Monday, May 20, 2013

May's Creative Dare with Tracy Weinzapfel


The Creative Dare is to write a letter to you.  Write a letter to the infant you, toddler you, teenager you, etc.  Think back to how far you have come and not where you wish you were.  Give yourself praise for the path you have taken.  You can read Tracy's letter HERE.
 She dares you to incorporate the following elements from her Sponsor:  Faber Castell Design Memory Craft (not required to participate) 

I chose not to write a letter for this project. What I did do was use something I got this from a magazine called Essence, that comes to the house..  Many parts seemed appropriate to use for myself.  Which meant less writing for me, HA!! It came from the Essence June 2013  
The Pledge by Lisa Nichols reads as following:

I am unique. My journey has been filled with experiences that have built my resiliency, defined my character and made me a better woman.

I am ready to cash in on my greatness, my brilliance, my God-given possibilities and my prosperity.

I will turn my valleys into my mountaintops, my obstacles into my opportunities, my tests into my testimony.

I love my cinnamon, caramel, mocha and deep chocolate skin, my full lips, my round hips and my kinky hair.

I am a masterpiece of humility, gratitude, godliness and divinity. My beauty is real. My heart is good, and my strength has been confirmed through the test of time with my mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

I will show the world how to treat me—and it's my job to give the world the best example possible.

I have turned my crawl into a walk, my walk into a run, and I'm now turning my run into my soar.

I am unapologetic about my brilliance, untamed in my quest to discover me.

I am no longer asking for permission to be me. I'm giving notice!

I added this pledge to the pocket of this art journal page...  This page was full of layers, gesso, patterned papers, acrylics and watercolor paints, stencils, punches, embossed papers, bling mesh and a hand-made pocket to hold the letter..  :-)  FUN!!  Don't forget to come hang out out with great group of folks on FB at Mixed Media Mondays with Tracy Weinzapfel and on almost every Monday night on her
 Ustream Channel. 6pm pst!!  Thanks for looking!!!


  1. I really love how well your pocket blends into your journal page. It does look like you had a lot of fun playing with all those lovely layers! I love The Pledge, that's so very perfect!

  2. Ohhh Tamiko this is just awesome! I adore The Pledge and adore that you took every one of those words to heart because you are just the epitome of it all! Proud of you, young lady!!! (((hugs)))