Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sayings I like...

Yesterday I was inspired by my stamp collections and created this one... I am really torn with this quote, I sometimes like and sometimes think it is cheesy as hell. 'Cus come on if you aim for the moon you won't land amongst the stars you'll just burn up on re-entry....
I guess that is motivational in it's own way.

There is another podcaster that I fell in love with, if you have not listen to Cast-on. Then you need to leave right now and go download them and listen to her. Her voice is great and I love just listening to her so much so I went and listen to a book she recorded for librovox. It was for the book "The Age of Innocence."  
Back to the ATC, one of her tag lines is

"If you are cold put on a sweater that is what they are for." 

I got this cute little sweater a few years ago from a knitting store in Seattle during the LYS tour, Shawna and I would drive all over Western Washington to go to all 38 or so stores in 2-3 days. This cute little sweater used to hold my keyring credit card, but now that card has expired it just didn't have a purpose. Well now it does....I give you card 11 and 12 produced on the days they should have been....

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Stretching 6,7,8,9.10....

Well I did it I caught up! Wednesday night is knit night for me. Since I was so behind in the ATC challenge I spent my first half watercoloring some of the cards I'm cataloging today. I love watercolor. I can't believe i never really played with it before...

 Yesterday I had to take a drug test for my future job and drove down to Auburn took the test. Then drove down to Puyallup...for a new yarn store- no I haven't forgotten about knitting.  Then drove towards home I saw a total of 10 birds of prey on the drive. I love big birds, they are majestic.
 Everything is beautiful. I guess I have a great self image, because I am always surprised by what I look like when I look critically at myself. I guess everyone should be as luck as I am that I see my inner me and not my outer me. my worth, my ability, beauty, art, kindness, love and the list could go on and on....
 This one was more a trial of technique and texture.
This one of course is my favorite one as it will probably be many peoples favorites. I took a picture of that stained glass at the Vatican 2 years ago. I am head over heels in love with it....I found my embossing powders and thought this would be a great showcase for it.

I am stretching and pushing myself. I found a great book at Aaron brothers. I flipped through it and have some great ideas for some of the next cards... Look out I feel agile now. ;-)

Monday, February 7, 2011

82 cards... 3,4,5...

So I'm a little tardy with these. The fact that it's Monday morning and  I'm on the train heading to Tacoma, and today is the 7th... I had envisioned make a card everyday however I started on cleaning my office, on Thursday. It is a feat of strength and fortitude, and it's still not done. But it's so going to be awesome when it is!
I got very distracted by cleaning and just meditated on what I wanted to do...then a thought can to me do a triptych. So with a assorted pack in my pocket and hoping I had a pen in my purse I headed to the sounder station. Drew these up on the ride so they have a little Dr. Katz feeling to them but now I'm only 2 cards behind and I need some finishing touches on these- like color... but pen to paper, and I've got a start.
I hope this kind of looks good since I'm posting from my phone.
Once I got home from CPR Class and cleaned up the original post and finished these three cards. I took a picture. Change, Emerge and Fly. I hope to follow through with these inspirations as I continue to clean my office. I got the little butterfly from my mom's house and had just thrown it out until I came upon today's study... It seemed like a perfect way to remember her and to fly.

Since I will be 3 cards behind tomorrow I think I feel another triptych coming along...

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


So I thought I would try to just use what office and art supplies I have at home, I even put back a brand new package of watercolor pencils I had in my hand this evening after knitting... I have a travel watercolor kit at home I haven even cracked open.

I have been meditating on what I wanted to do for today's card all day. I had stamped the word GROW before I left for knitting at 6pm. I really wasn't wanting to go to knitting today. I really wanted to clean (gasp) my office it's a sty... But on the advice of a high school friend on FaceBook I went. And of course thoroughly enjoyed myself and once I got home I banged out today's card in 20 minutes tops.

I even added the blue sky to yesterdays card it seemed like it needed something.

I did break and buy Strathmore Assorted pack ATC's at Fred Meyer's How could I not they were on sale and then another 40% on top of the sale...

Trying something new and old.

So I used to listen to this podcast... She went by Miss Violet. I identified with her, her voice and laughter reminded me of my cousin. I listen to all the podcasts even before they disappeared and even sent her a goody or two. Well she is a knitter, a perfumer, a dyer, but first a artist. She now has THIS. I guess I stalk her. It's ok... I still squee like a fangirl when she comments on my posts on FaceBook... But she pushes me to do stuff I wouldn't try, or rather haven't tried in a long time. I started as a artist, my father's 2nd wife was an artist.... I used to play in her office and draw and paint. At one time I remember her telling my Dad I wouldn't be an artist... My only honors in High School was National Artist Honors Society. I have worked in a lot of mediums (paper, pen, pencil, acrylic, pastels, fabric, yarn, metal, red clay, porcelain clay, fimo clay, wire, thread, watercolor, bead, glue, Spackle, dry wall [hey my bathroom ceiling looks awesome], words). I love drawing and acrylics...

So She has moved and still shedding stuff from her previous lives she found 82 ATC's and challenged her readers to follow along.Go read the entry and once you read it and probably everything else come back and I'll bet you have responded something like I did... "damn it i think i want to play...
January 28 at 1:25pm"

Well... Here it is a few minutes after midnight on February 2nd.
1) I have created 10 cards from Bristol board I had left over from High School. If you missed how to go here to learn how.
2) Drew one of my favorite things- a tree. Drawn with one of my favorite ZIG pens.
3) Looked around my desk and see what I could add to make the tree special and found my scrap of Aloo and my Diamond Glaze. I am very proud of my card! I will take a picture in the morning when it's dry.
4) I have blogged about it.