Ali Edwards Project, Day 1

September 30, 2008 at 9:56 pm 1 comment

This is my Monday for this project (click for Ali’s suggestions given on Monday for the project).  Ali Edward’s, but you know, she did respond to one of my comments a couple times, so that obviously puts us on a first name basis.  Not really, but she is a household name for me.  I even have a coffee cup with her quotes “Capture Life, Create Art” on it and, yea, even another that says… “Embrace the Everyday”.

I did my Monday all digital–I want this to be a project I am not sighing over when the weather is too pretty to be cutting and pasting, and I’m finding a lot of fulfillment in simple progress lately rather than texture.  I did these in just a few moments last night as the kids were getting tucked into bed.

I used my own handwriting font instead of risking writing it out…I love being able to spell-check.  I used some free font program to do that and have really enjoyed it.  It’s not totally my handwriting, but close enough, if I wrote in a straight line.  The “life” brushes I also made from my own writing, a trick Ali encouraged us to try, and I really like those.

I decided to start my week-long project Sunday today because I had some fun photos from Sunday, but I missed some photos from Sunday I want to add…I’ll finish that next week:

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. ~E  |  October 1, 2008 at 6:10 am

    Very cool!!! Treasured memories of life — not events — life.

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