I am having a lot of fun with the Book of Days 2012 project with Effy Wild. Effy is so generous and sparkly and excited about arting. It is very contagious and the group is growing by leaps and bounds every day. Woo hoo Effy! She is very encouraging to everyone. She shares ideas about what she is doing and what she suggests for us to work on, but it is totally up to each and every one of us how we interpret the work and what we choose to use or disregard. I love it!
Thought I’d post a few pictures of what I have been working on for the BOD. This is my cover, which I shared before. My word for this project is SEEK. (We are already into the 3rd week of the year, so I’m a bit behind posting pics here on the Blog. I will try to keep it updated a bit more frequently from now on.) I hope you enjoy this year-long project.
We did an inside cover spread saying goodbye to 2011 and hello to 2012. I used 2 pockets with my words for each year and then just wrote a little note about my word on a tag and tucked it in the envelope. There is room to add more notes or bits of wisdom to the pockets if I want.
Our first big spread was a New Years Day spread. I chose a goddess image of Diana. I wanted a strong female image to welcome this year! I’m really pleased with this first page of the year.
Then on to the first Monday spread for the year. The idea was looking forward. I made a list of things I was looking forward to this year. (I added the list after I took the photos.)
First week spread. I am working with a very very small book. I know that a lot of the BODers are doing an entire week on this spread. I intended to do that. But after I divided out the spread into my days and started writing and arting on each very tiny bit, I decided I didn’t like that. It was too small and too limiting. And after all, my life is really not that exciting to be able to write something every day. So I started over. I painted over what I had and decided that each tiny page would only hold one day. I would choose a couple of days each week to focus on and have room to play with artsy stuff and maybe add some journaling or such. It would be less crowded on each page. I am much happier now.
The next Monday spread I used Effy’s mosaic tutorial and added a quote I found which I thought fit in with my word for the year.
The next week’s spread I started with a plan, but as they say, plan’s change. A new baby came into the family, which deserved a whole page herself, so I painted over what I had there and made a cute little pink welcoming page for baby Valkyrie.
Monday spread with more fun paint and stenciling and words of wisdom!
The journey is AWESOME! And loads of fun too!
Everybody in the group is doing such fantastic work. It is all so varied and different, but all wonderfully creative. I stop by the Facebook group page every day and just ooh and aah over all the work that is posted there. And then Effy is posting these amazing videos for all of us to follow along and get ideas and inspiration from. You can’t ask for any more than that! (It’s not too late to join in the fun. Just look to the right and click on the link.)