wings is written over a personal message of my loss.

I miss him dearly and this was what this prompt was about for me. If I could, I'd borrow some angels wings just for a moment I would transport myself to him.

I will do prompt 8 over the red and Black on the right side of the spread. the right set of wings will be incorporated into that.

This next spread is one I did for the Round Robin I am in. This was for an alphabet book. I did the letter L, and Valentin's day gave me some inspiration. Love, Live, Laugh, learn. All very important elements to get me through day to day.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Project 52 - week #6

Happy Valentine's day! This weeks prompt has to do with the Game of Love. It is a spinner love game with six positions.....representing the 6th week.

Although I am lucky in love, some are not as fortunate. I have a few wonderful girlfriends that claim they might have "broken pickers". This weeks prompt is for them.
The Game of Love:
#1 : Tru Love
#2 : Happily ever after
#3 : Forever chasing Love
#4 : Love is Alien to me ( like the alien love God?)
#5 : Brief Passionate love
#6 : Love is a 4 letter word

When my Husband played he spun "Love is alien to me" Totally not fitting for him, but we had a good laugh. He really liked the quality of my spinner.

I felt I could run the risk of a non traditional Valentine in my own book.
I am doing a more traditional Valentine for the letter "L" in an alphabet book for a round robin.
I'll post that when it is finished. That needs to be in the mail Monday so I gotta get crackin'.

Have a wonderful Week!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Project 52 - week #5

It would make sense that my daughter Evey (our New Years Eve-Y) would insist on being in this post. She felt she needed to represent because this weeks number is 5. She turned 5 on January 1st this year. She thinks my art work is AMAZING, and clearly my biggest fan. She gives me the courage to do what I do best. She is also learning many skills at a very early age which I think is wonderful. She often tells me that Preschool art is so boring. We have way better supplies at home!
Enough about my little munchkin.............

This weeks entry
is a play on last weeks "CATCH".
This week is

Release........and grow where you are planted.
I used paint markers, sharpies, fabric, vintage ribbon, brads, eye lits, Safety pin, note cards, book pages, ink and stamps.

The middle section is a match book style card, which I concealed small tags inside. They read Interior peace of mind. The colors and textures are made of ink, masks, and stamps they create nice layers.

The clock on the front side of the match book - which is actually the backside is representative of the time it takes for change. For some it is so very easy.....for others it takes years to let things go. Once one comes to an agreement with themselves acknowledging that letting something go, actually makes room for something else to come your way.......... It's all in a matter of time.

Person, Place or thing.....we all have skins we can shed.

The button brads and pins are holding the back card in place. there is a vintage ribbon holding together the matchbook, a vintage pin with the word findings etched into it hold the round tag with bird feet to the ribbon bow.