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!  : .)


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow!! You have been busy!! LOVING all the pics!! Loving that you got to scrap with Sharmaine! She is AMAZING!! And congrats on being pubbed!!!

Sharon Fritchey said...

I miss Scrapping the Music, too!!! A Lot!!!!! And a great big congrats on being published, but no surprise at all. I LOVED your pages that you did for Marit's blog party. And that last page - you scrapped it beautifully. I just love your style, Linda. And all of the photos of you and your friends - makes me want to be in CA to get some inspiration from you!!! Have a nice rest of your weekend, my friend!

Sharon Fritchey said...

I just ordered the current issue of "Featuring!" YAY!

Marit said...

It's good to see you alive and kickin' Linda... loved all the photos! And an article about the top 2000 just HAD to include your art - in Holland we then say "she belongs to the furniture" (meaning: she's always there) I love jyour last piece - it's so you!

Sharmaine Kruijver said...

I loved meeting you
I loved scrapping with you
I am thankful that you said yes to me visiting :)
YAY to the publication AND love that page, lots!
Blogging a page about you, right now :)

Patricia Roebuck said...

Dang girl, when you do a post, you pack it!

Okay...shakes look yummy, but was it really? Hmmm...protein.

I cannot look at a metal chicken now without thinking of you ;) Cool...sounds like you had fun!

And so glad Sharmaine came by! How cool is that?!

and CONGRATS on pub!!! Whohoo...well deserved!!

Maybe a smaller DD or a summary would be better...know the feeling...don't know that I would continue on if it weren't for Emma, who knows though.

Yay for Mickey!! Awesome awesome awesome! I will be needing to do lots of Mickey inspo projects very soon ;)

Gorgeous and amazing art piece...did you use modeling paste? That angel is so cool looking.

Okay...Feb is a so so month...hope it treats you well!