Wednesday, May 23, 2012

I have never been one to believe in magic or illusion.  I want to see things how they really are, slowing down to 'see' life.  When you do this I guess magic does happen, like yesterday when this beautiful dragonfly landed on my husbands work gloves. To think I almost got angry over him not putting them away!

As I looked at this beautiful guy I realized again the God is all about the details in life.  He sees me and hears me!  As this dragonfly sat on my finger I could feel his heart beat.  His wings started to buzz a bit.  It didn't take to long before he received enough warmth that he was off on a new adventure.  Thank you God for winking at me!  You knew exactly what I needed and I am so glad!!

Friday, May 04, 2012

Day 2 and 3 of Layout A Day

I'm in love with how these pages turned out.  I am a keeper of every little piece of paper that I might be able to use on a scrapbook page.  Here I have used my son's permit photos, his test and a card he received after he got his permit.  The photos of him driving where taken last summer when he got his driver's license.

Stuff with life takes a hold of you sometimes and you forget to live in the moment.  Over the last few months the one way I have been able to live in the moment is by doing things that make me happy.  One of the most fun things for me is to go junking, as it seems to be called these days.  I do my best to come home with things that I can repurpose so I am just not buying more 'stuff'.  I have places I always go but not all the time.  It is interesting when I feel the urge to go somewhere that is when I find the most loveliest things.
 These are my favorite book finds that will be used at backgrounds in my art journals or in my mixed media canvas.  Total cost under $5 for all of it!      

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

I finished my first layout for May in record time.  I am so happy with it!

I still have to do the journaling but I am just not quite ready for that yet.  The history behind the photo;  I have wanted this photo of me for quite sometime but my Mom would never part with it.  This past December when I traveled to NE to help my Dad go through her things I came home with a large suitcase of photos.  This was just one of them, me at about 4 to 6 weeks old being held by my Mom. 

This is one of my fun pages from my sketch book. My little family of owls, colored with Neocolor II watercolor crayons.  The wings are are layered and glued so they stick up a little bit.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Happy May Day!

I love the month of May, things are starting to really green up.  My lawn will get its first cut of the year and with all the rain we have been having it is in need!  I am looking forward to the weather getting a little bit warmer so my hands don't get so cold when I pull weeds.  I only had a few lost plants this winter so that makes me pretty happy.  This little guy has just bloomed and is so beautiful.

The month of March/April have been playing in my sketchbook.  I'm pretty excited that it is almost full and I will be able to start a new one.  I thought a small 5x7 journal would be a challenge but I am in love.  I may just have a hard time moving to a larger size.  If you want help with sketching please take this class The Art of Wild Abandonment class with Junelle Jacobsen.  It was so much fun!  I am still working through the class assignments but learning so much.

I have decided to take part in the Layout A Day again this year.  I am hoping it will jump start me into getting pages done instead of just thinking about them.  We are in the last few weeks of school and my son graduates in just over a month.  Loads of excitement!!