Thursday, September 23, 2010


I have no idea where this country-ish styled thing came from. Well, I KNOW where it came from... my little art desk creation from last night. But it doesn't feel like my style at all. Does that ever happen to you?

Monday, September 20, 2010

I made something.

Yes, that's right. I finally made something. I'm not sure it's finished, but I'm calling it "ok" for now.And I have to admit, it was hard to even get this far. I'm out of the magic groove of daily creating. I miss that magic.

Note to self:
You created something. And that is good enough.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

This might be part of the problem...

There could be another reason no art is happening around here. The art room is a DISASTER. And I don't work so well in DISASTER areas. When I came back from the art fair, I dumped everything in the middle of the room. I worked on cleaning up a bit this morning, and at least there's a table now with a few inches of space to work in. Now if I could just find time to paint the walls. (Ok, not gonna happen any time soon... I know.)

Monday, September 13, 2010


We are CELEBRATING! Why are we celebrating? Because over the weekend I managed to pull together my workshop applications for Art Unravelled 2011. YAYYYYYY!

I'm submitting some things you've seen before, but at this point, even that requires celebration. Here's what I sent:

License To Create

A license plate treasure box.

Art Journal To Go
A box that holds a journal and supplies.

Birdy on Branch

A mixed-media, art journaling birdy standing proudly on her branch.(Detail)We'll see what happens!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Still Here & Still Swamped

Oh yes, I'm still here. And I've been doing my very best not to whine to the world about how completely buried I am. I'll leave it at this... I was crazy to accept the offer for the manager position at work. Crazy, I tell you.

Ok. Done with that.

Now on to my current art dilemma. I want, want, want to get my workshop applications in for Art Unravelled, but the deadline for applications is September 15th. I've been trying very hard to get to it, but many, many 10 to 14 hour work days + a two year old who wants her Mama (+ a Mama who wants her two year old who is extra funny and sweet and cuddly lately) are making that very difficult. SOMEHOW, I will pull it together.

One of my challenges for doing workshop applications is that you have to think about submitting about a year in advance of the actual event. That's a heck of a lot of thinking ahead. Another event, Artiscape, is due today. I just don't think that's going to happen no matter how much I want it. My "I can do anything! I can do it all!" mentality is kind of being squashed lately. I still know (like my last post said) that this will pass. But in the meantime, it's a struggle.