11.16.2009

SUI GENERIS

I'm not going to tell you.

Really. I'm not. I'm going to make you look it up.

Because I'm mean like that.

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I was so honored when I was asked to be the guest designer for this months challenge over at Gutter Girlz! If you have never visited this challenge blog I can't urge you strongly enough to do so! It is FAB-U-LOUS. Seriously, folks. The prompts get you creating from somewhere deep within you. And that, my friends, is where this piece came from.

Here is the prompt for this month:

THE PROMPT:
My Glass
THE SONG:
Thank You by Alanis Morissett
PRODUCT/TECHNIQUE:
Newspaper clipping

That's all. From there, you let your creative mind wander. And this is not JUST for scrapbookers, folks....this one is for artists of all kinds! That's one of the things I love the most about Gutter Girlz!

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I wish you could see the shimmer on this piece. The whole thing just shines! I love that about it.

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This prompt really caught me off guard actually. I love the song, so when I first red the prompt I expected that to carry my piece, but then when I sat down to create, the 'glass' portion of the prompt kept nagging at the back of my mind. The usual 'half full/ half empty' discussion was lingering there and I couldn't decide which half I I was leaning toward. That's when I realized that I didn't CARE if it was half full or half empty. My glass, is different. It's unique. The question is not whether or not it is full or empty, but rather which half? When you can bring yourself to the point of nothingness and silence, from that I find that you can discover clarity and in that clarity you are able to discover that which is uniquely you, hence the Latin at the bottom of the piece. And this is what keeps me coming back here to Gutter Girlz challenges. Creating isn't about showing your half full or half empty glass - it's all about expressing that which is unique to you.

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So, this is what I created.

Oh...and nope. I'm still not going to tell you. I hinted strongly already. But, really....look it up! It's one worth knowing! Plus, Latin is always more fun than English, anyway!

Thanks to those who left well-wishes. I'm still not doing great, but I'm back to functional - sort of. Dayquil is my friend and I think Nyquil is probably more the friend of my husband and my dogs who probably wouldn't mind getting through an entire night without being woken by my incessant coughing. LOL! Such is....such is.

I know I have winners to announce and swap stuff to take care of - I'll get there. Please be patient with me! Thanks!

7 comments:

  1. Very cool... and yes, I did look it up. Very you!

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  2. Love it! I googled it of course and it is definitely you!

    I am right there with you on the Nyquil/Dayquil!

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  3. WOW what an awesome project! Yes you are truly unique! I hope you get to feeing better soon!
    hugs
    Brenda

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  4. I have something for you on my blog...I know you don't do these but wanted to let you know how much I love ya!!!
    hugs
    Brenda

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  5. sui generis? cool phrase, great work. thanks for entering the contest on my blog :)

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  6. Hope you feel better :) Great project - love the colors!

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  7. That is so awesome! It's no wonder why they would choose you to be a guest designer, you are so talented!

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