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Monday, February 13, 2017

BE-YOU-tiful You at Ike's World Challenge Blog

It's said that artists reveal themselves in their work. This fortnight, the challenge at Ike's World Challenge Blog is to create something that shouts "THIS IS ME." I was inspired to use my daily mantra for my "coming out."
Dance as if no one is watching 
I created a desk accessory for stray pens, markers & an occasional pair of scissors. I snagged an unfinished wooden pen holder from my local Goodwill store (99 cents!). 
Using four images from Ike's Store, I colored the images with Copics and a white gel pen. Then I created a scene for each dancing image with Copics again. I really like my backgrounds (is that vain of me?). LOL
Before adhering my colored images to the wood, I wrote an affirmation relating to dancing and life  on each.

The images that I used are "Fred and Gene", "Spanish Dancer", "Spring Fairy" and "Polynesian Girl." They are all available at Ike's Art.
I love creating background scenes for my images, and go to Pinterest for inspiration. I feel  that I am improving each time I create one.

Why does this project reflect who I am? Well, "everything in the Universe has rhythm. Everything dances." I am often inspired by music. I am eclectic in my tastes, meaning I like almost everything! I can't help but move when I hear the songs. I am more motivated to clean, work out, craft, MOVE, when music is playing.

So no matter where I am (like in the grocery store) my hips start swaying and if my kids are with me, they turn red and whisper to me to STOP IT MOM YOU'RE EMBARRASSING ME. I in turn tell them that one of the goals of a parent is to embarrass them. LOL

My quotes read, "Dance first, think later," "Life is a Dance," "Dancing is Dreaming on your feet", and "Dance to the Rhythm of Love."  When I spin bike, my iPod is urging me on. If I had the time, I would take Zumba classes just for the fun of it. And when I create,music surrounds me with inspiration.

So what will YOU create that screams YOU? Any project is welcome, from cards and layouts to canvases and altered art.  Let's see the REAL you at Ike's World Challenge Blog. And if you're too shy to reveal yourself, this is an OPTIONAL TWIST, so you can create anything for your chance to win free digis from Ike's Art.

Good luck and Happy crafting! And don't forget to DANCE

1 comment:

ike said...

Awesome project :-) I must admit I do things like that too - singing to myself and dancing to supermarket music. The lady that is down in the little kiosk in my local village square calls me "Opera" cuz I am always singing. I think some of us just have inner music :-D
Thank you for making this for me at IWC.

IKE xx

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