Sunday, October 31, 2010

I'm Baccck and in the Groove

Made it home Wednesday afternoon. And even though I dreaded the trip, I actually enjoyed myself. The workshops we attended were the highlight for me because I am all over any kind of education. Phoenix was beautiful and never got above 85 degrees, so not bad at all. We got together in teams and built 25 wheelchairs that we donated to the Indian Nation whose reservation we were staying on. It was fun! Never would have happened if we didn't work together. Great experience.

This is what I have been doodling lately. I like it. I will add it to my journal as I measured it to the page size. It's all in black with a Uni-ball Signo RT Gel 0.38. Cool!

Please check out this: and sign up for Barb's Into the Groove Micro Workshop. It is wonderful for beginner's and experienced journalers alike.

And then go to Dawn Sokol's site: and have a month load of fun with "nanojoumo" each day of the month of November. I am on it!!

Hope everyone has a safe productive week ahead.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

ATC Trading

Hey folks, just wanted to show you the ATC's I traded for today at the local art shop I go to. The one of the bat is cut from a velvet board. And the post card on the right? That is the announcement of this year's downtown craft show for indie artist's called Hand Born. I missed last year so hope I can go this year. They have such cool stuff and this year there will be 50 vendors!! Wow!! I already feel lighter in the pocket book;-)

I am leaving in the morning to go to Phoenix for a 3 day meeting. It is for the corporate support side of the company, which means I have to behave and dress nicer. Grrr!! I like being me, just a good ole girl simply but nicely dressed. But when I have to attend things like this, I must become someone that dresses better and fancier and I am never comfortable like that. But I guess I will get by, and it won't do any good to complain. So I will be home Wednesday afternoon, and back to ME!!

Have a great week.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Artful Weekend

Had a great artful weekend. Spent yesterday with my friend, Cheryl, in Folsom. We hadn't been together for awhile so we caught up chatting, eating, shopping and then her teaching me about mono printing as you can see from this first photo. I had to choose blue as it is my fav color. Then Cheryl said we needed some yellow and gold and green luminares. WOW!! I know you can't really tell how shimmery they are but believe me they are! There is just something cool about smooshing paper onto alot of paint poured on freezer paper and making back grounds. Fun!

Another WOW!! Cheryl recently learned how to do Iris Folding and here is an ATC she made with this cool technique. And this other one she made the back ground look like leather. I'm telling you folks this lady is super talented.

I worked all week on making a few ATC's to trade and here are the rest that I had not completed from the last post. They are fun to make. Remember just ckick on any of these photos to enlarge them for a better look.

Cheryl works for a company that (I won't mention the name because I am VERY upset with them right now, but that is for another time) gave them new phones for their offices and so she brought home these super cool boxes that the phones had come in. They are 14" long X 9" wide X 3" deep just perfect for mounted rubber stamps, short tubs of paint, paper or a gazillion other things. She gave me 6 of them and so now I am going to begin to reorg my studio. I have too much stuff, even though I share with my two art friends, Lotus and Cheryl tons of stuff when I see them, I still go buy more. I am hopeless.

Hope you all have a great week.

PS: Kelly Kilmer is coming back to the Bay Area next weekend to teach some more classes and guess what??? Yes, you guessed it, I can't go because my work is sending me to Phoenix next weekend for a 3 day meeting!!!!!!! Can you believe it?? Just my luck.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

ATC Time

I have been working on some ATC's for the last couple of days as you can see above. They are a lot of fun but I want to make each one different and then I want to keep them and that is NOT what they are for. I need to make several of the same type and then keep one and trade the others.

This has been a crazy week and I usually try to use Friday's to wind down, but tomorrow I have a full day scheduled. Yuk! I have to sit in on alot of Conference Calls and Friday's I always have two. One that I conduct with my divisions and one with my boss, cause we all travel and never see each other and that is the only time he gets to have a meeting with us. So then after that I have to drive only 35 miles away and sit in on a interview for another Safety Manager at one of my divisions. Then I will come home and be the weekend artist again. YES!!

What are you planning for the weekend art wise?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Looky Looky at what I was Gifted>>>>>>>>

Extraordinary if I do say so myself!

Thanx to Cathe over at for creating this image and my friend Lotus for putting it on my blog, cuz I just could not.

I love the blogging dancers!!


Sunday, October 3, 2010

Journaling Classes Up the Kazoo

Happy Sunday folks.

Just wanted to say hi to everyone and tell you about the fab classes that are going on right now.

If you haven't heard about 21 Secrets, please take a minute and go to Dirty Footprints Studio and check this crazy out. 21 different workshops with 21 different instructors like Paula Philips, Samantha Kira Harding, Dawn Sokol just to name 3. All of it bundled for $59!! It comes out to just about $3.00 a class. Tons of videos, PDF's, fun and enough classes all in one place to get a little overwhelmed but this IS the place to be at the moment for instruction! Click on the badge on my Blog and go check it out.

Also check out Barb's Craft Therapy blog to sign up for a workshop that begins on Oct 18 called Into the Groove. It is a Micro-Workshop, and only costs $15.00!! WOW! A great deal. Head over to her blog and sign up.

This is a page I used alot of purple on. I am not a fan of purple so I had to push to make it, but I like the way it turned out. You can see up on the right that I have added two tabs to a couple of pages. A tag and a bird.

This is a pretty good attempt at another collage jumble. It has another conference call sketch included. AND something brand new I just found out about this week.............I will let you figure what:)

Have a great week and be safe!!