It's been a while since I've made time for Journaling. I go in spurts.
paper doll is from Suzee Que on flickr-great images that she finds and shares!
"photographs back ground paper" from The Graphics Fairy-always so sweet to share her BEAUTIFUL images with everyone!
Little girl in photo strip above and my new blog banner is from Jamie at Art-e-ology. Jamie gave me her blessings to use the sweet image in my blog banner too!
I was playing with contrast and brightness in Picassa....it's free and a decent photo editing program.
I heard this quote the other day and it stuck with me. This one is in my "edgy" journal....the one where I try different techniques and don't really care how it turns out. The Little GIrl Lost page is from my "pretty book" (that's what I'm calling it) where I do my "safe" stuff.
I opened a book one day and this little fortune was in it. How I managed to save it without loosing it I'll never know.
Over atMind Wide Opena challenge is posted to take a piece of digital art and do what you want with it. I've never played along before but sometimes I'm just stuck and sit there not knowing what to create. Driving home from work one day I was at a light and I was looking at blogs on my iphone (I wasn't moving!) I saw this challenge and immediately knew what I wanted to do! It just started spewing out of my brain so fast I couldn't think fast enough.
The theme is "daughter"
This is the beautiful image you are supposed to play with. I of course ran out of blue ink that night and I was bummed. I printed it out and black and white and made the best of the situation. I told myself this was just a practice run.
I liked how it turnout out so I'm leaving it as is! I have to send it to Mind Wide Open for voting on 9/8/09. I think I will check back more often for prompts to get me going.
I like to journal about my mom. I miss her so much! She is here but she can't really communicate with me anymore. She acts as if she recognizes me and my sisters but who knows. She might be putting on a good act. When she tries to talk it comes out all backwards and makes no sense. Usually I just talk to her and keep the conversation light. We might watch the animal planet or look at a coffee table book. I never know whats going on inside her mind. She does try hard to get words out but it doesn't always work. When I heard the song "Landslide" last year while driving with my mom it really made me so sad. It's kind of become "that song" that I get so sad about my mom when I hear it on the radio. I hear it MAYBE once every few months. Saturday driving to the bridal shower it came on the radio......oh the tears started! I tried to slap myself to pull it together........so the other night when I was making the collage.....guess what song came on? Yep! Is that weird or WHAT? This time it didn't make me nearly as sad. Maybe art is therapeutic.