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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Mend, Layout of the Week at SBG

This layout was the Layout of The Week at Scrapbookgraphics this week and also featured on their blog, Scrap Matters. I was so excited. I couldn't believe it!
Last week, or week 2's, word was Accept. I didn't know what I was going to do at first and then thought of the Serenity Prayer...This page just came together...

Mend was the word for week 3. Not that I always follow the words or the prompts on the Art Journal Caravan, but I'm doing it so far, I guess! I really wasn't sure where that word was going to take me, and I had a hard time putting this page together. It was a "journey" for sure to get this the way I wanted and the journaling was difficult to get out. But I am really trying to be REAL with this art journal and having something at the end of the year that is about me...and life...

I still have not done my FEARLESS page. I'm waiting for some colors to inspire me!

Monday, January 04, 2010


ONe of the journal prompts for the AJC this week is your word for the year, which is something I have done for the last two years as prompted by Ali Edwards. And as an aside, if you don't follow her blog, you should.

I will be scrapping my word: FEARLESS. HA! I have some ideas rumbling around in my head...I might piddle with a lo tonight...I'm also waiting for Tangie to release the next piece of the AJC and see what is in there! LOL! Of course, being on her CT, we got the two first pieces early, which spoiled me and now it is hard to wait for the next part!

No lo to share today, but sometime this week I am sure I will have something for the AJC.

Some notes about Fearlessness...
“Only with absolute fearlessness can we slay the dragons of mediocrity that invade our gardens.” George Lois
“Fearlessness is the gateway to success. One should therefore shun all kinds of fear. ” Riq Veda
“One can rectify the mistakes made in the past with the help of fearlessness and patience. ” Riq Veda
“Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.” Pope John Paul XXIII
Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me. Arrianna Huffington
Every time you win, it diminishes the fear a little bit. You never really cancel the fear of losing; you keep challenging it. ~ Arthur Ashe

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Courage is not the absence of fear, but the mastery of it. Unknown

"Living fearlessly is not the same thing as never being afraid. It's good to be afraid occasionally. Fear is a great teacher. What's not good is living in fear, allowing fear to define who you are. Living fearlessly means standing up to fear, taking its measure, refusing to let it shape and define your life."
-- Michael Ignatieff (1947-), author and critic

"Concentrate on where you want to go, not on what you fear."
-- Anthony Robbins, speaker and author

"The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore."
-- Vincent Van Gogh

Friday, January 01, 2010

Art Journal Caravan Expedition 2010

So Tangie Baxter is taking us on a fabulous journey this year in creating an art journal. I have decided to do 8x8 pages because I can print them out if I do them digitally. If I do hybrid or just paper, I can make them any size I want and fix my page protector to fit what I've created.

First off I made a cover for it last night, which will really end up being a title page as I plan to use a three ring binder style 8x8 album.

I hope you like my cover/title page.

I have also created three pages to go with it. I see someone has suggested that we create ATC's to go with each page, and then at the end of the year we would have 52 cards...just like a deck. Which I could do this as well, a piece part of each page I create and include some baseball card pockets in my art journal to keep this all together. It is also a fab idea if I feel that my creation is ATC size for what I'm feeling. Here are the created pages...and sometimes I will share my journaling and sometimes not.

I hope that some of you will tag along with me as I take this journey throughout the year and also join in. Check out the link: Art Journal Caravan