Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Me & Minnie Pearl
I chose a blue Core'dinations cardstock wtih a flower texture to match the wallpaper in the photo. Instead of sanding the cardstock I inked a darker blue over the texture.
Of course, I had to include a price tag on the layout, so I borrowed an idea from Mastercard.
As I've been working through the Finding Your Way workshop at BPC, I am finding that I enjoy using sketches for inspiration and that I love color!
Journaling reads: I remember growing up watching Hee Haw and Minnie Pearl always wearing a hat with the price tag dangling from it and yelling a big How-w-w-DEE-E-E-E welcome. My freshman year of high school, I took a drama class as my elective. One of our very first assignments was to perform a monologue while impersonating a famous individual. I mounted the stage wearing the big lacy pink hat I’d worn for Easter a few years earlier with a price tag dangling over the edge. I yelled out a loud How-w-w-DEE-E-E-E and then told the story of how “I” (Minnie Pearl) had purchased some artificial flowers for “my” hat on the way to a performance many years ago, and how during “my” performance, “I” swung my head and the price tag from the flowers dropped over the edge of the hat. It was a huge hit and after that “I” always wore the $1.98 price tag dangling over the edge of “my” hat. In 2007, Robbie and I were in Nashville, Tennessee, and had the opportunity to tour the Grand Ole Opry. Robbie snapped this photo of me in front of this beautiful painting of Minnie Pearl wearing a hat with flowers and her trademark price tag dangling over the edge.