Friday, January 4, 2008

Gearing Up

Well, I'm gearing up for Scripture Challenge 2008. The first challege starts on January 7. I have no idea what to expect, other than to be encouraged to dig into God's Word to see what I can see. Putting it into a creative form is a bonus.

I'm not typically an "artsy" person; I think in words, not pictures. I enjoy words and writing. It is hard for me to let go and be creative, yet when I set my mind to it, I find that I thoroughly enjoy the process - being creative forces me to use the other side of my brain, and that's a good thing. I always feel so good after a creative session, no matter how long (or short) it happens to be.

Part of the challenge involves posting a pic of the layout or card created in response to the challenge. That's where it might get tricky, at least for my ego. See paragraph above. I'm really not a creative person. I don't think my work is exceptional or even all that great, but I enjoy the process and I enjoy having a finished product after my labor.

Here is a sample of pages of my work - it really does a good job of showing my style. I'm a linear, symmetrical kind of gal. It takes a lot for me to go outside the symmetrical box, believe me! I made this layout in response to a contest of sorts on Above Rubies Scrapbooking.

Hopefully, this upcoming year-long challege will not only help me grow spritutally, but also grow artistically. I'm hopeful that I'll learn some new techniques and be more brave when it comes to thinking
"outside the box." Wish me luck!

4 comments:

Kay said...

i like your new layout on the blog, BTW.
Tell me more about this challenge!

Bet said...

The info about the challenge is at www.triplethescraps@blogspot.com. Anyone can join. She explains it much better than I could. Wanna join us??

Kay said...

I don't scrap or stamp or whatever. But I like using Publisher, so I think I will do it on there. I like the idea. I'm not going to expose my stuff though, since it isn't altering cards, (whatever that is).

Jenny said...

This looks like a great project!