Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Been playin...

Often deadlines get me moving ahead on a project.

But sometimes I do everything except the thing I need to do to meet the deadlines. Like now for example... This morning I played with my new Copic markers instead of tackling anything on my to do list (well, I did actually do the dishes, so that should count for something).

Even though I have always loved markers, somehow I didn't jump on the Copic marker bandwagon until just now. Here's my first attempt... I have a lot to learn!

Oh, and sometimes when I have too many deadlines and a to do list a mile long, I just run around in panicked circles willy-nilly all over the place. I guess playing with my Copics is better than that option.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Art Day 1 Recap + Art Day 2 Plans

Ok, I swear I won't debrief you on EVERY art day I get to have... but just so that I can record what I accomplished, I'm documenting. So....

Yesterday, I:

-Walked my daughter over to her Mimi's house because it was a beautiful morning
- Started a painting to get warmed up
- Created 3 of the 5 collages for my Inspire My Life "Love Your Letters" class + started the backgrounds for the 2 remaining
- Finished the backs of the flower bouquets for my Inspire My Life "Don't Be Blue Bouquet" class
- Prepped 10 boards for some transfers I want to do
- Started creating class kits for the four classes coming up at the end of July
- Worked on a gift

Today I'm going to:

- Take some photos of my progress so I have photos to share with you :)
- Finish the remaining 2 collages
- Make a new "Birdy on a Branch" for Art Unraveled so I can prepare for that class
- Finish the gift I worked on yesterday
- Continue assembling class kits and figure out how big the pile of stuff is that I need to take
- Maybe make a trip to the lumber store to get wood for finishing up class kits for the "License to Create" class

Ready. Set. GO!!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

A Beginning

It feels like I haven't posted anything for a while (even though I just posted about Regina's awesome class that I'm taking in August)...

Today feels like a beginning. Actually, last week was the beginning and I've been feeling whispers of beginning, but today feels like THE day. TODAY is my first full art day down at the studio now that I've reduced my hours at my job to part time. I'm waiting to say WAHOOOOOO until I actually create something!

Hopefully you'll be seeing a lot more artsy posts from me in the future.

I also have some events coming up very soon... Inspire My Life in Manitowoc, WI and Art Unravelled in Phoenix, AZ. If you haven't signed up yet, PLEASE DO! Would love to see you. :)
AND, Art Is... You Petaluma is coming up in September. If you're going to be there, let me know!

Backtracking a bit... and because I don't want to leave you without a picture. Last week I got to spend my off days from work visiting my long time wonderful best friend Judy. Also got to see long time friends Tom and Melissa and to visit Greenville, SC - one of my favorite cities. Such a great time - here we are getting ready to go out. Could I be any paler??! :)
Uh oh... I hear a bump upstairs. Miss Harper must be awake. Time for some Mommy-Daughter morning time!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Gratitude, Giving and GREATNESS!!!

I am sure I don't need one more thing to do in August. But guess what... I'm gonna do one more thing anyway! My art friend Regina Lord is teaching an e-course called The Art of Giving. I need reminders to stop and be grateful for all that I have in the midst of all the craziness. AND, Regina is awesomely talented...(She's the GREATNESS part in the blog post title.) I can't wait!

I hope you'll join me! Here's a link to Regina's blog and all the info! --> LINK