Saturday, May 27, 2006


The artword for this week is Dreams. I created a dream journal for this. The cover says "Give Wings to your Dreams" . The vintage photo depicts a woman gazing out a window. I believe this is the first place dreams begin- in the still quiet times when you can really listen to your heart and receive the Dreams God has placed there. Other pages in my dream journal include scripture and quotes to encourage my dream journey.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

I've Been Tagged!

Thanks for the tag JoAnna! I love reading these. So Here's mine

Five things in my car:
~tons of maps because I'm directionally impaired
~Bible (also because I'm directionally impaired :)
~umbrella - it rains here ALOT!
~assorted food wrappers ( cuz I'm a slacker mom!)
~jewelry wire ( I have no idea why this is in the car but it's starting to get a nice patina from having coffee and diet coke spilled on it!)

Five things in my purse:
~Receipt from my art booth
~Attain meal replacement bar ( yet another weight loss attempt)
~Prescription for herbal supplements which bears no resemblance to the English Language (hope health store reads drease.)
~cell phone - probably not charged - sorry, Jay
~ coupons that I will never use but feel compelled to stuff in my already too full purse!

Five things in my fridge:
~milk - grows strong bones!
~Cheese -It bag??? - half full ( will blame on youngest child!)
~Half full diet coke
~Assorted fruit in various states of decomposition
~condimetns I never use

Five things in closet:
1 size 2 dress that I keep to remind me that I used to be young and thin!
lots of clothes in various sizes I hope to one day be able to wear again
hundreds of bicycle jerseys ( my hubbies) that he hopes to be able to wear again
shoes with no mates
clothes that look like something my MOTHER WOULD WEAR!!!!AAAHHHHH (run away screaming in terror) Help! I am a Fashion Emergency!

I tag:
Shakey Sister

Monday, May 15, 2006


The artwords challenge for this week is balance. I've had balance in my life...for about 1 second - I think I was 6. I was able to balance on a pogo stick for exactly 1 second. So, why do I strive so hard to achieve balance? Life is a balancing act and I'm helplessly uncoordinated. So, here is my submission for balance. It is a woman ( let's call her ME!) trying to balance family, faith, creating, housework, marriage... all while her hormones are all out of balance!

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

How much FUN am I having!!!! I just completed an art piece for the artwords challenge. The word for this week is indulgence. I probably have waaaaay to many indulgences : coffee, diet coke, chocolate, midafternoon naps, watching Gilmore Girls, creating art - all when my house is a mess and the kids are having to resort to pulling dirty clothes out of their hampers ( who am I kidding! They don't really use their hampers, they just drop the clothes wherever they take them off!) Now, you may scoff at my lack of domestic discipline, but if you're an artist I KNOW YOU"VE BEEN THERE! WAHAhahahah! I know, because I just spent several hours working on this piece when what I SET OUT to do was clean up my art area!

One of my favorite indulgences though is soaking in a nice hot bath ( with bubbles of course!) My art piece reflects my love of taking baths. I made it from a page out of an altered book I made that I adhered to a broken lid of an antique cigar box. I of course, couldn't just leave it alone! So I added a sofa charm ( curtesy of Becky!) added more layers of rub on metallics and lumiere paint, stuck on some fibers and then added three face cabs (courtesy of Carol AKA IngeniouslyCreative) The text reads "There must be quite a few things a hot bath won't cure, but I don't know many of them." ~Sylvia Plath. The face cabs progress from tense and scarey to beginning relaxation to PURE BLISS! I also journaled on the page " When is indulging self-indulgent and when is it self-preservation?" Of course part of the journaling is covered up with gold lumiere because I also love to indulge in the overuse of Lumiere paints! They're so shiny and translucent and shimmery....

O.k. I'm back. To see GREAT art from other artists press the artwords button to the, YOU"RE LEFT! heehee ( see I know how you all are:)).