Saturday, April 04, 2009

Define Yourself


What a challenge this was! Deana wants us to represent ourselves on two 8 x 8 tip-in pages in bright colours and Zetti style. So you see me balancing my life by cutting and pasting and painting and searching for the answers to life´s questions in books. Find out the rest by clicking on the pics to enlarge them.
You´ll see that I´ve written some explanations on the shown things - I´ve used this way of "journaling" in my own handwriting because of the privateness of these pages. There are even some words written vertically, and some maybe can´t be read properly - then it´s only me who knows what´s been written there. You can see more ways of writing on your pages at Michelle´s Crusade No. 30. I´ve used the trick she tells you there: writing down my words on a note pad first while assembling my pages, and then writing in the gaps later. This has been fun, and I´ll do it more often now.

20 comments:

Marilyn Rock said...

Marion! I'd say you really met the challenge and more. These are fantastic. This would be a hard one for me. It was great getting to know you more through your art!

Amy said...

fantastic fun collage work..so much to look at..I love collage! Great idea's going on here..the owl is super and so is the moon!

Kerstin said...

Feine Sache, so eine innere Reise, mhm? Ich find die Ergebnisse ziemlich spannend!

michelle ward said...

marion - great pages! i love the way you've marked your journaling - it's so light you don't see it at first. very mysterious. thanks for sharing with the team.

johanna said...

ich glaub, mir wären deine handschriftlichen notizen gar nicht aufgefallen, wenn ich nicht davon gewusst hätte... sehr schöne seiten!!

trudi said...

Yup, re: Oscar. Marion - is that you in the photos? These are wonderful. I am going to go check out the tip you referred to.
You've tied them each together wonderfully.

Melisa said...

I really like the barely there text you've got in some places. I don't always like my journaling to be so easily read, either. It makes me self-conscience with certain pages. Great solution!

bockel24 said...

Yes, it´s three times me, Trudi :-)

Pocket Size said...

Cool! Your pages are very dynamic. I like how you even have lettered backgrounds!

M said...

WOW- Marion - love it and love the fact the words are hidden in the creation. Great works of art. Marlynn

Regina said...

I love all the layering and the whimsy you've got on your pages.
Thanks for sharing & inspiring.

LostLuggage said...

I always like to see this style of page...so fun to look at!

Julie said...

lovely pages and I like that you have some secret writing in there too!

LaY hOoN said...

Gorgeous !!
Love the zetti.

Penny Rabbit said...

Love your pages, very fun! Love the "Teesha Moore" look....wish I could do that. I've tried, can't make it work. You have done so and it looks awesome!

runningonink said...

Super duper fun and rad pages! You used great elements in the pages!

KathrynAntyr said...

Your pages are always so beautiful. I love how the layers of text add a rich texture.

Kim Mailhot said...

Hi Marion ! I love these two pages ! I think the "paper dolls" on the first one are a fun use of collage elements. I started adding some "just for me" journaling into the background of some of my pieces too. I know it's there but it may be hard to see it in the final result. It adds a specially layer to journal pages htough, I think.
Nice job, Crusader !
Cheers !

Ingrid Dijkers said...

LOVE these pages! Everything about them is fabulous ... as is all your work.
Best-
Ingrid

cinnamonpink said...

What wonderful pages!!! I love the colors and the details.