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“I Don’t Know What To Journal” Myth-Buster Prompt #15!

Welcome to our “I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO JOURNAL ABOUT” MYTH-BUSTER PROMPT #15 by Tangie!

Prompt: If you could be any age again for one week, what age would you be?

Journal your thoughts and upload your page to your blog or favorite gallery. Link it up in the comments of this blog post.

by Julie Ann Shahin, Social Media Team for Studio Tangie

Remember how Scrooge was able to visit his younger self with the Ghost of Christmas past? Let’s pretend you not only visit your younger self, but you get to be that age for 7 days again!

Should you decide on based on your favorite memories? Perhaps there is a time in your life you would like to change the ending? Perhaps you just want to make more of a difference to the people you knew at that time?

Would you just enjoy being in a younger body that can move, shimmy, and shake much more able than you can now? Or would you give yourself some advice now that hindsight is 20/20?

How would you spend your days? Would you enjoy sleeping in or not want to miss a single minute and wake at the crack of dawn?

What about the fashion of that time? Would you revel in an 80′s hair mullet or 70′s disco clothing?

Do you think times were simpler then? Did you have more or less stress?

Let’s take a look at how the creative team tackled this prompt!

Inspiration for IDKWTJ Myth-Buster Prompt #15 by the Studio Tangie Creative Team

Heather aka sparklyduck75

Sometimes I’d like to go back in time to when I was six or seven, the week around Christmas. Everything felt so beautiful and bright, not just because of the decorations everywhere, but because the family was together and in love. We hadn’t yet learned what anguish would feel like, and were blissful in our naivete.

But living in an old feeling, even a good one, is a pretty sure way to die empty. Looking around now, there are new joys to experience, new moments to embrace, new memories to make. I bless the life we used to know, and I am content that it is gone. The life of today compels me forward by its own amazing glow. I bless what is now. I bless what is to come.

CREDITS-ALL BY TANGIE BAXTER: My Favorite Things – Family; My Favorite Things – The Christ Child. OTHER: Font: Jellyka Gare de Chambord.

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Rain

For My Dad
September 9th, 1906-February 11th, 1983
I would love to travel back to the week before my 23rd birthday, just after graduating from Chiropractic school, I didn’t have a family of my own or a full time practice yet, I didn’t live 3000 miles away from my parents yet…I would spend those 7 days with my beloved father, who died all too soon a year later.

But that week, the sun was still shining, he wasn’t so very ill that the stories had stopped for lack of breath. We could still walk together and hold hands, watching the change of light over the tomatoes in the garden, still sneak some potatoes from under the plants for your Celtic soul to have with every dinner.

I would say all the things that were stuck in my throat, write down the names and stories of those people in the old photos, re-work all world policies and health care with you from the couch. Eat butter pecan ice cream for dinner and watch endless episodes of Mash.

7 days. Just to hear your voice again, just to have those precious everyday moments where love truly lives.

CREDIT – All Tangie Baxter: Celtic traditions

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Jaimie aka strawberryredhead

I hope it’s okay that I used a journaling font that is not really legible. The journal is kind of personal to me.

CREDITS: ALL BY TANGIE BAXTERSplatter Graffiti Patina by Studio Tangie Baxter; Conversed Grunge 1 by Studio Tangie Baxter; Splatter Graffiti Write by Studio Tangie Baxter; Time Digital Stamps by Studio Tangie Baxter; 2012 Art Journal Caravan 05 by Studio Tangie; Proverbs Word Strips by Studio Tangie; AJC 2012 Parcel 16 Fusion Collage 2 by Studio Tangie Baxter; Gesso Messy No. 5 – Borders by Studio Tangie Baxter; Journal Anthology 9 by Studio Tangie Baxter; She Found Her Bliss by Studio Tangie Baxter; OTHER -  Fonts: SignericaFat

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ms. mauk

Credits all by Tangie Baxter:
AJC12 Parcel 15
AJC12 Parcel 07
AJC11 Parcel 50
AJC12 Parcel 44
Luminescence
Bestiary Beasties
Bestiary Beasties Lace
Gesso Messy 13
Lost and Found
Autumns Poetry staple
AJC12 Parcel 33
AJC12 Parcel 19

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Julie Ann

This page assumes that I would be able to go back in time to change something about myself with the knowledge I have in the present. I realize that this would alter my future, however, I believe in destiny so I think I would somehow still end up with the wonderful life I have now! Just without all the grief  and depression I went through!!!!

CREDITS: ALL STUDIO TANGIE -
Tape, Paper, Arrow: NEW Art Journal Caravan 2013 Expedition Kit
Gesso Lace: AJC 12 Parcel 4
Paint scratch: AJC12 Parcel 23
Notes: Articulates 01
Tag: Jungle Salvage
Alpha: Autumn’s Poetry
Art Doll: AJC 11 Parcel 29
Stitchy Gesso Collage: AJC 12 Parcel 49
Fonts: Tangie Art Journaling Font MadHatter, Tangie Art Journaling Font RockingHorseFly

Now it’s your turn! Let’s see your movie pages!!!

Journal your thoughts and upload your page to your blog or favorite gallery. Link it up in the comments of this blog post.

Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for tangiebaxter.com on Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com


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“I Don’t Know What To Journal” Myth-Buster Prompt #14!

Welcome to our “I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO JOURNAL ABOUT” MYTH-BUSTER PROMPT #14 by Tangie!

Prompt: You can cast any actor no longer alive to play you in a film about yourself. Who would you cast?

