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Saturday, September 12, 2015

Mixed Media Mayhem - Ephemera - At This Moment

July Theme
July 25
Art Challenge: Real Life

Journal Prompt:  At this Moment

With the prompts of "at this moment" and "real life" I decided to use papers around my desktop to make this journal page.  A friend, who is also downsizing but stops at my house on the way, left me some beautiful calendars.  I used a punch to cut consistently sized squares and circles, arranged them to accent the colors, and journaled between the lines.  

Mixed Media Mayhem - Documented Life - "All that I have to remember you"

 July 18   Art Challenge: Ephemera -Photographs & Memories
Journal Prompt:  "All that I have to remember you"-Jim Croce

For this journal entry I pulled out a collection of photographs of my mother at different ages, sized them and arranged them on a page prepped with a crackle technique.

Mixed Media Mayhem - DLP - Ephemera/Focal Point

Because I am working on several projects using ephemera and I am sorting out my stash, I had a huge bin of papers, newspaper, advertisements, lucky paper, incense labels, etc, from my several trips to China.  This Documented Life Challenge, July 11, calling for ephemera, provided another place to "use it up, wear it out, ..."  After joyously pasting down layers of paper materials I turned to developing the focal point.  I came across a haiku type poem I had written when I was landing in Shanghai so I decided to memorialize it here.