Thursday, January 26, 2012

Dream On: CSI Case #3

Here is my take on CSI Case #3:
The picture is not the best quality, but it captured the moment at which my long, cherished career as a yoga teacher was beginning to draw to a close; you can see all the white drawstring back-support bags on the studio floor behind me.
My Testimony:
I could have called this "The Goodbye Girl", b/c the journaling refers to the ending of an era in my  personal evolution.  The title "Dream On" comes from the 1973 Aerosmith Song (I know, I know, I am a child of the 70's forever - those songs are branded into my consciousness:) )

  • repetition ("Dream On repeated 6 times on tags on the L side border)
  • journaling in the form of directions ("Dream On" is the direction I am giving, & taking)
  • Journaling on a series of tags: 

I wrote out two of the verses that were most relevant to my process for this project.  
Question: Did we enter warp speed with the new year?  I don't know about you, but time sure feels very fast these days! Some key phrases from the song for me were:
"the past is gone/it went by like dusk to dawn", and 
"Sing with me, sing for the years/Sing for the laughter, sing for the tears"
My Evidence:
tags:  I cut the pink tags using my Cricut; the journalling tags are Prima
sheer ribbon: on the tags
circular elements: the typewriter keys of the background paper (Webster's); used a circle cutter for the background circle, outlined with a circle of pink pearls placed around it.  Then I used a square pattern paper punch for contrast.
gold metallic elements - I heat- embossed gold crowns around the circle using Ancient Gold; as well as the edge of the circle. I outlined the pp and my photo in gold metallic ink
a doily: tucked under the photo
I also did some personal journaling on the back of the project, using a transparency.  Once I started, I could not stop.  It just poured out and it felt as if I could have written a book on this topic!
I'm pretty sure that this was a case of "scrap therapy" - very healing, and thank you CSI for providing the wonderful clues to solve the case!

Every time when I look in the mirror
All these lines on my face getting clearer
The past is goneIt went by, like dusk to dawn
Isn't that the way/Everybody's got the dues in life to pay
 Dream on/Dream on/Dream on/Dream until your dreams come true.
Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look.

Papers used:  Wesbter's, Crate Paper
Prima Tags
EK Success punch
Chipboard embellies: Bo Bunny Gabrielle, Crate Paper
Prima flower
Alphas: Bo Bunny Snowfall, American Crafts

1 comment:

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