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
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