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It’s all good…

It’s all good… Even though my car got totaled this week…. Yes, that’s totaled.  Even though it doesn’t look like that much damage, apparently the cost to fix it is more than the car is worth.  The other person did not have insurance.. or even registration for the car… or matching license plates… Monday I stayed home from school because our daycare provider called in sick. While I was at home with my daughter on Monday, 5 firetrucks zoomed down … Read more…

Think.

I realized I hadn’t shown some of my personal artwork in awhile.  I make art-like things.  A lot. Here is a reminder for you.  It’s very important to do this: Also,  I want to say this to you,  for reading my blog: Sunflowers are my favorite flower of them all.  How about you? I really really love doodling.  with watercolors.  doodling with paint is just the best.    Is your heart full of:  ? If not, you need to go … Read more…

Girls Night Out

The other weekend, I went out for a Girls’ Night Out at our local paint your own pottery place.  They also do glass fusing, which I excitedly tried for the first time.  It was a blast!  We were able to bring our own wine and snacks and we all decided we were going to go back for another night out.  This is something we could actually do at my school with our kiln.  I just have to figure out temperature … Read more…

How many blogs do you follow?

Did you know google reader has a maximum number of blogs you can follow? Did you know the maximum is 300 blogs?  I reached 300 blogs that I’m following and had to cut some out.  So, anyone who doesn’t post frequently unfortunately I had to stop following.  Google reader makes it so easy to follow blogs and get them in a nice straightforward feed.  How many blogs do you follow? It is Spring Break now!  My baby Daria is sitting … Read more…

Collage Suggestion

One fun thing to try is to photocopy your artwork in black and white and then cut and paste pieces of it onto a collage.  Use paints on top to embellish it. Stage 1: Stage Two:   During the next stage, I am going to lay translucent paper on top and then print out a photo on painted paper as a final layer.  Hopefully that will tie everything together.

Work from my own little studio

 The background is painted with watercolor paints.  I cut out circles from magazines and from photocopies of my own artwork.  Then I glued them to the paper and doodled around them and on top of them with Prismacolor Markers and Paint Markers.  The background is map-like with the blue and green (water and land).  I was reading a book called “You are Here:  Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination”   which intrigued me. 

Scrapbooking

New Christmas scrapbook pages.  I have a Christmas scrapbook where I make two or three pages every year with pictures from that years’ Christmas.  I have done it for about 6 years or so now… it’s fun to see how the family changes. 

Collage Journal Pages

  Many of these are pages in progress and I’m trying to figure out what to do with them.  For now they are saved in my journal, waiting for another day. I have a bunch of photographs I “warped” with bleach spray which I may put on top of the pages.  We’ll see…