Sunday, November 24, 2013

Sadness And Other Things

This week has been a little trying for me.

A lady that dispatches for one of my division's lost her husband on Friday from a sudden massive heart attack. WOW! I am so sad for this family. This guy was one of those people you could honestly say, that he would give you the shirt off of his back! It is unbelievable that just last Saturday, I was with him, his wife and his kids as we worked on a "Stuff the Bus" promotion for Thanksgiving in Manteca, a small town near me. We park a bus at a Food 4 Less grocery store and as people come out of the store they give us food for the needy folks that need the food for Thanksgiving. Steve worked all day collecting food, helping us get the food in the bus and of course had to help us jump start the bus at the end of the day! Never fails, there must be some drama! And then the very next Friday he was gone! I am still in shock. I believe he was just 40 years old.

That is the sad news. So on to other things!

I have worked this weekend on getting my craft paints switched over to dabbers, and then getting a small circle painted and punched for the tops. Here is a pic:

Looks kinda cool! The top row is Distress Paints. The rest is pretty much craft paints now with dabber tops!

I have been working in my journal some.


I don't know why it is sideways here. It is right on my desktop. Sigh...

I love the bird image on this page.

This was the inside cover of a zine, that I think was Seth Apter's. But not sure. But I like it and it is blue!

I found this strange image in my stash and thought OK I need something here. So here it landed on top of a Samie Harding background paper.

And lastly, this is my journal page I created out of the sorrow I feel for Steve dying and what his family is having to go through now:

It was a fast page, but I wanted to get it down!

Anyway, please stay safe, have a great Turkey Day, hug your kids, spouses and friends and let them know how much you love them!

Till next time. I am out!

Friday, November 15, 2013

More AJ Pics

Hey, I have actually been doing stuff in my journal! Yay Me!

Cool image! This one is not complete though.

This is about a good friend and a very sad story! Looks like she is being forced to leave CA! Yep, it SUX!

This looks pink, but believe me it is red. Just like the rest of  US, I had to choose new healthcare, so when I did this page, I was very upset about it. My present healthcare group did not want to be kind to my employer so as of 1-1-2014, I will be an official Kaiser Permanente Member! I have to pay more than I do now, but I am not young and have TOO MANY issues, not to have healthcare! Grrr

I have decided in this journal, I am not going to have too many "pretty" pages! I want them to be rough and a little bit ugly! I really like this one!

This one is definitely not great! The left side is OK but the right page is YIKES! I didn't know what I wanted around the weird stripy doll so I scribbled! Yuk!

Now this one is actually based on a true story. When I was in HS, we lived on a dairy where my Dad milked. Since our house only had 2 bedrooms, my brother got one and of course my parents got the other, so that left me outside in a small silver stream camping trailer for a bedroom. Now before you start saying, Oh the poor thing, I loved it. It was made into an actual bedroom with a desk, closet and bed. No sink, etc. Anyway, I could stay up late reading and play my record player, etc. And since I was already smoking, it was easy to sneak that too.
The best story I have about this is my brother was a little heathen back then and he picked on me constantly, so one day he was chasing me to kill me, or so I thought and as I ran into the trailer, he said something about telling Mom and Dad that I had been smoking, so I turned around to slug him and just as I threw my fist, he slammed the door and my fist and arm went through the glass in the door, and cut me pretty bad! I still have the scars! LOL! PS, that is not a pic of me!

One last thing, I went to Bed, Bath and Beyond tonight to get coffee and saw this. It is a very large, 23 X 16 inch Oven Liner, like the Ranger Craft Mat, but bigger and only cost $9.99! Takes up to 500 degrees so no heat gun's will harm it. And the size is the best part. A regular Ranger Craft Mat is 11 X 17 for $17.99 This one may be a little thicker, but who cares, it is great! Mine is black, and I bought it at a kitchen supply store many years ago. I love it.

So that is the end of this story! Have a great weekend!

Monday, November 4, 2013

I Am Famous!

Have you read an Art Journal Magazine called Featuring?

You haven't??

I have bought a copy, every copy since they started. It is a great magazine, in that it features art journalers that are not "famous". It is big and glossy and beautiful.

I was interviewed for it and they posted it today on their face book page!

Heeee, I am famous!

Go Here!

Have fun and seriously think about ordering the next issue! You will love it!

Have a great week!