Monday, March 30, 2009

Spring Skinny Book

These are my Spring pages for the skinny book swap at arttechniques, a yahoo group.
They were fun to do. I used watercolor paper, the green square is a textured paper, the flower is made from magazine pictures with a button for the center of the flower.
I am trying to keep the upcycle-reduce-reuse theme in as much of my art as possible. As a personal challenge as well as for financial necessity.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Here's Another Pic

I love this pic too! Look at all of those colors!! Yellows, greens, white, silver, rasberry! All in various shades.
I can see this as a painting -- hhmmm.. I'll have to print this up and put it next to a canvas. Then just Go For It!
First I have 2 obligations to finish and mail out. My spring skinny book and an earth day celebration ATC (artist trading card) swap.

Spring !!

Take a look outside my front door. Yeah! Spring is here! These are miniature daffodils. So tiny and yet so hearty. These are always the first to bloom. Beautiful, bright yellow and garden green. Such a nice sight after the greys and browns of winter.

Thursday, March 12, 2009


The Happiness Project is a very interesting site The author Gretchen Rubin successful lawyer turned successful author. Points out some very interesting "myths" of happiness. I really liked today's myth You'll be happy as soon as you............ I see myself in alot of these "myths". I think I found this site thru Kathry Antyr I think Gretchen points out alot of things that go along with the soul Journal group and other journal prompts & groups that encourage us to look inside ourselves. Take a hop over there and check it out. See what you think.

Happiness is a butterfly,
which when pursued is always just beyond our grasp
but if you sit down quietly
may alight upon you
-Nathaniel Hawthorne-

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Some Great Blogs -- It May Change How You Journal!!!

I just saw this link from Rice (I don't know how to do the 2 dots above the e) at http://voodoonotes. blogspot. com/ posted it. You should visit her blog as well. She has journal spanks and that's what she does, wakes you up and gets you going!!!!! Roz has some great insights. Points out the obvious. Just relax and journal about YOUR life. Hell yeah it's interesting enough. I like that she writes down snippets of the conversations she and her friends are having and what she hears from passersby. So when you read it years later you will be able to recall that day!!!!! Go look and read. It will make you smile.

I think I will go use my ac moore coupon and get a small spiral bound watercolor journal. One to carry with me and write down and draw MY everyday. Just think of all of those comments people make that make you smile. They can all go in that journal!!!

This is another way to create everyday.