Sunday, January 2, 2011

TOJO let's Sketch/Art Journal Everyday

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  WELCOME 2011 .. I am happy you are here and I have been waiting for you.  I have high hopes for you this year!  LOL

A couple of things to blog about today with regards to some creativity aspirations. I want to create SO MUCH MORE in 2011 than I did in 2010!  I hardly did anything in 2010, mostly because I have too much crap and no organized space!  So John struck me a deal, get my stash place sorted/cleaned and organized by the end of January and I get a mini spa day!  NOW HE'S TALKING!  Can't remember the last time I've had my piggies painted and polished, a massage and a DEARLY LOVED facial!  So aside from a sense of accomplishment, I get a great gift too!  INCENTIVE INDEED!

So I have been on the lookout for a challenge sketch blog!  I really needed to find something that had some diversity (we all know how I rock those two pagers INSERT HUGE ROLL EYES), and I found this site!


This site has just been launched, and so far I am enjoying it.  I love the diversity in the sketches, being a one page, two page, card or add on!  If you are shaking your head at the "add on", go have a read and it'll make sense!  I have a biggillionnillionfillion pictures that I am dying to get scrapped and the stash to do it!!  I have to stop using the excuse that I am not inspired ... that I just don't feel like it!   If the sketch is there, the it takes away the design concept excuse ...LOL  TIME TO SCRAP!

These sketches will get me off to a great start .. and now that I have publicly announced that I want my Tojo to do this with me .. I HAVE TO DO IT TOO!  She is shameless when it comes to calling me out .. (secretly it's what I love the most about her

So what do you say chicka .. YOU IN?  We can work out terms when you come for air (the bitch is leaving me to go to Mexico with her family .. the fricken nerve  PSSSTTT .. that may be the only way I get a head start ... BAHAHAHAHAHA!  She isn't the only one who is shameless!  BAHAHAHA

Tomorrow the first sketch is up!  I am looking froward to seeing what it'll be! :)

The other half of my creative aspirations deals with what I love the most .. eclectic, funky, dirty, go with your mood ART!  I came across a challenge blog that blew me away!  if you have never heard of Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, do yourself a favour and check her out here!  This lady rawks my mixed media world!

So Julie created a FREE class/challenge/prompts called ART JOURNAL EVERYDAY.  The idea is to put aside 10 minutes a day and CREATE!  That's it ... 10 MINUTES!  Creating in anyway you want!  You don't have to commit to making an art journal, but I am!  I bought one a couple of months ago, and started making backgrounds prepped for impromtu creative moments.  Now it's time to use these pages up!  Julie will post s list of prompts that will inspire you grab the creative bull by the horn ... it's so inspiring all ready to me!  I am excited to jump in and see what I learn!

If you are interested, find all the information here!

 So there you have it!  Two places that will become part of my daily routine .. I am hoping that by doing these two challenge sites, it gets me back into my creative groove!  I can only imagine that this will open a door to much more .. I sure hope it does!

If you have any other suggestions or ideas I would love to hear all about them!



So Write said...

I love it when you blog, create and share...keep it coming girl...keep it comeing :)

Heidi said...

Hey chickie,
I really enjoyed reading your blog, you're a natural :) I would try the 10-minute a day create one but it takes me that long to choose paper... I will check out the other sketch blog, you aren't the only one that hasn't scrapped in forever!
Take care,

HeatherFeather said...

I have been a fan of Ali Davis' sketches for a long time now...I have one of her books too! This site looks great! As for doing it with you....maybe....I think you should show me what ya got and then maybe I will join in on the fun!!! ;) ;)


scrapwordsmom said...

Hi there! I am doing the Art Journal challenge, too. I am looking forward to getting to know some new bloggers. Have a wonderful day...and your blog is darling:)


Anonymous said...

wow, your husband is awesome! i would say mine "tolerates" my mess, but doesn't really get involved! looking forward to art journaling with you this year!

Mellisa said...

Thanks for the link. I am going to check it out now. I've already decided that I am going to try to do one Page Map per week. Cant start for a bit though .. need to organize, purge then reno. Maybe in March. In the meantime, I am off to check outthe art journal a day. Think I may even make a couple ATCs before I go to bed.