Thursday, April 7, 2011

Journal Fodder Junkies Challenge #5: RANDOM WORDS

Challenge #5 at Journal Fodder Junkies is RANDOM WORDS and the directions are as follows:

"Grab a book or dictionary that you have close at hand, and open to a random page and point to a random word. Don’t like that word? Pick another. Not ready to be completely random? Pick a random page, and choose a word to which you are drawn."

Near my art desk I keep a collection of books that I use for the vintage text on my collages. Among them is a vintage dictionary. I randomly opened the tome and put my finger on the word...ORDERLY. Okay, that'll work. I like to maintain an orderly life; I do not like, nor do I function well in chaos. I like to know what to expect and stay one step ahead of things. I can journal about ORDERLY.

I approached the journal page by recognizing the ORDERLY ways of nature. Although we are all impatient for the coming of Spring, nature knows what it's doing and all will be revealed in time. "To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose, under Heaven."

A different approach for me this time around was in using magazine cut-outs. I happened to have a couple of magazines I had finished reading that were on their way to the recycle bin. I scooped them out and set to work.

Why not join in with the Journal Fodder Junkies...give yourself some time to play.

© Nancy Lefko
Quote from The Bible, book of Ecclesiastes


Erin Keane said...

Nancy, we definitely have some things in common--I like order and dislike chaos also! "Orderly" shows through in your journal pages, and in how you organize and write your blog. I'm glad you follow the JFJ's challenges, it's neat to see your responses!

Jenny Petricek said...

Nancy, thanks so much for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave compliments (I so appreciate this, as it builds my confidence so much!:-), as well as info about Kim's art retreat! It's ironic, b/c I grew up about 20 miles away from Manitowoc in a small town called Sheboygan Falls! These days I live in Racine, which is just south of Milwaukee...I haven't met too many other artists in my area, so I definitely wanted to find out more about that workshop! I tracked down Kim's blog, and found out some info; unfortunately, that weekend in July is when my husband and I are renewing our wedding vows and having a reception for our family/friends in Sheboygan Falls.:-( I went ahead and dropped Kim an e-mail and introduced myself. I look forward to heading "home" at some point in the future and taking part in her classes! Thanks again for taking the time to hook me up with this info!:-)

are said...

great blog, may great art come your way...