I would have to say that a large percentage of my travel is motivated by a rock show. There are several bands/musicians I will fly to different parts of the world to see. I like to experience the different audiences, the different cultures, even the difference in shows for that musician.
I am trying to get back into scrapbooking. I started out as a traditional scrapbooker about 15 years ago, then started using more found objects and non-traditional material which led me to become more of the mixed media artist I am now, and I abandoned the scrapbooking. I miss the record keeping of it, and printing the photos. All my photos live as bits and bytes these days, and there’s something so magical about being able to hold a photo from days past.
So, I’ve had a pretty crazy summer, and I decided that this was my impetus to scrapbook again.
A part of my summer was seeing my favorite band, U2. A couple of times in a couple of cities. Perfect inspiration to start my new scrapbook!
I have an American Crafts D-Ring 8″x8″ scrapbook (These are my favorite because they’re super versatile and expandy) and I’ve vowed not to buy a single paper or embellishment. You know what works perfect? GELLI PRINTS! Especially ones that did not come out well, so hiding parts is not a big deal. For the above spread I also did an image transfer on both sides and then collaged the tickets and wristbands. I stapled most of the pieces because glue can cause concert tickets to discolor over time.
The next spread i used “under paper” – I always keep my desk covered with paper to catch spills and splatters and to clean paint brushes, brayers and stamps. So thats what these are – a couple months worth of unwasted paint. I made sure to journal on these pages too – that’s something I’m very weak at. However, having just looked back at scrapbooks I made a decade ago that were just photos; I thought at the time I would remember everything just from the photo, I now know that’s not true.
This is another “underpaper” used, but I wanted to show it because it’s about a project near and dear to my heart – African Well Fund – which is a non-profit i helped create in 2002. For 13 years we have been raising money for clean water projects in Africa and our largest fundraiser of the year is called “Build a Well for Bono’s Birthday.” Each year I make a card that houses donors messages that we send to Bono’s management (Although this year I was able to hand it to him in person) and I’m really proud of the card I made this year out of old bike gears. If you want to read more about that visit my blog.
Thanks for looking at my scrapbook pages and I love seeing everyone’s take on the challenge of “travel” this month!