Sunday, September 26, 2010

More Journal Time

I have actually been working a lot in my journal this last couple of weeks. I have created a couple of "Flopportunities", a new arty word I learned last night on Paula's UStream. But I kept changing them until I was satisfied. And I went out searching for Golden's Colbalt Teal paint this weekend. This must be the most popular paint color in the world, because I could not find it anywhere. I wanted it in liquid but alas I finally settled for Liquitex Heavy Body in a tube because the lady that sold it to me gave it to me for 50% off. I actually bought a craft paint turquoise that I thought I could live with BUT it goes down very grainy so that was out.

This is a journal page I worked on this weekend. That creepy face above it (that I didn't know I got a shot of) is for a another page I am thinking about. I have a ton of books and magazines that I buy only to cut images out of and that is where he came from. You will see him again soon.

This page is what I created along with Paula last night on her UStream, Journal Artista is Paula's name on everything she does. Look her up, you won't be disappointed. I used the insides of some security envelopes for the strips on this. I was glad I thought of those. I think it came out OK. Don't know if I am completely finished with it or not yet.

And one more page. This time I used alcohol inks on it and then I didn't spritz enough water on the ink to make them run real good, so this is what I got. I do believe I see about 5 faces in these, including a couple of bunny's. So I will have to get them to peek out soon. Faces are fun to create. There is a technique that I don't know the name for where you just look away from the paper and scribble, and then try to create something out of that scribble. That is always fun to do when you just don't know what you really want to do arty. I always try for faces.

Hope everyone had a great weekend.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

What's Going On?

The title of this post reminds me of a cool song Marvin Gaye song. But besides that, thought I would catch up on what's been going on around my studio.

So here is the first shot of a new comp journal with cool kraft paper in it, and some japanese papers.

This next shot is of my new Pip Squeak's Color Mixing Markers. You pump them to mix the colors and they write with two colors. Awesome, and cheap. These cost $10.00 at Target. Remember, Crayola makes a ton of very cool art supplies for kids on the cheap. And we are still kids, right??

This is a face I created with the markers. Great color and I simply have to buy makers when I see something new or I think I just have to have them. Yes, ya all know what I lust for...............Art Supplies:)

Now I am getting to the good stuff. Remember these?? Garbage Pail Kids cards? Well I recently picked up some at a Estate Sale and couldn't resist them. I am thinking of trying to make a journal spread and use these in it. Or maybe a give away to my kind friends who follow and actually leave comments on my blog......I'll think on it awhile. Anyway these are the goofiest things to look at. Love them.

And now the best for the last. This Steampunk ATC was sent to me by my very good friend, Cheryl. Isn't it the bestest? WOW!! I was so amazed when I opened it. This lady is very talented and I wish we could get together more often for creation days cause she could teach me so much. I am very blessed to have two close friends, Cheryl and Lotus that love to make art and help me. Color me lucky.

And so I am actually off again this weekend, thinking about buying a new, but very cheap new camera. Mine is a old Sony Cyber-shot 6.0 megapixel. I am not a photographer and can't spend a lot of $$ on a fancy one that I will never use all of, but I can afford something like I have now only with more pixels, and stay withing $75 to $100.00. I will wait until the ads come out tomorrow and see what's on sale.

This post is crazy long, but I really try to post at least once every week if for nothing else just to entertain you.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

I'm Almost Back to Normal

Well, I only have a few days next week to wrap up the project I have been involved in since July, and then my Boss promised me I could stay in my own area and work with my divisions that I haven't seen since March and not have to go to the next start up that is going on now in LA for a November 1st start. And I have this weekend off, the first one since July, so I am happy and I took a nap, wow!!

The only journaling I have done since this began is a few pages I am dedicating to Paula Philips the Journal Artisita, because every Wednesday and Saturday nights she has a Journaling UStream. I try to watch when I can and the ladies in the chat tell her that we see faces in her pages. So my pages are about faces just for Paula. It is on tonight on 6:30 Pacific, 9:30 Eastern. Check it out, you won't be disappointed. She does cool journal pages.

Monday, September 6, 2010


Just wanted you to know that I AM alive, although just barely. 12-15 hour days, 7 days a week are not the best, but yesterday I was at the peak and beginning tomorrow, I will begin the descent. This has been a challenging adventure for my health also, because of the heat and dust where I am working at. I have been working in a humongous warehouse that is dirty and dusty and of course very hot. I have been sick twice with bronchitis and asthma and sinus problems. Yesterday was the mini first day of revenue service and we got posession of the offices and so the "war room"(temporary office) moved into them yesterday. I immediately moved into the war room and now have AC and less dirt and dust when working except when I am in the shop or the yard.

I have been trying to work in my journal, but verrry little. I get up at 4:00a, leave at 6:00a, get home at 9:00p, go to bed at 9:30p. So not much time for play. But tomorrow is the BIG first day and then I will begin to see a "Get out of Jail" soon card on the horizon.

I will be back soon.................