Friday, November 5, 2010

Inspiration Avenue Challenge: Happiness

Today is Friday and it's time for another Inspiration Avenue Challenge. This week the challenge, "Happiness is" has been provided by Lisa at Priti Studio. When I first saw this challenge, I thought about what happiness meant to me. Of course I would prefer it to mean time shared with friends, or time contemplating while reading in my garden, or a number of other things that would be fun to show. However, as I am trying to finish a project which now may or may not happen tomorrow, I thought about what happiness meant in terms of this project.

As an aside, I have been trying to upload my photos for over three hours and I can't get more than the first batch to upload, even though, when I add more, blogger shows they are uploaded. At least I have these few to show while blogger throws its little temper tantrum. Additionally, I'm having trouble uploading this post.

Although, as I mentioned earlier, my Saturday plans may be canceled (I won't know until late this afternoon for sure), I am still creating away as if they will not fall through. And what I am creating will certainly make me happy if I can finish this project.

I'm trying to create another set of signatures for one of my journals and I can think of no greater happiness than to have this batch of pages, which I worked on tirelessly yesterday, finished.

Of course, not all of these will go in the same book. They will be go into three different signatures because several use a similar design.


They look so fat when they are stacked this way. The sight of them like this also makes me happy. And thanks Lisa for providing this fun challenge prompt. It was very uplifting, to say the least.

Today I'm featuring Gary Taxali because his fun nostalgic comic book style art should make anyone happy. From Canada, Gary is well known for his art and his illustrations, which are published in many magazines. I hope you will check out his web site today.

16 thoughtful remarks:

peggy gatto said...

Happiness comes in all kinds of ways!!!!
lovely pages too!!!

Bea said...

What a fun topic. Love your pages. :)bea

Lynn said...

Elizabeth I put a website on Ann Jacobs art on my blog comments after the comment you left there. busy weekend, will come back to catch up here later..................grandma is busy!!!
;-)

Halle said...

These look fun! Good take on the inspiration.

see you there! said...

Thanks for shariing your "happiness". The hand sewn books should each make someone else happy as well. Good all the way around.

Darla

elle said...

Happiness is... well, lots of things like the grandson under my feet. Lol But these pages look great. I can hardly wait to get mine more layered.

Doone said...

happiness is a purring cat, a mug of coffee, fantastic light in a tidy studio and a whole day to craft...

Dx

Incipient Wings said...

very nice! I like how you say it looks fat...i like that too, when things are chunky and colorful!!
have a great weekend!

Magpie said...

I can relate to that happiness that comes from finishing a project. The books are shaping up wonderfully! Good luck getting to the finish line!

Amanda said...

I completely understand your post. With all the things in life that we do, there are many layers of what makes us happy. You have caught this concept perfectly. This is a great piece for this week's challenge. I wish you luck to finish the project and much happiness that it will brings.

priti.lisa said...

Happiness is blogger letting you get the job done!
I am always amazed and delighted by your books...this one is no exception...good luck getting to the finish line!
XOX
PS: thanks for the plug :)

Carola Bartz said...

Hey Elizabeth, I like these pages. I just discovered the Inspiration Avenue blog and challenge and spontaneously joined. It's fun!

Msartist said...

Hello, Yes that blogger has been throwing tantrums lately! Lovely pages & that is some stack! Happiness is finishing a project~ Happy Sunday~ Theresa

artangel said...

Your pages are looking great Elizabeth! Hope you manage to get everything finished - then you can enjoy that moment of happiness when you can sit back, put your feet up, and sigh contentedly whilst admiring your finished work!

gemma said...

Hi! Hope this finds you happy!!!
Finishing projects certainly does give a feeling of satisfaction/happiness!
Have a happy week!
8-)

Robin Norgren said...

I love the pic that shows the pages stacked and ready to inspire!