vrijdag, maart 31, 2006

DAY 4: I AM AN ARTIST...




Here is my day 4... An another fun page... God this feels amazing.. Just creating drawing...
I used all kind of stuff to make this portret... paint, charchoal (I don't know if this is the right name for it), aquarel, fineliner, karisma colorpencils, marker and pastel.... How cool is that LOL





This page is based on Rhonna's quote: Think the unthinkable and so on... And I did it...
I pretend that I was a real artist... That's what I want to be... This page inspires me a lot... When I get insecure, I wil look at this page and regain it!!

Enjoy it, because I put another piece of my heart in it!!



Journalling:
I am an ARTIST...
On this page I pretend that I am an ARTIST. That's the person I want to BE, I should be...
A person who inspires people through her art... That's my GOAL...
Maybe I wil never get the appreciation I deserve... But that will never hold me back... I will keep doing this BECAUSE it's just me... And I love it!!!

Quote:
Go ahead and make something
Make something truly amazing
Make something that will blow the mind of everbody who see it....

This Quote is sooo powerfull for me... I always read it at loud before I start creating... I just want to share it with you...

BTW: My english sucks today...

Thank you for your SWEET comments... You are AMAZiNG



donderdag, maart 30, 2006

DAY 3: GOD...


Here it is: my 3rd page... Not that messy, but that doesn't mean that I didn't let myself go...
I made this page with TEARS in my eyes... I really, really got emotional... My love and faith for GOD came finally outside...
I didn't thought about the journalling.. I just wrote it down... And it was GREAT!!!

Here's the Journalling I wrote... It comes out the bottom of my heart...

Everything happens for a reason! I believe that... Pain, disease everything... I believe that what I have is a GIFT from GOD... A gift that I have to appreciate and LEARN from... There are worser things in this world... And I am so thankful for this...
I need to focus on what GOD is telling me!! What does he want me to learn... When I figured that out, there will be nothing that can put me down... I will be STRONGER, not HAPPIER, because I'm already VERY HAPPY..
Thank you GOD...

Thank you for all your sweet comments...
GOD BLESS YOU ALL...

BTW: this song is so inspiring to me... I just want to share that with you... YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL - Christina Aquilera...

woensdag, maart 29, 2006

AWFUL ART....

LOOKING AT YOUR OWN RISK! LOL...
Yes, here is my day 2 entry... GOSH it's AWFUl... But I like it VERY MUCH... This time it was also sooooo FUN to do... I can let myself go!! What a relief!! This page is MY HEART...That's why its so POWERFULL to me...When I look at this page, I just can feel the energy... The outside of my heart is kinda dark but there is a rainbow inside...


This page is about my dreams...
Journalling READS:

These are my DREAMS for me and everybody... There's going to be a time that I WILL accomplish one of them... GETTING HEALTHY... Every time I LOSE my way, this page will let me FIND it!!!

Above the HEART:
Cause I'm a SUPERGIRL, and SUPERGIRLS don't CRY... (this is from a song I love)

Under the HEART:
Maybe I can't but the SHADOW of my HEART reachs EVERYWHERE...

I made the heart with paperpieces... Then I gave it a color with watercolours...

I want to use a different style for every page... So I can practise for my scrapbooking...

I hope that I didn't ruin your eyes LOL!


dinsdag, maart 28, 2006

TERRIBLE MESS...

NOTE: I didn't paint the horses myself... I just ad accents with fineliners... (I wish I could paint like that :(
Yesterday evening I started with this page but I couldn't finish it... Because my daughter Alara was YELLING! LOL! So I just did the painting with watercolours..

Today I woke up at 8 am and started finishing my page... It turned out amazing! NOT THE PAGE but my feelings... It felt sooooooo good doing this... I didn't felt so free for a long time...
I just cleared up my mind and start painting, drawing, writing... This is all ME!! And that's what I like about it...

This is my first step to freedom... To be Free and feel FREE... After years of anxiety I think I deserve this...

NOTE: This is NOT a scrappage... This is MY TERRIBLE MESS!LOL! It has to be this way... This is the only way for me to enjoy the process LIKE RHONNA says...

Other news:

My cat Minnie has 5 kitties... Ow they are sooo sweet... I will post a photo later this day... All the kitties are RED and White... They are just adorable... And so tiny...

I have a lot to do today... I need to work on my page for the online class I'm taking and make my second page for Rhonna's challenge... And I have ofcourse a lot to do around the house!! I am a STAY AT HOME MOM, remember??

