Saturday, September 10, 2011

What I Like About Me

I am the type of person that sees the good in everything.  I am pretty much happy all of the time and I don't let things get me down.  I could be going through the worst of times, but life goes on and I don't let those things that I cannot control, control me.  I always want everyone to be happy but realize that it is a choice we each have to make.  I choose to be happy.  I choose to not let things bother me.  If something is going really horribly, I just plod on through and seek the fun, the happy the feel good stuff.  I don't have to be like this.  I choose to be like this.  We're all on a journey and I'm liking my journey.  Hey, it's my journey and I want to enjoy it, so I'm going to.

My travels today took me to my favorite scrapbooking store.  I love the group of friends I've met there and truly enjoy being with them while we take some time to play.  I participated in a 7 Gypsies Printers Tray class.  It was relaxing and fun.  Here is the finished product.



There were a couple pieces that did not come in yet so I'll have to add them when they arrive.  The center on the top row should have two hooks on either side holding the clock with wings.  There should be a hook on the top left holding that little banner;  and there should be hooks on either side of the little photo album in the bottom right with an elastic holding it in place.  I'm going to add some black and white photo's of my parents and perhaps some journaling where I can.  I just love it!  This was a very fun project.

I'm participating in an Art Journal swap with "Art for the Creative Mind", a Yahoo group I belong to.  The theme for my journal is "Words", a theme I've used before and never tire of everyone's interpretation.  I received my first page today, a beautiful creation by our group leader, Tolegranny.

Front

Back
The first page I had to create is for an Alice in Wonderland Art Journal.  Here is what I came up with.



I also made a tag last week at the scrapbooking store to welcome Fall. 



Tomorrow I need to bring out my Fall holiday decorations and pack away my patriotic things until next
smmer.  Hope you are enjoying your weekend too. 

What do you like about you?

I haven't posted in so long I see Blogger has changed.  Why are things centered now?  How can I change that?  Hmmm.  Must go figure this out.  See what happens when you take a month to make a post?!!  The world keeps turning, ready or not!!

3 comments:

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Happy Sunday Joyce!

You and I would get along so good! I have the same outlook on life and enjoying it. We CHOSE to be happy or as happy as possible even through rough patches in life.

Love your art work as always! You go girl!!

Big hugs, Sherry

Mia Italian Casa said...

Great advice and I LOVE the printers rack!!!

XO

Jen said...

Wonderful job on the printer's tray! I've always wanted to make one of those. Great journal pages and tag!
hugs,
Jen