Sunday, April 24, 2011

Stuff That I Want You to Know

Good Morning,

I have been on a learning streak this past week. I am an educator first and if I am not in a learning mode 100% of the time, I feel that I let others down because I can't share my knowledge with them. So this week I have learned:

1. That if I keep my studio clean, I am more creative, and I want to work in my art journal all of my free time.

2. That I love "Newspaper Blackout" that Austin Kleon created. Here is one of mine:

Cool, Huh? It is cool what you can create from a newspaper or magazine and a couple of pens. Amazing! In case you can't enlarge it to read, it says: Impatient- people are growing impatient without peace.

3. Good News, my hubs found my lost Ipod Touch under the seat in my car!! (insert happy dance here). Since it was missing for 2 weeks and during that 2 weeks I bought my Ipad 2 and learned stuff on it, now that I have the Ipod Touch back, I know how to do things on it. I only used it for a music box before. I feel waaay more learn-ered and cool now. "My name is Sharon and I'm a Geek"!

4. Refering to number 2 and 3 above, I want to do this: Create Newspaper Blackouts on my Ipad:

5. On another learning trek this week, I discovered this project. Called, Before I Die, this is the best thing I have learned this week.

So I decided to tell you the 5 things I want to do before I die:

1. Before I die I want to: meet all of my favorite artists and have one on one instruction from them
2. Before I die I want to: become wealthy
3. Before I die I want to: not have to work a day job (see # 2 above).
4. Before I die I want to: see my Grandchildren often so I can be an influence in their lives.
5. Before I die I want to: Make a difference

So there you have it. Another creative week from my life.

Have a great Easter and I will hit ya back next weekend!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Birthday Stuff

Yesterday was my birthday and it was an OK day! I got a great present from the Hubs. Of course I told him what to go get and since it was at the hardware store, he was happy to go fetch it! Ta Da!!

My new art toy!! The Air Compressor for my Copic Air Brush System. I told you way back that I had a small one but it was old and so when I found this one, I freeked:)
I put the adhesive tape runner next to it to show just how small it really is. It is gauged at 58 PSI (pounds per square inch). And it was a measley $79.00. Even better. I know because I had to look it up so Hubs would know what to get.

I also got an iTunes gift card, Barnes & Noble gift card, a great card from my friend Cheryl, lots of BD wishes on Facebook and when I get over to my folks today, another $20.00 cash, (every year for years). So I had a great BD! Woo Hoo!

This afternoon I am going to the Apple Store to a class to learn how to use my IPad correctly. Cool, cause just when I think I know what I am doing, the darn thing tells me otherwise! UGH!

Hope everyone has a rest of a great weekend.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Ah, The Smell of New Technology

Well my friends, My State Taxes came to visit on Friday and I was able to get my IPad 2 this weekend. Drama was the word for this weekend. Whew! Apple should be ashamed of the way they do things some times. What I thought would be an easy purchase, turned into a marathon.

Friday afternoon I went to the Apple Store in Modesto to inquire about buying a IPad 2. I wanted a certain one, and they didn't have it in stock. They told me they would have some more Saturday morning and if I wanted to come to the store early, they could tell me then what was available. OK so I went at 8:00am and at 8:30 a guy came outside and told us they had only certain one's, and the one I wanted they didn't have any. OK, so I drove to Sacramento, which turned into Roseville, which turned into Pleasanton, which brought me back to Motown late in the afternoon after a call back to the Modesto store, that said yes they did have it. But someone doesn't understand customer service, cause they didn't actually have any!! Grrr after I drove over 200 miles chasing one.

But this morning when I went back to the Modesto store, they had plenty. WOW! Wierd! They must be getting secret midnight deliveries!

It is very cool, but it will take me a while to learn how to use it. Oh Well! Love the smell of new technology! The first thing I did...I went to ITunes and downloaded the song," Today I'm Gonna Try and Change the World" by Johnny Reid, of course!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

I'm Back, Safe, and I Have Found a New Hero

Well I am back home, safe, I might add since I always fly Southwest when I can and just this morning I saw on the news that a plane FROM LA had a boo boo!! I was on a Southwest plane last night from LA! Whew! But anyway...........

I have a new Hero this morning:

This is Austin Kleon. He writes poetry from blacking out text in newspapers, Called Newspaper Blackout!

If you know about this:

You will understand the genius behind this type of art. WOW!

Please take a second and go to Austin Kleon's blog and be amazed! Me? I am on my way to ordering his book and trying this myself. Now all I need is a Black Sharpie.

Have a great weekend!