Sunday, January 16, 2011

Finding my creativity again.

Weather is still dull and dreary, but I feel a lot better, I have been struggling to find any energy or inspiration to do anything at all for quite some weeks, but I think I may have turned the corner. I am back reading my bible which of course is always a good thing and God does speak through His Word. Not sure yet what He is telling me but I know, that if I listen and go with it, He will reveal His purposes.

In the meantime I must try and stay positive and being creative does help me a lot. I managed to do another paper and things layout yesterday and this one I am rather pleased with. The design is more balanced and feels right. I have used photos that tell a story even though they were not excellent, changing them to black and white helped.

I find that sketches help me a lot when I need inspiration so here is my sketch for this layout. as you see you don't have to follow the sketch exactly but as a guide line.
please feel free to use it if you wish


Jimjams said...

Lovely page Mary, glad the mojo is returning. Nice to see all three shots used as they tell the story well with the journalling - better than the story plus a single static perfectly posed shot.
I love sketches too - they are a great starting point, though they don't look that similar to my finished pages!

Karen said...

Fab LO Mary, I especially love the colour combo and the altered alphas :)

humel said...

Lovely sketch and layout, Mary :-)

A place for me to put the pictures of layouts I have done that I am pleased with, to put in the poems I write and to add snippets of things that have caught my eye