I am an over thinker.
Especially when it comes to creating.
I envy people that can just "go with it".
They have a blank canvas before them
and they just go with it.
My Emmi is like that. She just starts working.
She doesn't plan
or worry about colors
or any silly thing like that...
she just goes with her heart.
I want to be like that.
I want to create from my heart.
I don't want to over think.
That's why I'm doing this...
I'm sure you've heard all about
the latest "Smash Book" craze.
I remember the first time I saw one these I went nuts.
That is soooo me!!!
Yesterday just happened to be my 45th Birthday:)
Sooooo, in honor of the best year of my life
I am working daily in my very own Smash Book...
|My book before|
I want this book to be unlike anything
I've ever done.
|My book with gesso on front and back|
It will be filled with ticket stubs,
receipts, quotes, notes,
maps, post cards, ideas,
anything that documents my day.
|A pile of my fave words, quotes and images|
Last weekend was spent with my Aunt and cousins.
We celebrated my Birthday on Friday...
that's where Smash 45 begins...
I included a biz card from an artist I met,
the receipt from our fancy dinner and a
images that just spoke to me.
I also included snips of memories throughout the page.
This page took me 5 minutes to glue down.
So fun and easy!!
Here's my page from yesterday...
The only piece of paper I collected was from our movie.
I should have grabbed our receipt from dinner, too.
Real Steel is wonderful, by the way!!!!
My goal with Smash 45 is
to not only document my 45th year of life
but also to discipline myself
to do something creative every
single day. I think it's a win/win.
So what about you?
Have you ever created a Smash Book?
What is your theme?
Oh and by the way...
this is me today....
Pretty scary, right? I don't feel good...
darn old cold.