Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Another time lapse from getting myself in here to post! I blame real life getting in the way yet again *wry grin*

Life has been busy with the end of the school year and kid activities, then summer beginning at home and getting the boys into some sembalance of a routine. First thing I had them start was to purge and clean their rooms. I drew sketch of their room and sectioned it off into several sections and each day they cleaned only one section. This has worked out well they didn't get overwhelmed by the entire room and they did a really good job in each section. I highly recommend this method and have adopted it for myself even! They have officially finished their rooms today and it took them about 5 days total off and on, so not too shabby and they're ready to go to Scout camp with a clean room.

Hmm...what have I created lately....ohh I did a piece for hubby for father's day. He's a big Charles Schultz/Peanut's fan so I used images from a discarded book jacket to create this piece for him:

(Okay I know its been too long since I've been in here when it takes me 10 mins to figure out why my image wasn't showing up sheesh talk about CRS! LOL).

Prior to the Peanuts piece I created a postcard for a friend (The piece was created on a Giant 4x7 playing card using matte gel medium and tissue from a pattern and some vintage music):

That's about all the creating I've had time for. I have several deadlines looming again so I'm working on that. I also have started reading again which I haven't had time for but I'm making myself take the time in the early mornings to read. I've started The Mermaid's Chair by Sue Monk Kidd. Its an easy read that I'm really enjoying. The main character is Jessie an Altered Artist which I'm loving! The books main story takes place in South Carolina.

Monday, June 06, 2005

Blue Monday

Blue as in the sky is blue and we're back to coolish weather which is such a rarity this time of year and I'm not complaining especially after the 90 degree days we've already had!

As usual I had good intentions of getting back in here but something always seemed to keep me away. Yesterday hubby and son were in a car accident, thankfully they're okay but hubby has hurt his shoulder hopefully it's nothing major and will heal. I'm thankful that it wasn't worse. It did total his truck and we still are unsure whether the person had insurance or not since the person fled the scene and left his injured wife and family (what a nice guy eh). So I'm sure we'll be dealing with all that for while, but seems minor compared to what COULD have happened!

Last week I experimented some more with Tim Holtz's alcohol inks and Krylon products and came up with a cool (even if I do say so myself LOL) Textured Tag Technique

More later...