Nov 23, 2012


Still stuffed from our Thanksgiving feast with great friends! Hope you had a great celebration. I have much to be thankful for this year! Most importantly, my health. I journaled about the rest that makes me happy & appreciative.

Nov 19, 2012

Catalyst tools & giveaway

I discovered Catalyst tools this summer and have used the wedge and brush tool a lot in my playtime with my Gelli plate. I love that they can be used in lots of different ways, and every time I go into Blick, I stare at the various wedges deciding which one I want next. I bought a few of their paint brushes to try, but no more wedges. Yet.

Head over to Gelli Arts and enter their giveaway. 13 people will each win a set of 3 wedges and they also have 6x6 plates to give away too. How awesome is that!?!?!?!  In the demonstration video they posted today, they are using the new giant gelli plat (18x24). I'd really like to try one of those!!

Good luck! Let me know if you win.

Nov 17, 2012


I am 1 week post-op. everything went well. They removed the tumor from my liver laparoscopically but had to also remove my gallbladder.

I finally went into my studio for a little playtime with the gelli plate.

Nov 6, 2012

Urban Notebook

I'm headed in for surgery today. I can't sleep, so I thought I'd write a little. I'm scared. I'm nervous. I've reassured my kids I have great doctors who will take great care of me. Gia is very scared & there have been lots of tears. I know I'm doing the right thing though. I need this tumor out! I can't live with a dark cloud hanging over me, worrying that it might break off & cause me to bleed. I'm going to have to stay overnight in the ICU or transplant ward. Heading to Northwestern in an hour and a half.

To keep myself busy the other day, I worked on my journal for the class Dawn Sokol is running right now. I had fun adding even more layers & using cardboard boxes for the pages! It's bound and ready to go. What do you think?