Friday, September 30, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
I am teamed up with the oh so talented Kyla from The Kreative Life. The theme we chose for this week's assignment was signs of fall. My all time favorite season to photograph. Kyla's photo is the one on top, mine on the bottom.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
'Hello Monday Morning! A fresh week. A fresh start. Everything is wide open. Everything is possible.
Before you jump right into your week, take a few minutes to choose where you want to focus your energy this week, to think about what direction you want to be moving in.
Setting a weekly intention is taking some time to pave the way for success, joy and dreams come true to find you throughout the week.
This is not about setting goals or creating to-do lists and working your tail off to achieve them. This is about taking some time to be quiet and still and ask “What do I need this week?” and setting an intention from there to align yourself with that.
Then the real work is to remember your intention and align with it throughout the week.'
My intention for this week is to enjoy every minute as much as I possibly can. To get out of the house and get doing things with people. To not isolate so much.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
And...here we go!
1. When I walk around my neighborhood I see the kids school and the mall.
2. BBQ Beef in the slow cooker is my favorite thing to cook.
3. Life is short.
4. My jammies makes me feel all warm and fuzzy
5. Turnip is my favorite Autumn vegetable.
6. Coffee is better when it is nice and hot.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to catching up on laundry (not very fun but it has to be done), tomorrow my plans include taking my beautiful mother out for dinner for her birthday and Sunday, I want to relax and enjoy my kid-free day!
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
I am what you'd like to call a RENAISSANCE WOMAN. I really am. I have a lot of passions. A lot of things I love to play with in my studio. Somedays - it's just hard to choose what I want to create that day. So many things and projects appeal to me.. it's hard to choose! Paper crafting is my first passion. I love paper, plain and simple. I am still a firm believer in sending real mail and real cards in the mail, I love filling writing journals and my art journals with stories of my life, and I am a firm believer in using pretty things to tell your story, to tell my story.
I love to write. I love to write. I'm a writer at heart and it's one reason I have such an active blog. Writing comes easy and I so believe in telling the stories behind the photos. The stories that may not seem so obvious.
I learned to sew this past year, and am getting my toes wet when it comes to my sewing machine.. I love stitching on paper and love the pretty effects just some colored thread can give to a simple card or layout.
I have dabbled in jewelry making as well. I create my own talisman mantra pendants and map pendants for my shop, as well as bloom earrings and rings... always with lots of color!
Mixed media is another passion. I love playing with paints, acrylic inks and stencils in my work.. and using bits of found papers in my art. For me, anything goes!
I have been art journaling and playing more with paints and media for about one year - before that -- it was mostly just paper. Who knew how much I would love it?
I am truly a spontaneous artist. My Studio is jam-packed full of supplies, which reminds me, I seriously need to declutter and destash.. my room is busting at the seams! I usually sit down with a vague idea of what I want to work on for that day, but then, I just choose colors and mediums, and paper spontaneously -- whatever moves me, whatever I reach for at the time. I work better that way.. I honestly don't really plan any of my art.. it just happens!
You can visit my blog here, I blog daily a few times a day, I love blogging!
My etsy shop is here, vintage finds and colorful playful art.. all kinds of art!
Find me on Pinterest here.
My Flickr group of sets is here.
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Twitter feed is here.
All About Art Journaling Beginning to play with papers and paint. Art journaling. Altered Art. It's really so much fun playing with color and paint etc.. Let your play-time be really PLAY time!