I woke up around half past 6 this morning… and I thought: “OK, that’s nice.
I can turn around and sleep for another hour – then wake up and start the day
at a normal hour like I’m used to. Get back into the daily routine – easily…”
I woke up again at 10 am
so much for ‘getting back to the daily routine!
(I will give it another try tomorrow – should I set the alarm clock maybe?)
So now it’s after diner and I still have to write my Tuesday blogpost, so
I won’t write too much text and just show you some things. I will give the
text-part another try on Friday (I will tell you about my word of the year then)
I had a good time with the top 2000 blog party last week.
For the ones that missed a blogpost (or two) – you can scroll down
to former posts and look at what the participants made…
I made an overview of my pages:
(If you want to view each page on a larger scale – find the ‘top 2000 gallery’
in the menu at the top of this blog – under ‘art journal archives’)
I worked on loose pages and bound them all into this book last Sunday.
First (content) page
Last page (a plastic pocket stores the list from the top 2000)
Believe it or not – despite all the chaos in the top 2000 week, I managed
to keep up with my weekly art journal pages in the ‘chronicles’!
The Chronicles of Marit 2011 – Week 51
The Chronicles of Marit 2011 – Week 52
I close my book the same way I did the year before: with a self portrait
made on the last day of the year (and I forgot! So this photo was taken
on the first of January…)
The Chronicles of Marit 2011 – last page
Do I plan to keep up with ‘The Chronicles’ this year too? Oh yes!
It’s a habit… a good habit I think. I already bound the blank pages
that will contain the 52 weeks of 2012!
On December 30, Rachel from A Year in the Life of an Art Journal
posted the new prompt. It is the last prompt for 2011 and my last
prompt as a guest host since I will not continue as a part of the team.
I want to thank Rachel for the fun times and all that she did this year.
Thanks to the team too, for inspiring me ánd the participants with
fun and challenging prompts! Some prompts really forced me to step
out of my comfort zone – and that’s a good thing!
The coming year, AYITLOAAJ will be offering a new set of prompts
every 15th and 30th. Rachel and her team will be going to take a different
approach, and explore some new ideas. I don’t know what they’re up to,
but I will for sure keep an eye on it and – if I find the time – play along from
time to time!
Here’s for the last prompt of 2011
THE PROMPT: Reflections
THE SONG: Live Like There’s No Tomorrow by Selena Gomez and The Scene
How appropriate at the end of the year: ‘reflections’.
Here’s my take
I found a page in a storybook with the title ‘on the last day’. You can see it
shimmer through the gesso at the top. I transferred a photo of my eyes on
the page and used India Ink to paint part of the lyrics (which I ‘rewrote’ a bit
to fit myself) It’s kind of a simple page, but I didn’t want to add anything more.
I like it this way!
Last but not least – I’d like to make a call
In the first issue of FEATURING we’ll be covering the topic of Etsy shops
and we’d like to hear your opinions on the subject through our Etsy survey.
We’d like a wide variety of responses.
Whether or not you run an Etsy shop of your own and whether or not
you’ve ever shopped in one, all views are equally welcome.
I would be very grateful if you would be so kind to answer our questions!
The survey should only take 5 – 10 minutes to complete.
Click here to go to the website / survey.
Here ends my first blogpost of 2012.
I will try to get into my routine fast so that I will be able to post
on a more decent time of the day next Friday. See you then dear ones!
You are so talented, I love all of your pages! I see you made your own map. 🙂
Weinig tekst…jaja.. 😉
Wat een geweldige kleuren heeft je top-2000 cover!! Heerlijk, dat roze, rood en oranje bij elkaar! En fijn dat we ook dit jaar weer kunnen genieten van je chronicles!
sandra van doorn says
Marit! Gosh how long has it been since i last came here? so much has been happening in your world! that’s all good i guess.
i was just dropping by to wish a happy new…everything!
i hope this year will be filled with creativity, happiness, magic…
Terri Kahrs says
What a lovely way to start my new year of blogging and end my Holiday hiatus — with a stop at your awesome blog, Marit! Your work never ceases to be a source of inspiration and fascination. Will definitely take the Etsy survey. Happy creating and Happy 2012! Hugs, Terri ♥ xoxoxo
I had to set my alarm this morning as well. Otherwise I would have slept in as I have managed since Friday….this never happens.
Theresa G. says
always inspired by your posts. I had a fabulous New Year. I hope you and your family did as well. looking forward to what you have up your sleeve for 2012. =)
I love that you’ve kept up with your chronicles for the year! It must feel good to have documented your thoughts and feelings in a bound journal! I love looking at your artsy pages! Have a creative 2012! 🙂
Pamela Young says
Fabulous work!!! 🙂
Julie Tucker-Wolek says
Loving these pages!!! You always rock the colors!! And off to check your survey! :):):):):):):):):):):)
Drie albums af!! Chapeau!!
Op naar de albums van 2012!!
Wat je hier weer laat zien is echt prachtig, ben wég van de cover van je Top 2000 album!!!
Lea Patterson says
Wow, it looks like your blog party was a fun creative time! Happy New Year! Looking forward to seeing all you do this next year!!!
Net wat Lena zegt; drie albums af! Chapeau! Ik vind het zo knap dat je iedere week je chronicles vol houdt. Ja en je top 2000 pagina’s zijn stuk voor stuk toppers! waar Good vibrations er voor mij uit springt! En hele mooie laatste uitwerking van AJITLOAAJ….
Wow, love that cover of the Top 2000 album! Beautiful book! Beautiful overview!
And you’re great finishing The Chronicles of Marit! Way to go…I’m glad if I finish something/anything 😉
That said…I join in Project Life this year….wonder if that’s gonna happen 😉
Love your AYITLOAAJ! Beautiful…too bad it’s your last one as a guest host. But I bet we’ll see other creative stuff!