Have a nice day...

PS: Karli, I will send you an email back, as soon as possible... I just want to take the time when I write to you... Love you...

maandag, maart 27, 2006

*21* CHALLENGE DAY 1


Yes, we're finally getting started!! Rhonna released todays Quote... An amazing and inspiring Quote.. Several cute ideas are going trough my mind right now.. Can't wait to begin...

I was working on my online-class album this afternoon... Today we are going to finish a spread... Thank God that it is an mini-album... Otherwise it would take so much time... I need that time to work on my art journal...

Well, I have to go and cook something before Alara wakes up...

Have a nice day...

COVER *21* CHALLENGE FINISHED


Yes, I finished the cover... It took me half an hour... But it was so fun to do...
This is an excellent therapy for me... I hope it'll make me better...

I can't explain how it felt doing this... I didn't thought about anything, just focused on my feelings... For the first time...

Nothing is right or wrong... Everything is good... Love that!!

I downloaded the picture from the internet... It was in color but I printed it in b/w... I painted (or draw) the woman myself...

I will post a better picture tomorrow (today actually, its past midnight here in Europe)... I have to sleep now.. I'm very tired...

Good night to y'all

*21* DAY CHALLENGE

This is the challenge I mentioned about in my last post...

What *is* The {21} Challenge?It's a challenge that is based on 2 ideas:
1. The idea of creating or breaking (conquering) a habit in 21 days. Studies have shown that it takes 21 days to change. So, choose a habit you want to create or conquer in these 21 days. 2. The idea that art is therapy. We take the 'art journal' angle on this to create for 21 days & journal our feelings,triumphs, failures, etc. It makes the 21 days go alot faster doing something we love.


You can find more information about it
HERE ...

It's starting TOMORROW... I am so excited about this... I don't know if I can do this... I've never done an art-journal... This is going to be the first time...

I am going to use an old book that I don't need anymore... Yesterday I emailed Rhonna Fahrer to ask her if she can give me some advice... And this was her advice... Thank you Rhonna for your sweet words...

It's going to be an altered book about my bad HABIT I want to change in the next 21 days...

The bad habit i've choosen is an important one!! AVOIDING MY FEARS!! It's going to be an emotional 21 days... I hope I can keep up with them and create an album who is just nice to *ME*... And which will inspire me for the rest of my life...

Rhonna is going to post everyday an inspirational Quote that will inspire us... I'm looking forward to it...

This is the first Quote we've got:



It inspired me *already*

Alara is sleeping so I need to hurry up and finish the cover...

zondag, maart 26, 2006

I'M CRAZY ABOUT BOOKS!!!



Especially about art or scrapbook...
Today I ordered this two fantastic books... I can't wait to have them in my HANDS...
I love it, I love it , I love it...
I'm so excited about this...
It will be here in 5 or 7 days... I CAN HARDLY WAIT!!

Here are a FEW (few???) books I really want to buy some day...


How to organize your Scrapbook workspace

Make your creative dreams real
Love your handwriting
Collage discovery workshop
Collage discovery workshop: beyond the Unexpected
The complete guide to altered imagery
Alphabetica
Drawing from life
Visual Chronicles
Creative albums
Decorative Journals
Photo decor
The big picture
Clean and simple designs for scrapbooking

Wow, I have a *BIG* list huh? It makes me already happy and excited when I search for them... I want to have *ALL* the books about this subjects LOL... But it's not possible RIGHT now!! I have a Family to FEED! LOL!

I have to go now.. Attaching the links for the books took a long time.. Now I have to *SCRAP*... I'm going to start a new project... FOR 21 DAYS...

More about it later...

Have a great day...

HOW FAR AM I???
















This is the title page I did yesterday... I can't deside whether its finished or not... Well, I got a whole week to figure that out... I loved working on this.. And it turned out well (I think so LOL)

The Front page (first Photo) is definetely NOT finished!! Like I said yesterday I'm still waiting for the rub-ons I ordered... *F*CK* OOPS SORRY!!!

This morning I read donna's blog and got inspired by her... She is so amazing and FUNNY... Loved reading what she wrote... You need to check it out too!!

zaterdag, maart 25, 2006

I GOT MAIL...


