mardi 27 septembre 2016

Circus Zine

We zined Essie! We just couldn't help it. It was funny because we enlisted Misty as our collaborator, but were busy making her a zine at the same time! In any case, the theme was Circus.

I made the base and I used some images from a theater company that had a very circus-y look to them.

It was fin to have a great visual base to work with already. The left page is mine, as are the birds on the right. The other elements seem to be Katie's (?).

Incredible that even after working so much together, I am sometimes unsure of who made what!

 The above right page is mine. I like a the different directions this zine went...just like life!

I didn't do anything on that last page but I just love how it looks! I am having internet issues so I can't link everyone because I am on my phone. Hopefully, I'll be able to sort all of that out soon. Please take a look at Essie's blog, as well as Julia, Katie and Misty's! 

lundi 26 septembre 2016

September 30 Days of Lists || 19-24

I have to say that even though I love this mini book, I think I will go back to a bigger size next time :) How about you? Are you happy with the notebook or style of listing you have chosen?

These last two lists are all about the compliments HA!

samedi 24 septembre 2016

V's 52 Pick-up || 39

I think we are a little breathless following last week's card! Unfortunately, our narrator Tiresias hasn't changed his tone when describing the aftermath of the goings on between our tired typist and cocky lover.

It seems that she is so immersed in the waste land that she hardly has the time or the faculty to form an actual train of thought.

She glad it's over; there is very little passion there. Eliot's bleak view of the human condition: ignorant people, half alive, unable to even see for themselves the sorry state they are in. They need a blind prophet to do that.

Here she then, our typist, surrounded by the half-formed thoughts that hardly take root in her mind. 

Notice the barely veiled reference to Pearl Jam's Evenflow? As always, thank you for taking this journey with me.

mercredi 21 septembre 2016

Introspection / Magic Redux || 2

I'm still going strong with revisiting favourite prompts from the Season of Magic and Introspection alongside Jaimee. Actually, one of today's pages includes a direct reference to her! For today, I focused on two prompts: name your shortcomings (from Introspection) and the magic in you (from Magic).

In the centre of my journal, I bound this cardstock box (it actually held pastries). The shape of it reminded me of a butterfly, which lead me to the idea of metamorphosis and change...something I am thinking a lot about lately.

I added these beautiful butterflies from Candy Gears on Etsy. I stapled their bodies only so you can move the wings (they are double sided). Below is a blind self-portrait.

For the underside of the butterfly, I took a prompt out of Zinia's Scrap Collage class and used some of my well-hoarded scraps to make the butterfly wings. This side has tones of dark green and purple.

The other side is lighter, with pink, gold and florals.

This left page is all about my shortcomings. On the flap I used a scrap of paper that I had dyed myself and on which I had put some affirmations.

On the woman and under the flap are some images of wolves. This is where Jaimee's story about her wolf tattoo. It is a Cherokee legend where an old man tells his grandson of two wolves living inside him and fighting, one bad and one good. He explains that the one that will win is the one that is fed.

I used a packing tape transfer, more of that paper and some scraps that were fitting. It is true that I often feed the wrong wolf, forgiveness is very hard for me and I never forget anything. In that sense I think i hold on to things too long. I am trying to change that,

The right page is for the magic within me prompt. On the flap I used some imagery that reminds me of the hierophant card from The Wild Unknown deck and of my workshops in Mexico because that is where these elements come from. I learned so much during that time, about how to tap into my own magic.

The flap opens to reveal a more glittery fairy, one that lets in the light. Basically, like the moon, my mood and my magic is constantly shifting.

Thanks for coming by! Still very enchanted by this project and I thank Jaimee for sharing some of her stories with me. Please make sure you check out her pages on her IG feed.

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