Saturday, August 11, 2012

Finally, some art time...

I have been COMPLETELY OVERWHELMED with getting ready for my new teaching position.  I not only had to change classrooms, but I had to clean up all the crap that the previous teacher left.  It took a total of FIVE days!!!  I have had backaches and headaches and absolutely no ambition to do art.

Thank goodness for my art group.  They keep me pushing on when I just don't feel like it.  Here is the product of a Prayer Flag Swap that I hosted:
These flags were absolutely amazing!!!

And I just love my monthly mail art swap.  This month's theme was coffee and circles.  This is what I came up with:

That's all for now.  I'm hoping for more art journal time.  Hopefully that will hapen once things mellow out.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

CT friends come and go...

My friends from CT came out to visit.  They stayed for 5 days.  Three out of the four have never been to Cali, so it was a real treat for them.  I loved playing tour guide; we went to San Fran and ate at my FAVORITE Vietnamese restaurant; went to Lombard St., Fisherman's Wharf and rode the trolley.  We also went to Muir Woods to see the redwoods and to Sonoma to visit some wineries.  It was just awesome!!!  Here we are at Muir Woods:
It was definitely a cool day.  These poor people thought 'sunny California' meant warm California.  Not in Northern Cali~LOL!!!

Finally had a little time for some art.  Here is an envelope for a Mail Art swap.  The theme was green and butterfly.  Ouch!  I had such a hard time with this~LOL!


Sunday, July 08, 2012

More Prayer Flags

I'm participating in another Prayer Flag swap.  There is something about making these that makes me so  content.  And they really take no time at all.  Here are the new ones; they still need a little embellishing...

I truly love the meaning behind these.  I wish the world would, for just one minute, stop to feel the blessings that these flags pass on.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Ever feel this way?

I was bored.  Yes, bored.  And my Muse went on vacation without me.  I'm jealous.  So I whipped out my Scrappy Heart Journal and tried to make something I was happy with.  It didn't work out that way.  C'est la vie...
Tomorrow is another day...

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

New Mail Art

I haven't worked on any art for awhile.  I think my Muse took a little vacation, which really is ok.  Here is new Mail Art for a swap I'm in.  It had to have a house and text...

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Prayer Flag Swap

I'm participating in a Prayer Flag swap with 8 other people.  Tibetans hang these flags outside because they believe that the wind will take the prayers and spread them around the earth to benefit humanity. How wonderful is that!  I made 12 flags; I'm keeping three of my own.  The other nine will get distributed to the other participants.  
 A closer look...
 and even closer...
Now let's hope that they really work! 

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Courage Themed Round Robin

This is for an Art-Is-You round robin.  The theme is courage.  Here are  my pages...