Tomorrow I am running my only 5K of the year – so far. I want to remind you that you can get the next installment of The Journal Project 2013 Art Prompts and Writing Prompts (Week 38) over at my business blog Art Camp for Women.
Currently we are working through a modern-day Book of Hours adapted to your own spiritual practices – Enjoy!
Okay! I have the new header banner!
Between distractions and work I’ve been updating links,buttons and editing photos.
Now I will work on updating some of the sidebar content and maybe I’m back in business – YAY!
This transition is still a work in progress – somehow I forgot how much attention to detail, photo editing, checking links – somehow I forgot how much time that takes. It seems like I just get into the groove of putting it together and I must go do something else.
Do not dispair or give up on me – I will get this blog transitioned and back in action. I miss it.
The Good News! It seems that all my content and personal links etc. are still here and intact. Today I will go through and weed and cull to make sure that only current things are visible.
The Bad News…I need to figure out a different photo software or learn more of GIMP to make a new banner/header.
The Good News! I can do that!
The Bad News…It all takes time – I’d rather be painting, collaging, drawing, talking on the phone, traveling the world…ah well
My blog was beautiful yesterday – when I went to shut down before bed last night – it was wrecked! All my personalization is GONE! My banner of art, my links and logos in the sidebar – everything that makes it mine is GONE!
Well standby friends – I am on the line to WordPress tech…should be back in business soon.
Here are more pages from my class with Kelly Kilmer – Marvel Your Precious Life. Most of the pictures happen before I get the journaling added in and to tell the truth, I am more comfortable with this. The above collage started on a page that was already painted with diamond patterns stenciled on. I glued on more diamonds from paper scraps and finally found a page for this gorgeous shoe. The only place I have for this kind of shoe anymore. Seeing the page on the computer screen shows me that it still needs more – a border I think.
The above page spread is one that I used for all the mistakes and tests that I needed a place to put…I tested ways of coloring hearts at Valentines day. I was testing out gluing on tea bags and collage images and papers with various adhesives. I tested the size and color for the bubble-wrap stamping. I had glue on the couple and then they didn’t fit on the original place I meant to put them. I like the page! I will find a journal prompt that fits what is going on here – maybe Everlasting Love…something.This is my favorite of the three. Maybe because of the lighter colors or maybe just because the boys in their giant shoes, pushing the cart, are so sweet. I also got to doodle on the plant so that made it lots of fun. I will probably have more journaling for this one too.
This week I am starting the Mermaid Circus with Teesha Moore and Jane Davenport and I am more excited about this class than I have been since I went to Journalfest. It will be soooo fun. It will be online for 8 weeks with two of the best Art Journalists in the world!
March just got away from me!No excuses! I posted a link over at The Divas – if you want to see more tangles check out the list over there.
The kids had an extended Spring break and then March was over! I can tell from the number of days I didn’t tangle – or didn’t manage to finish a tangle – that we did not chill out together at the end of the day. This is good and bad – good because it meant that we mostly dropped into bed and conked out at the end of an adventurous day…bad, well not bad, but I didn’t do as many tangles.I showed you March 1 through 3 at the end of February, so here I started out strong, trying out several new patterns. Kept going into the second week – tracking new patterns and trying to ‘string’ several squares (or tiles) together – still having fun. Then we ran into a performance with a couple of extra rehearsals leading into it…great performance, but I missed several days.I didn’t have time to look up new stuff, but carried the tangle-a-day calendar and a pen with me so I could still do bits at a time.Tried to make a Shamrock out of hearts for St. Patrick’s Day and then didn’t do much again until the following week. Then I ran away with a girl friend to a Tai Chi workshop – we did a lot of Tai Chi – and we did a lot of other things too. Sadly…the tangle-a-day wasn’t one of the things. Hmm, well one thing I’m getting is that I did more tangles than I thought I did. I guess the press to make one a day makes what you didn’t do – more significant than what you did! No Zen there. Sheesh. Again no time for looking up patterns, but these were pretty fun and just came together out of my head (and hand).I got caught without a good pen so was reduced to lots of spaces…but I liked it in the end. On Easter we went on our annual First Hike of Spring and were gone from dawn to dusk…nothing left over for drawing.
Hope spring is making you feel happy and rejuvenated…thanks for reading.