Journal your thoughts and upload your page to your blog or favorite gallery. Link it up in the comments of this blog post.

 

by Julie Ann Shahin, Studio Tangie Social Media Team


Do you have your popcorn ready to watch Lindsay Lohan, starring as Elizabeth Taylor, in Liz & Dick on November 26th? This is supposed to be the troubled actress’ comeback role. Do you think she can pull it off? Will you be watching?

 

Who would you cast to star in a movie about your own life? (Pick among actors or actresses no longer alive.) How would you begin to choose? Which would be your priority: your life story or whether the actor resembles you? Would it matter if the actor decidely resembles your own character (mannerisms, quirks, etc.)  in the movie, or would you give him/her freedom to develop those as he/she sees fit? Would the movie focus on how your life actually turned out, or how you would have liked your life to turn out?

 

“After all, Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels.”
- Ann Richards

 

Growing up, we often watched musicals with my grandparents starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Musicals such as Swing Time. I was fairly uninspired for this prompt until I was looking through my stash of Old Hollywood vintage portraits, and saw Fred and Ginger. Although I haven’t danced in about twenty years, I thought Ginger Rogers would be the perfect choice to play me in my life story. I’m not quite sure what the story line would be yet, perhaps starting in my early 30′s finding the love of my life and getting married, a celebration of surviving my horrific twenties! I literally had a mid-life crisis yet I was only in my mid-twenties. I’m sure a flashback to those times would be in the movie as a dramatic point.

Now Ginger Rogers doesn’t exactly look like me, and I wouldn’t expect her to exactly act like me perfectly, as this would be a musical, and I don’t go through my day singing and dancing. Thus, my movie would be a bit fictionalized, and perhaps end the way I want it to.

Our Studio Tangie Creative Team also picked some gorgeous leading ladies from Old Hollywood for their art journaling pages for this prompt, from Vivian Leigh to Irene Dunn.  I believe that in ms. mauk’s page the title “Danke Schoen” is a song. Here are the lyrics:

Danke Schoen, Darling, Danke Schoen.
Thank you for all the joy and pain.
Picture shows, second balcony, was the place we’d meet,
Second seat, go Dutch treat, you were sweet.

Danke Schoen, Darling, Danke Schoen.
Save those lies, Darling don’t explain.
I recall, Central Park in fall.
How you tore your dress, what a mess, I confess.
That’s not all.

Danke Schoen, Darling, Danke Schoen.
Thank you for walks down Lover’s Lane.
I can see, hearts carved on a tree.
Letters inter-twined, for all time, yours and mine, that was fine.

Danke Schoen, Darling, Danke Schoen.
Thank you for seeing me again.
Though we go on our seperate ways,
Still the memory stays, for always, my heart says, DankeSchoen.

Danke Schoen, Oh Darling, Danke Schoen.
I said, Thank you for seeing me again.
Though we go- on our seperate ways,
Still the memory stays, for always, my heart says, DankeSchoen.

Danke Schoen, Auf Wiedersehn, Danke Schoen

Let’s take a look at the Creative Team’s pages!

 

Inspiration for IDKWTJ Myth- Buster Prompt #14

ms. mauk

CREDITS – Tangie Baxter:
Journal Anthology 7
Lost & Found
Parcel 24
Fonts: Blackout, Brush Script Std, Tangie Baxter AJF Frog Footman

 

Heather (sparklyduck75)

Irene Dunne is my favorite classic leading lady. She had an ease and openness about her, and a perfect balance of glamour and quirky humor, that made her feel like a real woman, never a magazine cut-out playing dress-up. I love the way she lived her life, by her own standards, politely calling the shots. When she wanted Hollywood, she had it. When she was ready to move on, she did it on her own terms, and spent the rest of her life doing charitable and philanthropic work. People who knew her always said she was a wonderfully warm, joyous, positive person and easy to be around. I’d love if all these things were true of me, too! So if they ever wanted to make a movie about me, I’d faint with a happy sigh to have Irene Dunne in the starring role… and Cary Grant can play my husband. Smile

CREDITS:
By Tangie Baxter: AJC2011 starter kit; Orchid Elixir.
Irene Dunne and fern images from the Internet.
Fonts: LainieDaySH; TrajanPro.

 

Julie Ann

Hybrid art journal page featuring Tangie’s Rubber Stamps Set #1


How I made this page – breaking all the rules!

I have some pages in my art journal that are half pre-made, where I play with products just for fun with no forethought or intention planned out. This is where I started with one of these pages, that had orange and purple misted on it, also with a green stencil, and some of Tangie’s circle stamps from Set #1 (currently sold out I believe, but you can buy Sets #4 and #5 here.)

Then I took one of Tangie’s 2011 printable art journal backgrounds…which she calls “Collage Sheets” if you do a search in her store. I tore the sides off so that you see just three ballerinas, and adhered the background to the page. Then I took aqua paint and made strokes along the left, bottom, and top edges of the background. This grounds the background and blends it into the rest of the page. I also made paint strokes in the right top and bottom corners.

I used stamps from Tangie’s Stamp Set #1 to add to the background. You can see in this image below where I added stamps. I overlapped the printed background.

I had cut out Fred and Ginger from a vintage book so they went in the center. I outlined them with a black marker. I used crayon and marker to give slight color to her face and hair, and ink to dab on slight color to her dress.

I cut out hearts from the remaining Collage Sheet, and put it to the right of Fred, and then below the hearts, I used elements from the Collage Sheets such as a playing card and domino for the border. The banner above their head is also from the Collage Sheet. Here I highlighted the elements and background from Tangie’s store.

