Sunday, January 23, 2011

This is NOT a Sketchbook - The Sketchbook Project 2011

I have created a "sketchbook" journal for The Sketchbook Project 2011.  My friend, artist Suzi Blu, posted a note on Facebook last year saying she had just signed up and encouraging all of us to do the same.  I visited the site, signed up, and then thought ... "what have I done?!".

However, we were able to select a category, a "title" for our Sketchbook, and one of the choices they offered was This is NOT a Sketchbook.   Perfect.  I like to collage.  I knew that acrylics might be a challenge for the thin pages, and so I used that as the perfect excuse to COLLAGE to my heart's content.

My friends Lyn and Lisa also signed up, and they came up with a brilliant plan:  We would all take a weekend trip to Dusty's (Scrappin' at Dusty's, in La Quinta, CA), where instead of scrapbooking and making cards, we would focus entirely on working on our projects.  

We did it - and we all got a fabulous start on our books.  However - and there's always a however - we all came home with - yikes! - many unfinished pages.

Me, I do well under pressure, so I pulled mine out the day after Christmas and left a table up in our living room for 2 weeks - my poor husband; for once, he exhibited the patience of a Saint.  Saint Mark. 

So then - they extended the deadline for mailing our Sketchbooks by a few days, and it was perfect.  I didn't have to pull out any pages at the end, I filled them all, and I'm pretty pleased with the end result.

I will now attempt what, for me, is a magic trick.  I will attempt to add a link here to the Smilebox album I created of my masterpiece.

Well, that didn't work so well - but I did post again, so look JUST below for the actual Smilebox.

Happy creating to you all,

~~  aka, Princess Magpie


Dylan said...

Hi Davielle, it was soooo nice meeting you today, and thankyou for the lovely comments on my blog.Hopefully I will come to you or even better you will come to me; lol x

Davielle aka Princess Magpie said...

can I just say how much I love ... comments? and to have a note from Dyan Reaveley ... sweet. (you should check out her work over at !) ~ Davi