Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Chalkboard Quote

I'm a little late with my chalkboard for this month.  In the spirit of St. Patrick's Day I picked a Irish proverb.  I also like this saying because I think it's true in most cases.  This was a new chalkboard I was trying out and I didn't really like how the chalk was working with it.  It was very hard to clean up around the letters.

This second quote is also an Irish proverb. I wrote this as I was practicing my calligraphy.  This one really made me think, because I do this a lot. I'm an over thinker and that make me reluctant to take action.

Friday, March 6, 2015

One Little Word

February prompt for One Little Word was to make a collage of images/words to encourage you to live with your word. This was harder than I thought it would have been.  I don't have many magazines so I went and purchase a few.  I find words very powerful so I wasn't surprised that my collage was word heavy.

This exercise did help me think about what I want to do this year. Many of the items have been an on going goal, like eating better, moving more and reading books. The past year these items have been a big struggle for me and I'm working on turning this items around.

Do you find inspiration boards useful? Have do you inspire and encourage yourself?

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Bringing back old joys....

One of the classes I'm talking this semester is Rendering. This was one class I was not looking forward to taking because it's a drawing class.  As a child I loved to draw, I actually wanted to be an illustrator.  In junior high, I had a very negative experience with my artwork, and stopped doing anything creative.

It's taken many years to stop the voices in my head but the loudest are about my drawing ability. Over the course of the few weeks I've been in the class I've started remembering how much I do enjoy drawing.

Our assignment was to draw six textures: Metal, Glass, Stone, Fabric, Wood or Flower, Animal. We could only use gray markers and a black and white pencil.

 Now instead of dreading this class I'm really looking forward to the next drawing that I will create.

Is there something you have rediscovered in your life?

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Crafting Corner

My school work has been keeping me busy, but I was able to make a few cards this week.

I had these cards started from the last time I made cards.  The little animals are from the Avery Elle - More Stories stamp set.

For these cards I mixed some silver mixative with the texture paste to use the snow stencil as stars at night.

This card was for my son's birthday. The image is from Saturated Canary.  All the images where colored with Copic markers.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Right now...

Right Now...I'm looking at the additional snow that fell yesterday.

Right Now...I'm sitting in my pajamas waiting for my boys to get up. It's winter break so they get to sleep in today.

Right Now...I'm worried about a doctor appointment I have to take my son to later today. They have some test results back and instead of calling me saying everything is fine they want to have an appointment.  Update: We got good news at the doctor, so I'm breathing deeply again.

Right Now...I have lots of homework I need to complete. I have my first webpage design due tomorrow and I have a set of six drawings due next week. (Stay turned to see the drawings).

Right Now...I'm really enjoying my Rendering class. I've forgotten how much I really love to draw.

First assignment after the basic drawing of shapes.

Right Now...I'm regretting eating another Paczki...but they are so good.

Right Now...I'm planning some appetizers that I need to make for a wine tasting we are having on Friday.  If you have any good, quick recipes please let me know.

Right Now...I'm blessed to be able to stay home with my boys and go to school for something I always wanted to do.

Right Now...I'm reading The Food Babe Way by Vani Hari. She is a blogger and food activist that I've been following for many years. So far I'm really enjoying the book.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Words to Think About

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hope you get to spend some quality time with the people you love.  One of my favorite "love" book/movie is Pride and Prejudice, there are so many quotes from that story that are perfect for Valentine's Day.

Do you have a favorite "love" movie or book?

Monday, February 2, 2015

Chalkboard Quote

Being that it's February I felt that I had to pick a love quote. This is such a sweet quote from A.A. Milne.