In an effort to pursue my journaling and to scratch an itch to be all “artsy-fartsy” in the autumn of my life, I’ve signed up with Effy Wild to participate in her Book of Days 2012 project.
To start things off, I took a few of the last days of 2011 to think about what I want from 2012. Then with that in mind, I picked one word to focus my intentions for this book and my real world life. I chose DISCOVER. This fits where I am in my life so perfectly.
The book I chose to alter is a good one. In its former life it was Who Killed Society by Cleveland Amory. I picked it up at a used book sale thinking it was a humorous novel. Instead, I got a book ripping apart a group of people who in turn developed ripping other people apart into an art form. A wholly negative book that I am making into something positive.
I’ve scanned what I’ve done so far. (Click images to enlarge.)
|The cover - yep, that's me!|
|Inside cover. In each envelope/pocket there is a letter |
to the year. I gooped this one so deep in paint that it is
STILL tacky! LOL!
|January 1, of course. I love Neil Gaiman's |
writings and had to include his New Year's Wish.
|The weekly spread so far.|
Effy's pages are filled with drawings and collage which I hope to do in mine, too. Each Sunday in her "Church of Art" livestream broadcast Effy covers new ideas, new techniques, and gives us a prompt for the week. I don’t have the huge stash of art supplies that she does but I do have some left behind by my ex-husband, so LEMONADE! Yay!
Anyway, this project is to encompass a year. A whole year. I hope I can keep focused enough to do it, but if I “fall of the wagon” a bit as Effy mentioned, I will just acknowledge those missing days with a note somewhere and pick right up again.
So, here’s wishing you a Happy New Year! I hope you find it a year filled with discoveries.