Friday, June 8, 2012

I've Had the Time of My Life

Scrapping the Music's 200b challenge is to create a design based on a song that has a special meaning for you and someone you love.  I chose "I've Had The Time of My Life," from Dirty Dancing.   I loosely used the layout from Mojo Monday's Sketch Challenge to guide the composition. 

Anyone who knows my husband Freddie will tell you that he is an AMAZING dancer.  In fact, we met dancing.  In October, 1998, I went to a singles weekend at Club Getaway in Kent, Connecticut, where Freddie was on staff.  I was dancing with someone else when the d.j. started playing "Disco Inferno."   I asked the guy with whom I was dancing if he could do the hustle -- my favorite dance "back in the day."  "No," he said, "but see that guy over there -- he can really dance.  Ask him."  That guy was Freddie, and as the song goes, we danced all night.  9 months later he asked me to marry him, and we've been dancing through life together ever since.  Because I was the guest at Club Getaway, and he was on staff, the movie and this song kind of reminds us of us.  Check out the video of that great last dance here (the leap is at 3:22).  Above is my sweet husband watching the Gas Lamp Players' tribute with me last Saturday night.  As I said then, he is truly the wind beneath my wings (another great movie song!)  (By the way, the white shading behind the dancers was motivated by this blog post from Balzer Designs.)

The day 8 prompt for the 30 Day Art Journal Challenge is:  If you were able to design the house of your dreams, what would it look like?  My dream house would be a little moss covered cottage with window boxes and lots of trees -- kind of like a fairy house in the woods.  As long as my family is there with me, any house is home! 

Oh -- and here is day 7's piece -- the prompt was to think about what makes you happy.  I LOVE ALL THESE PROMPTS.  They really get my creative juices going!


  1. Great story, beautiful layout! I love the old fashioned recordplayer!

  2. what a lovely story! sooo dreamy! and a sweet piece, I love the silhouette! thanks for playing along with us at STM Jessica!

  3. while your card/cards are gorgeous I was taken by your fabulous love story...I luv a good love story, my husband and I have one too! the sweet cottage sounds awesome, but I could not agree more than anywhere my husband and I are together(I have no children)is home...hope your weekend is amazing!

    enjoy *~*

  4. How sweet! Love the story behind this beautiful piece!

  5. Oh Jessica! I absolutely love the story behind your amazing page! I am so happy that we were able to inspire you to make this! Thanks again for joining us at STM! And your art journal cards are awesome, too!

  6. love your styleand your lettering! your page is fantastic

  7. Beautiful work Jessica! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrapping The Music!

  8. Love the story and love the design- amazing, Jessica!


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