Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Just some pictures of what I have been working on. Resolution books. One for me and one for Sister. I will do tots tonight. I have been busy, but also very tired and heading off to bed at the time I was trying to carve out to blog.
Anyway, enjoy the pics.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Thanks to my latest Paper Crafts Magazine, I found a really cute project. They are monkey cupcake toppers, set on some sort of little stick.
So I made one for Sister, because she loves monkeys and in middle school new things can be very cool. But Tot didn't want a monkey, so while I was sitting at work I started brainstorming and sketching different animals I could make.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
I apologize for the terrible pic. I could not get a decent one thanks to some horrid light in my house.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
There will be more to follow for sure. Up next will be the Christmas cards.
I also started a scrapbook page, the first in months and months. I am not sure where that will go. The desk is clean enough that I could totally take off working.
I am going to leave you with an old project. I have long had an attachment to old school address cards. Like the type you have with a roledax thing or something similar. I like the address cards because they have the cut out shapes for the holder and they seem more formal. I find them all the time at Goodwill. And I was looking for a way to use them. I decided to make little motivational cards out of them. They could be used as bookmarks or just little things to tack up at work. I love to make these because they take so little time and could be added to a card as an embellishment or to a page in the same way.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
So there you go, A whole lot of words (K said words!) to tell you that I am not truly getting anything done.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
I have found it hard to stick to all of the things in the book. But the exercises truly help me understand me from an artists point of view. Undersand what holds me back and what my inner deeper goals are. I understand more of why I am doing the self defeating things I am doing.
I did morning pages and I was able to work this afternoon. See below for the fruits of my efforts.
Blessings and peace!
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
I have been working on collaborations with my husband and a friend. Our biggest project is the word project. I am finding it more challenging than I thought. I am not thinking outside the box as much as I had thought.
There has been a lot of emotion in the house lately. And I know that in my case, emotion can wind up taking a negative control of my creativity. Also, emotion seems to have a way of bringing into question all those things you suppress. SO I am finding myself wondering which path to take.
But I still try to create every day. And I did do a huge amount of prep work for the picture blog.
I keep plugging away.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Anyway, I haven't had much time to do other things either. I really do need to work on my time management better.
For now please enjoy the picture of geese that I took at a wine tasting I went to last night. The winery was on a private lake. We go up there about once a year. But some how I always manage to forget how pretty it is up there.
Monday, September 15, 2008
First, at the beginning of last week I told you about my little nephew. That picture at the top of this entry, that is him. He is wonderful, completely darling. And while we don't have a complete diagnosis, I will just tell you that he is going to be fine. The diagnosis that his parents have now is much better then we thought. Baby Micah will grow big and strong and will have the faily tradition of pudgy little legs!
We spent the weekend in Washington state. We attended Matt's Grandfather's funeral. And while it was certainly a sad time, it was also a time of connecting and bringing together. Grandpa was ready to be with Grandma. And I know that they are happy together.
Matt's mom had been going through Grandpa's stuff for a while now. She had been setting aside things that she knew a specific family member would be interested in. She had a little box for me. It is a pretty box, but what on earth could be inside?
Grandma Lloydenes wax seal set. Complete with her signature pink, and a rose seal. I didn't have a chance to get to know Grandma. I think I only met her a couple of times. But I remember the pink.
I will be sharing more bits and pieces as time goes on.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Leave me a comment here if you are interested in getting more details.
School... with all it's new logistics. I have one in High School, one in Middle School, and one in Elemetary School. Thank goodness they all have an independent streak. They all walk to and from school (at least while the weather is nice).
And since school has started, I will have two days a week of me time. I just changed my work schedule so that I have almost all of Thursday and Friday off. What I hope this means is that I will have time to work in an uninterupted manner. Then I can have things to post.
With all of that said, check out the back to school card I made:
Frankly, I think it is darling.
Let's see, upcoming projects. Lots of stuff to scrap. I am helping a friend with Halloween costumes. This will be a great change for me, as they will be darker than my usual work. But I am so excited about working on them that I nearly ran out today (free time, no kids) and bought fabric to start her skirt. I may do that anyway. Already looking to Halloween cards, and Christmas cards. Had a super fun idea for those.
That is it for now. Much much more later.
Saturday, August 2, 2008
These are meant to be candy dishes. I went to Goodwill to reclaim dishes that the previous owners no longer wanted. I found little fiddlys to make the handle and there you go. I think they are darling. At the moment I am only charging $20 per dish. I will be placing them on Paypal, hopefully by the end of the weekend. But, and this is pretty standard policy for me, if you are a reader of this blog and would like to talk about me either making something specific for you, or purchasing something I have posted, please just leave me a comment with someway to get a hold of you and we can talk. I want to reach as many people as I can.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
The last week has been mostly tag work. Making several smaller tags for a bigger project. I am looking for kitchen ephemera to make a big piece that will be an abc's for the kitchen. I am looking at using things that you would just through away anyway. I like the idea of making art with recycled materials. But I am new to that idea so I will let the work go where it wants to go.
I will post some pics later tonight (technical difficulties and all of that)
Thursday, July 10, 2008