Give smiles away often. It won't cost you anything, but it might be just what someone else needs.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Documented Life Week 8

Hey Doll!
What's going on today?
I finally finished my Documented Life
Week 8 page - Flap on a flap.
I actually didn't make a flap, I used the
packaging from my incense that I love because
I wanted my book to be smelly!
check it out

This is the flap closed. It's washi taped in on the left side.
And this is the flap open and the page I painted, and
sewed around the circles.
Here is the inside pages. As you can tell, I am
joining the "Happy Mail" group and can't wait to
start making things to send out. I hope to receive
something from all fifty-whatever states!
(don't judge me, I can't remember right now)
So, hope you like the pages.
Oh, on a lighter note, my huuussband took me
out for lunch yesterday. I only mention this because
the restaurant was fancy, and I don't do gourmet
kind of food. So I am very proud that I tried
Kale Caesar Salad with grilled Chicken!
It's not the chicken, it's the kale.
Even the name is "gourmet"!
So, thanks for stopping by.
Talk to ya soon

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Documented Life Week 7

Hey Doll!
How've ya been? I'm good. Been working
on my Documented Life Project and still
How about you? Did you start yours?
You should, you know. It's not too late, go at
your own pace.
Anyway, here's Week 7's pages.
The prompt was to repeat a shape. I chose
hexagon because I always do circles and wanted
to do something different. And because I started
handpiecing a Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt
 using 1" hexagons a long time ago and still
haven't finished it.
(Don't you tell me to get to work!
Yeah, you. You know who you are.)
This is the flap closed with the hexagons
and my daily calendar.
Close up of the hexes. I painted a separate piece of
bristol paper and then cut it up. The background is
acrylic paint painted on and then wiped away through
a stencil.

Close up of calendar.
This is the flap open.
Ha! Got my circles in anyway.
And, as you can see from my journaling, I started Joanne
Sharpe's "Letter Love 101" class. I'm lovin' this too!
And the close up of the writing in my circles.
Well, I hope you like Week 7.
Have a good week with happy thoughts!
P.S. Did you have a nice Valentine's Day?

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Documented Life Week 6

     Hey Doll!

I have a quickie post just to show you my
Documented Life Week 6 finished pages. I hope they
are inspiring to someone!

This is the tip-in closed.
The prompt was "Pinterest Interest" so we
were to look on Pinterest and find inspiration and
use that for our page. As you probably can tell, I
chose Joanne Sharpe and her gorgeous lettering style.
This is my attempt on one of her fonts.

This is the tip-in open. I haven't decided what
to do on the right side yet. I want to take Joanne's
on-line class and then add lettering.

Hope you liked this short post.
(I usually talk much more)
Enjoy your Sunday.


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The Documented Life Project video flip

Hey Doll!
How was your day?
Mine was good, outside yoga by the water and
tanning the rest of the day.
I know, I know, tanning is very bad. But I am a
sun worshipper and I want to look good in the box!
So I told you yesterday I had something to show you.
I have started a new journal (like I need another)
called "The Documented Life Project".
I just love it. Everything you need in one place.
Watch my video flip of the book to see the details.

 So, did you like it? I'm tellin' you, I'll never get
a job as a phone sex girl!
But anyway, I'm loving this project because you
always need a planner anyway, and then there are
things you want to remember while you're out, and
shopping lists to make (which you forget at home) and
art you want to make at that very moment or you'll
die! And this book has everything all in one place.
If you want to make one of your own, it's not too late.
Start with the week you can begin and then just work
on the passed weeks when you can to catch up.
Here are some pics of the weeks I've completed.

Here's when I first started.

I also made a pencil pouch to carry with me. I cut my
colored pencils in half and sharpened both ends.
Yes, I know, GENIOUS!
Week 1 - front door

Week 2 - selfie

inside tip-in

Week 3 - envelope

inside tip-in

Week 4 - note to self

inside tip-in

Week 5 - doodle border

inside tip-in
So that's where I'm up to now. I will try to
post a picture once a week to show you how I
made my pages from Art to the 5th's prompt.
I like how I have a week to make each page, much less
pressure than a daily prompt.
Ok, thanks for stopping by again.
I hope you enjoyed the video.
Leave me comments, I'm lonely! sniff sniff


The "Dead One" lives!

Hey Doll!
How have you been?
I am alive and well and living
in witness protection since my last post!
I titled this the "Dead One" lives because
my friend Helene back in New York says that every time
I call her to catch up on things. I take so long
to call, she assumes I have died and nobody
remembered to tell her, hence the name
"Dead One"!
Anyway, I have been busy with the usual every
day hustle and bustle just like you, and have been a
very bad blogger. Please forgive me.
(I'm begging here)
The end of the year seemed to fly by and I never
had a chance to write. I have been making art more
now that the holidays are over, so if you want, I
can show you some of the things I've made.
But only if you want.
okay, I'll show you, jeez, you can stop saying please!
So for Christmas I made a few things.
This is in one of my Dyan Reaveley journals. Everything
I used on this page are her products.

Of course you recognize Tim's December tag. I went
crazy looking for all the supplies for this one.
I just HAD to have that flower!
Oh, and it was late. I didn't make it until January.
Don't judge.

Then I made this big tag because I had the tree part cut
out for the longest time waiting to become something. So
I Distress Inked (that's a verb now) the card, then
embossed it and then painted the raised parts with Twinkling
H2O's. You can't really see it in the pic, but it's there!
The rest was just glueing all the pieces in place.
Then in January I did some more pages, and watched
lots of CHA 2014 You Tube videos. And of course, I
NEED every single thing I saw! Even Dina Wakley has her
own line of products now. If you haven't seen all the
new toys, go to You Tube and watch.
(bring a hankie, you'll be drooling)
This was a page I started with Dina in class at ESS in
Lake Worth and didn't really like it so I procrasti -procas - pro -
oh, screw it! I didn't work on it for a long time!
I just painted over what I didn't like and went from there.

This one is actually on a single sheet of 140lb watercolor paper.
I cut up a giant pad I had and the brilliant idea was to make
all the pages into a book. Taking much longer than planned.

And this is face #11 in the Dina Wakley 100 Faces Challenge.
I have a long was to go! Dina signed this page on the left
Okay, so this is long and boring enough, so I'll stop here.
I do want to show you something that got me out of a
little slumpy, sadness I was in for a while.
To cheer me up, my huuusssband (you have to say it like that)
took me shopping for yoga clothes.
One of my resolutions was to start yoga and I've been
doing it, but not regularly. I have to work on that.
They are sooooo cool! I love them.
Of course I can't wear them out in public, but I can
at home. I do need opaque tights though. You can see all
that God gave me in these things!!
All right, that's it for now. Tomorrow I want to show
you something that really got me out of the slump that is
ART related.
Thanks for listening.
And remember to comment. I want someone to talk to!