Saturday, January 20, 2007

Exploring the world of creativity...

As I set out over the new year and hope to Create more while I still can, I have joined several new challenges.

The first of these is the Cabinet of Curiosities hosted by Bonnie & Kari (aka artsymama). Each week will feature two challenges/themes: the first (on Thursday) will be on Bonnie's blog and the second (on Sunday) will be on Kari's.

Our first theme was Explore and Bonnie posted some really fantastic prompts to get our creativity going. And here is what I created:

I definitely put more of a personal spin on it. The journaling says: "As 2007 begins, one of my goals is to Explore more! Explore myself through my ART. Explore my art through new challenges. Explore personal relationships through the sharing of my art. 2007 is going to be a year of change for me, but I want to explore ways to make my life better and more fulfilling in all areas. Explore Create Share!"

I can't wait to see what they have in store for us on Sunday!!!

A second challenge that I have joined has come from Emily Falconbridge's blog. Over the past year, it sounds like she has taught a workshop centered around altering a deck of playing cards. Each week we have a prompt and are supposed to alter one playing card using the theme for the week so that at the end of the year, we will have an entire deck of 52 cards altered. I have always been amazed by the art created on altered playing cards and have wanted to explore this art form further. Obviously I have a long ways to go to be an ATC artist, but I am excited about the learning process.

Here are my first 2 week's cards. The themes are the little bits of journaling at the top of each card.

I hope that you have some creative projects planned for this weekend!! Don't forget that Shimelle is hosting a mini-album class over on her blog this weekend. That is first on my agenda this morning as my guys are out doing Scout stuff this morning so I have to take advantage of the quiet time around here!



ArtsyMama said...

I adore your explore page. Love the soft colors and all the journaling....fabulous! It's so wonderfully personal. Can't wait to see more:)

Lynn said...

WOW!!! First of all thanks for visiting, I love to see what people are up to all over the world!! Second you have some great stuff going on!!! awesome.... Hope to keep in touch!


Vibeche said...

Beautiful cards you have made :)Looking forward to see more from you.

Emily Falconbridge said...

your cards are beautiful! so happy to have you joining the challenge!

Norah's said...

Your cards and all the other challenges your are doing are just wonderful. This is going to be such a fun year for you and I'm glad I get to watch.

Sara Dahlman said...

Love the pages. Challenges are such fun!

Monica said...

I love the soft colors on your 'explore'page. I also love, love, looove those ATCs!

Gigi said...

your cards are so great...such a wonderful vintage style. love all the stamping. thanks for sharing!

nerissa said...

Your work is beautiful. I'm doing the curiosities challenge, but may also have to join in on the ATC one. I just got into collaging and am facinated by ATC's. I can't wait to see more of your work.

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