Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Finished.

At last, here are my creations with the January Sweet Spuds kit.
I made some layouts....

And a minibook about my favorite songs for 2008. The book is made with gesso covered record sleeve bits. And the cover is a little record with some messed up polaroids and other cool little bits. I kind of love it.
The full mini book starts here... there are 18 pictures, so I decided not to post it all on the blog.

Sadly, this is the last Sweet Spuds kit I will get to play with. The shop will be closing down after this month. So.. I believe the January kit will be the last one available (besides what is for sale in the shop right now).
I am excited for the future opportunities available to Gina and all the talented girls on the design team. I wish everyone the best and I am so incredibly greatful to have been a part of such a lovely business. It was wonderful. Thank you so much for the best 16 months of inspiration and creativity a girl could ask for.
Additionally, I have decided to step down as a Mojo girl effective with this last challenge. This month marked my 12 month anniversary on the ScrapMojo team. I am greatful to Marie for the opportunity and have LOVED being a Mojo girl and playing along with all the challenges. I know I will still "see" everyone on the internet and I may even play along a time or two. :D
All this change might seem weird, but I have been taking a good hard look at how I create, and all the stuff that I have, and the things I want to make and I realized that I need a little ME time.
I need time to reflect.
I need some time to go through my art supplies and evaluate my processes and just enjoy a little time to create without the pressure of a deadline.
I am so excited to see what comes of this new creative time in my life.
I promise that I will still be making lots of pretty things and posting them on the blog.
I am ready to learn more about photography. I am ready to play with metals and wax and paper and canvas and fabric. I am ready to catch up on the classes and projects I have pushed aside.
I just feel that these things are really important for me right now. I am ready to shake things up a bit.

I am ready for change.

10 comments:

Lisa said...

amen sister! do whats good for you! i look forward to seeing what you create freely with no deadlines or instruction or prompt! woot!

btw, LOOOVE that mini album! seriously, you're the shit. haha

Sharmaine said...

Christina,
in so many ways and on so many levels you are SOOOO inspiring!
I am looking forward to the future for you!
And I am looking forward to seeing if my new bind-it-all will cope with the Sweet Spuds LP!!!

stephanie said...

omg sweet spuds is finishing??

Beth Perry said...

I totally understand and that sounds like a great idea! That just happens to be my word for the year...CHANGE! Good luck with everything! (btw, i had no idea about sweet spuds closing shop. hmmm, that is sad)
I really want to try new things, creatively, this year too. So, please share what fun things you learn! :D
Also, your mini and other pages are killer. I love the lace on the first lo.
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. said...

That record album is killer! I think alot of people are feeling that way with the New Year, starting to think about their own art work and focus on it. Go you and best wishes:)

Phillip said...

woo hoo! I love the lace! : )

Trains and Sewing Machines said...

oh I love the layouts! So insipiring

Genevieve said...

Beautiful layouts, as always! I always looked forward to seeing your layouts for the kits and the Challenges, they gave such inspiration, but it seems like scaling back if the theme for this year, so good for you for following your heart on this. Can't wait to see your other crafty creation!

Glenda T. said...

I hear what you are saying! After I've HAD to make stuff there is nothing better than being able to rummage around your scrap room and just pick things you want to play with just cause. Enjoy your time and look forward to seeing your creations!

Glenda T. said...

ps. that mini album with the album is wicked cool!!! I'll have to scour a vintage store, what a neat idea!!!!!

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