Tuesday, January 31, 2012
although you saw this piece on friday, the video i posted was not working the way i wanted and the last 2 minutes of painting it didn't post.... ok , i know, maybe it's not the devices, maybe it's just me, I can't seem to get computer stuff to work properly.... any how...
here's what it looked like first...glueing down the paper from the video...
and so as not to be too repetitive... here's something new I made last week or so...
Come back friday for more art....
tons of art,
I mean it, I've been busy with two new obsessions!
Friday, January 27, 2012
Here's the cover of the sketchbook I made for Amy when hers got "lost" in our Commy project sketchbook round robin...I made a quick little demo of how I did it..... so just watch it...., it's quick, really!
and here's a few of the sketches I put in it, nothing fancy, we jus draw whatever we want...and I will mail it on now...
(You have no idea how hard this turned out to be to get the video on here today, nothing wanted to work right! argh, so please watch it to make it worth it...)
Thursday, January 26, 2012
so here's a page in my Book of Days that uses one of the messages from the inside...
here for more joy!
Friday, January 13, 2012
I didn't do much in my art journal this week, I keep changing my mind on what I want to put in it... But I finished this that I started weeks ago, maybe even months!
Thank goodness for today's snow day!
It's all white outside as I type....in my pj's....Eatting dried kiwis...with my son climbing on my head... Maybe this will be a good day to get some new stuff on etsy... I decided not to quit it yet....
So nice not to have to sit at a desk in an office with no windows in an old dusty building! Oh wait, I'm trying to think positive again and that sounded whiney.....Change that to thankful I have a job! And thankful I have a boss who doesn't mind me calling in for bad weather!
Happy paint party Friday!
Friday, January 6, 2012
Happy paint party Friday!
I'm showing a few more pages in my art journal, I showed afew yesterday if you missed them....
These first two are me trying to avoid the all or nothing thing I do with sugar. If I have any I figure I've blown it and just keep eating. So, like my word for the year, I'm trying to achieve Balance and not give up just because I forgot to have my green smoothie. The art is from an odwalla label, I get them in case I run out of time to make the smoothie, I can still grab one of these to take to work!
The next photos are actually of the front cover. Effywild, in her video for the book of days, showed making pockets and slipping in a letter to 2011, so that's what I did. I reworked a beautiful Christmas card I received for the pocket, and the letter. Effywild also made a secret pocket for a letter to 2012 which I didn't do.
See you all next week!
Thanks for visiting!
Thursday, January 5, 2012
It's been very nice having all 4 of my kids home over the holidays.... And to help my husband, the cook out, we have started a new thing here, new for us at least.... We each take a night to cook, and all but the youngest participate so that's five nights taken care of! and as I may have mentioned before... My family is very competitive, so this has become a "who can make the best meal" kind of thing.... But in a fun way! I am by far the worst cook of the family and I get home the latest so it's been a challenge to come up with something quick and good. So excuse the paper plates on my night and the lack of magazine quality photos but here's my chicken cutlets with mushroom sauce and mustard asparagus from last night. My son said it was his favorite of all our meals so far and we've been doing this for 2 weeks. This is more of a shock than you may realize as I expected them to be saying,"oh... God.... It's Moms night!?!". On their night most of them so far have come up with wonderful meals without even using recipes, and they just throw in all these spices and herbs, while I follow a recipe exactly, no variation if I can help it! Can't wait to see what we have for dinner tonight!
I almost forgot... I'm linking this to time travel thursday on the sidebar....
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