Loving miss z (and learning).

I've been in a bit of a scrapbooking slump lately, mostly because work has picked up and my piles of grading keep reaching such staggering heights. Not much time to play.

Last night I decided to take some time out and do just that--play. I didn't want to push photos around on my paper for hours, agonizing over placement and embellishments; I didn't want to rack my brain over how best to tell a story. I just wanted to get my hands dirty, make a mess, and come out with a completed page at the end.

When I get in this mood, I almost always turn to my paint. My normal routine is much more linear, with clean lines. Rather minimalist. But when I want to play, I like to do things differently. Paint, and circles, and 8 1/2 x 11, oh my! :)

I used Photoshop (my wayy outdated version of Elements) to smudge out my journaling, as it was too private to share with all. It looks terrible! (The smudging, not the journaling.) This is something I would like to learn how to do a bit more. Anyone got tips for covering up areas of a page that you don't want to share with everyone? I'd love to hear about it. I know there is a lovelier way to accomplish this--just haven't got it quite figured out yet!

Anyway, here's to playing, to learning, to making mistakes, and to having fun! :)


sharyncarlson said...

Isn't it fun to play with paint every once in a while?! Great LO!

Adriane said...

Who doesn't love Miss Z? Very adorable, love it!

Elecia said...

Cant wait to see this in person.