Monday, December 31, 2012

Fall Fearless and Fly Challenge #7

Fall Fearless and Fly with Joanne Sharpe!
Headline Prompt:  Future Imperfect: What is different about your life now than what you once expected it to be?  How is the way it turned out perfect or imperfect.  If your future turns out differently than you imagined in the first prompt, could it still be perfect?
Color Prompt: Yellow
Quote Prompt: "Existence really is an imperfect tense that never becomes a present."  Friedrich Nietsche

Welcome Joanne Sharpe!   Thank you for sharing  your journal page with us!
Joanne:  This is a perfect theme for me, as my personal creative life mantra is "she is perfectly imperfect".  No words speak to me greater than these.  There was a time in my life when everything I did had to be obsessively without error or imperfection.  I think having 4 children in 3 ½ years dashed all the reality of living in a perfect state. (In March of 1989 I had a 3 year old daughter, an 11 month old son and brought home twin baby boys!)  I learned that life is messy sometimes, in so many ways and at times demands inner strength that we had no idea existed.

My life IS perfect in it’s imperfections.  I am very blessed.  It’s perfect in all the joys, my family, my career, my home as well as the struggles and disappointments.  Life is what it is, and we make our own perfection.  The word “perfect” has a formal definition: it means entirely without any flaws, defects, or shortcomings.  To me, that certainly doesn’t describe my life!  I think we have to define and own our personal perfection.  Sometimes that perfection is messy, as it is in my current art, where I am much more free with my paint and expression. 

I’m a huge believer of “living in intention;" that we make our own luck and happiness.  My future is determined in my thoughts, hard work and faith.  If I put in the work and efforts that need to make my dreams real, my future is determined by what I imagine.  And on the way to my dreams, I have found that more often than not, bigger and better things come along that I could never have imagined! I embrace my perfectly imperfect life and celebrate my blessings with the power and energy of the color yellow used in this journal page.
Color Prompt: Yellow
In this journal page, I chose to make a collage of “yellow” focusing on the quote.  The message supported my favorite mantra perfectly, “she is perfectly imperfect”.  Every journal page that I create has a message, it’s where I grow my love for hand lettering.
 


“Whimsical art maker” Joanne Sharpe is a colorful mixed media artist and enthusiastic teacher with a passion for art journaling, lettering, doodling and illustration. Joanne’s playful art has been featured in the popular publications Cloth Paper Scissors, Studios, Somerset Studio, Somerset Art Journaling and Somerset Apprentice magazines. In addition to teaching nationwide, she has been licensing artwork to the craft, fabric and giftware markets for two decades. Joanne resides in Rochester, New York.

 
Prizes! Everyone who links up their take on challenge 7 by Sunday, January 9th,  will be entered to win a $35 gift certificate to LuminArte Their store is DreamingColor.comThey are the creators of Twinkling H2O's, Silks, Radiant Rain and more! 
 


What will you do in response to the seventh challenge?  Here are the rules:
  • You may participate in one or all of the challenges.
  • Use one, two or all of the prompts.
  • Use any media -- art journal, scrapbook, canvas, watercolor, quilting, you name it!  This is "Anything Goes" as far as your creativity is concerned.
  • Link up by Sunday, January 9, to be eligible to win a $35 gift certificate to Luminarte  Go over to Jessica's blog to comment, and be eligible for a giveaway there too!
  • You may link up to 2 times, but please only link up to work prepared for this challenge.  If not, we will remove your link. Please post the url of your blog post or flickr page that's specific to this challenge, rather than a general blog address.  And please tell us how your work relates to the challenge!
  • Each time you participate, visit at least 3 other links and leave loving words!
  • All challenge participants are welcome to join our private Facebook group as a place to talk about your journey and whatever is coming up for you as you work on the challenges.   As it is private, just request to join and we'll give you access. 
To recap, here is the 7th challenge:

Headline Prompt:  Future Imperfect: What is different about your life now than what you once expected it to be?  How is the way it turned out perfect or imperfect.  If your future turns out differently than you imagined in the first prompt, could it still be perfect?
Color Prompt: Yellow
Quote Prompt: "Existence really is an imperfect tense that never becomes a present."  Friedrich Nietsche

Congratulations to Daire, the lucky winner of our Fall Fearless & Fly challenge #6, chosen by the random generator at Random.org!   You have won  a $25 gift certificate from Blue Moon Scrapbooking
Please email your address to acolorfuljourney (at) gmail (dot) com for your prize!

And on
Monday, January 10, check in for Challenge #8 with the fabulous Nathalie Kalbach-- our very last Fall Fearless & Fly challenge to usher in 2013 -- and the winner of this challenge!

Looking forward to seeing your wonderful work!

Carolyn Dube and Jessica Sporn

19 comments:

  1. Lovely shades of yellow...too pretty lettering! I am totally in love with the comb shaped attachment! Beautiful and pertinent post :)

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  2. Gorgeous lettering! It is so important to grasp hold of the idea that perfection is not the be all and end all. So many beautiful things are beautiful BECAUSE of their imperfections, their asymmetry.

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  3. Bellissime le tue pagine gialle!!
    Buon 2013!!
    Bellalullo

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  4. Exquisite composition, thank you very much for your kind words.
    I wish you a 2013 full of dreams and hopes fulfilled.

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  5. Just beautiful classic Joanne style! I love the different yellow tones and especially your piece of loved cardboard!Just PERFECT!

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  6. Terrific page. Happy New Year, Annette x

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  7. Happy new year all!
    I hope I'll be more present during this year. You're doing a great job!!

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  8. The cardboard and your wonderful lettering make it go! Thank you for sharing and a Happy New year to you and your family.

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  9. I love Joanne's art journal page and challenge. Happy New Year!

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  10. I love this - the monochromatic scheme; the variety in your lettering; the texture over the cutout heart; everything!
    Rinda

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  11. Hello Carolyn your yellow page is full of optimism and so happy and bright!

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  12. Congrats to Daire! I just love this happy yellow page-the lettering and texture is wonderful! So glad that today I was finally able to view this completely and link up :)

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  13. Our very last challenge next time ..... really :(

    Great work by Joanne.... love her lettering (so much so I took the classes!!!! and they were great btw)

    Karen x

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  14. Wow, this one got me thinking! Joanne's artwork is brilliant - love the zing of yellow and yes, I think we are all perfectly imperfect. Perfection is rather dull, after all!

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  15. Beautiful explosion of colour - happy colour!

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  16. Nice combination of image and text :)

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