First pattern

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I ran the kid’s craft table at a get-together today. Many frames were painted and much fun was had by all. This is one of my frames. I think I’ll seal it glossy & I already have a plan for what picture will go in it…

School’s out for summer?

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So…my Brother is on break from school and my best friend is taking an oil painting class (where he doesn’t need my help to edit anything!) so I’m actually not doing homework for a bit. I seriously don’t know how to act…

Oh! I know! I’ll work on some art journaling! Heh.

Actually, I have been working on some pages for Journal 52 and will post them as soon as they’re dry (!) Trying to catch up is interesting, especially since I HAVE made beginnings on a few weekly themes (Creative Hands[18], Mandala [21], Party Animals [15]) and NOW I have time to finish some things. Oh! that does sound nice…”finishing something”. I don’t know about y’all but I have so many works in progress laying around, I’M not too surprised that the possibilities get a bit overwhelming at times.

Anywho…there’s more to come…in COLOR!

Worth fixing or get a new one?

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So…It will cost $40 to get my sewing machine serviced, but I can get a brand new one for $80 or less and sell the old one at the yard sale my neighbor and I are having next Saturday.

While I am generally one for using what I have rather than chucking it for the new hotness, I wonder what would be the best choice for me here.

What do YOU think?


Sew what?

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Did I ever tell you that I know how to sew? Wait…did I ever tell you that my Mother was a seamstress? (Among other things, she was a Renaissance woman) Well…all of these statements are true and what it means for my creativity is that I have my Mom’s sewing machine, a lightweight Brother with minimal fanciness and attachments. This machine has been sitting in a closet/storage unit/garage for the dozen years since my Mom died, but I am going to take it to the local vacuum/sewing machine repair shop this week and have it tuned up.

Why would I make plans to bring this machine up to the front of my crafty world after all this time? Well…I’ll tell you. Even though I have not-so-fond memories of sewing causing my to neck hurt (possibly because it was too low on the table as Mom was shorter than I am), I have a few interesting ideas about sewing on paper and adding fabric to my arty repertoire. More importantly, though, I am SWIMMING in my clothes and folks are (lovingly) giving me crap about it. Yeah…it’s a rough life, losing 100lbs. “Poor me! My clothes are all too big!” 


So, I’ll get the old machine a lube job and retrain myself to wind a bobbin and work that puppy so that I can at least tailor my tops and skirts to fit so I’ll only have to purchase pants (not ambitious enough to try to create pants for myself, realistically) and underpinnings.

But the FUN part will be getting silly and creative with thread. Yeah…like I need ANOTHER hobby…

All public and stuff

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Just told Facebook that this little blog exists. I wonder if that will make a difference in inspiring me to put more art up here?

I am almost completely finished with an art journal (as finished as one can get, I suppose…I can ALWAYS add more to quite a bit of it…) and should probably put some more pages up here…

Let’s see…


Hmmm….will work on better photos using actual light…


I worked on this, the inside back cover, more after this photo was taken, but this is the gist of it.

Gonna take some more pics later today (after I do some NECESSARY housework) & will get to working on my other journals to let this one rest…WOOT!