Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Good Stuff

I've been a busy girl this summer. Lots of changes and fun and crazy moments. A lot of tears and sad times too. There were days I didn't think I would make it through the night. There were nights I wished would never never end. I tried new things. Things that scared me, things I was told {somewhere along the way} that I could not do, things that made me laugh until I cried and things that made me cry until I had to laugh. It was awesome. And when I think back to all these wonderful little memories, I could see them all in my head. Like an old movie reel....

So I opened a Word doc late one night. and I started to jot down things that made me smile. And then, I realized that some of the things that made me cry.....became a part of something bigger and more wonderful. So I added them too. Soon, I was looking a pages of black and white memories that all made me smile. was so....plain. So I looked at what I had written....and I fonted and colored and sized and I came up with this. I had the pages printed on cardstock, cut them to size and mod podged the poo out of it onto a canvas board. I started to use a brush to spread the MP, but the crazy little artist that lives in my head tossed that little brush over her shoulder and used her hands. My piece is not 'to scale' and it isn't perfectly aligned, but you know what? Neither is my LIFE! And the best way to get the most out of anything thing is to get you hands in there and make it happen.

It was a lot of fun to do and my girls want to do some too now. I bought smaller canvases and boards for them to play with. Hey, anything to keep their minds open to the wildly creative side of life, I am all about. Hope you all have had a wonderful summer...and this fall is looking pretty darn great too!



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