Sunday, January 8, 2012

I have a good feeling about this year.

I don't believe in the Mayan prophecy... after all, if the Mayans were so smart, there would be Mayans.

So I think 2012 is going to be a really epic year.  I feel like in 2011 I was just warming up, just testing my wings.  All the big things I did last year were actually just medium things. This year I'm planning on taking off and amazing everyone, even (especially) myself.  I don't think there are any limits to what I can do.  

This is a small (actually tiny) example of what I'm talking about.  I have lots of art journals and I've messed around in all of them.  Then a little chunk fell off the back of one that I cut in half (don't ask - you would be horrified at what I did to this poor book). But instead of chucking those pages, I decided that it would be kind of a starter kit. Since then, I've just been taping a new page onto the back of it every time I decide to work on it.  I'm breaking EVERY RULE over here, you guys.  HAHAHAHA!!  Okay, so that's a super minor example, but you get the idea. I'm keeping an open mind and doing things the way I want, not the way they've always been done.

I've also added some tip-ins and fold-outs.  Because I love a book that's interactive, that you have to touch to find the secret hidden bits.

I glued two of the tags I had back-to-back and taped them in.

In these two pics you can see the fold-out open (up) and closed (down).

Also, this "page" is actually an envelope I taped on with masking tape. Right now it's the back of the journal but I'm pretty sure it won't stay that way for long.  I'm also dreaming up something interesting to put inside the envelope. Maybe blackmail photos or something.

I'll keep you posted. Thanks for visiting!

Love Shelley!


  1. I love your super interactive book, have fun with it - and I agree, 2012 is going to be aweeeesoooomee!!!! :)

  2. I'm not sure if I understand your 'way of working' correctly but your book sounds and looks very intriguing! It screams 'I am bold' and so 2012 will indeed have great things for you in store - I bet on it! Enjoy, enjoy!


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