disclaimer n0 1: please apologies for the typos or grammatical horrors- I am not 100% well, I checked 4 times but things happen that my brain doesn't register !) Hellooooooo my lovely people!!!!!!! Hope you are all well, I have been trying to post this from Friday, but my health is in a not so good state, so, please bear with me. I think you will LOVE these next few weeks, can't wait to see how your creativity inspires all of us to create more!!!! As many of you know, I have been away from the computer for long periods of time, during that time, I have had presents in my letter box, letters, cards, (all in slow mail) and digital emails, Facebook messages and Instagram from all of you, some Pollys & the community....I am so, so very grateful to have people like you in my life and my constant prayer is in thankfulness, but, to go a little bit further in my gratitude, this month Muse will have a usual $5 OFF coupon for one winner, I will pick one winner, the most creative page will receive a $10 Gift Certificate for the store. I really really hope you will join us!!!!! I know you maybe starting to get tired with my verbiage here (Portuguese "verborragia" doesn't sound as fun in English LOL) -my dad called me "motormouth" since I was 8 - so lets try to get to the actual Muse as briefly as I can, being ME When I couldn't use the computers to scrap, I went back to my hand written diaries. Then I remember I had bought in 2015 (by a thread on someone here mentioning it but I didn't find much inspiration at the time) something called Wreck Your Journal and another book called Anti Journal- by David Sinden & Nikalas Catlow. This is how they describe it: "-Anti Journal is a route to creative discovery, a way of seeing things differently, it's journling outside the box." It seemed the perfect fit for me..... All the time when I was tryimg to make the pages, my thoughts were ... -how easy if I could print this or that kit, they all have the elements or papers I would need!- in the end I realized I still can draw things other zentangles, but the drawing doesn't matter here. Let me show you how the Anti Journal works. .................................................................................................................. Disclaimer: THIS IS NOT OUR MUSE FOR THIS WEEK- JUST EXAMPLES- for you to ger the concept of what we'll do in the next few weeks...... There is one page that says "GO MAD WITH A STICK" I found many people who are amazing, but one of my number ones is this girl who goes as psykotikart- This is what she made I even started collecting some matches, toothpicks and other "stick like stuff"... until the whole thing of Anti Journal revelation (to my mushed brain, I am sure you get it the minute you started reading ) and I made this: Some people created with different objects to make them into "sticks".. .................................................................................................................. THIS IS OUR PROMPT FOR WEEK 1 (NO STICK LOL) Here is what I thought for Week 1: something relatively easy and fun.... I fell in love with the BYOC and made a page almost entirely of it. My original page is drawn, I worked on digital and found some things like perspective worked well better in a different ways to paper & ink, and ended up with something I (rare thing!!!) love pretty much!!!! As usual with the Muse, this is to inspire you. You don't need to do exactly what I made, you can choose to grab hexagons instead of circles, squares spread in different parts of the page, but each of your geometrical bits needs to be different or as different as possible to the other. You can then add as much or at little as you like, providing that we can still tell you got the inspiration to the Anti Journal original idea.... IF YOU ARE NOT AN ART JOURNALER but would love to join us: you can use inspirations here to use with photo as it is or blended, you can simplify here and there...thousands of possibilities!!!! (wont give away my ideas, wouldn't be fair) or text, or whatever you like that is inspired by this: Remember that geometrical shape, whichever you choose, must be different of as much different to most of your others!!!!! Here are my pages: the digital with awesome BYOC products, and the drawn by me, on the AntiJournal digi (credits in full in my gallery) and this is my drawn one (one of the first I did) Recapitulating: You should be inspired in these last two pages, preferable the digital, preferably your page should have the geometrical shapes (any you choose) and they should be as different as each other as o=possible. Add as much as you like or use as little as you like, photo, no photo,all goes.... only thing we ask you is that something in these last two pages posted above is visible as inspiring your creativity! One lucky winner, as usual, will get a $5 coupon This month, as a gesture for all of you who have kept my mind and heart going through difficult times, we will also choose the most creative page who will win a US$10 Gift Certificate so...c'mon!!! join us and get on scrapping, creating!!!!!! so much talent here, I know it will be a difficult task to choose one!!!!!!!!! I have missed you, ladies, so so much!!!!!! EDIT TO ADD : I just found this awesome product by @justjaimee that will do amazing even if you don't use the whole thing!!! https://the-lilypad.com/store/Storyteller-2019-BYOC-August-Collage-Frame-Cut-Files.html Can't wait what you come up with!!!!! <3 ALSO PLEASE read the first few answer, Linda brought up a valid question that made me realize I am not as clear as I would like to be, Amanda also got it well in her answer, so.... come join us!!!!!! and let me know if you would like to talk more, we can have a CHAT tomorrow or Tuesday to talk more, You can ask me here, in pm or whatever.... I want you to enjoy this as much bas I do!!!!!!!!!!!!