CREDITS: Tangie Baxter -

Domino, Banner, Ballerina Background, Hearts, Card: 2011 Collage Sheet Mania! 94 Collage Sheet Grab Bag! By Tangie
Various circle stamps: Splatter Graffiti Set #1 Rubber Stamps by Tangie

Other-
Word art, border: CrowaboutStudioB
Pen: Sharpie
Dancers: Vintage book
Stencils: Studio Calico
Spray Ink: Dylusions
Stamp Ink: Stampin’ Up, Ranger
Tape: Prima
Paint: Making Memories

Now it’s your turn! Let’s see your movie pages!!!

Journal your thoughts and upload your page to your blog or favorite gallery. Link it up in the comments of this blog post.

Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for tangiebaxter.com on Wednesdays and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com


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“I Don’t Know What To Journal” Myth-Buster Prompt #13!

Welcome to our I Don’t Have Anything to Journal About” Myth-Buster Prompt #13 by Tangie!

Prompt: If you could have one superpower, which would it be?

Journal your thoughts and upload your page to your blog or favorite gallery. Link it up in the comments of this blog post.

 

by Julie Ann Shahin, Studio Tangie Social Media Team

Telepathy, telekinesis, enhanced intelligence, super strength, super speed, flight, teleportation, invisibility, shape-shifting – these are just a few of the most commonly imagined superpowers.   Which one appeals to you most? Why? Or do you long for a different type of power?

Our art journalers below chose some unique powers.

  • Rain would have the loving gift of healing power.
  • Heather dreams of house-keeping superpowers.
  • Your every thought would be known by Deb.
  • And I would be able to befriend anyone with my hypnotic charm as the strongest of my powers of persuasion.

 

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Inspiration from the Studio Tangie Creative Team for Prompt #13

Rain

Journaling: If I could have one superpower, it would be absolute healing power, at the touch of my hand or wand or thought form, all illness would leave, transformed into light.

CREDITS:  By Tangie Baxter-
Compendium of Dreams
Gypsy
Seaside Art Dolls
SJD Caravan
Other: Wand and Key: Mr. Whiskers: Lordlings, Miss Behaving at Deviant Scrap

 

Heather

Journaling: The only woman who doesn’t dream of house keeping superpowers is the one who has already hired help.

CREDITS – By Tangie Baxter:
Queen of Cakes collab; Greatest Curiosity; Journal Anthology series; and Gypsy Rhapsody.

 

Deb aka pennyshilling

Journaling reads as follows……..
There are numerous
SUPERPOWERS
that I would love
to draw upon in
my day to day
LIFE
Right now having the ABILITY TO READ OTHERS MINDS would be most HELPFUL
Certainly not in a prying or devious way, but in a manner which would
ALLOW FOR FURTHER
UNDERSTANDING
It is so hard for some to SHARE OR EXPRESS their inner thoughts and feelings WHEN TIMES ARE TOUGH
OR COMPLICATED
and I can’t help but thinking
“If only I could read your mind love…..”

Credits- By Tangie Baxter
Tangie_Midnight Dreams
_Papercuts
_Overlay
_Gesso
_Elements
_Glows
_Sunbursts
_Splatters

Tangie_Gypsy Diaries
_Collage Sheet

Tangie_AJC_Parcel_16
Other: Tumble Fish Studio_Odd Magic

 

Julie Ann


Journaling: Not brute force but only persuasion and faith are the kings of this world. Thomas Carlyle

Credits: By Tangie Baxter -
Star vintage stamp: Steampunk Spooktacular
Hearts: Journal Anthology 9
Lighting: Luminescence
Glitter splash: By Magic Sampler
Word Art/Abracadabra, Stars, Burst, Splatter: By Magic
Paper note: AJC12 Parcel 7
Strip: Tangible Plans 19
Strong: Tangible Plans 20
Background: Collage Fodder Backgrounds
Fonts: Tangie Art Journaling Font bandersnatch, Franklin Gothic Medium
Other: Couple, Overlay: Couples Therapy Sherrie JD

 

Now it’s your turn! Let’s see your superpower pages!!!

Journal your thoughts and upload your page to your blog or favorite gallery. Link it up in the comments of this blog post.

Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for tangiebaxter.com on Wednesdays and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

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Julie Ann Is Back with “I Don’t Know What To Journal” Myth-Buster Prompt #12!

Julie Ann Is Back with “I Don’t Know What To Journal” Myth-Buster Prompt #12!

Prompt: What was the most recent movie to make you cry?

Journal your thoughts and upload your page to your blog or favorite gallery. Link it up in the comments of this blog post.

by Julie Ann Shahin, Studio Tangie Social Media Team

Hi everyone! Thanks for all of your support the past two months while I took a hiatus after my father-in-law passed away. It was quite an upheaval in our family. I’m very excited to be back and art journaling with the Studio Tangie community again. I hope you enjoy this week’s prompt.

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Here’s how the Creative Team interpreted the Prompt:

Studio Tangie Creative Team Inspirations for Prompt #12

ms. mauk


Credits:
Tangie Baxter, AJC12 Parcel 11
Tangie Baxter & Rebecca McMeen, Steampunk Maritime
Tangie Baxter Paperworn Art Styles & Bonus Action
Fonts: Tangie Baxter AJFonts five seven & two, dormouse, & elephant

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Tangie

The last movie to make me cry, was actually a TV Show but since I watched it on Netflix we’re going to count it Smile.

Credits:  (by Studio Tangie)

Love “The Doctor” and My Midnight Dreams Danced Among the Stars, Gesso Messy 7

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Julie Ann

This is not a new movie, but I saw it recently.

