When I create something, whether it's a card, mini album, or canvas, when I'm done it feels good to stand back and say, "That's me!" I pour myself into my work, and it feels good to feel like I have captured who I am, and what I love, in a piece. Hopefully, if you are an artist, you can identify with what I'm saying (versus thinking, "Melissa's gone off the deep end!" lol). It's gratifying to have an idea, an image, a mere concept, in your head, and have that translate into a tangible form for everyone else to see, and hopefully enjoy.
This album was exactly that, an idea and a concept I had. It turned out just as I had hoped. I love the artist edition bracket-shaped album by Fancy Pants that's full of mixed media pages (canvas, felt, mirrored paper, corrugated paper, etc.), the soft, soothing colors of the papers, the texture of the flowers, layers created by using rub-ons, the ribbon…it's everything I love. I can't wait to put photos in it, and do some journaling.