Monday, March 31, 2014

monday free tut

on the weekend I came across a free tut from Donna Downey
and its a good one heres the link
completely free and you have a few steps to get it
but compelety worth it

Sunday, March 30, 2014

weekly wrapup

swimming continues
weightloss does not
hubby on the mend
snow (enough said)
no spring flowers
working on a canvas
sending out happy mail
finished and mailed circle journal
baby shower
family for dinner
lunch with a friend (the tax lady)
baking magic squares for the baby shower
trying not to eat them
working in my planner
playing with my IPAD
going to goodwill with the shopper looking for Tupperware
thinking I should have saved all my old tupperware for her

Saturday, March 29, 2014

A page in the life..;..

One of the challenges in the Documented Life Project
was to use a magazine ad or something from a magazine
I used Nelson picture.  I had cut it out awhile ago
because I liked Nelson, and I loved the look of this.
and so I went with it, and used some other elements with it
and I liked the way it turned out
I had a hell of time trying to get into my blog, a whole day
of trying this and that.  I thought I was going to have
to give it up, but I managed somehow to get in
don't ask me how I did it, I don't have the faintest idea (lol)

Thursday, March 27, 2014


Do you golf? I wish I did, but I don't have
the patience for this game.  And its really
expensive.  I did this drawing a long
time ago I don't know If I have even
showed it before.  I wasn't happy with
a lot of things, about it, the butt, the legs,
the hands, the face.  But we don't all
have master pieces, do we. We could
not golf here even if I wanted to
it has been snowing for two days. I
wonder what happened to spring flowers

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

bad boy bad boy.....

This collage started with the number 8 card I found on the road
well walking devil dog, its actually a sorry card, but I loved the
saying on it. Move one man forward 8 squares.  I have
this picture of my dad when he was young, in a leather jacket
and knew I wanted to use it with that card.  I had some deli
paper that I have painted on and added it to the card, and
then that song bad boy came into my head.  I have
a bunch of indiv letters cut out to use and this is
what came out of it.  Then I sewed around the edges,
and roughed it up with some sandpaper to make it
look old.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Mail Art Envelopes

I have been busy making file folder
mail art, these are not  quite finished, but here is a great
video showing you how to do it.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Searching for the elusive

I keep drawing these cityscapes because \I am
in search of a certain look, this is not it.
I have been organizing all my art that I have
scanned and put on my computer.  I have put
them into categories, such as faces, birds
  All the collage I have collected, and scanned, etc
That  way when I am looking for something it
should be easier to find.  Do you scan your

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The day after....

Thank you for all the birthday wishes
I had a great birthday, bought my IPAD
had a pedicure, out for dinner with the
family, nothing could have been better
Today I went to the art store, bought some
pens, and pencils, some charcoal. Did
some art, working on my second last
traveling circle journal.  I am having
trouble with this one, its subject
is Inner and Outer, I know what
do you do for that? I have a few
arty things I need to get in the mail
that I am way behind on .  So hopefully
you had a great day today

Monday, March 17, 2014


Today is the big B
I am going to Apple today and buying my IPAD
I am getting the 2nd generation only
because it has a big screen
I would like the mini but these eyes need
a big screen
Last night B celebration at the mother in-laws
favourite cake (carrot) supplied by my sister in-law
tonight if hubby is feeling better dinner out
with the boyfriend and the shopper
if hubby doesn't feel good we are
having a steak BBQ and all the
So today its all about me, pedicure
IPAD shopping, maybe the
art store.  Well I better
go make myself beautiful, as
you know when your 30 you
don't need much (lol)
did you know 61 is the new 31

Saturday, March 15, 2014

New Technology

Well I thought I would post before I left for the day.  I am
on the hunt for a IPAD.  I am a little behind in all
the new techno stuff.  We have at present a home computer,
where the printer and scanner are hooked up to.  And I
had a Laptop, I did all my internet surfing on it , well in the family room
 with the
hubster.  Well last night the LapTop gave up. I think I have
had it about 5 years, and I have given it a good workout.  I
have wanted an IPAD but could not justify buying one
because I had the laptop.  And because I am having a
birthday next week, perfect timing.  So I am on the
hunt.  I will keep you informed.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

there is a house in New Orleans

this began as just the house shape
and I decided to collage inside the
house with my painted papers
I had the round face and I saw the
body I the collage and she became a
girl.  I love that when it happens it then
takes on a whole other meaning then what
you started with. And the   song
House of the Rising Sun is one of my favourites.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

swim girl....

today I am late posting
no excuses, I have nothing of value to say
I live a life that sometimes I am bored with
I have been staying around the house
keeping the hubster company.  The
only other thing I do is still swim
every morning. I have not even
been to the art store.  I know, I know
I feel the need coming on.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Sgt Peppers Loney heart club band

I love the Beatles music, it brings me back
to my youth.  I still remember playing
She Loves Me on my record player on the
floor with my sister (lol) anyway I
was practising my lettering and this is
what came out.