“You never quit on your music. No matter what. Cuz anytime something bad happens to you that’s the one place you can escape to and just let it all go.” – August Rush quote

Credits: all by Tangie Baxter (Studio Tangie except photo)
Music, Gold Leaf: Gypsy Rhapsody
Ephemera Circle, Circle Stitches
Sun: MUSEicaltheatre
Glitter Accents: Steampunk Band
Highlight: AJC11 Parcel 33
Gesso: Gesso Messy 9
Splatter Overlay: AJC12 Parcel 37
Papers (three papers blended together): Up Up Away
Fonts: by Tangie (have to look them up)
Photo: from Flickr, Creative Commons License – have to look up his name

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Heather aka sparklyduck75

The last movie I cried over was a Queen Victoria double-feature: “The Young Victoria” and “Mrs. Brown.”

In “The Young Victoria”, Emily Blunt portrays Queen Victoria as a teenager making her ascent to the throne, and finding her footing as a woman, a monarch, and a wife to her beloved Prince Albert. Dame Judi Dench stepped into an older Victoria’s shoes in “Mrs. Brown,” a film about the relationship between the Queen and her friend and guardian, John Brown. Victoria was three years into an all-consuming grief following Albert’s devastating death before the feisty John Brown restored her to herself. I cried for Victoria in both films, both stories of her great loves and great agonies. I cried for how the love of a good man can illuminate a woman’s heart, and inspire her to live powerfully, even in love’s loss.

Quote: In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing. –Robert Ingersoll

CREDITS:

By TANGIE BAXTER: Marie collab; Medieval Faire collab; Imprints of Kingdoms Past; Thoughts of Thee; Gypsy Glitter Glass Laces; Gypsy Rhapsody.

By MOO’S SCRAPS: Black frame and brocade paper from Elegance kit.

FONTS: JellykaDeliciousCake; TrajanPro.

Images of young Victoria, older Victoria, Prince Albert, and John Brown from the Internet.

 

Now it’s your turn! Let’s see your cry-jerker movie pages!!!

Journal your thoughts and upload your page to your blog or favorite gallery. Link it up in the comments of this blog post.

Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for tangiebaxter.com on Wednesdays and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

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“I Don’t Know What To Journal” Myth-Buster Prompt #11

Welcome to our I Don’t Have Anything to Journal About” Myth-Buster Prompt #11 by Tangie!

Prompt: Would you enjoy a month of solitude in a beautiful natural setting?

Journal your thoughts and upload your page to your blog or favorite gallery. Link it up in the comments of this blog post.

Julie Ann

This prompt was easy for me because I love being alone. I don’t mind it. I like the peace and quiet, being able to get my art done. I could see myself enjoying the peace and relishing the natural beauty. I love to write and I could see myself doing a lot of writing, in busy solitude! Oh, the joy!

I knew immediately how I wanted my page to look. My page was inspired by one of my favorite art journalers and illustrators: Anahata Katkin.  She describes her style, “A lot of my artwork is built up using faces and portrait style focus and then I just build onto it using things from the environment or fashion to inspire the rest.”

I also knew I wanted a tropical look and I did that with color.

CREDITS: MOST BY TANGIE BAXTER

Paper: Glamorazzi (set on blending mode Multiply)
Buddha: AJC12 Parcel 29
Lady: Cartography Set 15 Map Heads
Hinge,Splatter, Flowers, Glitter, : The Princess with Sea Green Hair
Stamps: Branches
Postcard Art: AJC Parcel 5 with Amanda Sexton
Suitcase: AJC11 Parcel 3 with Rebecca McMeen
Bling: Cirque Joyeaux with Sherrie JD
Label Stamp: By Magic
Dots: AJC12 Expedition Kit
Splattergraffiti: Bloom
Bird,Feather, Background Paper : Back to Bollywood by Berna Data
Fonts: The Dreamer, Teutonic No4

 

I apologize for this post being short today. My father-in-law passed yesterday, and my mother-in-law also had a heart attack yesterday morning. I’m in shock, and not myself right now. I hope to be back in full swing next week! Thanks! (P.S. Hug your loved ones!)

 

Now it’s your turn! Let’s see your solitude pages!!!

Journal your thoughts and upload your page to your blog or favorite gallery. Link it up in the comments of this blog post.

Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for tangiebaxter.com on Wednesdays and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

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“I Don’t Have Anything To Journal About” Myth-Buster Prompt #10

Welcome to our I Don’t Have Anything to Journal About” Myth-Buster Prompt #10 by Tangie!

Prompt: If you could have personally witnessed one event in history, what would you want to have seen?

Journal your thoughts and upload your page to your blog or favorite gallery. Link it up in the comments of this blog post.

 

by Julie Ann Shahin, Studio Tangie Social Media Team

What kind of history intrigues you? For me, I studied a lot of art history in college for my degree in Interior Design. I even made sure to take a dream trip to Paris, Rome, Florence, and Venice to see the art and architecture that I had studied. So it was a natural selection for me to pick a time period that was heavily-influenced by fashion and design.

You can choose between ancient, medieval, or modern history.

You can choose from events from political, economic, cultural, religious, or social history, etc.

