It’s Tuesday evening, and I’m exhausted!
Last weekend was very hectic and took a lot of my energy (I come to that later)
and on top of that, I decided to clean the kitchen cabinets today. I’m not very
fund of housekeeping tasks, and I certainly don’t like cleaning but – like it or
not – the kitchen has to be cleaned every once in a while… I must say: my hard
work shows. Everything is shiny and I feel very satisfied! Satisfied and tired.
I didn’t want to skip this post though, ’cause I have some things to show you –
but I won’t make it a long post. Well, not too long anyway. Promise.
It’s the thirtieth today and you know what that means right?
Another prompt at A Year in the Life of an Art Journal!
As a guest host at AYITLOAAJ, I make a page with each prompt to
inspire you and try to seduce you to play along!
Each prompt has three parts and it’s up to you how (and if) you use it.
Use the idea as a jumping off point, use the song lyrics and/or the technique
– or not. Just let the prompt inspire you to make something!
THE PROMPT: Dive in
THE SONG: Edge of Glory – Lady GaGa
PRODUCT/TECHNIQUE: Shape layering
With this prompt, the overall title got to me. As you can see, I didn’t
use the song lyrics and the technique. Marilyn Monroe on a diving board
got me all philosophic! So I journaled about how it feels when you are
young ánd how the feeling changes when you grow older.
(21 x 19,5 cm - 8.3 x 7.7 inch)
Journaling (in Dutch):
“It’s obviously quite a good feeling, to be young and beautiful. You can sit
high on a diving board, strike a graceful pose. You get all the attention without
doing more then just that. No one can see your uncertainty – you are too high
for that. But the moment passes. You get older you know. One day, you will
have to jump. Into life. Into the deep. And yes, your hair gets wet then.
And everyone can see your protruding ears, but OH, does it feel good!”
On to the hectic weekend then…
When you look at my weekly art journal page, you might get a clue where
the ‘hectic’ came from… yep, that’s my beloved up there looking like one
of those zombies from Michael Jacksons’ clip ‘Thriller’ (if you’re old enough
to remember that one…!)
The Chronicles of Marit 2011 – Week 34
(30 x 21 cm - 11.8 x 8.3 inch)
My beloved fell in a very unfortunate way – with his head right on
the edge of the sidewalk (in Dutch: ‘stoeprand’ – the English dictionary
calls it ‘curb’… I never heard of this word but I presume you know it?!)
Anyway – to make a long story short – there was an ambulance involved,
a lot of blood, hours of waiting, a MRI* scan and approximately 20 stitches…
He’s doing OK now (both his eyes turned from blue to purple to black to
green to yellow in just three days!) but you will not be surprised when I tell
you that this accident scared the sh*t out of me!
I have one last thing for the Dutchies before I go –
so to all my foreign friends I say goodnight and see you soon!
Take care, don’t fall on the curb!
* I’ve been informed it was a CT scan… sorry ’bout the mistake
En dan even over in het Nederlands:
Sind juli is er een Nederlandstalig forum in de lucht wat geheel gewijd is aan
art journaling en mixed media. De meeste art journalers zitten links en
rechts natuurlijk al op Engelse sites en forums, maar ik kan je vertellen dat het
een verademing is om ook eens ‘in je moers taal’ over deze creatieve tak
te kunnen ‘kleppen’. Het forum is opgericht door Anneke Wijers en er zijn al
heel wat dames actief op het forum. Ben je geïnteresseerd: ga dan vooral
een kijkje nemen bij Art Journaling en Mixed Media