Welcome to Day 2 of Art Every Day Month!
If you consider scrapbooking art (and I DO!) then today I arted my heart out for hours and hours and hours! And I actually have quite a bit to show for it, at least in terms of layouts started.
The morning started bright and early as I tried to get a jump on commute traffic going into downtown, headed for a two day crop – Scrapbook Expo – at the Convention Center and 32 hours of cropping craziness! Mr. Tattered (my personal barrista!) sent me on my way with a travel cup of hot, freshly brewed coffee, and I enjoyed it as I rocked out to my country music station all the way in. What a great way to start the day!
I arrived on time, got a good park, and headed in, pausing only to get a coffee refill at Starbuck’s (not as good as what my barrista provides, but a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do.) The maple oat nut scone helped it go down a little easier.
Then it was off to will-call to pick up my registration packet, which was easy, peasy. I lugged all my supplies to the crop area and finished setting up just in time to make it to the opening of the showroom floor. I did a quick run-through, bought a few little treasures then headed back to the crop area to get to work.
I pretty much had my nose to the grindstone (if you can call something you like doing working!) all day long. I had a bunch of organizing to do before I got to actual production, and I didn’t bring much bling with me, so most of the pages are pretty bare bones. But, progress is progress, and lately any step forward is success!
Today I worked on our last Yellowstone trip. I can’t believe it’s been over two years since we went. SOMEWHERE I have a journal that tells all the stories, and would be a good guide for putting the album in order, but of course, I left it home and am having to rely on memory (Lord help me!) But that’s okay. Getting the layouts started is the important part. I can put them in order and add finishing touches later.
Here’s a glimpse of a couple of pages…
Normally I go to the crop until midnight then drive home and come back early in the morning, but this year I decided to treat myself to a fancy hotel. It was really nice to just walk across the street instead of driving for 40 minutes!
It practically goes without saying that today I am very grateful to be in a financial position to be able to take a little weekend get-away like this, and to have a husband who is willing to fend for himself while I traipse off. This is certainly not a necessity of life, and I appreciate being able to do it very much!
If you’d like to follow along with others doing Art Every Day, the list of participants can be found at www.http://creativeeveryday.com/
My inspiration for 30 Days of Gratitude can be found at http://yourheartmakesadifference.com/2013/10/invitation-to-join-us-for-30-days-of-gratitude-30daysofgratitude/
I am not following the prompts, as I am more interested in writing what is moving me at the moment, but you’ll find some real inspiration there if you’re trying to make “gratitude” a bigger part of your life!