Sunday, July 24, 2011


So I am taking Shimelle's Explore class. This class is a little more free and introspective. It is a class concerning the ideas of exploring and adventuring. I am enjoying it. This a bit from our first week:

We were asked to do a self portrait

Then we were asked to make a playbook, that would become part journal, part collage book to store our ideas about us and our crafting philosophies.

The we were to write our greatest adventure on a post card and mail it to ourselves. I chose one of the Griffin and Sabine postcards. If you have not read this series of books, please do so they are beautiful. I wrote about studying abroad in college and how that effected my life and outlook.

Then we started talking about the idea of maps and the various journeys we are going on in our lives. This led to using maps on scrapbook pages and writing about more than the obvious on our pages.

 One idea was to make circle embellishments using the maps. These are the ones I made above.

Then we were asked to explore the idea of perfection and get a picture that represents it.  I choose this one above. It's kids responding to bubbles being suddenly blown into the air at a birthday party. When the bubbles arrived there was a collective gasp and just...well pure joy at the curiosity of it all. To me this was a perfect moment.

All of these assignments culminated into a project or scrapbook page. Here is mine. The picture is of my sister exploring the river in Concan, TX


Mandy McK (Moogieof4) said...

Wow... loads of great stuff to look at and read on this post. I really like the cover of your Playbook... cute suitcase stamp and your 'explore your world' LO looks great on a circle background.
Mandy McK (Moogieof4)
P.S. there's a free online site called PIXresizer which lets you re-size images for web places. I use 25% when popping a photo onto the forum.

Mandy McK (Moogieof4) said...

me again... just scrolled down in the forum and saw you got the size thing all sorted (feel silly now I mentioned PIXresizer)

Sara said...

Great pages! I love the embellishments that you made!

The Maroons said...

Your idea of perfection and ours are right in line! Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

I love your post, so much to see, great self-portrait, you have a lovely smile. I love the idea of perfection, bubbles bring that out in everyone don't they? I love the big circle you scrapped on for the layout, good idea. Jen xx

Alison said...

Loved seeing what you've done with Shimelle this your circle embellies!
Alison xx