the autumn totally got away from me. and i was bummin' bigtime...not to mention doing a guilt number on myself for having let it slide...particularly when it became clear in december that i could either
A) make christmas cards
B) do everything else creative in my life
and then the other day i woke up and thought, "i LOVE paper adventure! i love the group. i love the prompts. i love my 2/3 finished, increasingly bulgy book. i LOVE the bits that are done and i have ideas for the bits that aren't done. i don't care if it's 2009...by golly i am gonna finish it!!!!!"*
anyway, the next one up from when i left off was operation 39: WORK
and here is my page; the photo is eggregious, but i could not get it to come out any better, so i finally just went with it. please believe me when i say that the vellum is more see-through than that, and the letters stand out more, and that it isn't crooked, ok?! thanks.
(photo of the "new release wall" in my video store printed on kodak premium paper; journaling typed on vellum and layered on top; film-themed stickers: mrs. grossman; (god alone knows where i got those!) hello kitty sticker from an old calendar; letter stickers: sei, chatterbox, k&co, miss elizabeth; outlined with zig pen)
I CANNOT BELIEVE I AM STILL HERE!
3 general managers
3 spinny chairs
1 tetanus shot
9,000,000 customer complaints (MORE!)
(note: i mean TO me...not *about* me!)
2 "fifty year" floods
3 closed stores
1 "stake out" (SUCCESSFUL!)
2 rat pack posters
more friendships than i can count
more movies than i can remember
less pay than i deserve (WAAAAAY less!)
...i could quit...but HOW could i...
GIVE UP SHOWBIZ??!
more pages to come as i finish them. but i have to say already it feels good to be working on this again!
*because sometimes ya just gotta give yourself a stern talkin' to, knowwhatimean??? of course you do. so if you are currently beating yourself up about something...KNOCK IT OFF...figure out what the next step is...and just get started! and if anyone gives you a hard time, you just send them 'round to me, ok?! ok. i'm glad that's settled. as you were, people.