Sunday, September 29, 2013

A little worried about my inner self... (and coming this week)

If art is supposed to be an expression of your inner self, I'm a bit worried about mine.  This was supposed to be a 'calm but colorful' canvas from a lesson in Christy Tomlinson's Behind the Art class.  It's colorful and anything but calm.

I just can't resist adding more and more layers and filling up the spaces.  Do I have too much on my mind just bursting to get out?  Do I not understand how I'm supposed to do these canvases?  Or perhaps I'm just so excited about the creative process I can't wait to use all my stamps, inks and found objects.

Here are some close-ups showing the texture using a doily in the background, clothing patterns and stenciled words.

Anyway, since the background is so busy, I'm puzzled as to what to put on top.  I'm going to review some of the material in Christy's class today and figure out what to put on this.

In the meantime, I have been doing some layouts with videos to post over the next few days.  My scrapbook shopping from Detroit is already paying off.  That was enough shopping for the month but I passed Hobby Lobby yesterday with coupon in purse so you know what that meant.  I had to stop in and get just one thing.  $30 later I left with several things off the clearance they were marking down an additional 40% off.  If you have a Hobby Lobby, you might want to check this out.  There was way more stuff in ours than could have been sold in one day.  I also got home and found my Raisin Boat rental stamps for October in the mailbox so my scraproom is filled with opportunity.

Finally, tomorrow, Monday evening the 30th is the last time to sign up for True Scrap 5 with the $50 discount.  Use discount code LUCKY50 at checkout to attend this 2 day class with these features:

Attend a full conference without leaving home - no hotel, no gas, no packing or unpacking!
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Thanks for stopping by and if you can interpret my "art," please feel free.


  1. I like what you have created here Lisa-I am always drawn to bright colors-you will figure something out for the top and it will fit perfectly-of that I am sure

  2. Looks to me that your inner-self, is saying that you are a fun, colourful and vibrant person :)
    I got to get a bit messy with my latest tag..and I had so much fun getting back into creating :)

  3. I think this is beautiful, fun, vibrant, happy and all around amazing!

  4. Lisa, you have a marvelous sense of design - and I envy you. I can't imagine ever doing anything this pretty. Keep up the great work! And thanks for sharing.


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