Monday, October 1, 2012


I signed up for 30 Days Of Get Your Art On with Traci Bunker and I am having to learn this new way of using blogger.  Why do they have to keep changing things?????  
I don't know how to put this on the sidebar so it will have to go here for now.  Maybe I will figure it out later.

This guy below is a Cranky Bird that was inspired from Carla Sonheim's new book Imaginary Animals.  She is doing some special things on her blog right now to launch her book and Dar Hosta who draws these Cranky Birds has done a tutorial on her blog.  Chick it out, she has a great sense of humor.

The elephant below (yes, it is an elephant) is inspired by Carla Sonheim's Imaginary Animals and there is a tutorial for it on The Sketchbook Challenge blog.  Sorry I haven't got the address for these blogs, I'm just getting back into blogging after a year and as I said it has all changed so it will take me a while to get the hang of it.

Both of the animals were done on my calendar for September that I started last year and didn't complete so I  am completing it this year.  Below is another calendar I am doing of Illuminated numbers.  It is also an art journal.

So that is what I did for my one hour today.  I really enjoyed myself and found it relaxing.  The two animals were fun because they helped me to be more relaxed and connect with my playful side that needs a lot of encouragement.  I am far too serious with my art.

Sunday, August 12, 2012


This is what I have been doing the past couple of days.  I drew, then carved my very first stamp.  It was so much fun.!!

I also did a magazine collage which is something I also really enjoy doing.

It says:  I question not if thrushes sing, If roses load the air; Beyond my heart I need not reach, When all is summer there.  John Vance Cheney.

I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the  leaping greenly spirits of trees and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.  E.E. Cummings.

These are both from Victoria magazine.

Another is:  The soul is already clear about who we are and what we want:  it's the mind that gets in the way, the intellect.

I was asked by my Life Coach to write what my perfect life and day would be like.  I described a cottage by the ocean with woods nearby and an English country garden style garden.  A bit wild looking. I also described having a studio where I could have different stations for the different crafts and art that I do.  She pointed out to me that I have a lot of that already.  I live by the ocean and have a studio on a smaller scale.

So I expanded on what I already have.  My neighbour gave me a beautiful faerie so bought a birdbath that is shaped like a flower and bought some more flower to go on my patio.  The daughter of a neighbour that passed away earlier this year gave me a birdcage so I put some ivy in it.  My patio is a bit wild and looks like an English country garden now.

I have to put some moss on the pots int he bird cage.  They are cut off gallon milk jugs that I had to use because the bottom didn't come out of the birdcage so I had to have something that would squish up and go through the little door.

Next, I organized all my art supplies so I can pull out a box or two at time when I am doing a specific craft or art so it will be easy to take out and put away.  Then I made my desk twice as big so I have more space to work.  It used to drive me crazy that my desk was small and everything was on top of me while I was working.  It is working out well and I love having more space.

Sometimes we just have to make the best of what we have got and create the feeling we are looking for in our dreams.  It's not the thing we are searching for, it's the feeling that we think that thing will bring us.  this is the message in many of the life coaching books.  

So, that is a little of what I have been doing.  I will take a photo of my studio tomorrow.

Friday, August 3, 2012


I have no idea how to do my blog now.  I don't see any option for downloading pictures and without that there is no point in blogging.  I will have to ask around, if you visit me and you know how to do this could you leave me a comment.


Wednesday, August 1, 2012


I have been missing from blog land since last November - the time sure does fly by quickly!  I have continued to have sessions with a Life Coach, although a different one than I started with.  The new woman I have is around my age and really GETS the issues that many of us have to deal with when we retire.  I will tell more about this tomorrow.

The way to post has all changed and I don't know how to download pictures now.  This is very strange.