In The Movies: Midnight in Paris

I recently watched a Woody Allen movie called “Midnight in Paris” starring Owen Wilson. Owen’s character, Gil Pender, is vacationing in Paris with his fiancee. He is struggling to write his first novel. ” One night, Gil gets drunk and becomes lost in the back streets of Paris. At midnight, a 1920s Peugeot Type 176 car draws up beside him, and the passengers—dressed in 1920s clothing—urge him to join them. They go to a bar, where Gil comes to realize that he has been transported to the 1920s, an era he idolizes. He encounters Alice B. Toklas, Cole Porter, Josephine Baker, Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald, who take him to meet Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway agrees to show Gil’s novel to Gertrude Stein, and Gil goes to fetch his manuscript from his hotel. However, as soon as he leaves, he finds he has returned to 2010 and the bar has disappeared. ” (Source: Wikipedia)

I won’t spoil the rest of the movie for you, but isn’t that a wonderful fantasy and fabulous answer to this prompt? I’ve watched the movie once by myself and then watched it again with my husband! I highly recommend it! And I’m not usually a Woody Allen fan.

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Inspiration for Myth-Buster Prompt #10

Heather aka sparklyduck75

Persevere
“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” –Walt Disney

There are a great many wonderful historic things I wish I could’ve seen, and among them is Walt Disney’s triumph with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. We take it for granted today, but when it premiered in 1937, it was the first full-length, full-color, animated film ever made. Disney pursued this thing in his imagination amidst opposition and claims that it couldn’t be done, the public wouldn’t want it, he’d ruin his career, and so on. But creating a feature film was the only way Walt Disney could see to make enough money to continue doing what he loved, and so he persisted. Within days of the film’s release, it was already being declared by some as the greatest film ever made, but those gushing praises have aged well; nearly 80 years later, it is still universally acknowledged as a milestone in cinematic history, unlocking whole worlds of technological and artistic possibilities. We’re probably able to sit here on our computers right now creating digital art owing in part to Walt Disney’s stubborn and remarkable vision. So yeah… I definitely wish I could’ve been there to see it unfold.

CREDITS: BY TANGIE BAXTER: Dream Spilling, Jetadore, AJC 2011 Parcel 33 kits, and Watercolor Styles.
Fonts: GreasySpoon; WickedGrit.
Walt Disney and Snow White images from the Internet.

 

Julie Ann

French Court

Journaling: From an Interior Designer’s viewpoint, I would be fascinated to be a witness to, or rather actually be part of the royal court of, King Louis XV at the palace of  Versailles in the 1720’s +. The Rococo Style was becoming popular, defined by S- and C-curves and asymmetry. Furniture was heavily gilded. Comfortable sofas promoted intimacy, conversation, even amour. The King’s most famous mistress was Madame de Pompadour, who is also the most famous patron of the Rococo style. She never had much political influence yet did wield considerable power and influence behind the scenes, including intervening in the negotiations of the Treaty of Versailles.

CREDITS: Most by Tangie Baxter
Pearl necklace: Mermaid Lagoon
Flowers, Journal Box,Paper: Marie Collab with Sherrie JD
Gesso: Gesso Messy 5 Borders
Lady, Chaise: Queen of Cakes with Holliewood Studio
Alpha: Mr. Darcy
Blue Boy: French Twist by Sherrie JD
French word art: Once Upon a Dream by Lili Collab with Emily Merritt (retired)
Photo: by luke chan – Creative Commons Flickr

 

Now it’s your turn! Let’s see your historical event pages!

Journal your thoughts and upload your page to your blog or favorite gallery. Link it up in the comments of this blog post.

Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for tangiebaxter.com on Wednesdays and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

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Art Journaling 102: “I Don’t Have Anything to Journal About” Myth-Buster Prompt #9

Welcome to our I Don’t Have Anything to Journal About” Myth-Buster Prompt #9 by Tangie!

 

High

High by tarotastic, on Flickr

Prompt: If you joined the circus, what act would you most want to perform?

Journal your thoughts and upload your page to your blog or favorite gallery. Link it up in the comments of this blog post.

by Julie Ann Shahin, Studio Tangie Social Media Team

The circus can be a dazzling and magical place, especially to children. And then there are those young and not-so-young adults that dreamt of running away to join the circus. Imagine for a moment that it was a requirement to graduate high school to join the circus for a year, and you are still a young adult. What skills would you want to learn in the circus? How would you want to entertain the audience? What will you name your circus?

Here’s a helpful list of Circus Skills from Wikipedia:

List of Sideshow Acts:

 

 

Click to see this awesome circus video:

Russian-Bar Acrobatic (SD)

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Confession: I own a circus pet

Yes, it’s true. I own a circus pet. Sort of. Bichon Frises were used in circuses in the 1800′s because of it’s “intelligence and amazing ability to learn complex routines.”  (The Humble Start of a Once Circus Dog)

The Bichon Frise was originally bred in the 1400′s as a companion dog for royalty in Spain and France. It is descended from the Water-Spaniel. In the 1800′s, the Bichon Frise was used in circuses and by organ grinders. Source

 

“The first Bichon Frise was brought to the United States in 1956,” according to The Humble Start of a Once Circus Dog. I adopted my dog in 2010, and he is every bit the wonderful companion dog, cheerful and happy, lively and intelligent, as is common for its’ breed. Here is a photo of him, as he loves to go for car rides.

I have to admit though that I haven’t tried training him for any circus acts!

