Monday, May 23, 2005


This is another entry for my ARt Journal. I am really enjoying this class. I am loving the creative freedom I'm feeling. The weekend spark was about " our favorite place to be". Rather than a place, I have a time of day. the evenings, after the house has calmed down, after our busy day, is when I can just "be". It is when I am able to think, breathe, relax, and rejuvenate. I wanted to convey this in my page. I used lots of bright colors to show the movement and busy-ness of my day, and the black at the bottom is to show the quiet at night. I used all acrylic paints, foam stamps, and a white paint pen.

be Posted by Hello

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

recapture youth Posted by Hello

recapture youth

This is the first project I completed for my art journal class. I just signed up for the class on Monday, so I am a couple weeks behind, but I just wanted to jump right in and do this weeks assignment. I will catch up on the others later. I read this weeks topic and just had all these really cool ideas come to me, so I just went with it. This piece is about recapturing youth. Lately I've been feeling the weight of so much responsibility, and have been craving a break. Last month I took the kids to a skating party, and got to put on a pair of skates and take a lap. Ever since then I have been dying to get back out there. Lots of good memories of skating when I was a kid. Just want to be a kid again, well, act like a kid for a few hours. Anyways... here it is...

Monday, May 16, 2005

new inspiration

I decided to finally take the plunge and sign up for the Art Journal Challenge. I have been wanting to do an art journal for over six months now. I've read alot about them and am dying to try it. I think this structured format will help me get this done, plus I get some really cool, and interesting prompts to get my creative juices flowing. My scrapbook style lately seems to be really linear, nice clean lines. But I just love to look at collage and art journals. I just wonder if I will be able to do, but I can't wait to get started. Be sure to check back and take a look.

Friday, May 13, 2005

celebrate! Posted by Hello

Thursday, May 05, 2005

my creative mess Posted by Hello

random thoughts

I feel like I have been running non-stop for over a week now. I've been thinking about a lot of different things lately, so what better way to get it all down.

-I've been feeling out of control a lot lately. We've been very busy with different activities and now with school on top of it, I am feeling a little overwhelmed.
-I've had so many cool thoughts for scrapbook pages and creating different things, but I just don't seem to have the time to bring ideas thru to fruition.
-I've also been thinking a lot about balance. Something I feel I don't have right now. I guess it is all related to the feeling out of control and not organized. My house is a mess, I don't feel organized about school stuff yet. I haven't come up with a system yet, so I just feel out of sorts. I don't feel like I am balancing the housework, schoolwork, kid-time, Rich-time, and me-time very well.
-I've come to the realization that I can't continue to go gangbusters after my goal of getting published in the scrapbooking world. It's so time consuming, and I really don't have that time right now, which really bums me out because it is something that I know I could make happen. I feel like I have found "my style" after doing my Hall of Fame layouts, and I just want to continue to create and express my feelings thru that medium. I know I will never be able to completely stop creating, but for now, it's in slow-down mode.
-It's finally starting to sink in that I need to take control of our family's eating habits. I know our diet is horrible, and I've been researching the GF/CF diet. I think we will slowly try to switch to this.

Enough ramblings for now...