Monday, December 31, 2012

Ready or Not a New Year is Here

Hey folks,

Hope everyone survived Christmas, and you got great new arty stuffs. I did get some stuff.

I got a cool bluetooth keyboard case for my Ipad. I love it. It is so much easier to do emails, etc.

I also got gift cards from:

Hobby Lobby (already gone)

Starbux (now on my Iphone, so cool to use)

Barnes & Noble

Stampers Corner (LSS)


So I did OK in the gift card dept! And I also bought myself a used Canon Selphy Photo Printer! Woot! I haven't connected it up yet to my computer, because it is bluetooth and I want to print from my phone, so I need to get a bluetooth adapter for it so I can. Here it is, the box anyway, and a little help of the cat!

This next pic is a happy surprise. A few weeks ago, Seth Apter posted on Facebook that for one day his 2 new DVD's could be downloaded from North Light Books for $5.00 each. Well I ran there and found out that his were the only DVD's not listed for the $5.00 downloads that day. So I told him and he sent me both hard copies!! OMG!! I about died. Seth Apter is a genius and his backgrounds are fabulous. If you don't know about his art, run now to his blog and check his work out!!!

This past Thursday, I got to go up to Niles to my friend's studio and have an art day. I took my new friend Bev with me and I practiced working with the Gelli Plate. This is what I did:

I did a few more pieces over scrapbook paper, but these turned out the best on the old book pages.  I then talked to my sister from another Mother in Washington last night about printing stuff on scrapbook paper in your printer, so this morning I tried it and this is what I got:

This was a piece of 12 X 12 paper that I had on my art table that I would doodle on occasionally and so I cut it to 8.5 X 11 and put it in my printer and printed a journal page over it. Kinda cool. Of course I didn't take a before shot! Boo!

So yesterday I cleaned all day in my art cave and:

A cleaned off art table is a happy art table ready for new and exciting artsy adventures in the new year!

Happy New Year folks. Play it safe tonight!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Merry Ho Ho's


I am off the radar at the moment.

But I will be attending 3 EXCITING ART DAYS in the near future I will want to share with you, so until then:

Happy Holidays!!

Be safe, hug your kids, your spouses, your partners, a stranger and laugh too much.

And since it is the 21st and I made it out of bed and am writing this, we survived!

I will be back in 2013 with a continuance of my chaotic life!! Until then:

Happy Holidays to all!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

New Toys and New Friends

I have been bad again.....

I went shopping online recently and acquired new arty stuffs as you can see here.

I cannot pass up tape OR stencils and I really needed these. Yep!

I also needed new stickers for my journal that Sami was selling in her Etsy shop.
I am very excited as I met another new Art Friend this week, and I did NOT stalk her either. Cause now I have other folks doing my stalking for me. Hee! Her name is Bev and we met at the fancy new huge Starbux that is here the other evening so we could get aquainted and she checked out my journals. So now I have a bunch of close by arty friends. YAY!! So the secret to this is to find the time to have art days together. Hope that will take place soon.
This next week should be the last week I will have to actually travel for work for the remainder of the year. I asked for the last 2 weeks of the year off for vacation, and got it approved with a couple of conditions, but hopefully it will be OK! I want to do some clutter cleaning in my art cave! Or I should say, I must do some cleaning in here before my stuff completely takes over!!
OK I'm out!