My Dog: Friday

 

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Circus Smirkus

Circus Smirkus by hbp_pix, on Flickr

 

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b IMG_1992 by hbp_pix, on Flickr

 

Circus Smirkus - On Fabric

Circus Smirkus - On Fabric by hbp_pix, on Flickr

 

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c IMG_2733 by hbp_pix, on Flickr

 

Ringling Brothers Circus

Ringling Brothers Circus by Bob n Renee, on Flickr

 

Inspiration for “I Don’t Have Anything to Journal About” Myth-Buster Prompt #7

Valentina aka zotova

Credits: ALL BY TANGIE BAXTER

 

Fonts:

 

Journaling:
If you joined the circus, what act would you most want to perform?
To forbid performance of animals in circus and to give them freedom!
Circus without wild animals!
Wild animals should be free!

 

Julie Ann

I was surprised to see how similar my journaling was to Valentina’s page above! Although I suppose for anyone with a love for animals, it’s not that far of a stretch to want the best for them!!!

Journaling: If I were to join the circus, I thought I’d like to work with training the elephants. I thought how beautiful it would be to work with such awesome creatures. My cousin and I were able to ride elephants somewhere in Ohio when we were no more than five years old, a very cool experience.

Then I did some reading and found out about the horrible abuse that elephants endure while being trained for circus acts. In response to a growing popular concern about the use of any animals in entertainment, animal-free circuses are becoming more coomon around the world according to Wikipedia.

FREE THE ELEPHANTS!!

CREDITS: MOST BY TANGIE BAXTER

Brush: Inktastic 2
Paint: Darkroom
Puffy Paint, Circus Flags: AJC Parcel 10
Gesso: Gesso Messy 7
Alpha, Elephant, Clown, Paper, Rhinestone, Splatter: Cirque Joy
Circus Word Art: Circus Stamps by Christina Renee
Dogs: Circus Peeps by Christina Renee

Now it’s your turn! Let’s see your circus pages!

Journal your thoughts and upload your page to your blog or favorite gallery. Link it up in the comments of this blog post.

Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for tangiebaxter.com on Wednesdays and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

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Art Journaling 102: “I Don’t Have Anything to Journal About” Myth-Buster Prompt #8

Welcome to our I Don’t Have Anything to Journal About” Myth-Buster Prompt #8 by Tangie!

Prompt: You can select one person from history and ask a question to which they must give a truthful reply. Whom would you select, and what question would you ask?

Journal your thoughts and upload your page to your blog or favorite gallery. Link it up in the comments of this blog post.

Preview of Valentina's Page for This Prompt #6

by Julie Ann Shahin, Studio Tangie Social Media Team

But I’ve Done This Prompt Before…

Stop! Wait!!!!

Before you say that you’ve done this prompt before, let’s try it from a new angle.

If you’ve journaled before about a famous person from history that you would like to meet, perhaps journal about this time about one of your ancestors that made a significant contribution to your family or community.

Or perhaps a person that is not from your family but still inspiring, yet little known, not quite famous.

If you’ve journaled before about someone from your genealogy that you’d like to ask a question, perhaps this time research a famous artist, photographer, or musician that you’d like to ask a question.

If you’ve journaled before about both a famous person from history that is well-known to you that you’d like to ask a question, and if you’ve journaled  about someone from your family that you’d like to know something about, then perhaps research leaders and great thinkers from other countries that you might not have heard of before. You could look up current history makers, not just ones that have passed.

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I’m Stumped for a Meaningful  Question

When I was brainstorming this prompt, at first I thought, “I don’t ask that many questions any more.” I felt at a loss. Someone once said, “Never stop asking questions,” or “Never stop being curious.” Edison or Einstein? Either way, I felt like I’ve let them down. And so, I started asking questions.

There are different types of questions to be aware of, and can influence the quality of your question. According to changingminds.org, a sampling of different types of question techniques include:

Another group of questions according to history.com is judgement questions.

Judgment Questions
This group of questions should offer your subject a chance to talk about the “big picture” by telling about what was good or bad, important or less important.
Judgment Questions

  • What was the happiest (funniest or saddest) memory?
  • What was your biggest accomplishment?
  • What actions would you change if you had a chance to re-live those years again?
  • What mistakes did people make during this period or event in history?
  • What should people today remember about this time/event?

Read more here…

The Power of Questions

It is interesting that changingminds.org also talks about the power of questions, while we are on the subject. It is an awesome conversational tool. They list a handful of benefits of questions:

Control

“First of all questions give you power. They put you in charge of the conversation. When you ask a question, there is a strong social pressure for the other person to answer the question.” Read more…

Information

“Information is power and what you get from questions is information. Particularly if you are careful with your questions you can discover all kinds of useful information that can help you achieve your goals.” Read more…

Listening

Questions also good when you want to listen more than talk, as you can prompt the other person to talk about subjects where you can listen more. Read more…

Bonding

Questions that reveal personal details about the other person and things about which they are interested also gives you the opportunity of getting closer to to them, for example by subsequently showing how you are similar to them. Read more…

Persuading

As well as the above benefits, questioning can be used to persuade in many other ways, for example by using rhetorical questions that need no answers but cause the person to consider what you are saying. Likewise, Socratic questioning is designed to make the other person think rather than elicit information for you.

 

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Inspiration for I Don’t Have Anything to Journal About” Myth-Buster Prompt #8

Valentina aka zotova

Journaling:
This photo was taken at the end of 30-s. It was kept in the family album of my mother. I knew that this woman was my mother’s mother, i.e. my grandmother. But who was that guy? In order to answer this question I studied family tree up to 1872. Now, my ancestors for me are not only surnames with dates of birth or death, but people who lived, made mistakes, loved, suffered, rejoiced, died.

During my search I learned something about the guy from photo. I revealed that he was mother’s brother, my uncle Vasiliy Petrovich Blokha. He was born in 1925 and disappeared during WWII. I know that he was still alive in 1943, but what happened next? Was he killed? Imprisoned? Dead? Sometimes I think that he is still alive. 87 years is not a lot.

