Nov 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!
We had a feast for sure and enjoyed it all with our amazing friends. So thankful for our fantastic children, health, security, family and wonderful friends. Will smoked the turkey on the grill rotisserie all day and it was deeeeelish! I tell you ..... there is no better way to cook a turkey. I was in the kitchen all day making desserts and everything else. I tried mac and cheese muffins and they were yummy! The kids loved them.
No time for art today, but the kids that were over tonight are ready for me to teach them about art journaling. My test class will run over winter vacation. The time is NOW!

Nov 22, 2011

I am coming to the end of this journal. It spans the last half of the year. In my next journal, I want to try journaling more regularly and making sure I put the date somewhere.

It's interesting that I'm finding it challenging to finish off the last three pages. I can't figure out the issue here. I mean, seriously! I've come all this way and am getting stuck at the end. The pages are prepped and I have some images taped down but I just don't know where to go. Has this happened to you at the end of a journal? How do you push through?

Nov 16, 2011

30 Days in Your Journal

I am having fun with Julie Fei-Fan Belzer's 30 Days in Your Journal. Her videos are great! Quick and good ideas to get you going. Now I just need to find more time. This is definitely a theme of mine. Why is it there never is enough time????

Nov 15, 2011

Art Play

Last Wed. I invited my girlfriends Marissa & Kathy over for a day of art play. We each got into our groove and had a great time creating in our journals. I think we are going to try to make it a regular thing!
Still trying to figure out how to set up the journaling classes I'm hoping to start teaching out of the house. I'm anxious about it. Will it be sustainable? Will people want to learn?

Nov 2, 2011

Now that my son's football season is over, I'm hoping to really have more time to paint and play. I volunteered to be picture mom and capture great shots of the team at every game. As it started to get cold, my husband volunteered to take over being the team photographer! I have spent a ridiculous amount of time putting together a slideshow for each player so they will remember their fantastic season. The team was undefeated 8-0 and the party is this Sunday. I still have to burn the DVDs!!

Last week, school pictures came home and I was SO happy that both of my kids looked great!
Last year, my son's picture was SO HORRIBLE I burst out laughing which made him very upset. I just couldn't help it. The picture was THAT BAD. These pictures are fantastic and both of my kids look fabulous. Their smiles say it all.
The background was inspired by Donna Downey. Love the layers!