Sunday, April 29, 2007

New Art for Sally Jeans Soldering Class

OK...here are a couple of pieces to stick in between the glass that I will be soldering. I will also post the finished pieces when I get back. I have about 5 or 6 more to do, but I thought I would post these. One is for my friend Jen. She wanted one with her kitties on it.


This is the front side:
This is the back side:


Then I made one of an old picture of my grandmother and her sister and some neighborhood boys in Indian costumes that her mother made them. Too Cute! This is the Front:


This is the back:


OK...off to do more creating.....

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Packing for Art & Soul

OK...my nice neat room that I had a few weeks ago is officially gone... I have been pulling out all my supplies so I can pack them for Art & Soul. My suitcase is gonna weigh a ton! I don't even know where the day went! It's 10pm already. I have to say I feel much more calm now that I have packed a bunch of stuff. I had my lists (my sister the list queen would be proud) and I have pretty much checked it all off. I will be posting some pictures tomorrow of the art I am creating to put under the glass for Sally Jeans Soldering for Virgins class. Plus I will take my picture of my car with the license plate! My hubby didn't wash it today! His motorcycle ride took precedence over my car. Can you believe that???

Friday, April 27, 2007

Rough Morning

My start of the day was rough! I had to fire someone this morning and I just HATE doing it. I know it is best for the company, but I still feel like I am playing God with someones life. Not fun. So now I am going into creation mode cause if I don't I will NEVER be ready for Art & Soul!
I just got my earrings I bought from Deryn Mentock. They are more beautiful in person. You can see them on her blog. They are called "Word." What a talented woman. I also got my personalized license plates today! What a wonderful mail day! I am so excited to put them on my car! Of course I will take a picture of it AFTER my hubby washes the car though! LOL Can't take pictures of a dirty car.
My sister has been out of town (her town) since Tuesday on business and incommunicado! I am going thru withdrawals cause we have so much to discuss before our trip! Ok...I am off to creation land. TTFN (Ta Ta For Now)

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Feeling Better

I feel sooooo much better today! Not so crabby. Oh the power of positive thinking...LOL At least that is what I want to believe so don't rain on my parade! Here is a piece that I have started. I am going to change out the paper on the 2 corners cause I don't like it. Plus I tried a stamp in the corner of one piece and it just didn't work. So, I am looking through all my paper so I can choose something I like better. I really would like to finish this soon. My daughter likes it alot so far, so maybe she will be the recipient, although it doesn't quite go with her room decor of lime green and chocolate brown. I am getting so excited about going to Art & Soul. #1, I will get to spend time with my sister! That's the best! And we will be creating to boot! Yeah! But then I will get to meet so many like minded people. It is very exciting. There are not many people I have met in Las Vegas that understand my passion for paper, dictionary's, all kinds of junk in their eyes. I am hoping to meet more people here like me. In May, another woman who lives in Las Vegas and I, are going to start a local ATC group. We have already talked with Barnes & Noble where we are going to meet. She has already created the poster and hopefully we can get that going. I think it will be fun to try. I have so many things to do before I leave. I am such a procrastinator! Will I ever change? LOL I doubt it...41 years of habit. Oops...that wasn't positive thinking was it?
I think I need a new camera. One that will show off my art better. That or I need photo taking classes! I really hate how my camera makes everything look. LOL or how bad I take pictures! I guess that will be an investment for me soon. Anybody have any suggestions on what they like to use?

Monday, April 23, 2007

Miserable


I don't know what it is this last week but I have a raging bitch! Or at least I think I have. Work sucked but I can usually get over that. I am excited about going to Art & Soul next week, but I just can't shake this feeling... Maybe is all the chaos in the world. I have talked with other people and they feel this way too. I was thinking it was just me. I keep thinking about the book, The Secret and how you are supposed to stay positive. I need to pull myself out of my slump and back into reality! Life is good... Here is something that makes me happy! My little Missy. The best dog ever. She always makes me feel better. I guess I shall go to bed and call her up with me to snuggle since my hubby isn't home. Nightie Night... Better days tomorrow

New Stuff

I redid the charm for the swap I am in. Here it is. I made 21 of these puppies. Also here is my playing with my H20's again.









Saturday, April 21, 2007

Creative Day


I did alot of creating today but only finished a few things! Here is one of the ATC's I created today. I was just using up extra stuff from working on my charms. I actually like it. I am almost done with the 21 charms I am making for a charm swap I am in. Making multiples of this is kinda exhausting! I worked on my doodad for Art & Soul. I am starting to gather up my supplies to take with me. WHAT A CHORE! LOL...My bag is going to be over the weight limit!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Exhausted

Have you ever gotten so worked up about your workplace that you say why am I doing this? I have a love hate relationship with my work. This is the 3rd time I have worked for this company...LOL I started in June of 1999 and left in February of 2000. Why...bullshit...Isn't that always the case. Then I returned in February of 2001. Then we decided to move to Kentucky when my husband retired, so I left again in June of 2005. Only to return to Las Vegas and the same company in January of 2006. I get so frustrated at times with the way things are, but I know there is bullshit in every job. I have to learn to remember that it is not MY company and not MY money. Although I try to watch it as if it was my own. I just decided that I am not going to waste my energy on being passionate about my work. Is that wrong? I will do my job to the best of my ability but I will not invest so much of myself into it. THAT is a very hard thing for me to because I usually throw myself headfirst into anything I do BUT damn if they don't care why should I? Who the hell am I to say anything? I guess I need to reread the secret! LOL That is what I am going to concentrate on...My Art. Think positive! LOL AAaaahhhhhhooohhhhhmmmmmmmmmmmm....

