trying to grab some happy
why blog? it was like a dare, so I had to!
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Scrapping the Music - Three Little Birds
Its time for another challenge at
Scrapping the Music
Bob Marley's song
Three Little Birds
is our inspiration
"every little thing gonna be alright"
when you're getting hugs from Stitch
at the Happiest Place on Earth!!!
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...
* * * * *
Do not try and bend the spoon. That's impossible. Instead... only try to realize the truth."
"There is no spoon."
"There is no spoon?"
"Then you'll see, that it is not the spoon th
it is only yourself."
* * * * *
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 t
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!
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
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
instead of stagnating.
Short week! It'll be Wednesday tomorrow already!
hup, hup, hup!!!
Saturday, July 02, 2011
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,
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
(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!
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!!!
they might have been pretending to be seals???
lucky shot! I think he wanted snaks!!!
of time today looking for stuff,
physically and virtually...it was tres annoying!
that means I have too much stuff!
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!!!