High five to all who came to play this month! Thanks for taking the time to share your work. My favorite remark came from TJ who said she was 'tampering with her own evidence', as though the hoards of wrappings and tags was a crime scene. I love that she tells us she was inspired by two crusaders, Lay Hoon and Hanna (2nd) (3rd). Some great stuff girls - bravo!
This month's challenge is to chronicle where you've been and what you've done. It can be a years worth of events, or just one special outing. Record the physical evidence in addition to your thoughts and observances. Things to include: airplane tickets or subway tokens, matches from restaurants (or the menu you swiped), programs or brochures from an event or outing, a calendar page, ticket stub, badge from the museum, photo from a gathering of friends, an invitation, a postcard...you get the idea.
I'm having some computer issues (tried posting this three times!) and I haven't been able to upload photos of my new journal pages for this crusade so I dug up some older ones and will show the others at another time. The first illustrates how I made pages following the recent HIM tour - included are copies of my tickets and the playlists from each night. After that is another evidence page from a hospital stay - attached is the patient bracelet and messages from the delivered flowers. These are two very different events but each tells part of my story for 2010.
If you are like me then you tend to collect alot of stuff - not just artmaking supplies, but things gathered because they will remind you about something. It is liberating to move items from your stash onto a page. By doing this you not only give a stage for the event, you honor it by recording your thoughts along with it. As the years seem to rack up and memory blurs out dates, it is fun to have evidence pages to reflect on where you've been and what you've done.
Try it! Make an evidence page that chronicles a place you visited, or an event you attended. Make a record that covers all of 2010. Or create a layout that spells out details of an upcoming special date. Include physical evidence if possible as the visual will assist in conjuring up your memories, plus it makes it interesting!
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