This page is for One Powerful Hour's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" challenge, My Time To Craft's "Music" challenge, and My Artistic Life's "Pink & Blue" challenge. It was completed in record time: 45 minutes, while driving through Virginia on our way to New York City. My supplies were limited to what I had in my portable journaling backpack, so I started with a page of text from Vogue magazine for the background, and I glued on a bit of a Juicy Couture ad and an image from Collage Images Not For Posting. Color was added using ink pads, and lettering was done by hand with a black brush marker. Stamps were added this morning after I got home.
We actually arrived about 11:00 last night; Mr. Al drove the 18 hours from upstate New York to Atlanta, so we could wake up in our own beds this morning, and it was divine to be able to have my coffee and blogs. I visited many of my favorite blogs and to see what lovlies you all had posted while I was on vacation. Imagine my delight when, I discovered on Shelly's blog the Blue Ridge Lady and on Nancy's blog, CrowAbout, that Amusing Muses had been given this award. These two ladies have been with me since my earliest blogging days: cheering me on, inspiring me, teaching me, so from them, this means a lot.
Along with the award came the instructions to tell 7 random things about myself, so here goes:
I have a learning disability in math. I barely passed Algebra II and Chemistry, but made an A in Geometry. Go figure. Guess the right side of my brain kicked in.
Although I am a very non-violent person and pacifist, I am strangely fascinated with serial killers; I love movies and television shows about them. The one about Ted Bundy, "The Stranger Beside Me" is my favorite. It might have something to do with Mark Harmon.
I've always been really good at taking tests, I think because I read so much.
I'm a sucker for any man who can dance but especially a big man who can dance. Think John Goodman, Chris Farley, Vince Vaughn, Brian Dennehey, Frankenstein...
I asked my husband out on our first date, and, at dinner that night, we decided to get married. And we've been married 26 years.
I make the best spaghetti sauce in the world, if I do say so myself. Mr. Al plants about 35 tomato plants every year, and, when the tomatoes come in, I spend days making sauce and freezing it, so we can have it once a week until the next summer. I'm pretty sure that the secret to my successful marriage is simply that I won't give Mr. Al my recipe.
I'm horribly neurotic about losing things. I rarely lose anything, however, but that may just be because my loved ones would rather drop everything and search, instead of watching me wring my hands or listening to me rant obsessively until the lost object is found.
I'd like to pass this award on to some other very special artists:
Queen Of Arts
Allison's Heart Sings
Taluula's Art Blog
Reflections of a Ramblin' Girl
Please treat yourself and visit their blogs. You eyes and hearts will certainly thank you. I'll be posting more pages I created on the road, as the week continues. Until then, I'm going to spend some more time catching up on what you've done in the last week.