Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
We are traveling up to the Sacramento area to visit our good friends for NEW YEAR and can't wait to see them again.
Other than that today was mellow...we met with the caterers at the reception location and had a nice lunch with our future "in laws" and very good friends. We all can't wait to be family!!!
Have to try and figure out how to get back on track with our family website tonight...my husband is sick of all the honey do's so this one will have to be on me. :)
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Finally feeling better....and it hit me....only 6 days until Christmas!!!!!!!!!! I have to kick up the speed. Plenty to bake and cook, even more to shop and try very hard not to end up in my wonderfully warm and cozy studio and get sidetracked creating ART.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
I just became a brand new Aunt the other day and can't even go to visit her :(
Enough self pity...I can lay in bed and read books on Mixed Media Collage Art while I cough.
The Art Journal is just laying in my studio waiting for me. Maybe tomorrow.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
This is some of my oldest daughters latest ART. It has moved into my studio for some drying time.....I hope it can stay for a while since I love this piece. I am still home sick...yuck...and this cold has settled in my chest. Don't even feel like creating today and that will tell you I am not feeling well. My little niece was born yesterday, welcome Olivia and I can't even go to see her :(
Did some reading up on new background techniques for my Art Journal though and found some fun ideas. Maybe I will try some later...
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
SO.....Finally I have uploaded some pics of my Art Journal.... This has turned into a small obsession and I absolutely LOVE to Journal with Art...
These are just the first two pages of my first Art Journal and there will be many more to come...
I am home from work with a nasty cold and have been in my Studio in my PJs all day. I will be a brand new Aunt any minute and can't wait. My son is in heavy study mode for finals and my youngest daughter on her way home from school. My oldest daughter gets married in a month....Panic....
I will try to update some colors etc. on my blog for now....more Art Journal pics to come.
Sneeze from ME :)
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thanksgiving is arriving too fast and I have today off so errands and laundry is on the list...ART later on if I have time. Ciao
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Creating ART is a rare occurrence for me these days. Teaching ART and spending my days with Elementary school children takes it all out of you and when I come home in the afternoon my own ART is the last thing on my mind. With wedding planning and soccer for my youngest daughter on the weekends my ART has to wait. I did make a quilt though....a smaller one for my future nice arriving any time now. Pictures are not existing....of the quilt or anything else I do lately and that has to change. The picture above is one of the arrangements my daughters future Mother in Law and I created (she is the BEST).
Now I have to work on tomorrows art lessons for 5Th grade....back another day...
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
You sure do not ever think about the day your daughter will get married when she was born....Then one day she will tell you...I am getting married...and you wonder where all those years went.
We are looking at places for the reception and found this!!! The Lucy Stern Community Center here in Palo Alto, California. It is perfect... OH and we have a date for the wedding...
JANUARY 11th 2009 is the big day.
Today is the first day of school, have to run.....busy busy busy
Friday, August 15, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
There is too much going on right now....and when this happens no ART is made....My son is graduating High School in just a few weeks and I had this idea to make all the announcements and invitations. This is turning out to be next to impossible since I need 50 announcements. Sure, I have all the card stock, ribbon and stickers I need incl. the best rubber stamp in the shape of a cap but....this will take days. The other idea was to have them printed but I cold not find anything that I even liked just a little bit...they all look very tacky or girly...
In the end my husband has the best idea (I guess :)) and that is to print the cards ourselves and add some nice stamps and stickers.... hate it when he is so right about stuff and especially when it comes to my art (handmade cards).
Today I am off work and will spend the day finding addresses and start writing the envelopes since they will NOT be printed on labels. I did find the brand new "sharpie" pens that supposedly are not going to bleed through. We will see.
Monday, May 19, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
She is an Art Student at Sacramento State University and recently started creating these wonderful trees....Of course, I am her mother and she could paint just about anything and I would love it but these trees are special and I know it. Good luck baby and let your art take you places you always wanted to explore. I love you always. Mamma
Monday, April 21, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
I have completely fallen in love with circles and dots. They seem to find their way not only into my art but in my kitchen and bedroom as well. The bedding has polka dots and my coffee mug has red spots on it.... Circles seems to add depth to art and it sort of looks like they are falling down over the paper... Whatever they do they appear all over my life these days and I love it...
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
Today is another perfect day....it really is. Spring has sprung and even though I went from pneumonia to allergies life is grand. They might be using a massive jackhammer next door, right underneath my studio (window where I usually listen to birds sing) 8 hours a day for the last week....but that is OK as well because today is another perfect day. I can still see the beautiful palm tree through the jackhammer dust and it makes me want to paint it....I can still hear the birds in between the poor man using the jackhammer (with no ear protection). Art is everywhere and it makes me HAPPY =^..^=
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
Other than this my day has been amazing!!! I had the opportunity to Docent at the Art Center where I live ( I do this every Friday) but today was different.
We had a school from the area with 40 special needs youth and adults attending the tour and basket weaving project. I was not sure how this would work out since I am used to giving this tour to 2Nd graders.
The day was wonderful with lots of laughs and some beautiful handmade baskets in all shapes and colors. This school really wanted ART and I spoke until I almost lost my voice. All of these wonderful people gave me a new look at how I do this Docent thing. It really is all about the ART and how different people respond to it. We might be young or old, struggling with disabilities or illness but it all comes down to how much we love ART and this group loved art more than anyone I have ever met.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
The art for today is not yet downloaded but I found this image that my husband finally was able to get back from my old broken laptop. Guess if I was scared I had lost all my images and pictures.... YES! I know they should be saved and kept on CDs and whatnot's but I never got to it. With this new laptop I save daily. The Geek Squad (they are super) gave my old laptop the fatal diagnose this afternoon so this evening I have to get my husband to help me gather the rest of my important stuff out of it. Boy do I have a love and hate relationship with my PC....I love to use it....and I hate when it is not working...
Tomorrow I teach art again and loving it...the kids are making little cardboard books collage style with texture and fun....they should be done tomorrow. I will take some pictures and post tomorrow.