Thursday, July 14, 2011

Scrapping the Music - Three Little Birds

Its time for another challenge at

Bob Marley's song
is our inspiration
this round!!!

Of course, 
"every little thing gonna be alright"
when you're getting hugs from Stitch
at the Happiest Place on Earth!!!

Cute, yeah?!

: .)


Come play along!!!

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

everything gone white and everything's grey

I have a hard time busting out of my little black & white box.
I gravitate towards those "colors."
I don't think I'm all that definitively black & white,
I like to think I'm more shades of grey, 
even colorful sometimes, 
but then again...
: .P

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"Do not try and bend the spoon. That's impossible.  Instead... only try to realize the truth."
"What truth?" 
"There is no spoon."
"There is no spoon?"
"Then you'll see, that it is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself."

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I worked on that upcycled piece this weekend.
it took two entire days to roll those newspaper rosettes 
and glue them down.

The canvass is 8"X8"


"From far away, its just a big ole mess!"
Nothing to recommend it, really.

I think the close-up is quite cool!!!
I'm thinking it would look neat if I splashed some watercolors on it???!!!
There's already some color from the newspaper...


I also wanted to do some art journal pages,
I really like this artist's grungy, artsy work...
but I am not so relaxed.
I need things to coordinate and be organized, 
no matter how hard I try to do "messy."
AND whoa! its black & white!
SURPRISE!!!

Here's what came out. 
I wanted to use these Social Distortion lyrics
(Ball & Chain)
for awhile now...
I sent this over to Pens for her Songs In My Heart blog : .)




It was a bit inspired by the rut I've been in, 
and thinking I was going to have to quit running.
I think I mentioned I got hooked up with a trainer???
(Or shall I call him the "body whisperer"...Yes, he is THAT good!)
Already, amazing things are happening.
I was almost crying during today's session.
These workouts have been so much harder than training for
 and running a marathon, believe it or not!
But its been so goooooood.
To feel like 
I'm moving forward, doing something
instead of stagnating.
Yes!

Short week!  It'll be Wednesday tomorrow already! 
hup, hup, hup!!!

Saturday, July 02, 2011

beach time

kath IM'd me at work yesterday 
and asked it I wanted to join her and the D's 
at the beach.

you'd think that I would have immediately jumped on that idea, 
but my work ethic reared its ugly head 
and I actually said no at first!

b/4 I could think about it, I got all spontaneous, 
quickly wrapped up what I was doing...

and then we were off!!!

a most excellent day!!!


you too can make this fauxlaroid (with your own photos, of course), 
template and brief instructions generously provided 
by Jennifer Kirk of Ambrosia Creative (via Etsy on FB).  
major details are not listed.  I just kept playing around with the template
until I could get it to look like I wanted (in PS Elements).


the best colors!


exuberant youth!


you can't tell, but its COLD!


kath's elbow.  I realized this am we don't have pixs of us together.
I must fix that!!!


I think they might have been pretending to be seals???


the girl!!!


nature!


lucky shot!  I think he wanted snaks!!!

I spent a lot of time today looking for stuff, 
physically and virtually...it was tres annoying!
that means I have too much stuff!



I started this project!

upcycling!!!

ain't it cool!

I also modified a recipe for lemon pasta, yum!

tomorrow, I'm going over to Jack's and we'll bbq BEEF, 
and watch the first two episodes of True Blood, season 4!
I can't wait!!!

I'm hearing fireworks in anticipation of 
Independence Day celebrations!

Happy 4th, Americans!!!