January 05, 2011

a little bit of philosophy....

...and you don't get that here very often ;0)
as someone who has studied a fair bit of psychology and psychotherapy...i can't resist an opportunity to add a little Carl Rodgers quote to a project:


this is the part of the january prompt for ali's one little word class...my word for the year is grow, and this quote speaks to me of the need to accept who i am now, in order to allow myself to grow into the future

the complete page is here:



it centres around a definition of the word grow...created from a mixture of rub on letters and handwriting...




...for the eagle~eyed amongst you...if you're wondering why i haven't shown you the left hand side of this spread...that is because its a photo based page...and i'm still waiting for ink for my printer...so i can't add the photo until it arrives!!



just for fun...and as a chance to wish all you wednesday people a very happy new year...here is my dreadfully chaotic desk...and a glimpse at my shelf...which you'll see also needs a serious tidy!!




thanks for stopping by...and do pop over to julia's place to say hi to her...and to all the other wednesday folk!

21 comments:

Debgem said...

What a lovely quote, super looking page. Lovely desk space.

misteejay said...

The peeks look fab - can't wait to see it when you have the photos sorted.

Toni :o)

Sandra said...

oh no, don't tidy it up - it's looks sooo creative :)

I'm excited to see how your album is looking, I've just signed up for my first Ali Edwards class, and so excited.

sutty said...

It is a wonderfully chaotic desk - makes me feel better, as you can't see my desk at the moment either :) Love the LO and quote - makes you sit and think, and sounds like a great class.

TFS

Kat

alea said...

Some very inspiring thoughts. and I really like the 'messy' desk - looks as if things happen on it!

jengd said...

I think I'm going to have to try sewing my page protector too- really like your results! If you're interested in the white rabbit stamp... http://www.blockheadstamps.com/catalog/Rubber-Stamps/Lost-Coast/Fairytales/LCS-196

Linby said...

I love your little card drawers and those small jars. Got to love the storage on the sewing machine! Someone after my own heart.
Linbyx #109

sandra de said...

What a fabulous quote and it looks like it is going to be a great class with Ali. Love the ribbon spillage.
Sandra #66

Sheila said...

Very cool page.

Scrappy~Sarah said...

great page , love the desk

butlersabroad said...

Great page, and I like how you've turned your sewing machine into another are of storage!!

Hugs
Brenda 83

Tertia said...

Your desk doesn't look chaotic, it looks inspirational! Love that page, it is beautiful.
Tertia 122

Claireliz said...

Fab page Alix
C
xx

Susan Allan said...

Alix, I love your very inspirational page and the quote is so true. I like the way the page is in blocks and it is all about development. Thanks!!!
Sue xx 50

Marjo said...

Lots to look at. Thanks for the peek and sharing. Hugs, Marjo #23

Serendipity Stamping said...

What a great thought. Waiting to see more of what you do. Desk looks wonderfully creative. #95

Elizabeth said...

Lovely quote and lovely page. I love your banner - it always reminds me of Spring. Elizabeth #76

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i really really like that page you've made, the colors, the stitching and all the details are excellent! love it! the word i've chosen is blessing - having been blessed so much, i want to be more of a blessing to others this year. happy WOYWW!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hi Alix, nice spread. Love the colors and how you put it all together. Never m ind the desk, at least you are creative!
Patsy from
HeARTworks

vixen said...

Fab quote. Desk is looking nice and tidy. Wish I had a craft room :)

Rosie said...

Yep that's chaotic all right! On the other hand, it makes me less ashamed of the mess round at my place. Your page turned out really well!