I am not interested in Hitler or Stalin either as people or as historical personalities because they broke lives of dozens of millions of people.

But I constantly think about my uncle who was their contemporary and whose fate they influenced.

What kind of person my uncle was? What he dreamt about at 17? What he liked to do? Who he loved? It is him who interests me a lot. He is the only one person from the past I want to put these questions to.

Credit: (ALL BY TANGIE BAXTER)
{The Spark Project} Arsenic And Old Lace The ENTIRE COLLECTION by Tangie http://shop.scrapbookgraphics.com/-The-Spark-Project-Arsenic-and-Old-Lace-the-Entire-Collection.html
My Broken Dollhouse by Tangie http://shop.scrapbookgraphics.com/My-Broken-Dollhouse.html
Splatter Graffiti [Borders] Pause by Tangie http://shop.scrapbookgraphics.com/Splatter-Graffiti-Borders-Pause.html
Font: Oysters [Art Journaling Font] by Tangie http://shop.scrapbookgraphics.com/Oysters-Art-Journaling-Font.html

 

Julie Ann

Georgia O’Keefe is one of my main artist role models. I have many questions for her so it was hard to narrow it down to just one question.

Credits: MOST BY TANGIE BAXTER
Paper: Quotes Backgrounds
Findings, Splattergraffiti: {The Spark Project} Arsenic And Old Lace The ENTIRE COLLECTION
Alpha: MarkerDoodleDoo
Chevron Gesso: AJC12 Parcel 12
Style: Paperworn Art Journal Style
Splatter Frame: Studio Mix 19 Glorious Vision by Studio Girls
Photo from google images

 

 

Now it’s your turn! Let’s see your questions!

Journal your thoughts and upload your page to your blog or favorite gallery. Link it up in the comments of this blog post.

 

Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for tangiebaxter.com on Wednesdays and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

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Art Journaling 102: “I Don’t Have Anything to Journal About” Myth-Buster Prompt #7

Welcome to our I Don’t Have Anything to Journal About” Myth-Buster Prompt #7 by Tangie!

Prompt: List 5 people you know. Then describe them in 5 words.

Prompt #5 by Heather aka sparklyduck75

 

by Julie Ann Shahin, Studio Tangie Social Media Team

One way to approach this prompt is to think of 5 people you know with something in common, such as 5 neighbors, 5 family members, 5 men, 5 women, 5 influential people, 5 teachers, 5 children, 5 people who cook well, 5 funny people, etc. I myself decided to focus on 5 neighbors. Heather, in the page with the red balloon below, focused on loving family members that share their best with her. Tam featured 5 women in her family that shared things in common.

My next step was to think of personality adjectives for each neighbor, and of course, I looked to google for help. I used this list of 130 Positive Personality Adjectives. I get so overloaded with my brain, that sometimes it helps to look at a list when I get stuck.

You might decide instead to list 5 reasons you are grateful for each person. You don’t have to follow the prompt exactly, instead of 5 words, it can be a list of 5 reasons.  For more ideas, see the Must Read Prompt: Describe the People in Your Life below.

Another thing that I did in my art journal page was to use something symbolic to represent my neighbors. I used some artsy birds for each neighbor whereas if I were creating a scrapbook page instead, I would have used their photographs. The art journal frees you to be creative and find alternatives!

 

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Inspiration for “I Don’t Have Anything to Journal About” Myth-Buster Prompt #7

Heather aka sparklyduck75

Dad is visionary, charismatic, talented, generous, and wise.
Mom is intuitive, warm, creative, affectionate, and pragmatic.
Grandpa is thoughtful, gentle, faithful, intelligent, and resourceful.
Grandma is loving, devoted, selfless, resilient, and sensitive.
Don is genuine, caring, gracious, discerning, and compassionate.
Grace is spirited, joyous, tender-hearted, perceptive, and friendly.

I am loved by amazing people who share their best with me.

CREDITS by Tangie Baxter:
Cartography Set 9: Sea Papers; Cartography Set 10: Mists; Up Up and Away.
Fonts: Oysters and TigerLily by Tangie; and LovedByTheKing.

 

Tam aka tamhanley

I realized that of every group of 5 I came up with, there were a lot of things in common, so I used the grid configuration on this background to line up pictures to represent 5 women in my family (mom’s side) and let the things they shared in common “touch” each picture. Then I “covered it in gesso”!! Even digitally I think that’s my favorite part!

Credits:
Tribalations http://shop.scrapbookgraphics.com/Tribalations.html
Tribalations Splatter Graffiti http://shop.scrapbookgraphics.com/Splatter-Graffiti-Borders-Tribalations.html
Lost and Found http://shop.scrapbookgraphics.com/Lost-and-Found.html
Journal Anthology http://shop.scrapbookgraphics.com/Journal-Anthology-SKU26950.html
Journal Anthology 7 freebie
Gesso Messy 3 http://shop.scrapbookgraphics.com/Gesso-Messy-Episode-No.-3.html
Gesso Messy 5 http://shop.scrapbookgraphics.com/Gesso-Messy-Episode-No.-5.html
Marion the Librarian http://shop.scrapbookgraphics.com/-RERUNS-Marion-the-Librarian.html
Cirque Joyeux http://shop.scrapbookgraphics.com/Cirque-Joyeux.html
Inchies Girlies Artists Sheet http://shop.scrapbookgraphics.com/-ARTist-Sheets-Inchies-girlies.html
Steampunk Jetadore Collab http://shop.scrapbookgraphics.com/Steampunk-Je-t-adore-Collab-w-Studio-Rebecca.html

 

Julie Ann

My Neighbors: in five words

Journaling:

Most of these women I wouldn’t know if it weren’t for my dog. I didn’t meet them until I started walking Friday every day.

