Saturday, February 19, 2011

Happy Saturday, Happy Weekend!

Oh it's so nice to see the snow going away finally! We know it will greet us again, but odds are, it won't stick around long! Sunshine and clean streets make errands easier to tend to! That, and a great lunch at The B Spot, with a "Bad A** Shake" to go, a perfect day! Stocked up on some spices from Penzy's today, too! Tomorrow's meal..pasta and meatballs, of course! Now back to the Art Journal Caravan, where I have TWO weeks of itineraries to get caught up on! Will make for some digital fun!  In the's a fun page I made last year of the new patio lights! (they'll be back up in a couple months!)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Happy Love Journal Art Day 2011!

Well, here it goes...trying so hard to be FEARLESS, but I have to overcome not only the inner critic, but the somewhat-ocd-perfectionist in me! I need to learn to let go, and I'm confident that soon I will be able to! Three designs, six pages, and many layers later (and it was time well spent!) Tah-DAHHHHH!

There's a pARTy going on...wanna see what it's all about, click on the button below! Thanks for hosting a great party, Connie! See you (at 21) soon!!! 

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Well, Monday sure got here fast, AGAIN. Blech. I don't like Mondays and anyone who knows me well, knows I'm not a very happy person at 8 a.m. on Mondays. I don't mean to be not-nice, it's just the day. By noon I'm usually recovered and am my usual happy positive chipper self! This afternoon I found an email that notified me that one of my pieces was being featured on a blog of the Art Journal Caravan this week! In fact, when I followed the link, my page was right up at the very tippy top! Now, how could a Monday be bad with THAT kind of news!

Go HERE to see my famous-ness!

Seems there was some more excitement going on at Dirty Footprints, while I was at the office today...Connie is looking for some LOVE in the art journal, and is throwing a party for it too! I'm so anxious to see what I can come up with for this, in the next FEW days! I have a few nice ideas but we all know the task at hand when it comes to getting those ideas onto the canvas! Yippeee! Monday is all good now and we're one day closer to the weekend again! Yippeeee!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Hey Jude!

Take a sad song and make it better! I loved this song before I could even read well! It was the 45 with the apple on it! (my brother was glad for that, I'm sure!) That's what started this creation, that green apple. Add some denim, some tye dye, flowers, pot and music,'s all good! :) Well, I mean, it probably was all good!

Monday, February 7, 2011


Ahhh...the Green Monster of an emotion! Has anyone discovered yet how to control this horrible feeling that we've all experienced a few times or more in our life? Ugh, it's awful! So, I did a page on it. It's a dark page with dark emotion, because that's just what it is. It can take your most brightest day and make it upside down with loss of all common sense and good judgement! This piece, though, is my favorite so far. I think each one is better than the last, and we're only at week SIX!

"Page One"

Digitally created fun stuff! Borders painted with acrylics, just playing around and being silly with color and design. Looking forward to this 52 week journey, and beyond! Thanks for looking, friends!

It's "Me from A to Z" !

Adjectives chosen to describe ME! From A to Z...with the exception of X! Digitally created with borders hand drawn using Zentangle patterns. Google it! Zentangle is an art of doodling and is a known therapeutic art form for relaxation! It's fun, and easy, and the end result is rewarding!


Now and then, it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness, and just be HAPPY! Loving colors, and they go well with this quote of Guillaume Apollinaire (thank you for providing that, Tangie!) Digitally created, borders done with watercolors on wet/dry journal paper!

"Keep Moving Forward"

Totally a play with color and patterns on this one! Digitally created, with hand drawn borders of Prisma markers! (LOVE THEM!) Look close and you can see the Jeep behind the quotation! Curiosity keeps leading us down new paths...


Thrive is the word assignment in this one! All digitally created, with the exception of the earth and grass at the bottom. Those elements have an added touch of acrylic paints and some ink outlining. Another colorful and fun page to work on, just a little late with updating the blog! Baby steps my friends!

My "Travel" Page

Another fun assignment while on Tangie's Art Journal Caravan 2011! Make a page on the word: TRAVEL
I'm hoping to get to see some ocean in 2011, as it has been a very long time since I've been to good sands!
When I adhered this to my art journal page, I painted the base background with a course texture gel, so that it looks and feels like sand! What a blast that was! Added gloss gel to the water, to get some wavy effects, too!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Happy Wednesday! Of course the week is going by fast because I have to work this weekend! Happy NEW YEAR!
Well, I made another artsy thing this week. Another one about my word of the year "TIME".
The next assignment and kit will be here on Friday, and I can't wait to see what it's gonna be!
In addition to all of this newness, I'm going to learn how to decorate this blog and make it un-lame! Hopefully soon!
Enjoy the week, more later!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

My "WORD" of the year 2011

Parcel #01 of the Art Journal Caravan & my Word Of The Year!


I'm going to make better use of the extra time I have this year, and I'm going to give more of my time to those in my life, who need it, want it, and appreciate it!

It's going to be a great 2011!