Monday, February 20, 2012

Creative Dreams

I feel so very lucky to be with the amazing design teams that I am on!! One of those teams is Scrapbooking from the Inside Out kit club and this month's kit is just gorgeous and one of my favorites!
Loaded with lots of Glitz papers and My Mind's Eye... not to mention Prima!!! 

Here is one of my pages from this month's kit:
 I used a sampling of the papers from the kit plus some book papers that I had. The scraps were perfect for this layered look.  I was inspired by this photo from Pinterest:
 I fell in love with the different colors, layers, and texture of it all.  I knew I wanted to do something like this on a page.  I used a paper border punch on some of the papers and layered them with the tags from the kit too.

 I journaled about the creative dreams I have... wanting to be published, have a solo art exhibit, and be commissioned for my work.  I have had some of these come true and am working on the other dreams.
Being an artist is more than just playing with materials, although that is fun and part of the job, it's more about getting a message or idea out in a visual way.  Expressing my feelings, ideas, and beliefs is what my art is about... sometimes it's about the textures, colors, and shapes too.  Some of my art is a piece of me exposed for all to see and understand through visual images. It's always a risk putting yourself out there.  Part of being an artist is taking risks.  Risks can be from the design, imagery, or just putting yourself out there for everyone to critique. My dreams are to be remembered for my art and connect with others through my work.
This is one of my favorite pages to date... If you love this kit as much I do, you can get it here.
I will be back to share another of my pages this week!

1 comment:

Martha Richardson said...

Fabulous LO! So glad to have stumbled acroos you via the lovely Erika Taylor ;)