Hello lovely people!!! Hope you are doing well, enjoying your weekend! I have been away from all things scrappy for quiet a while, looking after all those “distractions” life throws us from time to time, trying to get back slowly and feeling how much I have missed you all…and with a heart full of love and awe as the galleries are filled with stories, beauty, artistry and emotion all over…. so much so amazing, as I keep telling you each & every time, my heart breaks when needing to close down some 25 or 30 tabs I would have loved to share with you today. Hope you love and get inspired by these as much as I do!!!

I’m going to start with MOC6-19Travel by ArmyGrl. I have known Lisa since the end of 2010 if I’m not mistaken. Her pages were amazingly mind blowing then, so the past 7 years seeing her making better and better, awesome after awesome is a wonderful feeling. I saw this earlier and I was so amazed, I m not sure I can find the right words…. I would love to print this huge, like outdoor poster size, and have it up in my bedroom, so much happy this brings!!!  The amazing photo oversized and blending into a perfect fade with the map background, another superb photo clipped into the tittle, and the details in addition, in her always elegant style and the fabulous bottom paper pattern… I can see this as an amazing advert in Picadilly Circus (London, England), inspiring me to get myself healthy enough to be able to travel again… just absolute awesome!

Another one of my most favorite people EVER: Autumn Grasses by Jenn McCabe. I’m quiet sure Jenn also does not need an introduction, I know many, many of us love her and are inspired not only by her amazing stories, the fabulous elegance and beauty of her pages, but also the amazing love she spreads all over the community. I saw this earlier in the afternoon and not knowing it was hers, wanted to look closer so I clicked in that thumb, to get the full view of this absolutely amazing creation. A superb photo, her gift of making work colors that I wouldn’t know how to combine, and she makes it look so easy, the fabulous wood and two soft tones amazingly balanced in top and bottom, the perfection of the carefully chosen elements and the placement of the word art/strips, the wonderful shadows and the awesome touch of those staples….. Pure Awesome!!!!

 

To continue on the list of most favorite people of mine, MOC-Jan-17 : mrs2a50 by mrs2a50.  What’s in a name? Most of us love to find meanings when naming our kids, our fur babies or even our cars, dolls, anything really…Reading about the reasons scrappers have for their chosen screen names can be a delight, lots of fun, it can mean learning things about them that surprise us or confirm stuff we thought… I knew about this one as, after over 2 years of curiosity, I gathered courage and asked….but even knowing….reading this page tonight was an overwhelming emotion, having been part of Law Enforcement Units here in England , every word has an ever deeper emotion and strength. The page is beautiful in every way possible: Julie’s usual elegance, her gift of showing us how less is often more, the photo gorgeously blended, beautifully shadowed framing and the touch of color with the cluster’s arrows, beautiful and evocative and with the non quiet white giving the feeling to the journaling that expresses every word in such a wise way, we can feel each & every one of those emotions. I think anymore words would be superfluous. But to share this  is a must.

And more gorgeousness with Soul Searching by apottinger. Loved this from the distance, and what a beautiful surprise to see it is a page by Anita, as I didn’t recognize the girl, used to seeing her own children in the photos. This one is an amazing capture, the colors and perfect take on the template , the amazing ability of hers to layer & cluster, to give life and dimension to the whole thing. The perfection of the shadows and the light she has created by making the photo shine guarded by those awesome purples…pure beauty!!!!

Sometimes our posts tend to be filled of celebrations, themed dates, others is babies, sometimes is predominant art journal, even though our aim is to bring you a variety of styles, it is almost impossible not to find  you cannot resist some main features, even when they come from  distant places…well, tonight for me seems to be awesome photography and now, prepare to be melting in sweet, adorable fur babies…. My first one is Hello Doggo by Cindy732003. The more than cute, absolutely adorable photo, gorgeous clusters, the beautifully composed patchwork for the bottom half….and the sweetness of the journaling completed by the gorgeous title work, truly adorable!!!

The next one, Last Ride by terryb, again on fur babies, has all the talent she masters in each and everyone of her pages: the amazing turning every day photos into a gorgeously blended work of art.  Love the way one of the photos takes the spotlight whilst the others are still present, the achievement of movement on the right hand side, the depth of the colors that deeps into the jorunaling…and the journaling itself, having lost fur companions I know how sad it is when we have to say goodbye. All together wonderful blend of visual and heartfelt emotions, gorgeous all over!!!!

Last but never least (and I am excited as I almost never get to choose her pages!!!) is All That by margje . The incredible talent that shows in everyone of her pages, no mater which style she takes on, always makes me want to stop and stare, here discovering how much is blended, how gorgeous each paint, each brush comes together with the brilliant editing of the image, the background almost speaking into the page, and the quote bringing life to the whole page combined with the amazing light all together produces….a superb master piece!!!!

This is all from me today! Hope to be able to come back once January is done, hope you enjoyed these awesome artists and get inspired to keep producing your own beauties so we can feature you here too!!! Please, find a minute or two to leave a word of praise to these amazing ladies’ galleries. You can do so by clicking on the high-lit name of the page and author. Enjoy your weekend, TFL!!!!

 

 

3 thoughts on “Finger Pointing – January 20th –

  1. I love your GSO posts Cynthia. You are so in touch with this whole community and know us all so well either from friendships or through our pages … and it is fun to read your words about us and see these pages through your eyes – thank you for chosing my simple page among these outstanding beauties! xoxo

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