This was a very joyful layout to make. I think that's why it's myfavorite. It was one of those layouts where everything I tried just seemed to work. I had an idea for the background and I wasn't sure how it was going to come together. I was delighted when all of those tone-on-tone strips worked together and then the splash of turquoise seemed to jazz it up a bit. I'll admit that I was nervous when I decided to scrawl the big black scratchy circle on my layout. But Ialways try to embrace those kooky ideas, those things that scare me,and force myself to take the creative leap. And I'm so pleased that I did! One of the important creative lessons I've learned in the last year has been to stop making things so precious. So with that mantra in my mind, I cut up my Sassafras stickers, layered in paper and somevintage items, and just did what felt good. And I love the title with its glittery "glam" and hand-painted "girl." That combination of hard and soft has always appealed to me.
We live in a two-bedroom apartment and my sweet husband handed over the master bedroom to me for my studio. My creative space is all about the drawers. I *adore* drawers. They're the easiest way I knowof to stay organized because you can be messy, but still know where everything is.
I recently stopped by my husband's law firm and snapped this photo of him before he was aware that I was there. He was chatting on the phone with a client and reviewing some documents on his computer, but he's so relaxed and comfortable with his feet up on the desk. I think it's great that he loves his job. He's one of those lucky people whois spectacularly good at something that he loves to do. I smile everytime I look at this photo!