Sunday, December 27, 2009

Inspiration Avenue: Believe

Believe - art collage - Nikon D40 with 55 mm lens

For this week's challenge I decided to go outside my comfort zone and create a collage, of sorts, with scrapbooking materials. It is a little known fact that I love to art journal, but I never post anything because it's mostly hideous. But, in the spirit of a coming new year and new challenges, I decided to go for it. I am kind of happy with the way this one turned out. And I really believe The Time Is Now, for many things.

Please head over to Inspiration Avenue and view the other submissions.

Quote of the Day
"Why, sometimes I believed in as many as six impossible things before breakfast."
~ The White Queen from Through The Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

10 comments:

artangel said...

This is so lovely! I want to see more of your art journals!! x

Mana Moon Studios said...

Oh Chris this is wonderful and I adore the Celtic stamps you used!! I learned something new about you too as I had no idea you liked working in these other mediums. Gorgeous work!!

Yvonne said...

The time is now, Chris! Well done!

priti.lisa said...

Hi Chris, It looks like you are pretty comfortable out of your comfort zone...pretty piece with a perfect message.

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

"The Time is NOW" indeed, what a lovely piece to end 2009 on! I've made a personal challenge for myself to move outside my comfort zone as well with my upcoming pieces.....
Also, I'd love to see you post some of your art journaling, as artists, we're always a lot harder on ourselves than anyone else!

Chris said...

Aww, now I'm blushing, girls.

Angie - Thank you so much. I'm feeling braver, so I might just post some more stuff.

Sharon - Thank you! Art journaling is what I do to soothe the creative 10 year old in me. Whenever I go to a craft store I'm like a kid in a candy shop!

Yvonne - Thank you!

Lisa - I'm still not that comfortable. I had to talk myself into posting that; took about a week. But thank you!

Stephanie - Thanks! I am a huge cheerleader for people trying new things, going places we fear to tread. Can't wait to see what you've been working on!

WrightStuff said...

Nice little piece Chris. We're all hoping you post some art journalling - go on... just for us...

Magpie said...

I agree ~ Please show us some more art journals! I love the stamps and the sentiment ~ the time is now, for sure. It's fun and rewarding to step outside one's comfort zone. I'm trying to do more of that, although sometimes I have to push myself a bit lol!

Shelinwa said...

LOVE IT true true

Chris said...

Thanks, ladies!

Lisa - You guys are really trying to talk me into posting those journals, aren't you?

Maggie - I love playing in my journals, but posting them for the world to see scares the crap out of me. But they say we should do the things we fear, right?

Shel - Yes, it really is.