Saturday, September 24, 2011

Half famous (not really)

 Big news: I am going to be in Artful Journaling!!!(If I write the 800 word article). I am pretty excited and mystified as to which journal pages they will use in the article. I am not sure which issue it will be, but will let you know when I find out.
These two pages are from the new journal I bought with pages bigger than my normal little book. I like the size very much. Not too big or too small.

My Italian class is keeping me very busy. Not sure what I was thinking when I signed up, but maybe a return trip to Italy this summer is in the making. Carlos, the instructor keeps telling us it's going to get harder- seems pretty complex as it is. I do not do good with auditory things or memorization so this is a challenge.

Another beach picture for you. I have been going to this beach at Sullivan's Island fairly frequently on Saturdays, late afternoon and the amazing thing is that every time I go it looks different. Sometimes the water is so calm and other times roaring. The same goes for the wind. Didn't go today, but hope to get there next Saturday. Hope everyone is well. Thanks for visiting. Ciao.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

two pages full

 I really love how this page turned out. The face was even better before I decided to add black pencil line but still I am really happy with the page. Yay. Now I just have to work on drawing me so I look like me. I think the pick background helped with the face.

I like how this page came out too except it is a bit busy. Didn't know what to do with all the white background, but I liked drawing on a white paper versus a colored paper. My friend Joni sent me some sweet gifties wrapped in paper that went well with this page so I cut out some of the shapes and flowers to add to the background. What else could I have done to fill up the background? I tried drawing in a background on the top left but things than got really busy. Love the colors- especially in real life. Both pages from my Pam G. journal book with big pages. Think it is time to visit small journal again.

Ah the beach again in Florida. Isn't the water beautiful? All those blues and greens. OOh la la.
Still trying to grasp on to the last of summer but it's speeding by with cooler weather.
Poor Lorraine- no handmade gift yet, but I still have a few hours on this beautiful Sunday. Hope you all had a great weekend. Thanks for all the comments. I love hearing from you.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

No longer full of summer

Alas Summer is officially over. No more long weekends or anything until Thanksgiving. I yi yi. I had a great summer traveling and seeing friends and was kept very busy which I loved. I always love summer but this one was extra good.
This is a picture of my stash box of things I collected mostly just this summer. I hope to use these things in projects but they are fun to just look at as well.

Trying to work on some more artwork but have been busy running around. I guess now that summer is over I may have time to buckle down and work on more things. Lorraine's birthday gift is first in line and than Joy's. Oh boy nothing like having tons of fall birthday friends.
School is going well and the fifth graders are really excited about the art journal they can bring home- even the boys. I think I may have to buy two more to pass out. Also started a blog about my art room. If you are interested in viewing it let me know and I'll give you the site address.
Trying to get ready for my trip to London. If you have any places, shops, bed and breakfast/hotels to recommend please let me know. I can't wait to get there.
Time to go visit my juicer. Hope all my readers are well and happy. More soon. xxoo