1.09.2009

BE Still and Mr. Head.

BE still.
...and know.

That is a lesson that I am being taught right now, whether I like it or not! LOL! Jessica posted a challenge at AMR that I just latched onto for some reason. The challenge was simple enough:

Create an ATC displaying your resolution/work/goal(s) for 2009. It must be 3-D in some way.

Nothing particularly fancy about the challenge in and of itself, but since my word is so important to me right now, I really embraced it. God has been not-so-subtly tossing this verse into my head a lot over the last few days, so I was inspired to create my ATC using it.

BE Still ATC

The patterned papers are Daisy D's. They aren't my usual style, but they really caught my eye the other night, so I decided to go ahead and use them. I am reading "Frill Kill" by Laura Childs right now and every time I read one of Laura's scrapbooking mysteries I am inspired to create with some of my supplies that I don't pull out very often. Her characters are always creating such interesting projects and she describes, in words, the process so beautifully, that it just makes me want to really "USE" my hands. I don't know if that makes sense, but read her books and you will get it! LOL! I can't wait for Death Swatch to come out in paper back so I can get that one and read it!!! I also picked up the first book in her new culinary series, so I'm pretty excited about that. But anyway, back to the ATC....reading the book really made me want to pull out my wire to "stitch" on some beads that I wanted to add as my flower centers. I haven't used wire in my scrapbooking in YEARS, but playing with it was so much fun that I decided to sculpt the flower from it and it turned out to be the PERFECT final touch on my ATC! I am really happy with the way it came out.
Be still bead close Up

Be Still Dimension close up

And....as you know by now, I am not the only creative person in my house. CHECK THIS OUT! Sean grabbed some clay and created this Earth Elemental. His name is Mr. Head. Mr. Friday Head.

Mr. Head

Mr. Head Earth Elemental

Mr. Head is sculpted from Sculpey clay. He is an Earth Elemental inspired by a book called Selling Out by Justina Robson. I think he's pretty neat.

As always, I'd love to know what you think!

8 comments:

~ Kim ~ said...

Great ATC and cute clayman!!! :)

jessicamae3 said...

You wanna know what I think???
I think the sculpey guy is pretty cool.
I think how nice and quiet your house is with DH and you. Jealous even....what a cute moment it must have been the two of you giggling and creating the sculpey guy...
I also think that your ATC is phenomenal! You need to try and get that pub somewhere it is completely stunning!
Like WOWZERS!

Veronica said...

I'm in "Awe!" Jess is right, go publish your ATC!!

Harley Dee said...

I love Mr. Head... and I love even more the fact that he has a belly button :D

Kay said...

OMWord!! You made that flower?!? I thought it was one of those ones that you can buy already done! Awesome! I also love the was you out lined the little flowers.

Mr. Head is adorable. I agree with Harley. The belly button makes it!

Jingle said...

Wonderful post. I also agree with Harley. :)

consumed said...

I love your post and the idea of being still... which I definitely need to do more of! Are you going to/or did and I missed it, pick a word for the year like Ali E. suggests? I have not done it yet, but am sitting down today to choose my word. Wondering what your word would be.

Sarah said...

Happy New Year! I love the ATC, the stitched on beads are a nice touch.

And guess what?!? You've been tagged! Visit my blog to see what to do: http://justaddcharm.blogspot.com/2009/01/tag.html

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