Friday, April 23, 2010

The Cleaner Studio AKA Sorta

Well here we go, I am not sure what order these will end up in, but I will try to explain. The first pic is a book case with a bunch of my Monster friends siting all over it. At the top in the center is a collage art piece fron Journal Girl Kira. In the middle is an original journal page from Suzan Buckner.

The next pic on the right is a shot of a work area next to my computer, notice at the back of the table is a small bookcase laying on it's side for tall storage.

Next pic is a shot of my art table, with the black oven liner on it so I can use the heat gun without catching things on fire. And it has sitting on it my new invention. If you have ever watched Divine Design with Candace Olsen on HGTV, after she is done figuring out how she is going to design a room, she puts all of the elements in a basket and shows you. Well, that white basket is now where I will place items for a journal page I am working on. Right now it has 2 pieces of paper, some bird stickers a small pice of fabric and a few more things. Kind of a cool idea and I am trying to become more organized in my art journaling.

The next couple of photos are just a mess in bookcases, that I am trying to organize. Well I am off of here cause my internet connection is trying to go out. Have a great weekend.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

New Fun Stuff

I have been busy trying to get organized for going outside of my house and journaling. I love to be out and about. We have a great coffee/cafe joint in town where you can sit on the porch and visit and journal. I don't go as much as I would like , but that is a changin'. So I will show you what I have been doing. In no particular order, the 2nd pic is what I call my "Purple Paper Keeper", I got it at Michael's and inside it had a plastic box with jewerly compartments. So I took out that and just stuffed the bag it full of paper, all kinds of paper, so I can take it with me. First pic is the first page in my Journal the 2nd. The next 3 are pics of a black vinyl case of some kind. $2.00 at the flea market this morning, anyway it is perfect for all of my journaling supplies. EVERYTHING is in there, pens, glue runner, glue stick, tape, sharpies, copics, just tons of stuff. Fun and very portable. I can't wait to get out and use it. The photos makes the black case look the same size as the purple one but it is smaller. I also have a Game Boy bag that opens flat, that I am thinking of stuffing it with the smaller paper pieces and images that are going to get lost in the purple paper keeper.
Oh and I joined another online class.......

Hope you are having a very crafty weekend.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

I Have Arty Business Cards

Hi folks,
I decided to get arty business cards from Vista Print because they are free as long as you pay for shipping. The top one was the first. It was okay, but I wasn't really satisfied with it. Well of course they keep sending me emails for free cards AND free shipping, so I bit. My art friend Cheryl had the bottom cards when I met her and I really liked it, so I went for the same design and I hope Cheryl will forgive me. I have to use business cards for work so I thought I need business cards for when I am not at work!! And to tell you a secret, I really wanted moo cards with some of my art journal pages on them, but it seemed like work. Maybe next time. Click on the pic to see it bigger.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Friend News

Hey everyone, just wanted to tell you about my friend, Cheryl Ford who has been invited to show her paintings in Sacramento at The Brickhouse, at a gallery and studio location for a couple of weeks. Go check out her blog at for a look at what is available for sale. I am so excited for her.