Sunday, December 27, 2009
And check out Leslie Herger's blog. She has created a ning site:
And included in it, is a Junk Journal section and a make your own workshop section, etc. This is THE place to be right now. Please go and check it out. I am too excited about this site. Leslie is one of the best visual art journalers around.
The update part of this post is to tell you that I have actually been working in my art house journal this last weekend. I have to mail it off next weekend, since it is due back on the 4th of January. I have almost finished painting the backgrounds and so now to the collage. Not an easy task. The next post you see will be the pages of it.
Monday, December 14, 2009
My back has been acting up very bad lately. It makes it hard for me to think about anything, except how I can stay working and not take any time off. So all of my thinking is along working lines.
I also had to attend a "Celebration of Life" service this past week for someone who was ill for 30 years before the disease took him, which was very sad.
So, here I am up early this morning with an overload of work facing me this week and I am in no mood to do any of it. Am I just having a Pitty Party or what???? OMG!! I am sad!!
But as the song says, Time Marches On...........................
Friday, November 27, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Good morning friends, Just had to show you this cool "Want Book" I found last weekend at the flea market. I bought it from a vendor who had a very large stack of emphemra and old cabinet cards and other paper, and I tried to buy the lot from him, but he said no, so I bought this book for $2.00.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
OK so I have now totally lost my mind and actually
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
And then paint over the collage pages and then actually journal on them. Julie says she sells these for $45.00! Wow. I won't be selling it but I am going to journal in it.
In the second pic, see me in my "Timmy" apron. This was just alot of fun. We used SUPER sticky painting masking tape to put the pages together, cause we did not have anything else. But it will work for a prototype.
I am trying to work on a cover now.
Anyway, just had to show you that I really did work on journaling this weekend!!!
Sunday, September 20, 2009
I guess I will really have to actually try it to find out the answer. Now since I have to fly for this new shindig, I need a way to carry my journal stuff. I try to take only one suitcase to check and I have to be careful of weight, and my laptop backpack to carry on, the backpack keeps me from carrying a purse. But I also have a very cool journal bag I could carry also..............Hmmm, must think about that. I just hate the hassle of check in at the gates carrying alot of stuff. If I didn't have to remove my shoes, it would be so much easier for me since I am NOT a sandal person. *Sigh*
In the meantime, I bought a very new exciting book: Journal Spilling by Diana Trout. WOW!! It has the greatest techniques, and even a chapter on journal writing! It is amazing, get it from Amazon.
Until next time..........................have a great journal experience for me!!!!!
Thursday, August 27, 2009
This is what I have figured out this morning........When my new job slows down a little, and I get back into the thick of journaling.........drum roll.........It will all be new to me again!!!! Yeaaaaaa!!!!! Just like someone starting out. This is a good thing. I just won't need to buy a gazillion art supplies, cause I have a gazillion already.
My new job makes me happy and it puts me exactly where I want to be, helping other Safety Managers get it right. Unfortunately, I get pulled into current issues when I visit sometimes, but that's OK. I can actually look at those with fresh eyes and mind and without any prejudices cause I don't know all of the players like I did in my own division.
Anyway, this morning I am heading out to a Safety Seminar to assist with getting all of the Safety Managers that attend on the SAME page!!! That's a good thing!
And today my Baby is 34 years old. Happy BD, Little Man!! Psst, he's 6'4"!! HA! But he will always be MY little man!!
Sunday, August 9, 2009
I was gone 3 weeks to Anaheim, very close to "The Happiest Place on Earth" for a contract start up, and worked crazy hours, always on very little sleep. Came home this last Thursday afternoon, worked in my old office all day Friday, took yesterday to get ready to fly this morning to Iowa to our Corporate office for a week. So you can see why I have been out of touch.
I am still stalking you, not just as often. I have had such "Sucked" Internet service while away from home, it was either very very slow, or non exsistant or I had to use my Blackberry for a modem and that was slow, but that's OK cause you are still out there journaling away for me and I love it and when I get home I know that I can catch up on what I missed while out of touch.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Anyway, The two poloroid looking pics are from my new Fuji Instant I showed you on my last post. My hubby and my two cats wanting outside. The camera takes good shots and fun since you can get them Right Now!! Quite an amusement for young folks who have never seen a poloroid camera. Hee Hee!!
These other pics are some journal pages I have been working on lately. I actually feel waaay more comfortable now than before I took Teesha Moore's class.
I will be with my dad tomorrow and listen to him talk about those 91 one dollar bills I will be handing him next month on his 91st BD.
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
This is my latest journal page. If you knew Modesto, you could tell the back ground is a shot from Google Earth of McHenry and Morris. I wrote up a driver who went through a very old yellow to red light here and the next thing I know he brings me this and says, "You know where that is?" I said yea, but it's old cause the carwash is still there. I'm not exacly sure why I got it, but I thought this might back a good journal page. And so wah lah!
I do have some exciting news and will have to post pics as soon as all of it takes place. Next Friday and Saturday I will be in San Jose for a 2 day Teesha Moore journaling class. Woo Hoo!!! I can't believe it is here already. So I will show you the journal I make. Can't wait! And hope that will keep me journaling like I should be.
And also this next week, I will be the proud owner of a Kindle 2 book reader. Also again, Woo Hoo. One of the applicants for my current position had one when she came for the interview and geek me had to check it out, and I actually held off for 24 hours, but couldn't resist the pull and bought one. It is an Amazon Product. So if you are interested, check it out. Can't Wait again. It will be the coolest gadget I have bought since my flip video camera that I have never used to make a You Tube Video that I was going to make as soon as I got it, sigh.........
Happy Mother's Day to all,
Monday, April 27, 2009
Just a small update.
