Goodmorning lovelies, are you still standing? A storm sweeps across Zeeland and I can hear the wind roar around the rooftop. These windy days made me grab an old photo to create with, but first there’s a desk to show. After all, it is What’s On Your Work desk Wednesday and Julia once again hosts this lovely, weekly event. She’s done so for over nine years and still going strong… WOHWEE!
There’s nothing on my work desk for you to see so I turned a quarter and made a picture of the desk that’s against the wall…
Those paintings (there’s another small one behind the printer) and framed print are waiting to be hung on the wall in the hallway. We need to buy a rail for that first, so I can hang a ‘collage of paintings’ without drilling an enormous amount of holes in the wall. Those pattern sheets I found in a second hand store and I plan to use parts of it in my art journal.
Instead of art journaling, I am still in a scrap-mode lately. There’s this Dutch scrap booking challenge group on Facebook and their latest challenge was ‘Spring’. Exactly a year ago today, we were handed the keys to our new apartment and Spring began with us moving houses… so I made this layout with the challenge. Does it look “Happy Spring” or what?!
Where art journaling takes me to deeper sides of myself and cost efforts sometimes, I find scrap booking very relaxing. It also takes me back to my early blog days (10 years ago!) when I first discovered all kinds of scrapbookers online and challenge blogs that inspired me. I learned so much in those first months! Those challenge blogs I used to go to (who remembers ScrapMojo, Scrapping the Music, Scrapping Out Loud, These are a few of my favorite things – Hi Julie 🙂 🙂 🙂 ) are all gone now but I found another challenge blog: Challenge YOUrself
Their challenge: “This month, we challenge you to scrap a photo with YOU in the frame along with using just black and white plus red on your page.”
I had to think of this old photo (taken back in the eighties) of me wearing my red raincoat, sitting on a bench on a dike, so I decided to give it a go and play along with the challenge… I printed the photo in black and white and colored my coat and boots red. (yep, I had red boots, my all time favorites… I almost cried when they were so worn out that even the shoemaker couldn’t repair them anymore…)
On a Windy Day
The background paper is an oldie from my stash (don’t know the brand) and the pattern is a photo of sand ridges. The paper behind the photo (the ‘white cracked wall’ pattern) comes from a scrapbook paper block that I bought for a bargain at a local store (for the Dutchies: “Action”) I stitched with the sewing machine and I found some old letter-stickers for the title that I painted red. It was fun to create this layout while the storm raged outside.
I wish you all a happy Wednesday and a lovely week. Thanks for your visit, see ya!