Thursday, May 24, 2007

One Little Word Submission....

I'm sure you all have heard about the One Little Word blog by now...

I do NOT submit my "stuff" to contests, HOF's, SOY, or things of such nature as a general rule. That rule being I am a big wuss. Rejection = NOT my thing. Criticism, umm nope. That is why I have a HUGE amount of respect for artists who do. It takes guts. Guts I reserve for my manly man husband. I did one of the Dares challenges once. I felt like a chicken at a poultry factory, LOL. Waiting...waiting for the hatchet to drop. Someone to say the big "EWW!" And the truth is...No one said anything. I have a gallery at 2peas. It has like 5 things in it. How you scrappers open yourself up to others is so nerve racking for me.

But...
I decided to try the OLW challenge.
I mean, I know I won't be chosen. (I looked at a couple entries and then had to quit, YIKES! Such incredible artistry...) But I want to a part of something. Maybe something that challenges me to go out there and share a part of myself and this craft I love.

So this is my submission.
You can click on the pictures for a full-size photo.
(Uh, if you look at it and hate it....PLEASE don't tell me, LOL)

I used DCVW cardstock and sewed a transparency in the center. I added a quote to the layout and some turquoise gems. The Go chipboard is by Kurio for K&Company. The picture is of my 16 year old daughter Ash. And the quote is from Steve Jobs. There is journaling to Ash from me behind the picture. It's held closed by a velcro tab I made. The journaling inside tells Ash how proud I am of her for being who she IS and not just like everyone else. That I am proud of her for being ok with her body and not rail thin, for standing up for her beliefs and walking out on a dissection for biology because she did not want to cut up an animal. For wearing totally cool vintage Vans hoodies because SHE loves them...And because being different is ok and she can go out in the world and make a difference if she chooses too. (That's not verbatim just a overview}

Here are some close-ups:





Wow...I am a basket case...Someone got a margarita or something...LOL

9 comments:

Ronda P. said...

This is a very cool layout. I love the transparency running through it and that quote! Way to GO! I sincerely hope you put yourself out there more often!

Ronda
One Little Word

Lynn said...

NEVER, EVER, think you are not good enough! We all have our own style, our own creativity and that is that! We also scrapbook because we love it and thats that...... Love your layout and your blog is awesome! Thanks for joining in the fun!

Lynn
one little word

Lis said...

You should submit more often, this looks great! Love the transperency and the stitching!
Well done :)

Debbie said...

Good for you for daring to "GO"! A beautiful, meaningful layout ;)

dana said...

This layout is great. I love the clear inset!!! I wish I could stitch like that . Hey--I have decided to start sharing and going for it! You only live once. Again--I really dig it. Check mine out under challenges. You could hate it, but we all have our own styles and ya gotta live!

Gigi said...

this is AWESOME!!!! i love the design & the stitching...

& btw...i know it is a risk putting yourself out there, especially with something like your art that really means a lot to you personally...it can be scary...but i hope you will continue to do it b/c you have so much to share & what you create IS important, b/c it is a little piece of you...& i for one think that is SUPER DUPER cool :) & you'll always have a fan in me...k?

milkcan said...

Very cool take on the challenge! Love all of the little details!

grungedandy said...

Yeh I hate this sooooo much!(joke in case you haven't guessed, it's called sarcasm) don't be daft this is a really cool LO plus the sentiment is also so sweet I wish my mum would have done this for me when I was 16 (sigh so many years ago now) she has told me a few time that she is proud of me & shows me every day but there is nothing like having it written down, so you can read it when your feeling unsure of your self! Hey my brother's wife forwarded an email where he said I was his inspiration, yep I balled my eyes out I never knew he thought of me in that way.
Anyhow soap box put away for another day

Loving your work

*G*

Flapsi Hapsi said...

Wow - I love it - the stitching must have taken ages and your handwriting is great. There's no way you should worry about showing us your stuff!

 
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