Sunday, January 4, 2015

Journal 52, 2015, Week 1: Pathways

Chelle at Journal 52 has given us our first challenge for 2015, and it is Pathways.

Since I haven't had time to charge my batteries (or the ones in my camera, for that matter),

I decided to scan my background.  Many of you who have been here this past week will recognize I used the same tissue paper I used on one of my APCs.  However, I suspect if I hadn't shown this scan, and the fact that I had to patch it in a couple of places to make it fit, you would not know it was there.  I simply didn't want to leave the used file folder "naked."

No disrespect to songwriter Lindsey Buckingham, or Fleetwood Mac who sang "Go Your Own Way," but when I saw the prompt Pathways, that was what immediately came to mind. 

And once I got it in my head, it was there to stay.

Of course, I wanted my "song" to hold a more positive message than the one Buckingham wrote.

Mixed in among the magazine images I chose,

were the "lyrics" I wrote

that show the pathway I have chosen as we begin this 2015 voyage.

And in case you can't read it,

Go my own way!

I will go my own way
Call it another art filled day
I will go my own way
Down this artistic pathway.

Thank you for visiting and seeing my take on this first week of Journal 52 in 2015.   I appreciate your comments, because they mean so much to me, especially as I am trying to get over whatever this is I came down with over a week ago.

19 thoughtful remarks:

massofhair said...

Great background Elizabeth, so many lovely images to accompany your words. They are very appropriate as you do go your own way and produce some beautiful ArT.

Hope you feel much better very soon:-) xxx

rose of Walk in the Woods, LLC said...

I dig that background ~ the patchwork design *and* palette ~ just lovely! Great journal entry, too ~ enJOY the journey!

Nan G said...

Fabulous week 1 Elizabeth! A very appropriate song to have stuck in your mind. Hugs to all from us Girls.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

What a fantastic way to begin the new year of Journal 52! I am completely blown away by this collage. There is so much going on yet each image stands out on its own.

Of course, you got back at me because now I have FMs song in my head! :)

froebelsternchen Susi said...


Have a great rest of the weekend!

johanna said...

oh, you make me humm the fleetwood mac tune:) so well done, elizabeth! love the Background of the Collage, too, kandisky-esk, would fit to the ajj challenge...

Divers and Sundry said...

I'm sorry you're still not feeling well :( You're off to a bright start with your creative endeavors in the new year, though. :)

see you there! said...

Your first entry for the year is great. I have to get on it!


Halle said...

Now I'll have that song in my head all day. *grin*

TwinkleToes2day said...

That is one luscious card of colourful collage Elizabeth. Love it! :-D x

elle said...

Great theme- you have out your foot firmly on your path!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Fantastic page Elizabeth, I love the way you are going! Trying to catch up! A very Happy New Year to you and your gorgeous friends!! Chrisx

Shannon said...

What a beautiful, inspiring collage!

Lady Catford said...

Wow just Wow. You are such an inspiration to me.

Rita said...

That's truly the pathway to follow--your own!! Love it! :)

Dianne said...

Love your take on the prompt--and the song! now you've got me humming it...:)
looking forward to another art-filled year with you! ♥

Corrine at said...

Always a surprise here. I want those ankle socks to wear with high heels, except I no longer wear high heels but it's a fun vignette none the less. xox

~*~Patty S said...

The instant I started reading the words I "heard" the song!
Way to make it yours and that tissue paper sure did make a great background along with all of your collage elements and positive affirmation E!
Feel better SOON!

thassos456 said...

Fab collage style page and a great start to the new Journal 52 year.