I’m a bit late today but we had a wonderful and an awful day yesterday. Wonderful because we spend the day in beautiful Malmø, Sweden watching Denmark taking home the Eurovision victory. Awful because we were hit by another car on our way home.
We were lucky but for my part I’m still in shock to the point where I started feeling scared today while driving with my sister-in-law. Not that she’s a bad driver but the accident yesterday happened so fast and the thought that something that could have gone really bad could happen so suddenly made me see ghost everywhere. Totally normal reaction, right?
So here’s my take on the Sunday Postcard Art challenge. I think it is easy to see where my inspiration came from.
Sunday, May 19
Sunday, May 12
It’s been a long week. Well actually week and a half since beginning on my new job. I’ve worked in retail for years so I’m used to be running around a lot but this is different. It’s not just running. It is also standing still for long periods of time which admittedly is entirely my own fault since I’ve chosen to do most of my administrative duties standing in the store instead of sitting in the office. I’m just not the sit on my bum at an office table all day kind of girl.
I have been dead tired all week which also shows in the lack of posts here and my legs have been killing me. By the end of week I feel like I’ve worn off a least a good few inches of each legs.
That’s my inspiration for my piece for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge this week. The prompt was pretty broad. It’s simply to use chevron somewhere on your piece and let me tell you. I had so much fun creating this one. (Including the chevron stamp I started out by creating which I’m giving away for free this week)
DISCLAIMER: No I am not really ten feet tall nor is a giraffe, well maybe a baby giraffe. The ten feet is merely chosen because it had a certain ring to it – and it looked good. Oh yes I am that shallow.
Here’s my starting point – a sort of chevron stamp which you can download for free and use for – well for whatever you fancy. Download it here
Sunday, May 5
The theme this week for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge is ‘When I grow up’. At first I didn’t really know what to make of it and I started looking at some old photos of me as a child and I remembered what it was like. It was one particular school photo from 2. grade that inspired this one. I had just changed school in the Spring and I was still the new kid. I was the kid with the bad haircut and homemade clothes. The kid that tried to put a smile on whenever I didn’t know how to respond to a situation which admittedly I still do.
I was the kid that didn’t know that I could have expectations for the future, I also just figured I would get what was given to me and nothing more which seen in the light of my later interest in Søren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher and founder of the Existentialism, seems even more sad.
Yet still looking back on the 7 year old Jeanet, I really only had one wish. I wished I could be less awkward and more like every one else. I’m not sure I ever quite succeeded in that but I guess I’ve learned to deal with it.
Wednesday, May 1
Now the fine lines might still be a bit blurry about this challenge but I figured we might as well get it started so here’s your first word prompt:
Now start creating – and link your results in this thread so we can all
CREDITS: HERITAGE CHARM BY MARCEE DUGGAR | WIRE FENCE PACK BY MARCEE DUGGAR | LUSCIOUS LEMONADE GLITTER SPLATTERS BY ROBYN GOUGH | VINTAGE HOROSCOPE BY MARCEE DUGGAR | FLEA MARKET HARDWARE TWO BY MARCEE DUGGAR | STICK IT ONE BY MARCEE DUGGAR | COLLAGE WORD ART SET 1 BY MARCEE DUGGAR| theCREATIVEPIXEL | JEANET ALMHØJ
Tuesday, April 30
30.04.2013 | CURRENTLY… LISTENING TO SHAMELESS BY LISSIE | THE WEATHER HAS BEEN… COLD BUT SUNNY | I SHOULD HAVE BEEN… DOING LAUNDRY | LOOKING FORWARD TO… TOMORROW | FEELING… A BIT TIRED ALTHOUGH I SLEPT UNTIL 6 THIS MORNING
It is time to share my Project Life week 17 pages. This week we were both off work and used it to do some much needed relaxing. We had all sorts of plans for the week but ended up doing absolutely none of them.
So in the end our week looked like this; 1. Time for a bbq 2. Time for relaxing in the sun 3. Time for a much needed haircut 4. Time for hard work 5. Time for shopping.
Especially that last one took a lot of energy as we went to Germany to do a lot of shopping. We can save lot of money simply by crossing the border so we try to go twice a year, shopping for sodas, wine, spices, sweets, cleaning products, dog food – basically anything with a long duration. We brought my husbands grandmother this time and I do believe she was quite exhausted by the end of the day but who am I kidding. We were all exhausted after 14 hours of driving and shopping.
Monday, April 29
29.04.2013 | CURRENTLY… WATCHING PILLARS OF THE EARTH ON NETFLIX | THE WEATHER HAS BEEN… COLD AND RAINY | I SHOULD HAVE BEEN… DOING LAUNDRY | LOOKING FORWARD TO… STARTING MY NEW JOB | PLANNING… A NEW SCRAPBOOKING CHALLENGE.
As I’ve mentioned I’ve been inspired by the classics lately – books and poems in my journey into art journaling. Now we are a small crowd here so I might as well be honest. I’m head over heals in love with the written word. It has always fascinated me how what appeared to be just words could take on new meanings simply by combining them in different ways. How they could play with my imagination and make my heart race like the touch from a loved one. A good text – book, lyric or whatever – paints images in my head that sometimes explodes into what you see on my layouts which is also why I started my Soundtrack of my life project.
Words are however not my only inspiration but they have been my so far only source of inspiration when it came to creating. So today I’m introducing a new source of inspiration. The masters of art. The true artists that has inspired generations of amateurs such as myself.
My inspiration today comes from the work of Gustav Klimt an Austrian symbolist painter. It is difficult not to feel the creativity flow through your mind once you see his work, especially those from his golden phase. They are so powerful in their expressions through his use of shapes and rich colors. His probably most famous painting, The Kiss, is a wonderful example of this. I love that although most of his painting can be divided into a square or a circle, they all seem to melt together and make the couple look like one instead of two. Just like love do to you. It is a great reminder that although we tend to see everything in boxes or small defined areas when assessing our life, none of it matters unless we are able to see the bigger picture.
Klimt's work was vibrant, full of life, often shown through naked female bodies but I wasn’t quite ready to go in that direction so for my piece I chose a butterfly. Something that I think of as both vibrant and strong, yet so incredible fragile. Much like Klimt’s work, if you remove one square it all falls to pieces. Everything has a purpose.
CREDITS: ARTISTIC CLIPPING MASKS SIX BY MARCEE DUGGAR | ECLECTIC HERITAGE BACKGROUND PACK BY MARCEE DUGGAR | ECLECTIC HERITAGE GRAPHIC PACK BY MARCEE DUGGAR | BE MY VALENTINE BY ROBYN GOUGH | LUSCIOUS LEMONADE GLITTER SPLATTERS BY ROBYN GOUGH | theCREATIVEPIXEL
Sunday, April 28
It is something Flemming and I have often spoken off. When we finally met at a friends house there had already been what seems like a million and one other chances for us to meet years before.
My aunt and uncle lived just a few streets away from where he grew up and since moved to a nearby village where Flemming was a boy scout with my cousin, frequently visited the small shop my aunt had. By some odd chance we ended up at different business schools although we could very well have ended up at the same. He later became the postman (or postal carrier or whatever the political correct term is) in my aunt’s neighborhood which let to quite a bit of joking once we started dating from my aunt which is what inspired me today where the Sunday Postcard Art theme is mail art.
We’ve always agreed that it was fate that didn’t have us meet until we did. We both had to be ready. Although he’s no longer a postman, he’s still the one that carries my heart around and I hope it’s a delivery he’ll never make.