Monday, October 15, 2012

October "Whatevers"

It's "Whatevers" time!  Here we are October! Bring it!
I decided to do something other and a page on water color paper, which is what I have done with all the others.    In my art group a while back we started creating these altered books.  I thought it would be fun to create in it, using this months photo.

Here is my story

Jack might have been a small man, but he had big dreams.  Every day he woke early to prepare for his day at work.  He took his job very seriously, much more so than the "knuck heads" he worked with.  Especially Albert who was his assigned side kick on the street car.  In Jacks eyes Albert was a nice enough guy, always smiling and jovial with the passengers, but just lacked structure and discipline to do the job (at least to Jacks standards).  Jack may be a street car engineer, but since he was a young boy, he dreamed of riding the rails as a Train Engineer.  A big locomotive. Traveling, seeing the country from the engine room of a big black iron beast.   As the years passed, he knew this would probably not be in the cards for him, but he still dreamed about it often.   He knew Albert and the others thought he was a grouchy old man who took his job way too seriously.  Little did they know, that he had dreams too.
This was not the job Jack had dreamt of  all this life, but he enjoyed it and  he would still be the best at it that he could be at it!

Here's what the book looks like.   I plan to keep adding pages to it.  Just a place to be creative.

Now , be sure to pop over and check out what Nat and Cat have come up with this month


Here is this months photo. We'd love to have you play long with us.  You can read the original post below about "Whatevers" if your not familiar with it.

Here's a quick re-cap of our commitment to the Whatevers:

  • Cat, Nat and I have made a one-year commitment to each other and picked twelve photos with Whatevers whom we will give a story.
  • Every month – if possible always on the 15th – each of us will do a post with an individual story that goes along for us with the same photo.
  • If you want you can play along and we will have the photo for you – just right click on it to safe it to download and show us your version of The Whatevers.
  • There are no rules to the story itself- it can be funny, sad, uplifting, breathtaking- WHATEVER
  • There are no rules on the length or the form of the story- it can be a short sentence, an essay, a poem or a soap opera – WHATEVER
  • There are no rules on the art form you choose – it can be a scrapbook layout, an altered art project, an art journal page – WHATEVER
  • Here is a rule though: if you take the photo you have to link back to us and show us your story.
  • These pictures are from our personal stash and are for personal use for you only! If you want to use them for a publication whether a book or magazine in print or digital form please ask for permission!
  • If you want to participate we’ll have a linky list for each Whatever Post, but your link must be about the Whatevers story you have created.
  • You can also join our The Whatevers -Facebook Page

  • and don't for get to join us on...

    We invite you to play along! As a matter of fact.. we'd love it!

    Thanks Friends! 



    Anonymous said...

    That handle on your book is so inviting. I like the story you cam up with and the pages are perfect with the story.
    Sue Clarke

    Nathalie Kalbach said...

    ohhhh this is soooo wonderful!!!! Love love love the story and the pages!

    Catherine said...

    This is so sweet, I'm loving the story and your new book is very cool! xo sweet friend -- thanks for the kick in the pants today to get my post up!

    Martha Richardson said...

    Love this concept and love the pages you created!!!!!

    Debbie K. said...

    Cute story and love your book, Ms. Vicki!

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    Anonymous said...

    Oh Vicki, I love this. Please explain what paints (type etc) you used and if you use something to prep the page before working on it? I want to do a journal and I love it.
    The story just makes the picture jump right out there. Perfect!

    Mali Gold said...

    thanks for sharing your story..

    penny4thoughts said...

    Wonderful altered book to play in! Love this month's story!!