I rather trust my feet

Hi there blog friends!!!
I have something to say to you…
Call me sentimental (oh well, it’s nearly Christmas and all) but I want
to tell you how much I love you all! You made me so happy with your
sweet words and positive reactions on my new website and workshop!

Also a lot of you are so sweet to follow my “top 2000 project” and even play
along! (I’ve got two layouts from Michelle already… she blew me off my chair –
so be prepared for some eye candy in the next days!)

And here’s a layout for you! Not a music one (that starts tomorrow…)
but something I made last weekend. Some other posts got in the way
so I didn’t show it yet. It is for t.a.a.f.o.m.f.t. and the challenge was
“what is your favorite car?”


The background are pages from an old encyclopedia with some spray ink.
The journaling is with a black sharpie, acrylic paint and a lot of
doodling with paint and gel pens. The photo shows my own feet (see those
spread toes? They call that "Indian feet" and I love it! That name makes
me feel like a free spirit, galloping on my pony through the prairie
dressed in a leather skirt wearing feathers in my hair....!)

“In general. My bike usually has a flat tire. My car runs out of gas
when I’m almost there. The bus is always too crowded, too late or both.
The railroad company seems to reschedule the timetable every time
I want to travel by train. I rather trust my feet.”














And here’s what it looked like in my house this morning!
YESSSSS, the top 2000 was published in the paper and I LOVE having this
big list laying on our table, searching through it, discussing it, drinking
my coffee and smoking my first cigarette over it and chosing the song
for my next layout… All the dates and time are on this list too, and I like
this so much more then the list on Internet!!!
Still one day to go before the event breaks loose…

What are your plans today?
I’m gonna get me some last-minute groceries and spend the rest of the day
at this big table, wearing a comfy house suit and making something beautiful. 
There’s room for paper, paint, brushes, glue, embellies, pens, chipboard…
can’t wait to start!!!

I wish you all a very nice Christmas eve, and see you tomorrow at 12 (noon)
kicking of the top 2000!

Je t’embrasse!

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15 Responses to “I rather trust my feet”

  • Julie Says:

    OMYGOSH!!!! Marit!!!! I love love love love love this!!!!!! And I feel the same way about my feet as I don’t drive!! LOL LOL LOL!! Thanks soooooooooooooooooooooooooo MUCH for playing along and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!! I am off to work!!! UGH! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  • Chris Says:

    This is such a unique take on the challenge and I love it! Your journaling is always so on point and always so visual. Got my first music page done yesterday, hopefully I can get a couple more done before my son arrives this afternoon. I will email them to you.
    Merry merry Christmas to you and yours!

  • Annemarie Says:

    No plans for today. Avoiding crazy shoppers both at the grocery and the mall. If it isn’t too cold maybe we will go to the park for a little bit.

    I love your layout – very creative.

  • Mirjamc Says:

    wow,wow,wow, marit!!!!dit is echt super!!!de journaling vind ik geweldig en natuurlijk weer die mooie letters!!!
    ik heb net mijn eerste lo’s voor jouw ‘top 2000 project’ gemaild 🙂 🙂
    fijne dagen!!!

  • Cynthia Says:

    What a fun Lay-out!!!! Do have a wonderful Holiday and look forward to the songs!!!!!!

  • Denise Says:

    YOur layout is fantastic!!!! I’m going to hang out with my hubs and my kids enjoying the time together and going to church this eve! I am so glad we met this year and look forward to many more years as friends…who know maybe you come to canada to visit your brother and stop in and see me too!!! Merry Christmas!!!

  • Jeanet Says:

    Wow..wat een gave layout!Super technieken en mooie kleuren,wat een super creative manier om je favoriete vervoermiddel uit te beelden!Echt heel gaaf!
    Ben nog steeds bezig met mijn muziek lijst,steeds met onderbrekingen, maar het komt goed!Gaaf om de lijst der lijsten te voelen en te lezen,die ga je zeker gebruiken in je art journal?
    Hele fijne kertdagen voor jou en je familie Marit!Geniet ervan!

  • Michelle Rydell Says:

    Oh my heavens – your layout is FABULOUS!!! I LOVE the perspective of your photo and all the fun colors and wild journaling! Today we went to a family gathering, and now we are home and I am wrapping gifts in the scraproom. It’s a nice quiet snowy night! I’m looking forward to tomorrow!

  • Tania Says:

    Love that layout Marit, Merry Christmas right back, 🙂 Have an awesome day.

  • iris Says:

    Hey Marit, fijne kerst!
    Enne super lootje weer zeg! Gaaf hoe je de journaling weer gedaan hebt!
    Ik had je workshop ook bekeken. Super! Ik sla hem voor nu toch maar ff af. ZOals je weet kan ik hier voorlopig toch niet aan de scrap….eerst alles in orde krijgen hierboven…
    Maar goed, neemt niet weg dat ik erg benieuwd ben naar ieders uitwerkingen!
    Wat betreft plannen voor de kerst; vandaag schoonouders en morgen opa en oma en later naar mijn ouders. Lekker 2 dagen op mijn gemakje genieten van andermans kookkunsten 😉

  • Vivian Says:

    Wow, wat een gave LO heb je gemaakt voor TAAFOMFT!!
    Helemaal super 🙂

  • Deana Says:

    Oh my goodness, Marit! Your work is always stunning & this one is no exception! I ♥ that photo, all your cool doodling & hand-written lettering… just perfection!

    Thanks for joining us!


  • Denise Says:

    LOVE this! I’d love to try handlettering some time. This reminds me of something Ravenea (Michelle) would do 🙂

  • Jenneke Says:

    Marit, je layout voor TAAFOMFT is perfect!!! Echt helemaal geweldig!!!!
    Wat ben jij creatief zeg, om jaloers op te worden!!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us!!!!!!


  • Cynthia Says:

    Hi, Marit! That’s my first time in your blog, your work is stunning & this one in special is a perfect LO!
    I love that photo.

    Have a nice 2010!!!!!!!!
    Hugs and kisses from Brazil