Monday, March 10, 2014

snap crackle pop

click on picture to enlarge
this is document your life planner page10? I think
it was draw a bird, you know me and my birds.
Well the little blue guy, made out of painted
paper, the middle book pages, the last painted
napkin.  I found the words in a magazine, but
just outlinde them in whiteout.  The back ground
is  made with sharpies, and the bird on a wire
 tape I got on a package.
Well today the sun is shining, the snow is melting,
we can see grass, the deck is clear of snow, I
think spring is coming.  So today I am going
for a long walk with devil dog, to enjoy this
weather.  What are you doing today?

Sunday, March 09, 2014


last night while watching Curling, not my choice
I was sketching, and this is what came
out of it.  I was trying to get the
correct measurements for a full length body.
I need more practice

Friday, March 07, 2014

DLP #9 Collage something you would recyle


Week  #9 in the Document your life planner , the
challenge was use something you would recyle in a collage.
As it happens I just received my circle art journal in the mail
and sent me
some lovely emphera, and she had it in a lovely
decorated envelope with some lovely homemade
touches, so I incorporated them in my page, she
also sent me one of her postcards and I am
going to use it in as a tip in.

I really am enjoying using my planner, not only as a art
project, but as a planner keeping my day in order,
things I want to do, I have my bucket list in there,
I am working on a  100 of my favorite songs
and once I have them all down, I am going to use
my itune gift certificates.  I am not rushing into
choosing my favorite tunes.
Do you use a planner?


Thursday, March 06, 2014

A exchange tip.....

the skin color does not turn out to good on the computer in
real life it is very smooth, I tried to fix it in Photoshop elements
but it looked worse.
I created this while watching TV, just used markers.  I have
to make these ladies smile more, or is that just a part
of my style. 
The Circle Journal that I am a participant in just arrived yesterday.  This is
almost the end of the swap, only one more after this one.  I had
fun doing it, and for sure would do it again.  The art in the journals have been
amazing.  The only downsize is the postal rates, but you have to
factor that in when signing up for these things.  So if you ever are
thinking of doing a journal exchange think about where the
participants are from.  Just a tip from me.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

A tiny peek in my life....

double click on picture to enlarge
well this is another peek at the inside page of my documented
daily planner.  I don't know if I told 't you this or not, but
if I did just skip this part.  I had made this bird
before, but I added the big eyes to him, and liked the
look and decided I would probably use this again.
So I make a collage sheet full of this bird and printed it.  So
anytime I want him I have him.  I do that a lot with my
art.  In order to keep my collage pages somewhere where
I can find them I keep them all together in a flat brown
Hubby is watching curling, devil dog is out cold on her bed, and
I am pinterest surfing.  I love pinterest don't you. The hubster
has been in and out of the hospital, since he got out after
spending a month there.  You go in with one problem and come
out with 5 you didn't know you had, its hell to get old.
At least one of us is healthy, I am a year younger (lol) I always
tell him he robbed the cradle.


Tuesday, March 04, 2014

ABSTRACTION or Distraction

I have hitched my wagon this week to the Challenge over
at this week
theme abstraction, to use a certain color palette
well  I messed up big time and forgot
about the palette and did my own thing.
This was my take on it, so predicable right
I am going to do another with the right colors
and not use shapes, stay tuned

Monday, March 03, 2014

good ideas gone bad

she started out as a good idea
and then she was almost the best girl I had ever done
but it went downhill quickly from there
I just never know when enough is enough
you know you think oh I will do a little of this and a little of that
then her face is crap, then I decide to put some
tissue paper on it, then went with my usual white
and should have just let it alone
so just so you know sometimes good ideas are bad (lol)

Sunday, March 02, 2014

When in Rome.....

I have been to Pisa, and the tower does lean, when we were there a zillion years ago
they were working on it, because it was in danger of falling over it was leaning so badly.  And  on a side note, these women are not in my family.....(lol).  I had fun searcing for the right elements for this collage, I did not not want to overload it with to much to look at..  I wanted the elements to speak for themselves, I hope I achieved that look.
Today I am in the midst of making chicken soup.  The weather in the prairies  is brutal  cold and a high wind chill, so soup fills the bill. Even devil dog does not linger in the backyard when its this cold.  I know I know I said no more weather news would come out of this blog, but say la vie. I

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