MARTHA
bright
cheerful
trustworthy
warm
wonderful

NORMA
determined
helpful
nice
plucky
knowledgeable

SHEILA
friendly
proud
talented
sincere
thoughtful

JACKIE
calm
likeable
self-assured
brave
pleasant

MICHELLE
kind
peaceful
lively
wise
upbeat

Credits: by Tangie Baxter unless noted otherwise
Paper: AJC11 Parcel 20, AJC Parcel 36 with Amanda Sexton,Orchid Elixir, Journal Anthology 6, Journal Anthology 8, Enchanted Art Box with sherriejd, AJC Parcel 28; Dot: Deconstructed No. 4, Notables, Industrial Velvet; Splatter: Enchanted Art Box with SherrieJD; House: Dream Spilling; Gesso: Gesso Mats; Alpha: Wonderland;  Styles: Paperworn Styles and Gesso Styles; Fonts: AJFbreadbutter, AJFtweedledeeALT; Other – Birds: CrowAbout Studio B Lil Birds; Template: April 2012 Blog Freebie by Amy Kingsford

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Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for tangiebaxter.com on Wednesdays and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

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“I Don’t Have Anything to Journal About” Myth-Buster NEW PROMPT

Welcome to our I Don’t Have Anything to Journal About” Myth-Buster Prompt #6 by Tangie!

If you had to be trapped in a TV show for a month, which show would you choose?

Journal your thoughts and upload your page to your blog or favorite gallery. Link it up in the comments of this blog post.

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The Myth-Buster prompts, written by Tangie Baxter,  come from the Art Journal Caravan Expedition Navigation Guide PDF inside the kit when you sign up for the Expedition.

by Julie Ann Shahin, Studio Tangie Social Media Team

If I had to be trapped in a TV show for a month, what show would I choose? I went through my DVR timers to see if any of today’s current shows that I enjoy would  be something I could stand as my life for a month. New Girl, Community, Parks and Recreation, The Office, Once Upon a Time, Glee, Harry’s Law, I Hate My Teenage Daughter, Revenge, 2 Broke Girls, Whitney, Fringe, Two and a Half Men, The Simpsons, Parenthood, Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, The Good Wife, 30 Rock, Up All Night, Hot in Cleveland, Smash, Pan Am, Happy Endings, Best Friends Forever, Scandal…whoa, seems like I sit in front of the T.V. all day but really I just let it play in the background often. Then I did some google research for the most popular T.V. shows of all-time to see if any shows of past decades could fit the bill.

Eventually, I came around to a former guilty pleasure that I’m taking a break from…The Real Housewives from Bravo. I’m not sure if this prompt had in mind Reality T.V. shows, yet I couldn’t shake the idea. I wouldn’t do it for the money or fame, I’d do it to share “This is me, take it or leave it. I love me.” Actually, when I read the prompt about a month ago or so, I had this same idea of doing the Real Housewives of my city for the page. I even thought of putting local high-profile scrapbookers faces in for the art dolls. Perhaps I’ll eventually do a “scrapbooker” theme for this page, but I kind of like just doing random, no-identity this time around. You’ll see what I mean in my page below.

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Inspiration for IDHATJA Myth-Buster Prompt #6

Heather aka sparklyduck75

I’ve always been a sucker for British period dramas, and Downton Abbey is no exception. If I could spend a month in that world, I don’t know whether I’d rather be upstairs or downstairs–the characters and stories are equally intriguing (although they do have the better costumes upstairs!). Something about our aggressive, high-speed, in-your-face, fast food society makes an escape to these kinds of stories irresistible: a place where manners are strictly observed, everyone understands they exist in service to one another, and sitting down to a family dinner is a carefully preserved event. And what would I give to follow Dame Maggie Smith around for a while? Although in many ways, I know life in those times was far more difficult (especially for women), I wish more of the gentility of the era could’ve stayed with us. It’s absolute agony that there are only seven episodes in a season… thank God for DVDs.

CREDITS by Tangie Baxter:
Jetadore collab with Rebecca McMeen; My Favorite Things: Family; Arsenic & Old Lace; A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Font: JellykaVampireStreet.
All cast photos from the Internet.

 

Julie Ann

I wouldn’t do it for the money or fame, I’d do it to share “This is me, take it or leave it. I love me.”

Journaling: If I had to live in a TV show for a month, why not a show about the real housewives of my neighborhood?

The background is a blend of three papers by Tangie. See above paragraphs for more about my thoughts on this page.

Credits: by Tangie Baxter unless noted

Shell: Mermaid Lagoon
Elements: AJC12 Parcel 15,  She Journals,Quickety Split Snippets Borders,
Dolls: Seaside Art Dolls, Parcel 44 with Amanda Sexton, Parcel 47 with Amanda Sexton, Parcel 51 with Amanda Sexton, Hello Dollies Art Dolls with SherrieJD
Papers: Haute Soiree, Art Stomp with Roben-Marie Smith, Wonderland

Other: Elements: Joyous Journey, Vintage Gone Funky both by CrowAbout StudioB; Arms: Odd People & Borders by Crowabout StudioB; Art Dolls: Maryanne CAH, Joyous Journey by CrowAbout StudioB

 

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