Sunday, January 28, 2007

Cabinet of Curiosities Challenge: DREAM


I decided to post different stages of my DREAM entry. When I started thinking about what I was going to do, I thought to myself, "I'm one lucky girl. I am living my dream right now." I am married to the man of my dreams (we celebrate year 9 this year ), I have 2 wonderful little sons that I get to spend every day with, I am working with a life coach to realize some long time dreams/goals, I'm not working some crappy job I took because I had to take it, and I'm in the midst of a creativity explosion.



I started out by painting a few shades of acrylic paint in pink for my background. Then I tore scrapbook paper and attached it with matte medium. I just learned this tearing thing from someone in one of my scrapbooking clubs.




Next I added a few more floral pieces of paper and a photo of our current house that I played with on the computer. Then I doodled hearts and swirls with my favorite silver metalic marker and added the phrase "Home is where my heart is."



Lastly, I added pictures of my family, a photo of one of my favorite necklaces I made, and some pictures of art supplies. I am really enjoying this process. Not to mention, looking at other great artists' work, learning the ins and outs of blogging, and learning how cool flickr is. I must make moo cards once I get enough pictures on there!

6 comments:

Bonnie said...

Your page is so pretty! I love the colors! I think you are doing a great job! I also will be celebrating out 9th anniversary this year! (also have two kids, one boy,one girl). Thanks for showing us!

Beth said...

You are doing a wonderful job with this creative exercise. The colors on this one are wonderful.

Sometimes it's fun to go over the lines of your ripped paper edges where they meet the next (or in this case where they meet the paint) with an eye shadow applicator (the cheap ones from wal-mart) rubbed in an ink pad. I like the aged vintage ones by Tim Holtz....anyhow, just one of my tricks that I thought I'd pass on.

And with 2 little ones at home I'm impressed that you have time to do this. When mine were little, I wouldn't have been able to do much in the way of arting....way to go !!

Miz Smoochie Lips said...

Nerissa: I love your color scheme! And I love swirlies and squigglies! Your page is very fun and colorful (I luff color!)

Beth: good tip about the eyeshadow! I'll have to remember that one.

Cabs said...

Very pretty! Colorful and cheerful. Thx for sharing your living dream with us!

Christi Snow said...

Wow! What an inspiring and uplifting page. I love your thought process behind this...it's beautiful!! smiles...

Monica said...

I love the colors and the overall feeling of your page! So beautiful
I'm also learning how cool flicker is, and also thinking on getting moo cards when I add more pictures on it. ;)