Thursday, January 26, 2012
Although I can't honestly say I'm spending oodles of time in my craft studio, I can say, that I am spending a few minutes each day....which is a step in the right direction. I decided to "attempt" keeping up with a year journal, month by month, day by day. I had discovered this wonderful project idea smack dab around the 1st of January, and decided this might be a project for me. I do see, that I'm probably doing mine a little differently than the others...most of the designs are as if they are in a "book"... I never really looked closely to the way they were being done...I just saw the idea and ran with it my way. So, while many are "painting" their paper, lots of stamping, etc...and gorgeous result,...all in a "book"...I'm doing mine as a 2 page layout...perhaps I'll scrap a page or 2 of pictures that can help tell the month story...I don't know though...time is all a deciding factor for me...
It was half way through the month, with spring like temperatures, I was suddenly wishing I hadn't taken the snowman approach...since it didn't appear that we were going to get any January winter around here....then all of the sudden BAM...the big snow/ice storm of 2012 happened....although it only lasted 5 days or so...it did make an impact and I feel I can now justify the snowman that I wanted as my element!
I am NOT finished with the layout....I still have more to add...the upper left corner and the lower left corner has some work yet...(I struggle with blank spaces, it's my style, not for everyone, but for me....it's mine...I'm sure I'm breaking a scrapbooking rule out there somewhere....I tend to spend way too much time, but like a picture...some artists are clean and simple and some have oodles of detail that the eye can absorb bit by bit....I tend to think there should be NO RULES to any of this....I do like to use quality supplies though...afterall...if it's going to take a month to create...it better last for a long time!
I will post a finished product picture probably next week....I feel I have about 3-4 hours left on this, besides entering my daily comments...I will be starting February...this time though, I'm going to do something I rarely rarely rarely do...I'm going to follow the color scheme and possibly capture an idea or 2 off of a beautiful beautiful beautiful design I had seen .... I just luv the colors here, and I want to add some mushrooms....we'll see....don't you think this is GORGEOUS!
In the meantime, I apologize for this being blurry...rather than bring this to my picture place in the factory, I brought the camera HOME...so, the lighting is not right and the edge of my table really wasn't the best place to photograph!
What a month!