I'm starting a 'words of wisdom' series of pages for my children. I haven't decided if it's going to be an ABC book, or more freeform than that. Here is the first page I made for my son yesterday. Funny thing is, the quote will probably also apply to my daughters' books.
I had some major layering, painting fun with this layout.
Really the best part is the quote that I put on the tag. The one thing I DIDN'T make, truly makes the layout:
“Girls are like apples…the best ones are at the top of the trees. The boys don't want to reach for the good ones because they are afraid of falling and getting hurt. Instead, they just get the rotten apples that are on the ground that aren't as good, but easy. So the apples at the top think there is something wrong with them, when, in reality, they are amazing. They just have to wait for the right boy to come along, the one who's brave enough to climb all the way to the top of the tree…” – author unknown
This layout is part of a technique post on the PrimaDonna Artist-Educator blog today. I talk about it's construction in more detail there. btw – we are celebrating our new home on the web and so there is a giveaway! Go look!!
P.S. – My planning for 2010 Copic Certification Classes is underway. This does NOT include West Coast (Marianne) and Canada (Sherrie). Take a look at the Google calendar that I use for planning. But please don't ask for a registration form. They don't exist yet for anything past September, 2009. I use it for calendar/geographic planning. Locations in GREEN for 2010 actually are booked with associated stores. Locations in PINK are through the end of this year. Locations in YELLOW are tentative for 2010. VERY, VeRY Tentative. But I know many of you are wondering when we will be in your area, and I'm hoping this will help you to know that we are thinking of you! Let us know you are interested by signing up on the mailing list or use the green info form on the right hand sidebar. Tell us what location you are interested in attending on the form. Clear as mud?
Have a great day!!!