Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Next Danger, Danger Pages

Next installment of journal pages for my Danger Danger sketchbook. The Tempation page: My oldest son gave me this idea as we were reading the Bible where Jesus was tempted for 40 days. He said that I should do a page on temptation and this is what came out of it. I used my "Cuddlebug" for the lettering of 'Temptation' and worked my way out from there. I prepped the page first with my Twinkling H20's. The saying on the page has been one of my favorites for many years because it is so true... those people who do all they can to deceive others are really creating tangled webs around themselves. When we give into tempations around us this does the same thing. I asked myself... what comes out of giving in to temptations? Maybe temporary pleasure, but in the long run it isn't a good thing. It puts our lives in Danger, like too much chocolate makes us gain weight and then there are health risks etc... or giving in to temptation takes us away from God and essentially away from life with God - it puts our eternity in Danger. This page really made me think a lot about my life and what things I give into... such as drinking Diet Coke when I know it's bad for me! It is definitely a temptation that I give into.

The next page I had a little fun with! I drew a young girl almost druelling over the new shoes in the window of a store. If you notice there is a credit card coming out of her pocket just waiting to be used! lol. I tried to show how stores display their items for sale to look like "THE BEST SALE EVER!" and I wanted to show how easily we are drawn into sales - especially SHOE SALES! LOL. I put it in a TOP SECRET folder because I wanted to have a little fun with it. I wrote a warning sign on top of the folder stating it was a sensitive subject and viewer discretion is advised to kind of play with the reader. I hope it is enjoyed! I had fun making it!

I am working on a page my youngest son suggested and I will post it soon.
Hugs to you all.
Happy Creating Everyone!



Tammy Freiborg said...

So true - caught in a web! Temptation everywhere! Good idea to add a bit of humor! How will you ever part with this fantastic sketchbook?!

lilasvb said...

love your danger danger page

freebird said...

I think that Top Secret page is going to be a great hit. It's always fun to have something interactive. Very nice work here.

Anonymous said...

Temptations and too tempting not to be tempted. I love the shoes... where can I buy them? lol

Love these pages and the idea behind them.

Toni said...

That last page is completely ME! haha - I love it.

Beautiful pages - you are so talented. I always love looking at your work.

Thank you for allowing us to see it all!