Friday, April 05, 2013

Morro Bay 2013

I spent Easter weekend in Morro Bay with the gorgeous KG! 

We had a lovely time! 

Great memories!!! 

View from our room!
The park.
Morro Bay Power Plant
Local Color!
Lil Pecker!
View from the top of Black Hill.
I never get tired of this!!!
The Shell Shop!!!
Easter cheers!!!
Gorgeous woman, KG!!!
Meat & Cheese!  Word!
Me & KG in 15 years!!!
KG & MB Power Plant
The rock from the beach!
Fizzy lifting drinks!!!

Saturday, March 09, 2013

‎"exercising" demons

10 miles today friends! 
(first 10 miler in 2.5 years!) 
may I please have a collective 
"you go girl!" 
with a fist pump?!
(in training for Santa Cruz half marathon!  eeek!)

: .P

yeah, yeah, yeah!  
too much has happened and I didn't feel like talking about it.
but I have done some art...

went hiking Mission Peak with the boys from work.
Paul took this shot of me & Abdul at the top.

 you can't tell that its about 43 degrees out, 
and windy.
brrrrr!!!  LOL!!!

we have cows!!!  
(yes P, I bought the farm animal veneer, just for the cows! : .)

Paul & I were discussing how fortunate we were to be fit and active,
and have the most beautiful places to work out!

another day in paradise!

this next piece was inspired by 
Paramore's Brick by Boring Brick

someone asked me if I was angry when I made it...
mostly just frustrated...
and I couldn't get the lyrics out of my head.

also been doing a little reading about the concept of
loving-kindness, maitri
and vulnerability...

"When we lay wide open with our hearts completely present,  
it is the most accurate measurement of courage." 

That is really, really hard...

I practiced this.  
it didn't make for the outcome I wanted, but I wouldn't change a thing.
and I'll keep trying.

Saturday, February 09, 2013

imma be spreadin' my wings!

last weekend while I was trudging along on the trail, 
Fergie in my ear, I was inspired to do this piece.
but days... 
it took me days to finish this!
I dunno either, I just couldn't get the text to work for me!  

I love this song...

Imma be takin' them pics,
 lookin' all fly and shit.
Imma be the flyest chick (so fly).
Imma be spreadin' my wings,
Imma be doin' my thing (do it do it - okayy).

the bkgnd was created with these Alisa Burke stamps.
(she pretty regularly makes and restocks these.)
I then stuck tissue paper down with gel medium.
on top of that is gesso, then spray ink, then the stamped tiny dragonflies.
there's a bit of TH clear crackle under my dragonfly lady's feet.
don't you think she has a fabulous figure?!
the wings are Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz.
oh, I used some of Tim's distress inks also!    

some days I really miss Scrapping the Music!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

well hello there!!!


my holiday vacation was way too short!

and now, we're almost at the end of January.
whaaaa?!   2013 is already screaming by!

its all been a whirlwind!

work has been crazy busy. 

I'm trying to train for Santa Cruz half marathon which is in April.  huff-huff-huff!!!

what else?!

the gorgeous KG came for a quick visit...

(um, those are protein shakes!!!
and that's my Bite Me! hat, but you can't see that, darnit!)

I went to Sac to spend New Year's with one of my besties, Karen.

 (CHICKEN!!!  I just love the Vintage Cam app on my iPhone!)

aaaaaannnnnnndddddddd  EEK!  Sharmaine Krujiver came to visit me from Tasmania!!!

I got to CRAFT with SHARMAINE KRUJIVER!!!  it was a dream come true!!!

I got insight into her artistic process! she shared some of her favorite techniques!


December and January really couldn't have been better!!!

in crafty news...


ok, not really, but I was published in a Dutch art 'zine 
owned by one of my favorite artists Marit Barentsen.  
you know Marit, 
where I've been participating the past 3 years. 

 (perusing my 'zine and watching hockey, GO SHARKS!!! : .)

the current issue of Featuring includes an article and 
highlights some of the pieces submitted to the musical blog party.

 including my "I just haven't met you yet"
I'm so honored to be published in Marit's 'zine!!!

I attempted a December Daily, but failed miserably.
I just lost interest...

 I did a couple of MM Icon heads inspired by this pix that Patricia took at the Disney Store.

more recently, I've worked on several Valentines cards,
(which of course I can't show, just in case!)
and this piece inspired by 
Evanescence's song Tourniquet...

making me miss Scrapping the Music!!!

ok, February... please treat me good!  : .)

Saturday, January 05, 2013

in my heart : .)

Take your pick, Rod Stewart or Phil Collins!

Me, Lil Dubin, and the Baby Mermaid @ Disneyland this past Thanksgiving
posing for the traditional Mickey Mouse icon head shot.

A final piece for the Frantic Stamper Design team.

And yes, I cut out of those strung hearts!

We're soooo cute!!!