Friday, October 28, 2011

Amazon came to my door this evening. Yay!! New books! Hand Lettering by Marci Donley and DeAnn Singh and Raw Art Journaling by Quinn McDonald. So, you know what I will be doing this weekend. I want to do more art journaling but feel like my life is so boring, what is there to art journal about? I hope these books will help me to see my life differently and find interesting things to record.

I went to Michael's today and got a few more jewels for my handbags, it's always fun to go there.

Last night I got back to my calendar which I haven't touched all month so I decided to put a photograph for each day. I have a small Photosmart printer that prints two or four pictures to a 4 x 6 page so I printed a bunch off and stuck them on the page. I will take a photo when it is finished. I didn't complete August or September but will work on them and post when they are done. I chose zentangles and animals and it is just too much to do so I will make something easy

for November.

Have a great weekend.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Autumn is such a beautiful time of year. It was a sunny day today, we have had quite a few lately and it has kind of made up for the non-existent summer. I love the seeds in autumn, I snapped this thistle plant today:

I have been beavering away on my handbags and should have a couple finished soon to show.

On Thursday, I go for my third Life Coach appointment and am looking forward to it. I had to fill out a Wheel of Life, choosing the areas of my life that are the most important. I am certainly lacking in the relationship and fun/entertainment categories. I have lived in survival mode most of my life and don't really know how to have fun. I have never been on a real holiday or stayed in a really nice hotel. I wouldn't know how to balance out this area of my life. The only entertainment I have is going out with my DDs occasionally and my art.

It will be interesting to see what my Life Coach has to say.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

I spent all day yesterday constructing the first step of these handbags. This is a hit of what is to come:

Now come the deciding what embellishments to use. I picked up a couple more things at Michael's today.

I had a great weekend working on these handbags, going for coffee with a friend, going shopping and for a coffee with my YDD. I bought a plant pot to re pot a plant that has been outside and now need to be brought in for the winter and a couple of things from Michael's, as I said. It was a very relaxing and fun weekend.

Visit: to see my LITTLE MOMENTS.

I had a great visit with the Life Coach on Thursday and will see her again in two weeks. She is going to help me get over the blocks I still have to creativity. She takes a mental, emotional, spiritual approach to her coaching and believes that I will find the focus I am looking for and will look forward to my days. I believe I am in the right place for this now and will benefit greatly from her support and guidance. I am already more productive just from seeing her twice.

I will keep you posted.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

I spent several hours this afternoon and evening working on my handbags. I should have some to show soon. I started another four bags today so have lots on the go.

I went for my workout walk this morning and took a different route. I passed by this fountain, a little oasis in the middle of the city.

I am going to see a Life Coach tomorrow for a second visit and then I will decide whether to carry on with her. We met once for coffee and I really liked her. I am hoping it will help me to stay motivated and get more focused with my creativity. Just the fact that I am going to see her has made a difference. Also, the talks my daughters and I had on Thanksgiving has helped so much. The are so supportive and lovely!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

These are two bags that I have finished lately. I am hoping to accumulate a few so I can take them to a craft sale sometime.

I was shopping all afternoon at Dress-Sew:

And Michael's:

Gathering supplies to make some more bags. I have about five on the go right now. This is certainly the weather for staying in and crafting.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

I have been absent for a long time again as those of you who still drop by have noticed. I am going to see a Life Coach on Thursday, hoping it will help me to get more focused and as disciplined with my art as I am with my exercise routine.

I had a lovely day yesterday with my girls. We had turkey dinner and all participated in making it and cleaning up after. It was a very fun day!! We talked to my granddaughter and great granddaughter on the phone. Who could ask for more. For my little family I am truly thankful, especially on this day.

I have so much to be thankful for. I have my health, my creativity, a lovely, warm, comfortable place to live and everything I need for a good life. I truly am blessed!!