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"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." -Thomas Merton

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Stop Taking Pictures of Me! (on the Watch List at C.S.I.)

This layout made the "Watch List" as C.S.I.
C.S.I. #4 - The splashy colorful clue and color palette at C.S. I inspired me to scrap these pics.

Evidence Details: wet medium (Glimmer Mist over embossed ink resist); stripes (hand drawn ribbon detail along frame of photo); rhinestones; and something shiny (glossy accents used on handmade pebble showcasing sea horse).

Testimony:
Reflections of photo; and something unexpected about your picture.


Journal reads:

During our vacation in Santa Barbara, I’d follow you around through the view finder of my newly purchased camera, fiddling with the different features and clicking away on the shutter button. After a while you grew tired of me imposing on you to pose for the camera and said, “Stop taking pictures of me.” One evening, after dinner, we took a walk on the beach to watch the sunset. And, again, I asked you to pose for the camera, but you weren’t in the mood. So I walked up the beach with the camera’s viewfinder glued to my eye looking for anything to focus on and snap a picture.
And then, I saw it! I saw a message written in the sand. I eagerly hurried up to discover the message before the waves erased it from the beach. And while I’m hurrying, I’m wondering who wrote it, what it said, and was eagerly looking forward to capturing it on film. There I am so excited and standing right in front of the sand written message, focusing the lens of the camera, fiddling with the aperture and shutter speed, and then the message clearly materializes through the view finder, and it read, “Stop taking pictures of me!” Silly me, I should have suspected it was you who had written the message because you and I have always played little tricks on each other. I looked up from the message and saw you gyrating up and down and laughing in that witches cackle you inherited from me.

16 comments:

  1. This is beautiful! You do awesome work, very inspiring!

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  2. This story is so funny~! That is something my daughter would do to me. I just love this layout. The misting is incredible. What a stunning layout.

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  3. LOL - LOVE the journaling and story! the pics work perfectly for the challenge and you have scrapped them beautifullly!

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  4. Beautiful and that's a very nice job with the journaling.

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  5. Beautiful layout, love the hand-drawn ribbon!

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  6. gorgeous Joyce!!!the background looks amazing!

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  7. Gorgeous page Joyce.. ADORE the background and your fab journalling!! My daughter is my main muse and she always gets cranky with me when I pull out my camera. Had a look and some of your previous work... absolutely gorgeous, love your style! :))

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  8. Beautiful layout, however the journaling of the trick played on you was priceless! What a fun family.

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  9. Wow this is just amazing! Love it!

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  10. Love the journaling story and the wonderful layout! I've been journaling since I was a little girl and now often teach classes on journaling. It truly is a remarkable tool.

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  11. I just loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this Joyce... simply divine .... hugz x

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  12. Joyce....this is soooo gorgeous!! love the colors and design! xxx

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  13. LOL f-u-n-n-y! Absolutely gorgeous background Joyce, love those flourishes! xxx

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