Friday, March 7, 2014

Crazy Stuff Been Goin' On

Hi again!

This title says it all!

I joined a Facebook Group about scrap room organization tips and techniques. Maybe a great idea? Or not! I am now in the middle of reorganizing my art cave! This is not an overnight fix! It calls for moving stuff out of my bedroom and then moving stuff from my art cave to my bedroom so I will have room to purge and organize! It will work out in the end! And since I forgot to take a BEFORE pic, I guess you will now have to wait for the AFTER pics!

I found out I am not getting as much back in taxes this time! Very sad. That alone is going to stress me out. I needed some big bucks to do some important stuff, but will have to wait now!

I attended a beautiful wedding recently! It was an amazing experience! Glad I got to go.

I also acquired a flat tire a couple of weeks ago. Found it when my Hubs was going to use my car on the weekend. Got that fixed for free. :-) But then the next weekend, I got this:


Yep, someone knocked out my back window in my car in my driveway! Well, that was a mess to say the least! Not another car was hit on our street or within 2 blocks around! They left behind a short crowbar between my front seats where it landed after it went through my window, and 3 big wrenches and a small one all laying in the back seat. There was nothing missing, and as you can see my leather coat is still hanging on my seat! They didn't even go through the glove box! Got the window replaced for $137.00! Cool!

So because I was so stressed about my window, I bought myself a cool toy!


This is a revolving metal parts spinner. Got it at Harbor Freight for 20 bux! 18" high and 12" around. Very lightweight! Now that I am in the middle of redoing my art cave, I plan on putting this to good use. Very simple to put together, and did it all by myself! Woot!

So that brings me to the art I have been doing. I am now behind in my DLP Planner. The last Friday window incident stressed me out so much, that it took a couple of days to get going again and a new challenge is posted every Saturday at 9:00am. But I have been plugging along:


Sideways of course! But anyway, this will be an ongoing project. I took ALL of my tape, so far, 214 rolls and cut some printer transparency sheets down to tag size and put tape samples on them, so I can throw them in the car and when I am out shopping and see tape, I can check to see if I already own it. Cool! I only found 10 doubles while doing this! This includes washi tape of course but also paper tape and plastic tape etc, so I guess decorator tapes, since it is not all of one kind!

So on and on:


This is a piece of Happy Mail my friend Cheryl sent me! We have learned how to draw Wormholes on Teesha Moore's excellent new fun place called the Artstronauts! It is a great doodle. Anyway, Cheryl drew this on the envelope and I thought she looked like a woman, so she is now the Queen of all Wormholes! LOL

And I did this in my planner. The challenge was to use something recycled:


So the top of this page is a book spine, that I grabbed out of a LARGE bag of ephemera Kelly Kilmer brought to one of her classes. The quote, I made up with a little help of Dr Seuss at the beginning! Cool!

Next is a couple of new toys:


This is a new Tim Holtz creation! As you can see, you place a marker in it with the tip just laying on the end where the air comes out and while holding it in your hand, pump the bulb and spray ink from your marker. YAY! And the best is, there is a sleeve that slides out and you can use other size markers in it. Now I have a Copic Airbrush System, air compressor and all, but only Copic Markers can fit in it, so I don't use it a ton.

And then of course, since I was picking up the Spritzer, I had to have these:


There are only 4! LOL!  2 Dyan Reaveley and one Tim's and the vine is by Ronda Palazzari! LOVE!


This gift totally gob smacked me! I texted an art friend to meet up with me at Starbux last night so I could show her my new pen spritzer and she told me she had something for me in her car. We had discussed that if she ever wanted to get rid of any arty stuffs to not forget about me. (of course I need more). So I figured that's what it was. Well, as you can see, she went to Ikea and bought me one of those COOL Carts! OMG! I didn't know what it was last night at Starbux. I thought it was a BIG heavy box of arty stuff. If you don't know what this is, go to Ikea's website and look it up! They come in teal and dark gray. She gave me dark gray!! YAY!

And so that is it, except I leave you with this one truth. Never go to bed mad at someone you love, make sure that person knows that you love them and tell them often, no matter how  difficult they make your life. I unfortunately lost another friend this week very unexpectedly. Do not take your life for granted!

That's it no more preaching!

Talk Soon!















4 comments:

Kris said...

You are a gem Sharon! I love your tape organization...it is fun just to look at the cards. I have one of those Ikea carts and LOVE it! As always it was good to see you yesterday.

Cheryl said...

I can see now that I'm gonna have to cross the border into Canada and go to Ikea. Love the cart. Love the lazy susan. LOVE the tape idea. I'm gonna do that today as soon as I finish my homework.

I am so sorry to hear about your vandalism experience. How horrible! Well, at least hubby got some cool tools for free.

So now I'm the queen of the wormholes, huh? Ok, I accept that. I love making them. I miss you, my friend.

Erin in Morro Bay said...

Love, love, love the tape/tag idea! i don't have nearly the amount you do and I still manage to duplicate.
Can't wait to see all the organizational excitement pay off.
Sometimes I love organizing as much as I do making art!
Erin

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