Monday, April 25, 2011

Well, we had one day of spring. It was warm enough to take off one layer of sweaters. Now we are back to chilly, rainy, gray days. So here is a little spring flower show for you. Just drag your cursor over the black page and you will see the garden grow with beautiful flowers.
I have not been very creative so have nothing new to show today.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

FINISHED PURSE I finally finished the white bag I started months ago.
It didn't turn our quite how I envisioned but I am happy with it. I started out thinking I would do all whites, but as you can see, it has ended up with lots of pinks and lavender. The picture isn't great, I don't know why this camera doesn't take great pictures sometimes.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


I finished my April calendar. I have really enjoyed doing this and recording what I do each day like a mini diary. The background is actually purple. I don't know why it won't photograph in a truer colour.

My list writing has helped me to do more and I have nearly finished a purse I started months ago. I will photograph it when it is done.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

DREAMING OF SPRING A neighbour gave me this picture to put in our newsletter. I think it is so adorable. The girls names are Kate and Lila. They look so happy and the flowers in their hair and colourful, flowery outfits make them look like little spring faeries We are having rain here again today and I slept off and on until 12:30. I have been sleeping so badly for the past two weeks, I guess I needed to catch up. I have started two handbags, have two others well under way, have bought scrapbook paper to create a children's picture, bought some blank cards and envelopes (on sale - 50 for $5 - can't pass up a bargain and of course I had to buy two packages. LOL) to make cards have a new book called Drawing Nature, A Journal by Jill Bliss that I would like to do some drawing in. Do you think I am a little scattered?? I have decided to make a list of art projects in the hopes of helping me to get focused. I find when I have a list and can cross things off when I am done, it helps. When I read other people's blogs, I see that other creatives have the same issue so I don't feel too alone in this. Has anyone else found a good solution for this scatteredness?? I spent the afternoon drawing in my Jill Bliss's Drawing Nature Journal and it really was relaxing. I turned my Ipod on and listened to the old Nat King Cole, Johnny Mathis, Rod Stewart's American Songbook, etc. Very nice way to spend a rainy, gray afternoon and imagine that spring really come soon!! I have tried several times to get this post in paragraphs and it keeps bouncing back to one long paragraph!! Very frustrating!!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

These are three new Soul Collages that I have done. I have gone through another dry spell but have done these and almost finished my calendar for April. The title of this one is Self-Constructed Cages: This one is Free Spirit and Taking Flight:
This one is Playfulness:
We have had so much rain and gray skies here in the Pacific Northwest that I am feeling kind of depressed - that along with the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the resulting radiation leaking into the Pacific Ocean. The ocean is just about fifteen feet from my patio so it is a bit of a worry.

I am still reading Finding Water and The Secret in an attempt to raise my spirits and not get stuck in the sadness. I am grateful every day that we don't have snow and that we are not suffering as the Japanese people are. Really, life is good, the spirits are just a little bit low and GRAY like the skies!!!