Monday, March 28, 2011

Spring is Here. !

Of course where I live it's always hot but I grew up in the states and I love Spring. Today I was working most of the day on a new Art Journal page. It's late so I'm going to post it and we can chit chat tomorrow....Sleep Tight everyone...Blessings.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Dream Girls

Finally finished my girls. It definitely was a lot of work but it was so much fun and that's what it's all about right? Now this art journal page will eventually go on a canvas. Yeah, I've got to do it all over I'm taking a class over at Roses On My Table with Zinnia and it's fantastic. Remember my post last week where my girls faces were all alone on top of some book pages well this is what they look like now. I'm not too sure if I will do them exactly the same as they are here . Definitely looking at it and there may be some changes. So, I hope you are all enjoying your weekend. I have been busy reorganizing my workspace AGAIN. !!! It seems like it's never ending. OK , here are my girls...see you all later. Blessings. !!

Full 2 page spread.

Page 1

Page 2

Friday, March 25, 2011

New Goodies

Hey, just wanted to show you all the goodies I received in the mail from a wonderful lady. Her blog is called "The Grand Lady" and I think you will all enjoy giving her a visit. She was having a giveaway and I won..YAY !!! She made me a beautiful ATC which actually got me started and interested in creating my own. So, thank you Rosalind.

Yes, it all came wrapped up beautifully with ribbon and when I opened it there were all sorts of little glitter hearts. You can see the ATC in the center with my name on truly made my day....Blessings. !

Sunday, March 20, 2011

I've Got the ATC BUG..!!!

Yes, I definitely have the bug. I was fiddling around a little with the idea of creating a few ATC's. Little did I know that it would turn me into an ATC monster. I just love creating those little knew. ! It's really something especially great for me because when my illness starts to challenge me it's not so cumbersome to sit and do something smaller. I feel like I've created and it's very satisfying. So now, I have decided to join some ATC exchange groups and collect a little piece of art from all those wonderful artists out there willing to share a piece of them. The idea that I can recycle to create the cards is just a real plus for me. I've used some cereal boxes and regular watercolor paper so far. I'm going to be finding other things , just wait and see. I'm thinking of posting a video on how I've learned to prep the a whole bunch at one time. It's really here is a pic of what I've done this weekend..and still at it.

After having a little fun with the cards I began working on my journal. It's my really large one too..This is just the beginning stage of the two page spread. It's going to be an awesome project and I can't wait to show you the finished product. I will definitely post my process on this as I work on it. Here it is...;

Tomorrow I will post some goodies I received during the weekend and an awesome ATC a lovely lady named Rosalind make for me....see ya all later...Blessings. !!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Soul Retrieval Session

Well, it's been an interesting week since my session on Monday night. I've gotta tell you all that my experience with Lisa was absolutely magical. I was transported to a place I had longed to go and recovered things I thought I'd lost. Lisa is a wonderful person with a great Spirit. She truly has a wonderful gift and I would totally recommend a session with her if you are interested in "finding yourself" healing , soul retrieval...etc. When we were done my time with her seemed like it had been 5 minutes rather than an hour. I couldn't believe it. Thank you Lisa for a truly unforgettable experience.

Today my DD and I went to get a new look. She has a 13 yr old and a just turned 1 yr. old...yeah, I hear ya. !!! So her hair was long and she was ready for a change and I guess so was I. I truly wanted to go shorter but just couldn't do it. She was a lot braver than I was. I know that eventually I will do it. It's just so much easier to handle and take care of especially if you are busy doing things like taking care of a baby....!!!!!! So, here is a pic of the two of was definitely lots of fun.

This is my daughter. Her hair was donated to Locks of Love. !!

This is moi..!!!


Sunday, March 13, 2011

ATC's and Tomorrow's Sesson

I've been working on a few ATC's these last few days. I've gotta say I've never really delved into the process of creating these little cards. Wow, what a challenge, so many possibilities and yet it's not a really large space to work with. The challenge in itself is getting all that's in your head down on that space..phew. !!! I decided to do them slowly and give it some thought. I guess once I get the hang of it I will go a bit faster. Wanting to create a few cards with affirmations is my goal. Anyway, this is what I've got so far.

