Hi friends, welcome to the second quarter of Light the Path 2021! Meg here today to share my project for the April Scrapbook Prompt. My album is starting to get nice and chunky, which is so satisfying. Love all the completed projects. Love all the evidence of self-care and exploration.
As an all-or-nothing type of person who feels things deeply, I wasn’t really sure where a month aimed at Emotions was going to take me. One thing that ended up really resonating was the Emotions Wheel—the idea of color, gradation, and saturation really appealed to me as a papercrafter. Contemplating my emotions as hues of the ‘basic’ feels intrigued me. By breaking down good/bad/mad into more specific slices, I found it helpful for better identifying the cause of the emotion. Was it often a need for chocolate? Maybe.
Knowing that the next month had a lot of planned ups and downs (not to mention the unplanned) I decided to accept Theresa’s invitation of a daily check-in. I let the visual concept of the of the emotions wheel inspire a simple grid tracker and matched the fill for each day to the wheel.
Obviously, I needed to incorporate the emotions wheel itself as a key to the tracker. I ended up sticking a brad through the center to make the wheel into a spinner. The idea of the spinner was intended as more of a fun quirk rather than actually interactive, but it took on its own implications as an unintentional metaphor.
From a creative perspective I really liked the coordination between the colors in this month’s digital collection, the emotions wheel, and the tracker card. The upside to having alltheemotions is that I used allthecolors and the overall spread took on a bright positive vibe. That may not be what I felt every day but I like the representation.
The coordinating digitals provided each month are the perfect prompts and set the tone for my pages. I always start my monthly projects using the kit as the foundation and then pulling from my stash. Finding just the right products for each theme adds another layer of personalization to this project that is already intensely focused on me.
In the interest of realism, I did take some selfies on the other end of the emotions spectrum and they are included on the reverse of the page. They are acknowledged. They are recorded. They don’t really need to be widely viewed on the internet; I’ll spare you.
Also, you may note that there is a little extra mixed media snuck into my Scrap Prompt this month. I made way too much of the greatest shade of teal texture paste for my Art Prompt and refused to waste it. Teal stars are my happy place.
And just like that, we are a third of the way through the 2021 Light The Path workshop! As always, I am so grateful to Theresa for providing this space and experience to work through my own mind. Every month teaches me something new as an individual and as a creator. Any day is the right day to jump in and start your own journey, so feel free to reach out if you are interested in joining!