Weekly Recap: May 22-28, 2016

Sunday, May 22, 2016, 143/366

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Love me some brown pages. I don’t know what it is about it but if you look at my Pinterest Mixed Media Board it is ALL THE BROWN. I might be working this way for a while so I can get it out of my system.


Monday, May 23, 2016, 144/366

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“Yet, still, even now” Those words came from the sideways text on the lower right side. They are really evocative for me and speak of commitment and continuation. I liked it so I repeated it by stamping it on the left.


Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 145/366

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I love that cut up “reimagine” so much that it nearly doesn’t matter what the images are with it. But since images do matter, I get a kick out of the wandering man putting his head together with the fish. What will they dream up together? What will their language of communication sound like? What is out there for this duo?

I like how this week is shaping up with this neutral stuff in my book. I like it a lot.


Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 146/366

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Thinking about how people change and how we move on and adapt. Processing some sad news I heard from a friend today.


Thursday, May 26, 2016, 147/366

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Abide. To rest. Taking a deep breath today. I find as I am paring down my color palette and number of items on a page, I am slowing down and being more careful and deliberate, meditative even. I’m finding a deep luxury in that.

Three times in the past week I’ve been featured on someone’s Instagram account. Day 141 was featured on @carveouttimeforart and Day 145 (above) was featured on @makermonthly and then again on @getmessyartjournal. I’ve gained about 100 Instagram followers this week. It’s been pretty wild and a whole lot of fun.


Friday, May 27, 2016, 148/366

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Accepted. Isn’t that what we are all searching for, a place to belong? I can’t explain exactly how these brown pages feed my soul but that are pretty magical. Still not tired of it.


Saturday, May 28, 149/366

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I’ve been doing such neutral colored pages for the past few days that this color is shocking. This turned into much more of a statement than I thought it was going to or even how I intended it. I liked the texture of the doily and the letters together. I liked the shading from pink to gold in the photo and then how that’s reflected in the map above. I liked how the map and the black maze paper illustrate some of feeling lost in grief. I liked how the gold (joy) is buried so deep in the layers and how the transparent layer on top lets you see right through to those deeper parts of the grief. So yeah, that turned out pretty awesome. Go me.