Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Had to update the profile photo...

I haven't cut my hair in months; well, maybe a trim. But I just don't look like the picture I had here. So, hence, a new photo. It was taken on my lovely porch sitting on my newest acquisition:
Bought it at Target. Actually got 2 of them. When the price is right...

And this is what I saw while sitting in this glorious chair:
It's dusk and just gorgeous during this part of the evening. I got up to look at the woods (I'm surrounded by 2.5 acres of the green stuff) and thought I'd share...)
Went back to sit on the chair and worked on the really S-K-I-N-N-Y page of my new journal and this is what I came up with:
That's all from this end. Enjoy the moment!

Monday, May 30, 2011


Lord have mercy...sometimes I wonder why I had children. Don't get me wrong, I REALLY, REALLY love my sons. But I have been challenged by all three of them far more than I bargained for. Today I was told by my 15 year old that I was F*@#%KING PSYCHOTIC! Maybe so, but I would like to be a HAPPY F*@#%KING PSYCHOTIC! Too much going on here with him. However, it did inspire me to look at my new acquisition. A book by Traci Bunkers called ART Journal Workshop.

I was stuck in a real "precise and planned" rut and needed to LET GO!!! Her book is great and you can find it here.

Here is my new journal:
Unfortunately, the whole page doesn't fit. But I think you get the idea.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

New Journal Cover

This is the second time I tried to make this journal cover. Why is it that I can make the art in the journals but the covers cause me so much anxiety? This isn't perfect, but I'm not making it again. Perhaps when I get motivated, I'll add to it.

The windows are made with altered slide mounts. I'm trying desperately to use up all my supplies before I even think about buying anything else.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Mail Art Altered Envelope

I've never participated in an Altered Envelope swap before and it sounded fun. Here's mine...

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Prompt 4 Journal Page

The prompt was "If I weren't afraid I would..." Here's mine:

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Never Hide

A page in my Orange Journal. Sure wish I had more time to play.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

These Old Bottles

For some reason, these vintage bottles have my interest. Can't explain, but I'm running with it!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

More Fun with Crow About Challenge

I am enjoying this challenge since I finally have the time. You can find the group here. The different interpretations from one collage sheet is just amazing.
This is for a bird quote/adage swap. Simple but sweet!