Modus Operandi: Trace Evidence
SHOOTERS: Shoot your mug with a description of a time when you had only your gut or a shred of evidence to back you up.
SKETCH ARTISTS: Choose a magazine image or an image of yourself and trace the outline onto a page. Cut that outline, and use it to protect your page as you layer in journaling and paints.
Well, it’s been another crazy few weeks for me… and unfortunately, it meant that I did not have the chance to get a project made, and I’m late with this post. Just when I thought I would be getting back to “normal”… my uncle was killed in a single vehicle accident just after our last post. With all that I’ve been through in the last months, my focus and priorities are changing… so I will be considering how to best close up the rest of the year’s prompts. I will most likely be doing some sort of a condensed “rest of the year” post, so that you can all get the prompts we had planned for you. I don’t think that I will be maintaining monthly posts for the duration of the year. Whatever I decide, I WILL post here, and let you know. I will also continue to post Monday Mugshots on Facebook, and I hope that you will join me there!
While I don’t have a project to share with you, I do have a story to tell you about the prompt this month. We recently requested that our youngest son be advanced officially into the next grade, and when he was tested for the Talented and Gifted program, my gut was confirmed ten fold. He’s had his first full week in his new grade level, and he’s already thriving there. It was just such a blessing to see that everything I knew in my gut that prompted us to request the move up was RIGHT, and true. I did have a few “shreds of evidence” to back up my gut, but it’s still so nerve wracking as a mommy to wonder if you’re making the right move on your child’s behalf.
A few springs ago I was in the garden clipping roses from one of our bushes. When I was finished, I looked on the ground to see the beautiful blooms with my shadow. I ran inside, got my camera and snapped this photo. It is one of my favorites…so I decided to use it as the center piece for this prompt. This journal entry is also a testament to making some backgrounds in advance. As I was pressed for time, I went rummaging through my drawers of paper-n-stuff and found a treasure trove of ‘practice backgrounds I had stored away! Then as I collaged around the photo the magic happened and as usual, it all fell into place. The message for me was: learning to love the dark means remembering that there can be an abundance of sweet smelling roses in the shadows!
NOW IT’S YOUR TURN!!
- Use all or just part of the prompts.
- MAKE THEM YOURS. These prompts are IDEAS. They are not set in stone. I encourage you to stretch yourself. If you find a prompt doesn’t speak to you, think on it. Find a way to MAKE it speak to you, and go with that.
- SHOOTERS: You do NOT have to be a coffee drinker to play along! Tea, Water, Beer or the Hard Stuff. WE DON’T CARE!! Make the prompts work for you and your mug. (or lack there of)
- There is NO right or wrong.
- Share your feedback on the work of others that share here positively. ABSOLUTELY no judging of another person’s work. (If I find that people aren’t following this rule, I will remove links left by that person.)
- This is a place for you to explore! It doesn’t matter if you’ve just gotten here in the middle of the year, or if you’ve gotten “behind” and don’t create every day. It doesn’t matter if you don’t create at ALL… (although we’d love it if you do)
- Add your link to what you book or shoot in the comments section of the posts here on the blog, that you create for! Be sure to add a DIRECT LINK. (you can get this most times by clicking on the title of your post, and then copying the URL.) General links to websites will be deleted (because they make it hard for people to follow behind and find the post pertaining to this prompt) ALSO, links leading to posts that do not make it clear how they are related to the prompts will be removed.
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