Thursday, March 31, 2011

Changing Course

So, I was doing the digital I'm like, eh. Time for something new.....I'm going to be hanging out on the playground.

I've been digging art journals for some time now, but I try to do them and I get stuck more often than I get something I like.

Hmmm......I thought to myself....same thing happened with the digital scrapbooking prior to last year, and when I devoted my energies to learning that, I was thrilled with the results of my commitment. So, I'm here, committing to a new art form - art journaling.

Getting messy.
Getting expressive.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Why I Smell Like Coffee Today

Source unknown: Found on tumblr

The first time, I thought it was just the coffee on the rim of the cup.

The second time, it was because I thought it was just on the rim of the recycled McDonald's cup and took another sip (coffee from home, in a McDonald's cup-I thought I could trick myself into thinking it was "not from home" coffee - the joke was on me).

The third time I spilled, was just dumb - I forgot about to first 2 spills and wanted another sip on my way to work.

THE FOURTH TIME was REALLY dumb! With full knowledge that my cheap McDonald's coffee cup had been compromised and that the lid was CRACKED, and now out of my car and on my way into work where I knew I had a nice Starbucks mug on my desk into which I could decant my now cold coffee, I took another sip. And now my purple sweater smells of coffee.

And I will smell of coffee all day.
And there are worse things, I guess.
And have a good day. Whatever you smell like.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

New Pages

While on this Art Journal Caravan that I've mentioned many times before, we have an monthly assignment, of sorts. This month to illustrate 4 word phrases based on Patti Digh's book, 4 Word Self Help (love Patti's stuff). Here are a couple I've completed.

Fight for Your Dream
My next project is to create an altered board book with some of my favorite 4 word phrases - with actual materials, not digital. I stopped in my favorite used book store and picked up a little board book for this purpose - My First Word Book - a favorite of my Ana's when she was a baby. In fact, her's was so loved, it's in pieces in a zip lock in her keepsakes. I couldn't think of a better book to alter, and I think today is a great day to start working on it. Hopefully, I'll get around to sharing my progress on that when the month's over.

Anyone have a 4 word (inspirational) phrase to share?