Monday, December 28, 2009

New Year Word

I think COURAGE is going to be my word for 2010.
Courage to make art.
Courage to speak my truth.
Courage to develop and grow my business.
Courage to write.
Courage to heal.
What's your word for 2010 going to be?

Friday, December 25, 2009

Ting Tings Video

I am crazy watching videos on my husband's computer, (because his is faster and actually plays them). Here is a good one that I found entertaining.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Holidays

merry christmas, happy hanukkah, happy kwanzaa

may you get plenty of snuggle time and coziness

(sorry if you don't like cats. i used to not like them either)

Saturday, December 19, 2009

More Painted Paper

Ooh, ooh, my first flickr slideshow on my blog! How exciting to have figured this out!
Hope you like it.
To view the slideshow, copy and paste this link into your browser window (ya know, where the web addresses go.)

Painted Paper

Here are some of the results of my paper painting frenzy on Monday. I did some more painting today, but still need to photograph or scan the results. I'll post the latest painted paper later this weekend. Also, this is a freebie for you. Simply click to enlarge, then print it out to use how you'd like in your own journal. Note: Intended for personal use only. Thanks and enjoy!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Random Monday Post

I had way too much fun painting paper today after watching LK's videos for the painted patterned printed paper class that started online today!
By the way, LK is offering free photo prompts as a little gift, from now 12/14 thru the beginning of January. Check it out here.

I also mailed off a little scrapbook thing-y to my grandma for her birthday.
What creative stuff did you do lately?

Tara Ross

Um, Yep, she's totally RAD, don't you think? You can see her blog by clicking on the link under my favorite blogs on the RIGHT. It's called A Speckle of Twisted Whimsy.


Happy Birthday to YOU! I hope you have a great day. I love you!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

SOO VAC and DollMighty Fashion Show

The outfits were awesome!

I wish this guy's head wasn't in EVERY shot.

I liked this outfit a lot.

Crazy, cool hat!

SOO VAC and DollMighty Fashion Show


Sister and Friends

Sister and HER Sweet

Having fun at the show


Check it out!

Birthday Dinner with Sister and Friends II

Vegetarian Sampler with Spanakopita and Falafel YUM!

The table of friends

Me and MY Sweet

SOO Visual Arts Gallery (totally RAD place)

The DJ and the fashion show runway

Birthday Dinner with Sister and Friends

Time to have some birthday fun!

Funny birthday cards are good. And so is MAC makeup!

It is so good to see such a happy expression on my sister's face! We got her one of her special gifts on her wish list!!!!

The Symposium Sampler at Christo's!

Monday, November 30, 2009

From the Journal Archives

Here is a quick peak at a journal that I made and kept in 2001 and 2002. It was simply made of cardboard and brown paper bag. I loved it though! It was light, compact, and I loved the sound of the paper. I believe you can click to enlarge the image.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

William O'Brien Sat. 11/28/09

William O'Brien Sat. 11/28/09

William O'Brien Sat. 11/28/09

OH, and check out LK Ludwig's completely fabulous book True Vision. It is one of my absolute favorites on authentic journaling.

Saturday's Nature Hike

William O'Brien Sat. 11/28/09

William O'Brien Sat. 11/28/09

William O'Brien Sat. 11/28/09

William O'Brien Sat. 11/28/09

William O'Brien Sat. 11/28/09 copy

Yesterday I was looking through my list of bookmarked blogs. I was reintroduced to The Poetic Eye by LK Ludwig (see sidebar of Blogs that Inspire Me). She has ignited a flame under my tush about how I might use the gazillions of photos that I have stored. She beautifully incorporates her personal photography into her journals. I love how it looks! You must look at her blog to see what I mean. So, today and yesterday, I spent a lot of time trying to organize the thousands of pictures that I have in iPhoto. Man, it takes a lot of time to catch up with organization!!! Anyway, the above pictures are from a wonderful walk I took with my husband yesterday. Some are altered, some are not. I really enjoy altering my photos, but it does take a lot of time. I am learning a lot as I go, so perhaps it will get easier for me. Thanks LK for doing the art that moves you, so that others may do theirs!

Good Morning Birdies!

If you've been reading this blog for any time, you'll remember that one of my favorite local artists is Barbara Gilhooly. I was just on her flickr site and was once again blown away by her recent work.
I love birds, as many of us "nature people" do, and Barbara was killin' me with her awesome bird paintings! Which one is your favorite?

You can view all of Barbara's images via flickr right here.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving Gratitude List top Ten

photo credit here
I am grateful for:
1. love 2. family 3. friends 4. kitties 5. art supplies 6. books 7. creative people 8. beauty in nature 9. music 10. stuff that keeps me warm when I am cold

A Night at the Movies (cont.)

Maybe I am easily impressed, but aren't those walls cool?

As you can see, I really liked the colored panes.

In case you haven't seen the movie Julie and Julia, here is the trailer.

A Night at the Movies

My sister and I went to see the movie Julie and Julia recently. It was FABULOUS! I know I am a little behind the times because the movie was released in August, but hey! I did see it in a theater. I was totally impressed with the theater. I think it is one of the coolest ones around! It is called The Riverview. You can check out the website here.

I'm not sure why, but I don't think I have ever thought to take photos inside a movie theater. It might be because I haven't been to many movies since I got my digital camera. It also might be because I used to feel self-conscious taking pictures out in public. Well, as the old saying goes, the more you do it, the easier it gets. That is an old saying, right?

The Riverview is one of the few theaters that still uses real butter on their popcorn. Remember the beautiful wedding photos I shared here a month or so ago? Well the groom works at the Riverview, so there was Riverview popcorn as an appetizer at the reception. Clever and so cute, don't you think?

This is a shot through one of the colored panes you see in the photo below.


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