Monday, October 22, 2012

Words of Me: Courage

Strathmore Visual Journal
Words of Me: Courage

Sweet Leslie is hosting another WORD challenge - and this time, she's encouraging us to create anything we'd like using a specific word of the week. Like last time, I will be joining as much as possible ('cause I've only finished week one and the group is on to week three, deep sigh . . .) using my beloved Strathmore Visual Journal . . . .

The inspiration for week one is COURAGE. I based my page around the following quote by E.E. Cummings:

"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are."



You're turn! To check it out for yourself, please follow the link below:


Thank you for your time, 
Kristin xo

15 comments:

Laurie said...

I love this, your work is just brilliantly refreshing!! I had my blog attacked again and I have had to start a new one right from the ground up! I hope that you might find me again, I ave missed all of my blogging buddies,

Alexandra said...

This is brilliant! I really love your collage here. Thanks for the encouragement, too! :)

Joanna said...

What fun vibrant pages with a serious underbelly. That quote really hits the nail on the head - yes, it really does take courage to become who we are, and to accept who we are and be ok with it. It took me 46 years!

xx

Jenny said...

Beautiful pages Kristin... vibrant and gorgeous... I love the reference to growing up with the stamped face image over the little body... and love the color and the words... so very true...

Jenny ♥

Terri Neggers said...

What a great spread - I love the circus feel, and how you jumped the page with that bubble gum wrapper. And the quote - I truly love that quote, I've heard it before and it always makes me stop and think.

Cameron said...

Your work always has such a like ability...a vulnerability....mixed in with all the color and whimsy. This is wonderful :-)

chrissies said...

Wonderful, inspiring work as always. The colours draw you into the pages where there is so much to explore

Love Chrissie xx

missy k said...

Kristin what a wonderful piece....

These beautiful pages have such a positive and happy feel to them.... and such a strong message. I love all the elements and how you joined the pages with the wrapper - great idea btw! It's all so you :)

Karenx

NatashaMay said...

Wonderful journal spread! I just love all the happy colors. :)

Darla said...

It does look as if the girl is getting up her courage.

Carin said...

What a lovely bright page Kristin (not that I would expect a dull one from you, but you know...)! So much goodness in one spread... the bookmark (or whatever it is) of your signature girl, the cutesie elephant, the girl with a square head...sooo much goodness as usual!

Jessica Sporn said...

I love your take on this -- it is so bright and colorful and chock full of visual interest. I love the double bubble wrapper especially!

scarlett clay said...

I agree with Natasha, I love your colors! And I LOVE the elephant!!

Erin K said...

Wow..what a great piece! Having courage is so hard to get when you grow older and this wonderful art work you've created here show that beautifully and with such great colors too. I just LOVE that elephant. <3

scrapwordsmom said...

Oh your pages are soooo fun! Thank you so much for sharing my challenge here. Happy you are playing along, too:)