It has been a long time since I blogged regularly. I find a little deep-down wiggle of excitement at the starting in again. At the same time there is a little niggle of fear – blogging sometimes leaves me standing naked and alone.
My recent posts are just to get up to speed writing and baring my soul while I get the little tedious bits, like broken links and lost media sorted out. I don’t know if I can get Pinterest straightened out – I will keep at it.
In the meantime – here is what I will have on this blog:
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.
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.
Maybe because of the longer daylight evenings or maybe because I can see warmer weather on the horizon – whatever the reason – I’m making more art! Marvel Your Precious Life an online class with Kelly Kilmer has suddenly come to life for me and I can’t stay away from it.
As an unexpected bonus Kelly has a contest up on her blog today – Tuesday – just click on her name in the paragraph above and follow her directions to win! I’m going to as soon as I am done here.
Way back when – in January – I started this class with Kelly Kilmer, Marvel Your Precious Life. Then life, my marvelous, precious life intervened and I have been proud just to keep at it. Tiny bits at a time, fit in between the carpooling, the deadlines, the clients, the family and a few fine and marvelous moments.
Now that I have the photo of the page (above) up – I can see what to do with the bird. I will get some white ink outlines and feathers and hopefully lighten up that whole block of dull darkness.
Last month I promised to post the last day of January this month so here it is –>
I started out strong in February but by the time I’d done three days I was tired of my own company and finding my tangles uninspired and in a rut.
So what to do? Google of course.
I found some fantastic tangles and started testing them out – I especially liked the rope patterns on the 4th – and the loopiness on the 5th.
Feb. 7 -9
I didn’t have a lot of time during these 3 days and in fact filled in the 8th a week or so later when I started trying to figure out linked hearts for Valentines.