10 January, 2010

Words to live by

Instead of making New Year resolutions - which after years of experience, I know I won't keep - I thought about making something which was visual and would be more meaningful.  I made this from a 12x12 canvas, with scrunched up tissue paper glued to it (use gel medium), painted and then the appropriate words stamped on some tags I had.  I then glued these to the canvas, made a heading and attached it. Voila!  The words I have chosen are Dare, Laugh, Live, Love, Wish,  Dream, Create, Inspire, Believe.
The first photo shows the true colours, the second is the hanging on my wall

I've been planning this for a couple of weeks and I am really pleased how it turned out.  Now I'll have to see if it actually inspires me......

07 January, 2010

First Project for Twenty - Ten

I came across this post on Ali Edwards blog last week.  It got me to thinking and I have chosen 'Believe' as my word for this year as a reminder to Believe in myself as well as my children and others. 
I had some spare time this afternoon and I made this plaque from some board and Basic Grey monograms I had.  It is hanging over my work table now so it will remind me everytime I look at it to Believe.