It's ON!We've got a theme and an address to send layouts to for our great gallery opening on January 5th!
Good News: Scrapbooking is going to be appreciated as high art for expressions sake in a gallery of art fiend onlookers who probably know nothing about scrapbooking.
I had a two year apprentiship under an artist and worked at a guild in the mediums of charcoals, watercolors, pastels and wood carving. I wasn't so good but I can talk the talk and I will go toe to toe with anyone who thinks the scrapbook arts are reserved for the basements of middle America. It's got expression, passion, composition, emotion and creativity.
Bad News: What the heck am I thinking? You don't have time for this stuff! ChristmaHannuKwanza is coming and then there's New Years. Bad timing. yes, I understand and plead for your mercy. :0)
Here's the details:
Theme: My Art
Layout: 12 x 12, 1x1, whatever you want. It's your art baby! It just has to be a scrapbook page.
Deadline: Must be recieved by Tuesday Jan 2nd.
Reward: Telling your friends who are "published" that you were actually in a gallery show. Many of you will have pictures of your layouts on the Scrapped website and blog.
Send Layouts to: Scrapped, 16308 Highwood dr, Minnetonka, MN 55345
Please give us a name and location to display adjacent to your work.
Layouts won't be returned, they will be kept and accumulated into albums for more mobile showings to new scrapbookers and to challenege current scrappers to take pride in their work.
So this means that I will have to shovel off my scrapbook table that's crammed into the corner of a spare bedroom and get work. You know all those magazine layouts and DVD's that are floating around to magazine subscribers that show celebrity scrapbook rooms with custom cabinets, desks and daylight color lighting? Well get a juicy look at this celebrities scrap room. Nice huh?! To be fair, I've been traveling a little and collecting new scrap gizmos everywhere I go. If I'm only home for 1-2 days I just pile it up on the table and need to stop collecting and start cutting and sticking.
Here's a digital layout I did to prime your pump! Feel free to do whatever you'd like with the theme. It can be about art you've collected on your walls like Norman Rockwell - velvet Elvis - Precious Moments figurines. It can be about baking cakes ( something I like to do ), feng sheui, tattoos, your pimped out minivan or the beautiful babies you've made. The sky's the limit.
Thanks! - wes
( as always, you can click on an image to see a larger version. )