Wednesday, January 25, 2012


I'm figuring it all out, finally!  After 6 weeks of 4 extra people in our home, 3 of those being 5 and under....I'm rediscovering my creative time.  It is so nice!  I'm so enjoying the creative process of my altered book through the Book of Days.  Once you get past the nerves of what you are actually doing to a old book, you can really begin to have fun.

My cover, when I thought of my word for the year Peace, I knew I needed to have it on my cover.  This magazine clipping seemed to fit perfectly.  I've always found Peace at the ocean, it takes me to a quiet place and helps center me.  All the hearts are torn from pieces a magazine, inked, and covered in a crackle medium so it looks like broken glass.  The image of the woman on the front is covered in rock candy crackle.....Now let me pass on some advice....IF you do this do NOT put it on a vintage piece you care about.  The crackle turned so fine that it actually started to flake off the image so I had to go back on cover it with liquid glass which was a life saver.  I also took pieces of sea glass and shells from my times at the beach, then attatched them with liquid glass.  The spine is some beautiful gold wrapping paper crinkled and inked brown.  The shell photos were found off the internet. 

Inside the cover of this book are three names, two cousins and then my Great Grandmother.  Pretty awesome!  I printed off copies of original photos of my family members and put them next to their names.  Background is created with a walnut spray with a tree mask from Tattered Angels.

Things to remember to do in 2012, this page really speaks for itself.

It's a start and makes me pretty happy!  I was also gifted a place in Melody Ross's Body Restoration.  I am enjoying it and taking it slow just like I did with Soul Restoration.  I am more likely to stick with the program in the long run if I do.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

10 Things

Really?  The tenth of the month already?  I swear time seems to be going by faster these days so in the effort to slow down I have decided to start my year by posting a few favorite things about December......  

My wonderful fun finds from an Antique old suitcase that is being used to store my Grandbabies toys, a wooden tool chest, a wooden turquoise tray and a Teddy Bear

Christmas flowers, they were a gift that helped me to slow down to enjoy their beauty and to remember spring is on its way.  

New ornament in memory of my Mom

Nicole and the babies, that are living with us know.  Aren't they all beautiful?   

Happy face because of the perfect gift!!  This was great!!  We had a girls day out with some friends at an antique show.  My daughter found this beautiful sweater she wanted and took me to see it.  By the time we got to the booth, it was gone.  She just didn't know I was the one who purchased, with a little help from my girlfriend and the sales lady! 

Morning winter sunrises that take your breath away and help you to remember who is in control.

A little bit of quiet time.  Finally found something to keep the little ones busy while we make dinner.

Lazy afternoon naps with special furry friends

Papa and baby Sage getting to know each other.

This Beautiful Book, it was my Great Grandmother's and was given to her for Christmas 1914...almost 100 years old.  I've joined the Book of Days and I am so excited to alter this.  It has been falling apart for years and can't wait to make it into something wonderful.

 Welcome 2012 please be kind to me!!