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Wednesday, 14 January 2015

WOYWW - Lifebook creations

Hello there from Horace on a sunny (so far) Wednesday. I can't believe it's time for another WOYWW already. If you're wondering what the acronym could possibly stand for, click the link and have a merry old time visiting desks across the world.

So, what am I up to? Well it's more Lifebook creations from me. I think Lifebook will be featuring a lot on my desk this year. So far I'm loving the classes, and I'm finding, even if you don't want to follow exactly what the teacher is doing one week, you end up creating your interpretation of the class. This was the case for me last week, when we had a class by Roben Marie Smith. She created a tag from her previously made art work, and although it was lovely, I didn't want to scan in any of my art work, instead, I took my over stuffed embellishments box and made a double sided tag, one side kicking out the old, and the other welcoming in the new.

In my case this was goodbye expectation, hello acceptance.

Anyway, you're here to see my desk this week aren't you? I'm taking another Lifebook class, this is week 2 also, but a class with Tamara Laporte, making a 'jar of awesome'. The idea is to decorate a jar, then fill it with slips of paper on which you write all the great things that happen throughout the year. These shouldn't be bigs things, this is about celebrating the small stuff. After all, that's what makes life great, isn't it?

I've chosen sheet music and old book papers to cover my jar. I'll cover that in Gesso then add something pretty to finish it off. As you can see, all my other Lifebook creations are still sitting on the desk too. I'll decant those into my 'Lifebox' later, but for now I'm enjoying seeing what I created every time I walk into the bedroom.

I'll have a little desk hop, then come back and finish off my jar.


With love from Horace.


  1. That journal page is so elegant and antique looking with a hint of the modern
    Bridget #1

  2. I think your tag is brilliant and I love the idea for your jar too! Have a blessed week!

    Happy Crafting!
    Jeannie #17

  3. Great tag! I am taking Lifebook 2015 also but I didn't really get into the tag demo that much. Your's turned out fantastic! Happy WOYWW Shel#56

  4. Loving your tags and that ray of sunshine in the corner of your desk is beautiful. Thanks for visiting already.

    Hugs Eliza & Yoda 43
    Happy WOYWW

  5. A great idea to take the lessons and give them your own twist, and your results are lovely. Thank you for your visit today, and I really need my catalogue to avoid buying any more duplicates, and make it easy to grab any stamp within 30 seconds and to know exactly where to put it back when I have finished. Hope you have a great week with your classes. xx Maggie #27

  6. Yay, Horace is doing LifeBook! Your tag looks wonderful! Everyone interpreted this challenge differently and it was interesting to see the different interpretations - some of them I wouldn't have thought of in a million years! Great Beacon of Light too! Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #47

  7. A little jar of awesome--that sounds so neat. Love the tag and love that you went with your own interpretation, as it should be. Have fun playing! Judy #74

  8. The little jar will be awesome, not only in looks, but when you read all the little notes at the end of the year.

    Thanks for visiting me this week
    Krisha #8

  9. WOW, that tag is stunning. Very vintage and romantic, with the idea of kicking out the old. Like the idea of a note jar. I'm sure it's even finished by now.

    Thanks for visiting while I slept. Happy WOYWW from #2.

  10. You have some nice projects on the go.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #45

    PS....You are #52:)

  11. So glad you are enjoying the Lifebook course - it is fun to have something to join in with isn't it ! Your Lifebox sounds an inspiring idea ! Thanks for visiting Ali #20

  12. Love the double sided tag and its meanings. And I totally get that feeling of enjoyment in the 'I made that' thing when you don't put them away too soon..definitely you should revel in your achievements.

  13. Love your tag! Especially love the idea of celebrating the small things in life! Chrisx53

  14. Gorgeous tag/s - I am reading so much about journals, and lifebooks etc this week - some awesome projects and inspiring. Have fun and keep on enjoying Cheers RobynO#51

  15. Ah, Horace like the sound of sheet music and gesso on your jar :D happy creating!
    Thanks so much for popping over and for sharing ~ happy belated WOYWW!
    Shaz in Oz.x #44

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards blog}

  16. A super tag and I like the jar idea - look forward to seeing it covered. Anne x #37

  17. What a great tag. I like making one side the old year and the other side the new year - very clever. Hmmm, I'm interested in seeing your finished jar.

    Happy bleated WOYWW
    Peace, Kay (12)


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