I truly hope that you have a wonderful holiday full of love, joy, delicious things to eat, and lots of rest. It looks like a Star Wars movie set exploded in my family room...I sense a disturbance in the force. Hey Anakin & Obi Wan, we have your lightsabers if you're missing them.
One year ago today the Asian tsunami devastated thousands of lives. As a remembrance of that day, here is the art journal page and journaling that I did on Dec. 31, 2004:
Rock & roll, here are some JYC album pages. I've actually done through day 10, but I neglected to photograph day 10. Don't worry, you're not missing anything, the page is kinda fugly and weird. The theme was gift wrapping, which I loathe, so it makes sense that the page turned out a little irksome and kooky.
The above page was supposed to be about traditions (the journaling is in the hidden accordian book on the lower right side), but it turned into more of a rant about me being the tradition keeper. This time of year it always sinks in that Christmas for our family wouldn't happen if it weren't for me...and it bums me out. Next year I'm delegating!!!
I could write about the holiday craziness but blah, blah, blah, who cares? I'm not sure I even care at this point. Sigh. I've got some art mojo waiting to make an appearance...I hope to work on JYC this afternoon. I have a bet with Wendy that I'll be caught up by December 30th. Look--there's a pig flying! Oh wait, that's a jet. Never mind.
I've been giddily downloading all kinds of free Photoshop actions and brushes...check out this one: Holga Simulator. It makes your digital pics look like they were taken on a cheap plastic Holga camera. Rock on, that is cool.
I'm going to ignore the "to do" list and just BE for a few hours. Just BE. Try it with me and let me know how it goes for you.
P.S...I'm still waiting to hear someone confess to sending me the brownies!! ;)
It told me: "If you eat 440.32 Hershey's Special Dark bars, you'll be pushing up daisies." And, even more fascinating, "It would take 13,650.00 Hershey's Kisses to put you down." WoW!!
I also love this disclaimer on the site: "Disclaimer: This tool is for entertainment purposes only. Nothing on here should be construed as medical advice or information. Don’t try this at home. If you actually try this and end up dying after only 140 drinks instead of 143, it’s not my fault."
I found a little brown box on my porch this a.m. full of Fairytale Brownies. The box was addressed to "Dina Wakley, Creative Genius." Inside was this little card:
To whoever sent this to me...THANK YOU. Thank you. I've been in a bit of a "poor me, no one appreciates me" mood. And then on my porch is a box of delicious brownies with a mystery note.
And the best thing of all is that when I opened the brownies, there was a coconut one right on top that was doing a hula dance and singing "eat me for breakfast!" Gosh, those brownies are hecka good, especially when chased with diet Coke.
Let's all pass on the love & tell someone today that you appreciate her! To the mystery brownie sender, I appreciate you!!!
The challenge for Day 3 was to include a Christmas card, and for Day 4 was to include a photograph. I combined both concepts and included Christmas card photos on the left page, and torn-up bits of Christmas card letters on the right page (if you can see them under my weird & wonky journaling...I really need to find a pen that will write over paint & gel medium...suggestions??).
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