Thursday, March 18, 2010

heart the art: week 11 (fearless)

this might be my favorite HEART the ART page yet! ok, i think i've already said that a few times, eh? :) and truthfully, i love them all, because gina has thought up the best prompts and the pages themselves are soooooo much fun to make!

this time our word was FEARLESS:

immediately i knew i wanted to use a bit of bruce mau's incomplete manifesto for growth. (yeah, i'm still thinking & talking about that!) specifically, point #4, where he talks about *FAILURE* being a positive thing, a sign of being creatively "out there" and continuing to seek & explore NEW ideas rather than--as is often quite tempting--re-creating the same "safe" things that have worked in the past.

how perfect is it that the making of this page is an absolutely IDEAL illustration of what i wanted it to say? because my brilliant first idea of how to do the journaling...which was to use a cool-shaped tag to mask off a bit of glimmer-misted notebook paper...did not work AT ALL! in fact, it was a bit of a mess, see?

but before i even had time to be disappointed about that, i noticed that the tag itself, which i'd set aside after using as a mask, was now the most brilliantly blended combination of colors imaginable! i had to abbreviate the original quote a bit, but i fit in the gist of it and set about with the embellishing & sticking on all those letter stickers. et VOILA!

the only problem with being "caught up" on these (a fun & novel feeling to me i assure you!) is that now i have to wait until saturday for the next one! hey g...can i get a hint??!?! ♥

(materials: patterned paper: prima & a bit of hindi newspaper; letter stickers: creative imaginations; journaling tag: k&co; butterfly: my mind's eye; rub-ons: basic grey & autumn leaves; bling: recollections; pins: joann; spray ink: glimmer mist; ink pads: versamark & colorbox; pens: uniball & micron; stickles: ranger; adhesives: 3m foam tape & tombow monorunner; finished size: 4x6")


  1. wow...that butterfly and everything surrounding that said butterfly is truly magnificent!

  2. Stunning! Love that gorgeous butterfly!

  3. Totally wonderful Lauren! This is just gorgeous and soooo creative! Gina does rock doesn't she! Jo x

  4. What a great page and you got to use the quote you love so much!!! YAhoo! Very cool. Can't wait to see what you do with next week. :)

  5. Let's have a look at this.... There's color (check). There's black (check). And there's white (double check!).
    You've practically already done the bandanna technique!
    Aren't you marvelous?! :D

  6. Oh, yeah - and such fantastic timing on that gorgeous piece up there!

  7. oh so cool and oh soooooooo gorgeous!!!

  8. Wow Lauren, these just keep getting better and better! I am running out of adjectives!!!

    (-: Heidi

  9. seriously HOT! what a happy little accident that turned out to be, girl! i love the HTA page - that tag is gorge, and i love the letters. the butterfly? yeah, she's PERFECT. and the baubles instead of bling are just so much more subtle and lovely for this page.

    you are the bizzomb. xo

  10. This is so wonderful. Even your "bad" experiments turn out fabulous. You have the golden touch. I think this whole process just proves your FEARLESS CREATIVITY point. Brilliant.


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