Yesterday, one of my kidlets said, "Mom, I want to see you get more crafty again." It was out of the blue, as they sat down for breakfast, before I was even really awake.
But, he had a point and I want that too!
A couple weeks ago, inspiration struck for The Sketchbook Challenge's March theme: Spilling Over and last night, I took my kidlet's advice and got to it.
It's the end of the first quarter of 2011 and a great time to check in with my One Little Word: ~Grow~. And even better, combine it for an art journal page for The Sketchbook Challenge.
Last month, I updated my camera to a DSLR and I'm learning to ~Grow~ in photography. And while that's a long happy process, I'm having fun clicking. To include a bit of this growth, I upped the contrast on the photo I took of our now removed ash trees, to make it easier to trace the silhouette onto transparency with a fine tipped Sharpie.
Under the transparency, I included the Her Face piece I wrote for a Red Writing Hood assignment at The Red Dress Club. Outside of blogging, it has been quite some time since I've written creatively. Writing along with prompts from The Red Dress Club and Microfiction Monday this year has allowed me to ~Grow~ here as well.
And on top is some simple acrylic paint, topped with my One Little Word: ~Grow~ and the synonyms that I've included in my One Little Word album that I'm working on for Ali Edward's class over at Big Picture Classes...one more area for me to ~Grow~!