Thursday, January 7, 2010

I've always been a bit of a pirate girl . . .



My art friend, Cindy McC, asked recently how I managed to keep my "word of the year" present and useful. One thing I do is to make a couple of art pieces with the word, usually based on definitions or quotes with the word.  I've posted one here and another here.  I made one more little project . . . a little charm to add to my key chain.  It's in the upper right corner of today's picture.  The charm was made with Ranger fragments and features the line Johnny Depp utters to end The Pirates of the Caribbean movie as he sails off to new adventures . . . "Now, bring me that horizon." It's on utube here.  And, yes, there's a picture of Capt. Jack Sparrow on the other side of the charm.  I really want a necklace like this one with my word for the year, but I'm unwilling to pay that much for it!  I am considering making a dominoe or two with my word and maybe, just maybe, my friend Cindy will make me one of her oh-so-cool soldered necklaces with my word . . .

Finally, here's an art journal page I made which focuses exploring new horizons in travel.  As always, you can click on it to enlarge if you want.


11 comments:

Margi said...

"arrrrrhhhhh matey!" I love talk like a pirate day! Great page and awesome journal!

humel said...

Oh wow! Amazing pieces, Rinda :-) Thanks for sharing xx

sharyncarlson said...

Beautiful pieces. I love the color combos in the art journal!

Fiona said...

Love your pieces. I might try altering a domino with my word and keep it on my desk - a good idea.

Sian said...

I just love to look at your art journals! Love that Capn Jack quote..it's been floating round in my head since you kindly introduced me to it!

Lizzie said...

It's a great idea to surround yourself with personal pieces that remind you of your goals or intentions.
I love the Art Journal pages. Why don't I have an art journal any more... I used to... hmmm...
Anyway, I think they are beautiful. The little "Jack Sparrow" charm is fun!

Karen said...

The art journal pages are beautiful & so inspiring. I love the colors and the detail.

scrappyjacky said...

The Art Journal pages are just wonderful....and love the quote in your picture....so very true.

Nadine said...

I love your art journal pages! (:

Deb said...

These pages are so beautiful. I keep wanting to try my hand at collage pieces and every time I try I'm just not happy with the results. You inspire me to keep trying!!!

Amy said...

Rinda, I love the look of your art journal, how often do you add to it?