Tuesday, January 11, 2011

I'm kind of a big deal.

"To my mind, a picture should be something pleasant, cheerful, and pretty, yes pretty! There are too many unpleasant things in life as it is without creating still more of them." -- Pierre-Auguste Renoir

This month I was chosen to be a guest design team member at ARTastic! I was extra excited when I found out the painting we would use for inspiration this month would be Luncheon of the Boating Party by Renoir because I've seen it in real life! I remember how shocked I was when I first saw it because it was over 4 feet tall. I always imagine paintings to be as big as a frame you could go buy at Target.

The extra criteria to work into your scrapbook page is to document a celebration with 3 or more people and food, so I immediately thought of my niece's wedding reception pictures that I still hadn't scrapped from June. They are such a sweet couple! I picked out some polka dot letter stickers to use since I think of Renoir as a "dotty" kind of painter. Maybe "dashy" would be a better way to describe his style?

My bio can be found here and my page can be seen (again) here.

I think my next book to read will be Luncheon of the Boating Party by Susan Vreeland to keep with the theme of the month.


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Avid Reader said...

Congrats to you! I worked at a scrapbook store one summer when I was in college and got hooked. So much fun.