6.10.2011

postheadericon HDGS Challenge - Week 6

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Our Hopes, Dreams, Goals and Schemes Art Journaling Challenge is in full swing over at CatScrap, and it's been so much fun to see all the gorgeous art journaling pages posted in the gallery. You can read more about this exciting challenge on Fiddlette's blog, the mastermind behind it all!

If you've never heard of an art journal, it's essentially your thoughts, meanderings, daydreams, etc. jotted down in a special place and embellished with a plethora of art and collage-style elements, including vintage clip art, paint, sketches, bits and pieces of odds and ends...you get the idea! But you can make it however you want....it's art, for art's sake!

While this is nothing new to seasoned art journalists, art journaling isn't as mainstream as most digi-scrap styles out there, and traditional scrappers might be a little intimidated by it. But an art journal at it's heart is all about YOU. This is a chance to create something just for you, without worrying about photos, layout design, or other limitations you have with scrapbooking alone. It is very liberating to just create a page with only your thoughts and feelings in mind. And you don't have to adopt an artsy style to create an art journal...it's about reflecting your journal entries in a visual way that's true to your style. That said, even if the artsy style isn't your usual thing, give it a try! That's what this challenge is all about...inviting you to try something new and help your creativity grow.

Already we're on Week 6 of our 8-week project, focusing on goals again this week. Here is my contribution...



If you're just hearing about this now, no worries. Just jump in where you are and have fun with it! You can find all the past weeks' gifts  from some of the amazing designers at CatScrap packaged up and available for sale for a nominal charge here. Be sure to post your lovely creations in our special gallery and share your inspiration with our fellow journal artists!


4 comments:

Fiddlette said...

Wow, this is gorgeous, lisa! Thank you for your generosity, and amazing artistry! :)

Tammy said...

Absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much :)

suruha said...

This is beautiful! Thank you!

Dawn said...

Fabulous!! What a beautiful paper and the word art is magnificent - many thanks!


I am... a digital scrapbook designer, an aspiring writer, part cynic/ part philosopher, scatterbrained and easily fascinated, moody, fun-loving, obsessed with office supplies and Diet Wild Cherry Pepsi, a rock music fanatic, an embracer of my thirty-somethingness, oftentimes inspired, sometimes discouraged, and all of the time grateful for the invention of chocolate. In other words, I am a work in progress! ;)

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