OH-MY-GOODNESS…. I was overwhelmed with all your birthday wishes
and enthusiastic comments on the release of the FEATURING website
last Sunday! It was so much more then I expected! A number of people
already asked for the information on how to apply for the team, and the
emails just keep on coming in. I’m over the moon!!!
Some of you were a little confused by the news and asked me if I had
my work published or if I was going to work for this magazine…
Sweeties… it’s even better. The magazine is my baby!
I’m the owner, editor, chief director… whatever you may call it.
So yes, I work for it! Haaaa!!!
To celebrate the ‘pregnancy’ (it’s not a birth yet, ofcourse… it’s more like
the ultrasound photo of the baby aka magazine that will be born in Spring)
and to thank you for all your support and cheers, I have a give-away today.
I have TWO give-aways!
(oh, and an art journal page to show…)
There’s a new prompt at A Year in the Life of an Art Journal, and this time
the prompt is chosen by…. ME! Yes, that’s right! I chose the prompt, the
song and the product/technique this time to get your creative juices flowing!
THE PROMPT: Eye opener
THE SONG: Why are we sleeping – Soft Machine/Kevin Ayers
(It’s kind of an obscure song and not easy to find on youtube, but on the
AYITLOAAJ blog you can hear it play and find a video!)
WRITTEN LYRICS: HERE
PRODUCT/TECHNIQUE: Eyes (photo’s, stamps, drawing… whatever)
If you know the band Soft Machine, I bet you never thought I would like
that kind of music. Well, you’re right. I’m not much of a fan but my beloved is!
Although I don’t like the music – this band has great song lyrics and when I
had to make up a prompt I thought of this song right away.
The lyrics from this song can lead to a fun art journal page but can also
take you into deeper thoughts about life and the world we live in.
The prompt ‘eye opener’ and the technique gives you enough freedom to
play with it any way you like!
Here’s my take.
I choose to make a ‘fun page’ but I think I might make a ‘raw journaling’
page as well as soon as I have more time (when will that be?)
There are so many dimensions and directions to take this prompt…
so why not play along this time? Show us where the prompt leads YOU!!
OK, then we arrive at the part you were waiting for, weren’t you?
I put together two packages full of fun stuff.
The goodies in the SCRAP package appeals to scrapbookers and the
AJ package contains goodies that art journalers will love – but it’s up
to you to tell me which one you prefer.
It’s real easy to enter this giveaway.
No flaming hoops to jump through or belly dances to perform.
Just leave a comment on this posts and tell me which one of the packages
you’d like to have. That’s it!
The winner will be announced on Friday, October 14th.
(Includes 8x8 design paper, Prima Marketing flowers, Epoxy stickers, Sassafrass felties, ribbon and more)
(AJ package includes a 'flower guide map', several old book pages, canvas stickers, labels and a lot of small items to use in your journal)
Leave me a comment telling me which one you prefer!
I have a busy week ahead and I don’t know if I can find some spare time
to create, but I will definitely be here with a new blogpost on Friday with
a photo and a haiku! See you then!
(Some of you may notice there’s no ‘Chronicles’ page this week. That’s right.
I jotted the journaling onto the pages but didn’t do anything else. just plain
black text on white paper. Nothing to show really, so I skip week #39.)