The song used at "Scrapping with a Song" this week (challenge 29) is Bon Jovi's "It's My Life". One line in this song, "Like Frankie said: I did it my way", immediately put a vision in my head of another art journal page. This line just goes so well with the last art journal page I made, about having peace of mind. Doing things my way, what a wonderful way of telling myself to do my own thing, to stop doubting myself. That was the first step. My page began to become clearer in my head once I saw the challenge over at "A Million Memories". It's a sketch challenge, which is rather strange because I've been known not to be all that good when it comes to working with sketches. I guess you could say this sketch spoke to me:
Now I know the black parts should be where the pictures are placed, but they looked a bit like buildings to me. So, this is what I came up with:
I love love love this page. I'm new at art journaling, so I haven't really developed my own style yet, but I do like where it is going so far. I painted the sky colours, the buildings and the title with acrylic paints and used papers for everything else. The twist to the AMM challenge was to represent "The good old days". Well, to me, nothings says good old days like Frankie does ... I can still recall the Sundays when I was young, my dad playing his Elvis and Sinatra records ... whenever I hear those songs, it's like these Sundays come back to live in my mind, as if I can almost feel them, smell them even... Haha, no, I'm not losing it LOL, I'm just feeling a bit nostalgic at the moment. Just blame it on my trip down memory lane...
Okay, let's see if I can find some inspiration to actually work with some pictures next time around ;-)
Before I forget, INVITATION TO OUR DUTCH/BELGIAN FRIENDS: Jenneke, Jeanet, Marit, Petra and I are having a little get-together in "De Scrapbookwinkel" in Heesch on Sunday, the 21st of November. Some of us have met before, some of us haven't ... I'm so excited. It promises to be a fun day!! If you feel like joining us, consider yourselves invited!! The more, the merrier!! We'll be there around 11 o'clock or at least I'll try to be. I have a reputation not only for talking too much (yep, read your blog Marit :-)) but sadly for always being too late as well. However, my friend Vicky is joining me and contrary to me she likes being on time, so I might just get there on time this time... I can't wait to meet all of you!