The beauty of…

I’m a bit philosophical the last couple of days and it all started
with a little ATC card…

Those ATC’s are just perfect to create when you don’t have much time
and want to make something small – which was the case last Sunday.

A few years ago,
my son was fan
of a band named
“Live”. (Some name!
Ever tried to find
this band on google?
Imagine what you
get when you want
to look for a concert
movie and you type
“Live live”…)
Anyway, although
Nout moved on to
liking “Muse” more,
I remember the
Live song
“The beauty of grey.”
I still love that one!

Being in a
“beauty mode”
I choose to use
this stamped
image that
I got from
Glenda for
another ATC.

I don’t use
beads very
often but it
fitted here.
“Girly beauty”

And you may remember that I wanted to play along with Scrapping the Music
last week but made those ATC bags instead…Β  So on Sunday I went over
toΒ  Scrapping the Music to see what the next challenge/song was and as
I read the lyrics I knew I just HAD to make time to play along with this one…

“What could be a better song for scrapping than Will Smith’s
“Just The Two Of Us?” It’s such an awesome tribute to parenthood,
and the video is so sweet! But even if you aren’t a parent there’s plenty
of ways to scrap it!”

Here’s the art journal page I made.

Journaling (part of the lyrics):
Some day, some girl’s gonna break your heart and Ooh, ain’t no pain like
from the opposite sex. Gonna hurt bad, but don’t take it out on the next, son.

I glued pages from an old encyclopedia on the background and sprayed it
with ink. The photos are tranfered onto it using gel medium (a portrait of
my son and a stock photo of some “gossip girls”). Black and white sharpies
for the journaling.

Detail of the photo transfers:

Oh, the beauty of teenagers!
The “almost man/woman but not knowing
where to go with their bodies” look.

Looking tough – feeling insecure…
Covert glances to the other sex…

I LOVE being the mother of a young man!!!

And to all you mothers of teenage boys and girls:
don’t pick on them too hard.
If they act nasty, remember – It’s the hormones.
They are on their way to adulthood.
They are searching for their identity.
And they just DON’T want to be YOU.

It will pass.
Enjoy the good times.
Have a nice week!

Je t’embrasse!

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but you won’t be able to read it…) if you like some blogcandy,
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16 Responses to “The beauty of…”

  • phinner Says:

    wow Marit! the layers! the subtle coloring!!! the technique!!! wonderful! did you go back over the images with more color/spray ink/paint? (ie: around the gossip girls?) I love this, inspires me to bust out the gel medium and spray inks.

  • phinner Says:

    p.s. your son is gorgeous!

  • jessica Says:

    i agree with son is so handsome and your pgs. are as always full of inspiration and a true representation of your creativity!! So artsy and so so wonderful! i love your posts…they are just what i need to read on a dreary rainy hormonal day! ;-D

  • Viv Says:

    Ha Marit, wat een gave pagina`s voor in je art journal heb je weer gemaakt!!! De transfers zijn erg goed gelukt (bij mij wil dat nooit zo).

    Prachtige journaling, de witte letters komen mooi uit tegen de oranje achtergrond!

    Groetjes Viv

  • Danielle Says:

    I love having son’s too! How sweet is that!!

    Tell me again, when you have time, where to find that zentangle stuff, video, article, whatever, I really want to try this.


  • Hanneke Says:

    Wat een geweldige LO!!! Ik heb ook 2 jongens de oudste gaat volgend jaar naar de middelbare school, doodeng vind ik het!!!! Maar ook wel weer erg leuk om te zien hoe hij zich ontwikkeld, het gaat zo snel!!

    Ook de ATC is erg gaaf, en dat nummer van Live is inderdaad goed!!!
    Ga even je blogcandy bekijken!!!

  • merryheart2 Says:

    ahh Marit, the ATC’s are fabulous. i love the vibrant colors on the beauty of grey…perfect with the lyrics.
    i still haven’t had the time to try those transfers. i love the way they look on your art journal page. you always inspire me to try something new.
    i have had lots going on here at home and i’ve missed reading your blog and the class blog as well. i’m hoping for more time soon. i’m itching to create something.

  • Maja Says:

    Oh wow, je fototransfer is geweldig goed gelukt. Het ziet er mooi uit op je art journal pagina’s. Net als je ATC’s, vooral de beauty of grey ! Nog bedankt voor je zentangling linken !!

  • Jennifer Campbell Says:

    OOOH my… what an absolutely wonderful creation for STM!!! Thanks for playing along… your work is beautiful!

  • kristii Says:

    Your work is absolutely amazing!!!!! I truly love your style!!! I am so glad you had the time to join in the fun at STM!!! So inspiring!!!

  • julie Says:

    HOLY SMOKES MARIT!!!!! These are AMAZING!!!!! WOW WOW WOW!!! I loveeeeeeeeee the ATC’s and love love love love love your stm page!!! wowwwwwwwww! the way U did the photos is just amazing!!!! WOW WOW WOW!!!! Man…I loveeeeeeeeeee your work! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  • Jeanet Says:

    Oh wow Marit, ben al zo lang niet geweest op je blog! En wat heb je weer geweldige ATC’s en Art journal gemaakt! Je hebt een prachtige tekst uitgezocht voor STM! Helemaal super! En de transfers zijn AWESOME!!! Helemaal fantastisch Marit!
    Bedankt voor het meedoen met STM deze week!

  • Peggy Says:

    oh wat een prachtige pagina!!!!!! Transfers is iets wat ik nog nooit geprobeerd heb en eerlijk gezegd vond ik het precies nooit echt de moeite … maar nu ik dit gezien heb, denk ik toch dat ik het maar eens ga moeten proberen, het resultaat is adembenemend mooi!
    xxxx Peggy

  • Cynthia Says:

    Oh he will cherish this page someday πŸ™‚ if he doesn’t already πŸ™‚ what great wisdom to pass on πŸ™‚ My Mom and I were just talking about this very awkward stage recently. Ah good, but fustrating times πŸ™‚

    Atc is fabulous. Oooh that would be a good class for you to teach Marit!

  • anne Says:

    Oh Marit – this is wonderful!!! Your transfers turned out so well – love the transparency of them!!!

  • AngΓ¨le Says:

    De transfer van je zoon is zo gaaf! Wat vindt hij er zelf van?