Saturday, February 15, 2014

TOO Much Snow! And Not Enough Blogging!

Oh my, where to start? I can't believe it's been three weeks! Where does the time go? Well, I was off to a good start….

I have been plucking away at my goals, making phone calls, doing research, BUT...

Lets talk about my daily planner. That planner and my timer was working like a charm and then all of sudden all this snow came (I live in PA) and I don't know what happened. I feel like I'm outside every two hours digging a path for Gus. And then there's the wood stove. With my hub out plowing snow I'm tending to the fire but not doing a very good job of it…. And then there's my art therapy.

Ah…. that's where I went…. <g> Did I happen to mention that I got some nice art supplies for xmas? Well, I cleaned up my art room and sorted through all my supplies, decided I wanted to have them OUT where I could see them. That took a full week to re-organize. 
sidebar: (I'm looking at my planner right now in fact, I don't just write down what I have to do I also write down what I actually did, they are never the same thing!) And I never remember what I did yesterday let alone last week!

So I've been doodling, drawing, painting, crocheting, knitting, journaling, making stamps, trying to make stencils and I did a "work along" thing with a wonderfully talented girl on You Tube and Ustream (my new addiction). I'll post a picture below. She did this ten step creative process thing and I absolutely LOVED it! Trying to get her to do another one…. So you're dying to know what I mean right? Well, the first thing you do is gather certain supplies, we used cereal boxes for the base. Then she tells you what to do, like get paint on the surface, you have three minutes… she keeps doing that, each step different. You're not supposed to have time to think about what you are doing so you wind up just doing it and it was a blast! 

Serious FUN! Her name is Journalartista and you can find her on You Tube and Ustream. Tell her I sent you if you go over.

I'm not sure what I'll do with mine, she was making postcards with hers. Aren't they COOL?! These are my own stamps on there, made them last week. Simple city….

I am starting to feel a wee bit guilty however and must get back on some sort of schedule. Soon. This week in fact.

But first, I'd like to show you what else I have been making:

My Rattie Rag Bag Baskets…. isn't it pretty! If you want to see more of my work you can visit my Flickr page. I've made about a dozen baskets in different colors and sizes. I plan on selling them in my Etsy shop (some day soon if I can get it on my planner!) 

Check it out, I also have some of my paper and fabric flowers in there. Let me know what you think.

Etsy My Arts and Parts

The last thing I'll show you is my watercolor pictures in my "Flower" Art Journal. I'm so into art journaling right now….. LOVE it! 
So I watched another VERY talented Ustreamer, TWStudios, she inspired me to NO END, so much in fact that I ran out today and purchased the water color paints that she was using. They are AWESOME and not expensive at all. Here's what I wound up with:

It's not the best picture, but you can get the idea.

And here's my last one:

I used my Inktense Watercolor Pencils to do this. I'm just learning so don't be too critical. <g>

Oh, before I forget, I also figured out how to use my camera/recorder thing that I got for xmas. Made a little video of my mom, figured out how to edit it etc. I'm hoping to do some You Tube videos at some point.

Well, reading back over all this, I was quite productive the last few weeks after all!

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