Remember when I told you my saga about my HP Tablet? Well, after I got home from Iowa, it blue screened again and when I spoke with HP AGAIN!! First they did not know I had accidental damage protection, grrr, and it ended with them actually saying, "Why don't you just take it back to Best Buy?" I got mad and slammed the phone down, oh right, we don't get that option any longer............I pushed the button REALLY hard! So I did take it to BB, where I bought it in September. To make a long story short....I did NOT have a warranty with them, but they gave me a new Dell Laptop, close to what I had for just the difference in price. $9.00. Since the sales tax went up here in CA in April!!!!! Can you believe it? And they sorta know me since I am in there every weekend buying something. WOW!!!! Anyway. I now have a Dell 1330. It is Red, the only thing I don't really like, but since they did not have to do this exchange, I ain't bitchin'. Know what I mean??? I am happy.
I got my promotion that you don't know about. Today is my first day as a ASD or Area Safety Director. Pay raise, and can run around and support other divisions and their Safety managers. Am Happy!
Gotta go, off to the DMV for a 2 day class....................................Bye!!!
Saturday, April 18, 2009
I had a great time visiting with the folks I talk to everyday on the phone but never see cause our corp office is in Iowa.
On Monday my beautiful DIL you see in the pic burned her hand very very bad with hot grease. She had to be taken to a burn unit 100 miles away to get help. Today is Saturday and my son said she is a little better today. Thank God!! The doctors are talking possible skin graphs. WOW!! I have been so stressed that I haven't slept all week. Please send positive healing thoughts her way. Thanx!
Tomorrow I am going to my LOA Meet Up and we are going to make vision boards. So I need to go and print pictures of money and new cars and a new house, and healthy healed hands. Bye!!!
Monday, April 13, 2009
Got to see my Grandkids for a little while. Wow!! What a difference 1 1/2 years makes. My grandson is as tall as me.!! Got home yesterday afternoon and now have to go back to work this morning at this job, so color me gone! Hope everyone had a great Easter.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Also recently I won a giveaway from Rice over at http://voodoonotes.blogspot.com/ well it arrived yesterday. WOW!! It is a box wrapped in red duct tape and must weigh 10 lbs!! It is full of collage fodder. OMG!! I am in heaven. I have to get into it between packing binges! Hope everyone has a great week.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
OK I finally made it back to show you all of my weekend find from the Flea Market. The Bamboo Stationary Set has a tablet with very cool paper, a bunch of envelopes and some other paper and a pen that does not write and it came in a great paper box.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
I will post them later this weekend. Off to the flea market to find treasures. Byeeeeeee
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Hi , I had a great day. When we got to Sacramento where the car swap was suppose to be, an ANTIQUE SHOW was there instead, much to my husband's disappointment. So he found out the swap meet was down the street in another parking lot and took off but left me right there where I wanted to be!!!! So I found some great stuff. Sorry the photos are not the best. The book on the left is a very large book of quotes, called The Tresure Chest. The other one is another large book called Year, Pictorial History of America. It begins with Chrisopher Columbus and ends with the fire at the Cocoanut Grove Nightclub in 1942. It has 2500 picturs and 200,000 words, so it says. I love American History. I only paid $3.00 for the first one and $5.00 for the other. WOW!! great fodder for journals.
Sunday, March 1, 2009
This one is from an old Monopoly game. Look at the cool old playing pieces.
This is a cool Candyland game. Sorry about the flash. I am still learning all of this blog stuff which includes taking great pics W/O the flash. Anyway, I can see these pages getting cut up for collages in my journal.
I think this is an older version of Clue. This book is so full of color and some of the strangest games. They show some that were popular in the late 1880's. 144 pages of great eye candy. Yum!!
I had a crazy, crazy week at work this last week and did not even look at my journal at all, so I am going to try to work in it today after I figure out what is wrong with my Blackberry and why it won't accept my new password for my work email. UGH!! Besides it is raining and I am not wanting to venture out. And I am enjoying my new FASTER internet. WOW!!
Have a great Sunday!
Sunday, February 22, 2009
1. First every downtown street was blocked at 6:00am, when the bikes were not scheduled to be here till around 4:00pm, because they started from San Jose at 12:00 noon. Which meant that our buses were on major detours right off the bat. Which meant many yelling complaints on the phones all day about us being late. Yikes!
2. Next, it rained sooo much, I think we got about a 1/2 inch, that I thought they would have to come in by boat:) 3. Crazy day all around. But from my downtown office I can see our over the railroad tracks overpass and I got to stay warm and dry and see them when they rode into town. They ended the day in Modesto before heading south the next day.
There were 150 vendors downtown, giving away stuff and selling everything from bike safety stuff to giving away free stickers. I wanted to go down just to be involved in that. The Modesto Bee said there was 5000 people down town that day. WOW!! 5000 very wet people. Anyway here is my page, not really complete yet. I want to journal on it, and I took my friend, Lotus' advice to get closer to the page when I take pics of them. Someday I will learn how to scan.
I am going to tell you that I will only be able to post probably on the weekends, as I work so much 6:00am to 5:00pm and most of the time later and I am exhausted when I get home. But I want to keep going with my journal. Yesterday we went to the flea market and I was on a magazine hunt as this summer, when I was going to have company from out of state and was cleaning, I threw away EVERY magazine in the house that didn't have to do with art. So now I need fodder. So all I found was a stack of national Geo's for $2.00 (about 6) and some really cool wierd art catalog for free. So last night while watching Cops, I sat and clipped eyes, faces and letters and numbers and other interesting collage pieces.
Next weekend will be interesting as we are switching from DSL to Cable Internet. It is like 16 times faster, I hope. Can't wait, but with my luck it will be buggy.........Have a great Sunday!