The Art of Life

Klp052508MemorialDay

This is my first attempt at collage journaling.  I didn't spend a lot of time thinking about it — just used my chalk pencils and blended the colors onto the page and glued some die cuts I had laying around in my sticker binder and then did the journaling.  I liked that there was no planning involved — this is just for me — a new medium to express myself instead of the many, many lined journal pages filled with just my handwriting.

I am watching the last season of Sex and the City on HBO On Demand to get ready for the movie which comes out today.  I loved that show and hope the movie doesn't disappoint.

Through following different blog links, I came across an event taking place later this summer (August 25 – September 1, 2008) in Nevada called The Burning Man Project.  It sounds SO cool — a "city" created in the middle of nowhere for one week — "48,000+ people make the journey to the Black Rock Desert for one week out of the year to be part of an experimental community, which challenges its members to express themselves and rely on themselves to a degree that is not normally encountered in one's day-to-day life. The result of this experiment is Black Rock City, home to the Burning Man event.48,000+ people that the Burning Man event has become today. These people make the journey to the Black Rock Desert for one week out of the year to be part of an experimental community, which challenges its members to express themselves and rely on themselves to a degree that is not normally encountered in one's day-to-day life. The result of this experiment is Black Rock City, home to the Burning Man event.  There are no rules about how one must behave or express oneself at this event (save the rules that serve to protect the health, safety, and experience of the community at large); rather, it is up to each participant to decide how they will contribute and what they will give to this community."  I spent a lot of time reading about The Burning Man Project on their website — and while I would love to observe what happens, I don't think I'd be comfortable participating.  Apparently people create these amazing art installations, and then burn them at the end of the week.

I'm working on a page I'll post when finished called "Enjoy the Journey."  I really need to take time to stop along the way and enjoy the process, like I said on Thursday.

Hope everyone has a great weekend. 

(Peace and blessings to Uncle Earl, January 9, 1947 – May 27, 2008).

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One Comment

  1. Teri May 31, 2008 at 9:23 pm #

    Love this page!

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