Tuesday, March 3, 2009

A favorite book

I made a layout celebrating one of my favorite books, the Moon-Spinners by Mary Stewart. I read this book as a teenager and it (and Mary Stewart's other books) set the standard by which I judge romantic suspense and mystery novels - unfortunately the vast majority don't measure up. This book and the other books that Mary Stewart wrote about Greece and its islands instilled in me a love of Greek culture - food, interior and exterior design, and mythology. I was reminded of this the past weekend when I got the dvd Mamma Mia from the library and even though I thought the movie was pretty awful, I adored Donna's house and especially her bedroom. I am seriously thinking of painting my bedroom blue - I already have sheer white curtains and a brass bed with lots of white linens. Last summer to make the bedroom look cooler (as we live in Florida) I put blue sheets on the bed and hung blue quilts on the walls. It definitely helps mind-wise but the blue walls in the movie set bedroom were so inviting - maybe....
I am continuing to use up my supplies on hand but I really lucked out - in Jan I won the Inspired by Amelie challenge and received a great kit from Create my keepsake, items of which I used on this layout. I even cut out pieces from the BG urban prairie stuff in the kit and used that. I also did a first in this layout - I actually painted on some Heidi Swapp patterned paper. Woohoo! The art journaling class is really freeing me and I am trying new things every day.


Karen said...

Gorgeous Lay-out Chris, thanks so much for playing along with our 'Butterfly Crafts' challenge.

Karen xxx

Cynta said...

Great layout!!!