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

UFO's (Unfinished Objects)





I created this ATC wave background and now I am at a loss as to what to put on it. I think it's because I just love the card by itself! Everything is always so much prettier in person. I made this on watercolor paper using Twinkling H20's. My favorite paints (watercolors). I was playing around with them the other day and created a bunch of backgrounds. I also created this palm tree in a fiery sunset. I just had the sunset colors at first and then I wanted to see if I could put color on top of color with the watercolors and it seemed to work. Then I drew in lines with an ink pen. I really like the effect of the pen afterwards. Not really mixed media type of art, but I am just experimenting so I can find my style.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

I am so proud of my sister! Her first ATC!

Here is my sister Lynn's first ATC ever! I am so proud of her! It's excellent! She doesn't seem to think she is artistic, but I say she is. I know I am going to get her hooked now! We are going to Art & Soul together and we are going to have sooooooo much fun! I can't wait! Go Lynn...go lynn! LOL

Friday, April 13, 2007

No time for Imagination today.


This week has been hectic. I took my daughter (Pictured here with our Kitty) to the DMV today to get her learners permit. She PASSED! LOL...now she wants to be driving ALL the time...my new car! Oh NO!!! I told her dad that he gets to take her out more than me. He is picking her up tonight from her boyfriends and he is going to let her drive home. I told him to take his vehicle...I know...not funny. Or at least he didn't think so. She is the last one in the house. It sounds like I had a bunch of kids, but I only have 2. They are 7 years apart so it feels like along time ago since my son flew the nest. I shall be creative again this weekend. I have to get my doodad done for Art & Soul. That is my top priority. Although I want to be working on charms...LOL. I am trying not to be such a procrastinator.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

The Secret

I bought a book the other day called "The Secret". I am loving this book. I found a quote in it that I fell in love with and I am changing my header to include it. This book makes alot of sense to me and it's kinda freaky at the same time. It's basic theory is the law of attraction. You are what you think kinda thing. I can relate to this from when I got my new car. I wanted certain upgrades on my car and nobody in town had them. I called the dealer and told him what I was looking for and he said that he didn't have it, that nobody had it yet, but that it could be ordered and I should come down and check out the model at least. So I made the appointment and the afternoon that I was gonna go look at it...he (the salesman) called me and said..."Guess what I just had delivered today...The exact thing that you were looking for..." The first one in town! So...That night I drove home in my new car...The EXACT one I wanted. So I am going to follow the book and see where it leads me... On to bigger and better things!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Something Different

I had an idea a few weeks ago and last night I created it. It is a mixture of watercolors, pen, and paper. I love some parts of this and other parts I am not to happy about, but aren't we all our own worst critics? This really does look MUCH better in person, because you really can't see the glitter effect I used on the daisy and I used Twinkling H20's for the watercolor and they are very shimmery kinda of watercolors. They are my favorite paints...

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Addicted to Charms


Ok...I just made those cute little charms the other night and now I am completely addicted...LOL Here is another one I made last night. I was very tired last night so I only made one. I had a bad day at work and it totally exhausted me! I work in a man's world. (Construction, although I am in accounting) I just want to slap them sometimes! ARRRGGGGGHHHHH! I got my hand slapped (figure of speech) recently for stooping down to somebodies level, not living by our core values all because I was sticking up for one of my employees. THEN I find out that the 2 VP's that lectured me, didn't follow core values IN A BIG WAY and I just want to scream!!!! WTF! Don't lecture me about how I should be when you just did something. Hypocritical! Arrogance! But....I shall calm down in a few days...LOL I just do not have as much respect for those 2 men as I did before. I don't play by the "Do as I say not as I do." rule. Ok...enough of my ranting!

Monday, April 9, 2007

ATC's

I told my sister I would post my ATC's this morning, so here they are sister dear! She needs some inspiration so she can start making her trades for Art & Soul! Get going girl! LOL

Sunday, April 8, 2007

New Charms I created...so cute!

I was a busy busy girl this weekend. I have been making charms to swap at Art & Soul. I made 35 of the Time Flies Charm! My arm is tired today! I also made some ATC's just for fun and one for a friend which I will post tomorrow. I am just pooped! I am going to bed now but thought I would share these.

Friday, April 6, 2007

Unfinished work...

I have so many pieces of unfinished work, that is what I am going to do tomorrow! On one of the yahoo groups I belong to they call it UFO's! Un Finished Objects! LOL I have a ton of those! I have cross stitch projects which I started 10 years ago and still haven't finished! BUT...those are taking the back burner to my mixed media pieces. I shall be posting my projects as I finish them. I guess we will see just how far I can get tomorrow...

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Life! The goods and the bads....

LOL...Life is funny... I got a speeding ticket yesterday...WHAT A BUMMER! LOL I guess that's what I get for driving my nice new fast car....FAST! But then today I go to my blog and find I have new comments! Yeah! My first comments. It's nice to have feedback and know that I am creating something that appeals to people. It made my day. Below is another try at Altered Cabinet Cards. I made a few boo boos but I like the colors. I am drawn to reds and oranges and yellows.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Halloween Themed ATC's

I decided I needed to finished some ATC's I started a while ago. These are the ones I have done at the moment. I am still working on 3 more to finish the poem. Then I will be making an altered tin to stick them in. Comments? Suggestions?



























Sunday, April 1, 2007

Binder Insert


So I created my binder cover today. It took ALOT longer than I wanted it to. The first one I made...I screwed up...no make that I didn't like, so I started all over and this is what I ended up with. I tried to do something with my own writing...BUT I HATE MY OWN WRITING! LOL. I am really struggling with letting things just flow. I like to have things in line and symetrical. Is that a bad this for an artist or should I just go for it? Maybe that is just part of my style. Who knows... I do like my binder cover though. It will go with my pink purse and wallet. I am going back to creating...need to make all my trades!