Tuesday, 15 September 2015

*~Let's Scrap Sketch #9-15-15~* Undefined

Good Morning to All my Arty Scrappy Friends

I surely hope that you are doing well today!  I am doing fabulous as Spring is here, the sun is shining beautifully, we had some lovely rain, our garden is green and the birds are singing cheerfully, what can be better than nature at it's best???

Today I would like to share with you my DT work at Let's Scrap this week...

The dictionary's definition for Undefined, is the following:

without fixed limits; indefinite in form, extent, or application:
undefined authority; undefined feelings of sadness.
not given meaning or significance, as by a definition; not defined or explained:
an undefined term.

It is a sensitive topic to me... but the fact remains that we all go through a lot of trials and tribulations throughout our lifetime, and I have been no different to any other human on this earth...  I have had more than my fair share. Living life is not always moonshine and roses {we wish!!}. We go through difficult times and hardships.  But... LIFE IS STILL AMAZING!!!

 This quote describes LIFE so beautifully:

Well, life is just not always easy or enjoyable or amazing.

I do know that I will never be defined.  I will never understand.  I will never know why I am me.  I just know that I have been put on earth for a reason and that I do not always know what that reason is, but God has a plan with me which only I can fulfill.

The whole idea is that the things we have gone through, should not define us.  I am kind of a free spirit.  Have always had problems fitting in and by now realized IT IS NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN, which is just FINE with me. It actually makes me VERY HAPPY to know that I am on this journey and I alone can be who I am.

These lyrics of the Alanis Morrissette song {she is my most FAVOURITE female artist of all time!}: "Hand In My Pocket", always makes me smile.  It reminds me that I am OKAY being me.  That I am only human and just as long as I am trying my best, I am okay with that.  The most important thing to me, is that God knows my heart, He sees me for me and He knows I am doing the best I can.

And that is just fine fine fine!

And... I will NEVER EVER have it all figured out!?!

Here is the lyrics to this amazing song which I journaled about at the back of my layout:
But... I cannot relate to all of these elements... eg. I am tall, not all that young anymore, hate smoking & definitely not very sane most of the time, but you get the idea!? ;-)

"Hand In My Pocket"
Alanis Morrissette

"I'm broke but I'm happy
I'm poor but I'm kind
I'm short but I'm healthy, yeah
I'm high but I'm grounded
I'm sane but I'm overwhelmed
I'm lost but I'm hopeful baby
What it all comes down to
Is that everything's gonna be fine fine fine
'cause I've got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is giving a high five
I feel drunk but I'm sober
I'm young and I'm underpaid
I'm tired but I'm working, yeah
I care but I'm restless
I'm here but I'm really gone
I'm wrong and I'm sorry baby

What it all comes down to
Is that everything's gonna be quite alright
'cause I've got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is flicking a cigarette
And what it all comes down to
Is that I haven't got it all figured out just yet
'cause I've got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is giving the peace sign
I'm free but I'm focused
I'm green but I'm wise
I'm hard but I'm friendly baby
I'm sad but I'm laughing
I'm brave but I'm chickensh*t
I'm sick but I'm pretty baby

And what it all boils down to
Is that no one's really got it figured out just yet
'cause I've got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is playing the piano
And what it all comes down to my friends
Is that everything's just fine fine fine
'cause I've got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is hailing a taxi cab."

I totally love the harmonica in this song!!!!!  One of my favourite parts of the music... I had a little harmonica when I was a child, playing it until the keys started falling out... Made up songs by the dozens... ;-)

This is the fab Let's Scrap Sketch...

And this is my layout:

Some close ups...

Keys are symbols of opening and closing.  Keys and locks go together like milk and cookies.
To me this key without lock represents my freedom in being me.

 The 3 tickets: Dream, Hope & Soar.... has been punched... this means that these tickets have been used... I have Dreamed {big time!}, I have experienced Hope....  I have Soared like an Eagle high up in the sky.  {And I surely believe I will again!}
And yes, I am an absolutely hopeless Dreamer.

You will see that a lot of the papers are torn, folded and distressed... to me this means all the things in my life that has been lost and painful.  Thus, it is all messy.  Nothing's perfect.

The butterfly right at the top has been fussy cut to fit over the card.

I used some Tim Holtz letter stickers for the title and the "E" is the only one in red...
"E" for my name.

Do you notice the butterfly on my nose?  The story behind this is: when my DD#2 was younger, she used to catch butterflies in the garden and make them a lovely "fairytale" home in our old fish tank... That is how this pretty little butterfly landed on my nose... :-)
Which makes this so very special to me, is that I read that the butterfly is a symbol of the soul.

"Butterflies are the power of air, the ability to float upon a breeze. It represents the never-ending cycle of life and self-transformation.  Butterflies appear to dance as they flitter among the flowers. They remind us not to take things so seriously within our lives. They awaken a sense of lightness and joy. They remind us to get up and move, for if you do not move, you cannot dance.
Butterflies bring color and joy with them.  The butterfly will teach you that growth and change do not have to be traumatic. Change can occur as gently and as joyfully as one wishes."

I Photoshopped the photo as I liked the artistic feel to it...  The photo was taken by one of the very first iPhones I owned a few years back and the quality is not all that good, but I do like how it turned out.  To me, it's not the most "perfect photo" but the most "perfect moment" that counts.

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 And do please hop on over to our Let's Scrap Sketches blog, have some fun & play along...
I can't wait to see what you create!! :-)

Well, now that you know all my deepest, darkest secrets, I hope you enjoyed the layout about my Undefinity. {Is that a word???} ;-)

Have a Fantastic Day!!



1 comment:

  1. What an amazing layout Erica. I love all the details and colors. Such a piece of art.