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.
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
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.