Whatevers Round 2 #5 or Good Advice


Are you ready for the 5th photo of the Second Round of Whatevers? If you missed what the Whatevers is all about or want to see all the past photos and takes…check it out here.

Click here to see what CatVickiMartha and Cuchy made out of the photo and which story they tell.

Here is my take:



Journaling: Mother told them to be proud of their legacy! Being born into a circus family was special and most of the time people would be very interested in them and their life. But sometimes they were treated like outcasts. Mother said: “Chin up, straight look, shoulders up and onward…Leave them behind.” It was good advice!



Loved using  Liquitex Heavy Paints and Spray Paints as well as my Elephant March Stencil for StencilGirl Products.

And here is the photo of this month’s Whatever for you:



Here is how it works

  • Vicki, Cat, Cuchy (Carmen), Martha and I and I have made a one-year commitment to each other and picked twelve photos with Whatevers whom we will give a story.
  • Every month – if possible always on the 15th –  each of us will do a post with an individual story that goes along for us with the same photo.
  • If you want you can play along and we will have the photo for you to download and show us your version of The Whatevers. The photo will be posted at the end of our blogposts- not on Facebook!
  • There is no rules to the story itself- it can be funny, sad, uplifting, breathtaking- WHATEVER
  • There is no rules on the length or the form of the story– it can be a short sentence, an essay, a poem or a soap opera – WHATEVER
  • There is no rules on the artform you choose – it can be a scrapbook layout, an altered art project, an artjournal page – WHATEVER
  • Here is a rule though: if you take the photo you have to link back to us and show us your story.
  • These pictures are from our personal stash and are for personal use for you only! If you want to use them for a publication whether a book or magazine in print or digital form please ask for permission!
  • If you want to participate we’ll have a linky list for each Whatever Post.
  • You can also join our The Whatevers -Facebook Page


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Comments (7)

  • scrapinsue


    Perfect story for using your elephant stencil Nat.


  • Jean A Marmo


    I just love your story! And that stencil is perfect!


  • Catherine


    Love the bright colors and how you incorporated the stencil into the story — super cool!


  • Laura


    Love this as a journaling piece.
    Having spent a bit of time with a traveling show, I can relate.


  • Gerd Andersson


    Your art journal is so beautiful and both the Elephant and the Arabesque stencils are so suitable for your story!


  • Cuchy


    the stencil, the perfect fit.
    A good advice indeed. Clever, mother Esmeralda LOL


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