miss gina's prompt for week 49 was PAIR or PAIRS. of course my favorite pair is lovely husband jeff and myself. 2010 was quite a year; you may remember that we had a pretty scary 6 months while jeff was battling a serious case of vertigo. yet again i offer my thanks to every single person who left a comment, or wrote an email, or sent a card, or just generally kept us in your thoughts! it was MUCH appreciated and seems to have worked...he's doing really well!*
the page started out quite sensibly, i swear! we took an arm's length photo of ourselves and my intention was just to enhance it very slightly in photoshop and hit print. ...but somehow i clicked the "cutout" filter...and once i saw us as comic book characters...well, heck...you have to go where the muse takes you, right??!?!
when i scored a coveted--and unsolicited-- "oh wow, that's COOL!" from LHJ, i knew i'd made the right choice. yep, we *ARE* a pair!!! ♥♥♥
for week 47's prompt we chose a QUOTE that sums up where we are right now. nothing immediately leapt to mind onfor me, and i was mulling over a few different options when i read this quote of the buddha's:
how awesome is THAT?! (how TRUE is that??!?!) i don't know if it "sums up" anything about me, but it is definitely something i'd like to keep in the forefront of my mind...and immortalize in my HTA book...and i had a wonderful time playing with inks and scissors and embroidery floss to make my page!
so there you have it: super computery comic-inspired minimalism AND super-blingy buddhist maximalism, side-by-side in my HEART the ART journal; what can i tell you, i'm an eclectic kind of gal! :)
*knock wood! (sorry to be superstitious, but like i said... it was quite a year!)