Thursday, March 19, 2009

Now is the time to...

Here are my pages for the theme, Now is the time to...  I am late posting my journal and new theme- but here it is!   I'd love to see  journal pages, if anyone wants to share leave a comment.
My new weekly theme is Appreciating the Beauty Around Me.  Lately, we have all been bombarded with bad news and more bad news. it's hard to stop and really appreciate the everyday things in our environment that make us smile. What sights, sounds, smells, tastes do you love?  On your daily drive do you come across a view that makes your heart soar?
Is there something near your home that makes you feel thankful? What simple things in your daily routine do you treasure? Share it on a journal page. Photograph or draw those things that
make you happy to be on the path you are on right now.  

Friday, March 6, 2009

Check out my recycled A"TEA"Cs for Helga's challenge!

I have been on vacation this week and have finally had time to participate in some swaps and challenges.  Helga is the owner of ARTchix Studios and she runs a weekly challenge on her blog, My Artistic Life.  This week she made an ATC from the packaging of her favorite tea.  I had been saving the box from  my Peach Detox Tea because I loved the design on the INSIDE of the box!  The first ATC is made from the outside of the box and I added the image, words and  copper scrap.  The next two were made from the printed cardboard on the inside of the box. I colored them with colored pencil and gel pens, added images, words, and more german scrap.
This was a fun challenge and I liked how they turned out. I will share more of my art adventures soon!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Weekly Journal Challenge Theme

My last art journal challenge theme was The Soundtrack of My Life. It took me 2 weeks to finish because it was so crazy at work. But now I have  some time off and  I can devote more time to my journal.  I listed many of the bands and kinds of music that have influenced my life.  I have enjoyed seeing most of these artists in concert.  Music has been such a great escape and stress reliever for me!
This week's theme is ... My Inspiration !  I read a wonderful book today called, "I'm Proud of You, My Friendship With Fred Rogers," b y Tim Madigan.  It chronicles the unlikely frienship a young reporter falls into with Mister Rogers.  Rogers becomes a  close friend and mentor to Madigan  and  both men influence each other's lives.  I thought this would be a great journal theme this week.  Who has inspired your life?  Who has supported you, believed in you, spurred you on in your journey?  Celebrate that inspiration in your journal this week! 

Sunday, March 1, 2009

I'm so excited and I just can't hide it !!!!!!

I have 2 pages in Somerset Studio this month!  My paper doll exemplar was published and the new issue is out! I just got it last night and they spelled my name right! It's a great issue with lots of cool projects and artwork! I'd love to hear what you think about my exemplar and you earn extra brownie points if you know the next line to the song in the title of this post!