Friday, December 31, 2010

Psst, More PoGo Print Fun with Cool Music

OK I found another PoGo manipulation video. This one is way gooder than the other. Someday, I will figure out to make them smaller, but for now, enjoy.

Happy New Year everyone. Thanx for coming here to see my adventures in journaling.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Has Come & Gone!

Just a short post on the Xmas thing. It came, it sucked my wallet dry, it moved on. That is pretty much what happened.

We had dinner at the parents. My Mom is 88 and almost cooked the whole meal alone. (Well that's the way she wanted it) For gifts I got my TH Vagabond from Hubby, $20.00cash and dish cloths from the parents, B & N gift card from my adopted daughter, Starbux gift cards from my neighbor's, GPS from my boss, a baggie of small images from Lotus, some pictures from my son and his family and finally a mixed media collage painting from Cheryl. Ahhh, great Xmas.

Speaking of Cheryl. She and the folks she is traveling with are in Grants Pass Oregon this morning. They have about 500 miles and approximately 8 hours left before they get to Belligham probably this evening. I am so glad we have cell phones to chat it up, cause now I can't just jump in the car and drive 100 miles to see her for the day.

Well off to the races again and back to work. I have to drive to the Bay area this morning along with all of the back to work commuter's. Ugh!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

New Toy's and Friend's

Here is what I was talking about last week on my last post. I got my new Vagabond last weekend and only got to play a little with it so far, but it is so cool. On the left of that on the bottom shelf of a bookcase, is the air compressor and the copic airbrush attachment. Click on the pic to get a better look. And also a chunk of my sewing machine is in the picture. And if I ever find that elusive darning foot, I will be set.

I recently went on a road trip to meet up with my friend Cheryl and we went to Berkeley. OMG!! I got to go to Dic Blick's and every other art store I could cram into one day. Her job with Verizon was out sourced to India and she is leaving right after Xmas to travel back to her home in Washington and we won't see each other for a while. We had such an excellent day, exchanged Xmas gift's and if my camera would stop crashing my computer each time I try to download pictures all of a sudden I would show you one of her paintings she gave me. WOW! It is so cool. I will post it soon. Please go to Cheryl's bog at and see what we actually did that great get away day. She took some fun pics.

If my day job doesn't kill me, I will be back soon. Have a great weekend.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Hard Picture to Post

WOW this is a very difficult photo to post anywhere. UGH!

This is a pic of what I did when I was practicing with my copic air brush system. Looks cool because of the colors I used with the stencils. I will do some more soon.

More on this, the great art get away today, and the rat hunt!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

1902 Studio and New Toys

I love this pic of this artist studio from 1902. The best part, he has a bed in there that in case he needs a nap, he can just walk less than 3 feet and snooze to regain some strength and refresh his creative mind. I like that idea.

Tomorrow I am looking forward to taking a day off to spend some time with someone very special to me. I will use that subject for my next post.

My camera has been crashing my computer lately every time I try to import pics from it. As soon as I get that figured out I will show you my new toys. But until then I will just tell you about them.

First I got my Tim Holtz Vagabond Machine. OMG! It is very cool. I only have a naked tree die to play with right now and a couple of texture fades but I am learning how it works.

The next happy thing is my hubby found a very small air compressor at the flea market and worked on it this weekend and got it hooked up so I can use my Copic Pens for air brush painting. That looks totally cool with stencils. Amazing.

They last thing I want to get is a darning foot for my sewing machine so I can doodle freehand on fabric and paper. But the darn darning foot is not as easy to find as I thought it would be. So I have to wait on that.

Well, I have blabbed long enough and I need to go get a hair cut as I am looking pretty shaggy.

Have a great week and be safe out shopping. Tis the season....unfortunately, if you know what I mean.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Clean Studio?? Who Me?? Yea Right!

Well this seems to be a lazy but fast weekend. The only thing I got accomplished was doing some laundry and bought a fav song for my Ipod, and, well not much else. I actually thought about cleaning up my studio, but it was just a thought.

I worked a little in my journal, but nothing earth shattering there either.

I am just being lazy. WOW! I need a shot of instant energy and motivation.