Sunday, August 29, 2010

Learn Something New

There's something so satisfying about putting together a blank album at the start of a project.  I'm going to follow along with Shimelle's class "Learn Something New Everyday."  Last time, I did a series of mixed media ATC's.  This year I'm going to focus on journaling, accented with rubber stamped images. I started with a stack of 4.5"x6.5" colored chipboard pieces and some Basic Grey paper scraps. I edged everything with ink and assembled.  Keeping it simple this year and looking forward to it.
 
Meanwhile, I received this wonderful blog award from a few friends.  Thank you so much! The award asks me to list three things about myself and post a favorite picture.
1. My current favorite band is The Avett Brothers.  Great lyrics and interesting blend of upbeat and folk.  I also really like Michael Franti.
2. I don't read much, and I watch a ton of television.  This summer I did read The Girl Who Played with Fire, The Girl Who Kicked over the Hornet's Nest, Heart in the Right Place (a great memoir), Breath, and (currently) Await Your Reply.
3. I have traveled all over the world: El Salvador; Ireland; Scotland; Wales; London; Paris; Rome; Milan; Bellagio; Budapest; Vienna; Venice; Prague; Canada; Hong Kong; Beijing; and most of the 50 states.   I really want to go to Greece, Australia and New Zealand.  I just learned that next summer we're planning to travel to Puebla, Mexico.
Now for a favorite picture:
This is one of my favorite from pictures from our trip to Venice and my blog friend Mel asked me to post one.
I'm also supposed to pass the award along to five friends, but I fear that most of my blog friends have already been tagged on this one.  So, I'm going to pass on that part of the award.
Thanks again for the acknowledgement!

15 comments:

Amy said...

Rinda I'm really looking forward to seeing how your LSNED project progresses - I agree that keeping it simple and the smaller size makes the project a lot easier.
I love your Venetian picture .. I almost feel like bobbing along with the boats there!

helena said...

love the album,the faded colours are great and I can just imagine them filled with stamps and words

scrappyjacky said...

The colours you've used are going to look great with your stamps.

debs14 said...

Beautiful photo, no wonder you have it as a favourite. And boy have you travelled! Hope you get to tick those last 3 off in the next few years.

Lizzie said...

Ooh, I look forward to watching the progress of your mini art journal. Great idea!

humel said...

Your album looks gorgeous, Rinda - can't wait to see it slowly filling up over the month :-)

And congrats on your award! Loved reading your facts (especially seeing which places I'd also visited) and thanks so much for sharing your lovely photo xx

Sian said...

Your album looks fantastic - keeping it simple definitely seems the way to go.

A well deserved award!

sharyncarlson said...

Love how you've started your album! And the Avett Brothers! I'm now a HUGE fan after you left them as a recommendation on my blog!

Deb said...

I just love the looks of your little album already, and am looking forward to seeing how you fill it up! xo

Sabbyscrap said...

Hi, nice start on your MSNED project! Can't wait to see how it turns out. Cheers from France.

Sarah said...

Looking forward to seeing how that album fills up. It looks great already! :)

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

I like your idea for the album! One of these days I am going to do just a journal for this class or JYC.

Sonja said...

Congrats on your award! Great little album. I haven't seen that Basic Grey paper in a looooong while. :) And beautiful photo in Italy. I love the way the blue from the boats just pops.

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

Award that is so richly deserved. You are so talented. ♥tam

Karen said...

Well-deserved award! And I enjoyed your list, too. What a lot of fabulous places you've visited. The photo of Venice is wondeful. I love the line of boats in the foreground with the those beautiful buildings in the background. I've never been to Venice, but this certainly is how I imagine it.