• Sunday Mess Making

    My my did I make a mess today. It was just a little gelli printing, honest! Nothing that should have caused this colossal mess. Sssh don’t tell Joe – he’s sleeping.  And, it’s cleaned up now. For the most part, anyway. Today, I worked on my next mail art creation, a file folder journal.  Can’t show […]

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  • Painting My Story, I Guess

    Yesterday, Joe was recovering from some 24 hour bug thing (luckily no flu!), so all of my crafty plans were put on hold.  Which was fine, it was nice to spend the day with my husband, watching movies (Fruitvale Station – thumbs up!), and catching up on our shows (Blue Bloods, Person of Interest).  So, […]

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  • Art Journaling Challenge Complete

    I took advantage of yesterday’s snow day, and managed to make a little art in the craft room.  From my charcoal drawing (which I photographed rather than scanned – my husband would go ape if I got charcoal all over the scanner), and an art journaly kit from Lynne-Marie, Dakota Dreams, I submitted this for […]

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  • ICADs 20-25 – the Leftovers

    So, back when I first committed to ICADing, I talked about how creating these index cards would hopefully become a ritual, a part of my daily art practice, and I envisioned them being warm up exercises to get those creative juices flowing. While I have been making my cards daily, it doesn’t have a ritualistic […]

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  • ICAD 11-13 and a Little of This and a Little of That

    I don’t know where this week went.  At work, our fiscal year runs from 6/30 – 6/30.  So, it’s use it or lose time for vacation.  I’ve had a day off here, a day off there – scheduling days that don’t conflict with court, or something due.  I’d like to say I’m being productive on […]

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  • Open Studio Homework

    Week 2’s Open Studio assignments have lots of writing assignments – poetry – nature poetry.  Connecting oneself to nature. I’m not a poet. And, it’s ok by me.  I can do plenty of other things.  My inner critic and me – we’re buddies.  We don’t have any problems with each other.  I have very healthy […]

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  • Tornado? What tornado?

    So last night, with a tornado warning in affect, and the rain pouring down, I was lost in my own little world, up in the third floor craftroom, working in the new Misty journal. Huh, it rained? Anyway, my new thing is sketching things that catch my eye on Pinterest – that’s the first page. […]

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  • No Face, New Journal, and What I’ve Learned

    So, I could have squeezed a bunch of faces in, this last day of May, but the thing is, I’m going to making plenty of faces while I’m working my way through Open Studio, and while I didn’t succeed under the letter of the law, I definitely fulfilled the spirit of the law.  How’s that […]

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  • 29 Faces – Face 9 and Finished Pendants

     Face 9 Who’s worried?  All of my faces lately.  So, in an effort to avoid a creased brow, a stressed girl, before I even began, I scribbled “Try Not to Look Worried.”  And, I think it worked.  She looks a little blank, but she doesn’t look worried. I semi-caught up my Lovely Dream lessons today […]

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  • 29 Faces – Face 8

     Face 8 So, I think she kind of looks like Paul Newman. Yes? And now, that’s not incredibly bad acne on her cheek.  I tried to do an underpainting, and I put down some brown pant there – and there it stayed – it would just not move on the page, it wouldn’t blend with […]

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