Thursday, February 13, 2014

A Work in Progress

See the title to this blog post? That's kind of how I feel right now, a work in progress. Not quite where I want to be in some many things, but partially there. Of course, hopefully this "work" doesn't take as long as some of my other projects, like the butterfly tapestry and I got for a birthday present from Mum oh, I don't know ... six years ago?! Yeah, we won't talk about that, right? LOL  My OLW - one little word - for this year is Fly, so that's what I'm trying to do. Fly (or soar) to new heights, fly to freedom, fly to explore ... see, I even created this page (for the Art Journal Caravan with Tangie Baxter at Scrapbook Graphics):

The art journal pages are giving me a way to express how I'm feeling at any given point, and can be as "out there" as I want. After all, it's personal to me and so long as I understand the meaning behind it, that's what counts.

Art journaling is a way for me to explore other techniques and mediums (lots of brushes, overlays, etc.), and it's a little outside my comfort zone, but I love it - it's a nice change to throw all the "rules" out the window and just ... create. Of course, technique-wise, there's anyways new things to learn and boy, am I having a blast at Scrapaneers right now.  I missed the All Stars #1 class, but managed to grab a seat in All Stars #2. Now, I'm not going to give away any secrets on what's being covered (really, you thought I would?!), but here's a before and after of some really cool art canvas-style digi "painting" that we're learning:

Classes started February 4, but it's not too late to catch up - here's a quick preview of what to expect, if you're interested - tell 'em Kat sent you!

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