Aren't they adorable... I have 5 kittens at home and 2 pussycats... Love them very much... They make me smile every day... The last couple of days, they get so active... Fighting... Spinning...
I love watching them...


had this *YUMMY* stuff yesterday in my mail... It definitely made my day...3 CK issues, *YUMMY* paterned paper: AMM, Bazill cardstock and MM brads...

I used some of the papers already to scrap my 7gypsies album... I will post the pictures when it's finished.. I'm still waiting for the rubons I ordered a week ago *DAMN* Waiting is not my thing LOL!

I red also *TOP TEN* CK-issue... Loved it! It inspired me!! Gave me new ideas... I love CK...

Today I'm planning to read the march issue... I bought it only for Ali Edwards article "make an album on te GO"... Need to do this one.. Thanks for your advice *KARLI*

MINI-CJ
































Past week I made this mini-CJ... Just tried some doodling...
It was so fun to do... Tomorrow I'm going to send it to a friend who is going to work in it.. I'm so curios how it will turn up like... Can't wait!

I'm still working on my album for the online class I told you about... It's going to be PRETTY! LOL!

I have to go now and SCRAP SCRAP SCRAP!!! I just love to do it!!!

Have a great evening ( it's night here already)

vrijdag, maart 24, 2006

ONLINE CLASS


I totally forgot to tell you about the online class I'm taking at Piens ... We're making an album "a week of my life"... It's so fun to do...
Last week we took pictures and wrote journallings and from now on we're going to scrap a day every day.. Till the album is finished... I'm so excited about this...

Today we are going to make the front page... It looks nice, huh!

So now I'm leaving to work on it...

See you later!

PS: Our teacher is Moniek Jannink :)

MY DAY BEGINS...


My day begins with a hot cup of coffee... Checking my e-mail and eating a sandwich with Alara... With a smile on my face... It's a new day, with lots of new ideas and inspirations... I'm ready for it...

Today I'm going to clean my scraproom (as I promised) and try to scrap a bit... And I'm going to spend more time with my daughter... So, Emine, get of the internet and keep going...

Have a nice day...


BTW I ordered a few days ago a couple of past CK magazines... I can't wait to read them...

Karli, you are sweet as well... Thank you for your comment, it made my day!!! It's nice to know that somebody reads your blog LOL
Love you...

donderdag, maart 23, 2006

GOT SOME INSPIRATION


It has been a very inspirational day today...
I spend a lot of time reading cathyzielske blog ... I love her work... She is such a good scrapper... I just want to meet her... That would be very hard because I dont live there *DAMN*

I also love to read the blog of elsie AND OFCOURSE *my favourite* Ali .... They are fabulous...

BTW my dads name is Ali to LOL!!!

Ali Edwards was here in Februar, but I couldn't go to meet her... There were some personal issues going on... *DAMN*
But I have the chance to meet Elsie Flannigan... She is coming here to teach some classes at piens ... I hope I can go there... That would be awesome... Love them very much...

Well, reading there blogs gives me so much ideas and inspiration... I wish they wrote 10 times a day LOL...

Today I was smoking outside and got a very cute idea... It's one of my dreams to teach classes and inspire people... They can, why can't I RIGHT? So I had this idea and I want to work on it... I'm planning to make an album that's inspirational to everyone... I'm so pumped about it!!!

Well, it's getting late here in Europe... So I'm gonna read some more blogs and go to bed... The first thing that's on my to-do-list tomorrow is cleaning my scraproom... It's a mess out there.. I just finished my mini-CJ... And this is the result LOL...

I will take a picture when it's all cleaned and tight :)

Have a nice day y'all (I getting much better with English :) :)

Emine

ABOUT ME...



Hi

This is my first post...

I'd like to tell a bit about me...

My name is Emine Pala, I'm 23 years old.. I have been married for 3,5 years now and I have a lovely daughter Alara...

I'm Turkisch, but I was born and raised in the Netherlands...

Scrapping is my life... It gives me the chance to deal with my emotions and let out my creative ME... I love to create things, to be busy, to feel papers and to take pictures.. So this was the best thing for me to do...

Maybe you're asking: Why in the world do you write in English??? Well, because I have a DEAR, SWEET, FANTASTIC friend who lives in America... Her name is Karli Peterson... And I like her to read this too...

I know Karli for a short time, but she is already SO important to me.. I love her very much!! Karli, you're the BEST... Sorry, that I didn't write you for such a long time but I will make up for it.. I PROMISE!!!

With love
Emine


PS: I apologize for my English writing.. It sucks... I know...