OK, tomorrow is a day I'm very excited about. A few weeks ago I won a session with Lisa Dieken over at Dirty Footprints Studio. She is from Partnering with Spirit at Wild Creative Heart. I am looking forward to having a Soul Retrieval;

Soul Retrieval over the phone

I partner with spirit to recover aspects of your soul that are ready to be returned. The experience I have had with performing soul retrievals has been an experience of unconditional love and gentleness. Soul retrieval is used to retrieve and reintegrate pieces of your soul that have “checked-out” for some reason during this life or past lives. Soul loss can be caused by events such as accidents, war, abuse, loss of a loved-one, surgery, relationships that have ended, or perhaps a portion of your soul wasn’t recognized and nourished as you were growing up. Everyone has experienced soul loss at some time in one’s life. With the help of my Spirit Guides, I gently retrieve the soul parts that are to be returned to you at that time.

After a soul retrieval, you may feel more alive, find more joy in living, and you may find you are in better touch with your personal strengths. It is a step towards becoming more whole and a step towards becoming more of your authentic self. It can be profoundly healing and is an especially sacred event in one’s life.

Are you willing to have change occur in your life?
"People's lives do change after soul retrieval."
Sandra Ingerman, Soul Retrieval - Mending the Fragmented Self

I can't wait for tomorrow and I will definitely let you all know how the session went. I am ready ...!!!!!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Discipline..I Need Some

Oh difficult it is to be..arrrgh. !!!! They say it takes about 28 days to change a habit or create a new one. I wonder if that's true. Don't think I've been able to do something for 28 days straight, although maybe I I've been trying to do a sketch a day since the beginning of the year. I've done pretty well I must admit but it definitely isn't easy. Taking some classes online and sharing with all of you has been a good thing for me to be able to reach my goal. Let's see how this continues to unfold for me. I've been taking Tamara Laporte's course "Magical Mythical Makings and this is the last week. It's sad but I've really had a blast and learned so much. I have taken all of her courses ..she is really an awesome teacher. I am posting the sketch of what is to be my next fairy painting.

I am also revamping some lampshades for my son. Will definitely post when they are finished. It's also so cool to see the before and after.

This one I worked on the other night..a little zentangled background.

Blessings , be back later. !!

Saturday, March 5, 2011


Today, I decided to take a little time to organize my studio. My DH went to Home Depot and bought me one of these shelf units that are really nice and roomy to help organize my "stuff". Where does all this comes It seems like it grows and grows and grows while we are fast asleep. I totally love it though. There's nothing that makes me feel better than walking into the studio in the morning and seeing all the eye candy just waiting there to see who will I pick today to play with. Today, I did a little more on my mermaid painting . It may had been lots more but I did take the time to organize a bit and was really recuperating from an overnighter with my youngest grandson who just turned one. Need I say I didn't sleep much. That little one totally commanded the bed all to himself...did I sleep? NOT. It's truly OK though because I've always loved having them to cuddle at night's just heavenly. Well, enough is the pic of the progression of my mermie. I also received a lovely hand made card from my sweet friend Michelle. I will post that tomorrow so you can all see the love she sent through the mail....Enjoy your weekend...Blessings. !!!!

Hopefully tomorrow I will continue....ciao. !!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

FREE...Yes, FREE....!!!!

That's one of our favorite words "free"and if you get here before the night is over you will get scrapbooking classes , guess what ???....for FREE. So hurry up and check it out and put yourself on the list if this is something you enjoy. I truly believe that there is always something to learn no matter how much you think you know.
Soooooo...go on shoot on over...

OK, so today I finally got to do some painting. My inspiration for this one is Marc Chagall. A little quirky but definitely love quirky. I absolutely like any kind of art that moves me. It really doesn't matter what genre, style etc. it may be ,if it moves my spirit I'm there. Sitting here on my bed with all of my supplies surrounding me is usually where I get my sketches down and my ideas growing. It's also usually late at night, since I don't know where my off button is. Here are a few pics of the progression of my new painting. This is the background and there are still a few little whimisical fun things I will be adding....Happy Wednesday...Blessings. !!!