I immediately fell in love with this month's challenge over at the "ARTastic Challenge Blog". This site offers paintings as a monthly inspiration, so much fun!
This is the inspirational painting:
Isn't this the most gorgeous painting? Upon looking at it, I just couldn't help myself, I had to take out my paint brushes and try to capture that feeling of the painting. This is what I came up with:
I cut out some pics of my kids taken in Krete in 2004. They looked so cute sitting at the waterfront, all three of them peacefully next to each other ... aww such happy days!
As I couldn't really think of a place to put a title, but I still wanted it to look more like a scrapbook page rather than a mimicked painting, I searched for a poem to go with that feeling the painting gave me. And I just love this one from Shel Silverstein:
Listen to the mustn'ts, child.
Listen to the don'ts.
Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts.
Listen to the never haves,
then listen close to me...
Anything can happen, child.
Anything can be
Beautiful, isn't it? I made a little mistake writing down the poem, which really bummed me out at first!!! I forgot an entire line, which meant I had to write all the way up to the sun, which wasn't my original intention. I only wanted the text to be at the left hand side of the page. I still think that would have looked prettier, but no point in feeling unhappy about it, what's done is done... I also forgot the "close", but that was easily fixed (after having taken the picture though).
Is this a scrapbook LO, or is this an art journal page ... I have no idea? I can't tell anymore if this hobby of ours is about preserving pictures, telling a story, or just about bringing across a certain feeling ... But... does it matter, really?
Talk to you later!
4 months ago