Here's a page for one of the Facebook groups I'm in...the prompts were neon, stickers, money. In an odd turn of events, I have very few stickers... This realization was very disturbing to me! When did I become the kind of adult that can buy stickers at will and yet has NO STICKERS??? I am going to have to work on that...an adult with no stickers...I feel like a monster!!! My nine year old self is shaking her head in disgust at me!
|This picture does not accurately portray the EXTREME brightness of this page...|
Aside from my limited sticker collection, I had a hard time with this page...the neon is NOT a comfortable color choice for me. I like color...but oh...oh, so very bright! I have to admit that as I flip past this page in my journal in search of a blank one, I stop and admire the background quite a bit... It turns out I must like those frighteningly bright colors after all. It makes me wonder why I don't use them a little more often...and it makes me afraid that I'm becoming a boring adult! No stickers, no crazy colors...WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?!?
In searching out something to use for the money part of the prompt, I kept coming across these insightful quotes about money...but I couldn't do it! My funky stickers were mocking me and my grown-up quotes...so then I had to search jokes about money instead...and I think I agree with the raccoon in the apron... "Ugh...that's so corny." but it works well for my animal related stickers and the brightness of the neons...so STOP JUDGING ME RACCOON!!!
I had a stroke of brilliance and a stop at the local dollar store (to get stickers) so that I can do another page for this theme. I don't care for this page very much, and I want another shot at doing these prompts. Where were you over the weekend inspiration? Taking a vacation or something? Get back to work!
Sometimes I think it's kind of refreshing to do a page that you just don't like...it's visual motivation for me... I feel like I can do better, and I know it can't be worse than that hideousness! This is not the first bad page I've made, nor will it be the last sadly...but it feels freeing to get the ugly out of the way and move on to making better pages.
I wonder if the other ladies in my group had as hard of a time on this week's prompts as I did...probably not, they are creative and amazing and resourceful...and they probably had better stickers...