Monday, July 07, 2008

Color!



The light here in Santa Fe makes me want to add more color to my bits and bobs. The bright, clear light here seems to wash out my normal pallet so I tried something new. I'm not all that comfortable with it...but it was sure fun trying!

The various 'strikes' in my business has led to a depressing spring and early summer...how I hate pinching every.single.penny!
But things are starting to look up and once again I have a few irons in the fire. HUGE relief! for me and my savings account!

Friday, July 04, 2008

Friday, May 02, 2008

Don't Forget Her!

In The Dog House


I bought a few of Pam Garrison's adorable Paris kits ...and made a "dog House". I love her color choices and crafty details.....



I made little crowns for Daisy and Dexter (not in the kit). The stamp reads "Outside of a dog, books are a woman's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read". Nuf said.



I still have stuff to do...add notes, quotes, and pictures...but here is little Daisy peeking out of a corner pocket.


Isn't that little scalloped roof cute? The little "love" door opens and will hol a photo of the three of us.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Spring!


Any day now I can start filling this little (5x5) book with pics of my spring plantings....I hope.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Weather Update




Yes...that would be snow. In April. And here I thought Spring had finally sprung.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Journey

I've been working on this mini book "Journey"




This is the first page...

The text reads; "As you travel through life..
Choose your destination well"




and the second...


Do not hurry
You will arrive soon enough

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Long Time...No Post

Well...what a winter! I caught the flu in December and didn't recover until March. No kidding. Oh, I still went to work almost every day...dragging my behind all the way...but I was miserable. But now (after 4 rounds of antibiotics), I'm down to just a sinus infection...so it's all good!

And I did something remarkable....I went to Artfest!!! I almost didn't go. I was exhausted, uninspired, and defiantly not feeling creative. All I wanted to do was crawl into my bed and sleep for 100 years.

But somehow I found myself loading up my car and hitting the road for a two day drive to Port Townsend. All along I kept telling myself, "Turn around. Go home. You have way too many things to do. This is a waste of time".

I ignored myself and kept on driving.

And how happy I am that I did! I know you've all heard (or experienced), how wonderful Artfest is...and it is. It's not just (and all of) the friends I made, the fantastic teachers, the comfort of being with 600 like minded persons, the beautiful landscape, the 'happy-tired' after a long day. It's re-connecting with a part of myself I thought I had lost.

Here is the Mandala I made in Anahata's amazing class

I wish I had photos of her class...she had roses on each table!!