Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


What is a fatbook you ask? Well, it's 53 (FIFTY- THREE) pages all the same. 4x4" and all original. eek.

Did I mention both sides? yup.

I got mine all done and sent yesterday. woot! That was MY weekend gone. :)

This is the front and back...I attached a business card which just happens to say "once upon a time". Fitting since the theme is Fairy Tales.

I would love to add tons of stuff to these...but I gotta keep them sort of flat for shipping since I live in post crazy prices Canada. Speakin of which - everything just went up again Jan 15. and not a few cents either, like 8%! and this happens twice a year. Yeah, wonderful.

Well, we had RAIN and more rain yesterday and this morning awake to snow. At least its still mild. Rain just not seem right here in Jan!

Still sketching every day and I will post more of those tomorrow.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Mail me Art 2

I sent another piece of mailart for mail me art 2. In England and the last session was made into a book. Great illustrators and designers.

This is in progress - after I painted the front of an envelope black and then drew on the design, filling it in with white marker and pen.

Finished and ready to send! I love the loons up there too showing a piece of Canada too. To see more awesome work, go here.

That was yesterday, and today I am working on my fatbook pages for a swap.eek. 53 pages!

And I am NOT the type to like doing things over and over. Stick a needle in my eye. geesh.

I can't wait to get the finished book back though, and then it will all be worth it.

I'll update when I get done. I want to send all these pages on Monday, so I better get busy!

Have a good weekend.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Journal page in progress...

This is a page in progress.. don't ask me where the idea of faces in flowers came from?! I had a dream about them and thought it might be cool looking. I have added a sun and some words to this but still not done yet.

It looks joyful and I need some joy over here(a lot going on - involving boyfriend going to hospital and sickness and bad accidents) All is OK now - well, the best it can be - and I will be fine... just breathe!

Send me some good thoughts if you can spare them. :)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Mandala's and more sketchbook drawings

So I saw the video going around about doing mandalas and it looked fun and pretty doable..

How do the lines get away?lol! This one is pretty wonky. Reminds me of a kaleidoscope.

This one is better - I would like to try more and I like the idea of coloring them in too. Or using different colors each time you add something. Fun!

Continuing on the sketchbook pages...

I found out a little secret too that is working for me.

After I finish the sketch for the day, I find what I want to draw for the next day so I am ready to go and not searching and getting frustrated and give up. Works for me!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Sketchbook drawings

I got a sketchbook before Christmas and decided for the new year that I would try and draw one a day. Its the 11th and I am still doing it! yeehaw.

These are some of the earlier ones.

I will keep posting as I go - I did some mandalas too that were pretty cool.

It's really good practice and a challenge to find something to draw everyday.

I just have to look around though, and I will SEE.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

My word for 2010

Happy New Year and new decade! Whoot.

I know its Jan 6 .. lets just move on. :)

Finally back in the swing of things, it takes a while when you get used to holidays in your own house and to get back in the groove of getting something done.

Sarah is busy with volleyball on all nights and days this week and I am going to watch her tomorrow. Then her birthday dinner and dessert last night. She wanted trifle and when you live a long ways from the grocery store , sometimes you have to macgyver it! It turned out good tho.


There is a lot of talk about picking a word for the year going around and I have picked DECIDE.

(I was just gonna say I decided to pick.. irony??)

So why DECIDE?

I read this on artbiz blog and feel that this word found me.

Some of these are from the post and some are ones I added.

DECIDE that each day will be a good day and that I’ll be in a good mood. That’s right: I can decide.

DECIDE that I’ll sing, smile, laugh, and dance more often.

DECIDE to make this a rewarding year filled with things and people I love.

DECIDE to make art. Make a schedule and just create!

DECIDE to keep eating healthy and watch what I put in my body.

DECIDE to make the most of the time I have.

DECIDE to take risks.

And one last one of mine,

DECIDE what kind of life I want to live. One without shoulds, settlements or regrets. I have one life so LIVE it.

Here's to a great year and decade!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

My baby is 18!!

Are you kidding me?? 18 today and every day a joy. She makes me laugh every day and is a great friend, girlfriend and daughter.

I can't wait to see what she does next!