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Bonnie Rose: Look Closely

I’ll admit it.

I’ve been neglecting my scrapbooks lately. I have.

I’ve been playing so much with color and different mediums, that I’ve neglected adding to my scrapbook albums on a regular basis.

And time is going by.

I used to be such a faithful scrapbooker. So faithful.

Not doing pages in chronological order — because that’s just too impossible for me! — but I used to be a lot more into creating pages than I am now.

Now I’m more into evolving as an artist.

Playing with textures, different mediums, and exploring the color wheel. I am evolving.

So last week, when my girls were here with us, my daughter Bethany made the comment that I haven’t created any pages in a while, and you know, she was right. Dead right. I haven’t.

Now don’t get me wrong. I don’t feel guilty about that at all. I am evolving. And there are days when I journal, days when I play with color, days when I write, days when I meditate, days when I learn, days when I read, days when I play with canvas, days when I play in my sketchbooks and art journals, and there are days when I don’t create much. I just get inspired.

I am always filling up
my creative tank somehow.

So this morning, I decided to create a new page for my daughter’s album. Something I hope she will look back on and realize how often her mom thinks of her.

It’s all about
looking closely as you travel life’s journey.

Supplies used:
gingham 12×12 scrapbook page
dictionary paper
acrylic paints
white acrylic gesso
glimmer mist
flourish stencil
Japanese washi tapes
jillibean soup journaling sprouts
Black pitt pen used for journaling
rubber stamp from CatsLife Press
black alphabet stickers

I hope she loves it.


[Cross-posted from A Life Unrehearsed]

5 Comments Post a comment
  1. She’s gonna love it! I love it! Fabulous!

    January 20, 2011
  2. Of course she’ll love it!
    I love it too – beautiful composition. xx

    January 20, 2011
  3. very pretty page. i love the idea of creating a scrapbook for your children. i started doing that when my girls were born, but then drifted away from it. i need to get back to that! thanks for the inspiration!

    January 20, 2011
  4. I love your page, Bonnie Rose. Really makes me want to try (again) to create something in a similar vein. Every time I try, the result falls short of what I see in my mind’s eye. If at first you don’t succeed…….

    January 21, 2011
  5. I appreciate you sharing the ebb and flow of the transformations that are going on in your artistic life. Your daughter should be VERY PROUD of her mama!

    January 21, 2011

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