Here are a couple more pages that I have finished. I am not real sure of the correct terminology, whether I am making an art book or an art journal. When I think of an art journal I think of pages that are collaged but also include some type of journaling. I don't do that. That is one of the reasons that I quickly lost interest in scrapbooking.
I find it too hard to express myself in that way. Then I start trying too hard to work my page elements into something that goes along with the journaling. It ruins my creative feng shui. I know some of you will understand completely.
If as I am working on a piece I get a feeling or some meaning comes across then I will try to fit some kind of text into the piece. This works much better for me. Or my background will have a random piece of text that suddenly goes perfect with an image I have dug out of my stash.
Here is a perfect example of what I am talking about. In January I was in a Gothic Arch challenge on one of my yahoo groups. Take a look at the Mona Lisa Arch that I did. I had finished the arch and was happy with it. I did not have any text on it when I started digging through a container that has sentences cut from a book. I came across a sentence and shifted around some of the words and came up with some text that I felt went perfectly with the image of Mona Lisa. You'll have to go check out the post if you want to see what I am talking about : )
Can you figure out why I think this text fits perfectly?
Here are the pages. Click on them if you'd like to see a close up.
Have a great weekend! I will have a big annoucement Sunday or Monday see you then!