March 30, 2008

Hand-Carved Stamps

Crusade 18

Here is a stamped page of all my missing hand-carved stamps from last year :( Sigh ...

So the timing couldn't be more perfect for Michelle Ward's stamp carvng crusade.

I did an art journal page with some of my new carved stamps, but the paper was a little too textured and some did not stamp well. I also added the pages were i was stamping off as I worked on them. They are pretty faded ... I was using an 8-year old stamp pad LOL



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March 28, 2008

Heart in Hand ...







I am a bit late ---- eeeekkkk! But here are some hand pages I did for a hand-book swap in honor of sweet Michelle -- who does some of the most amazing journal pages I've ever seen :)

I hope she likes them. I haven't been doing incredibly deep work lately. I'm just doing what I like these days --- if that makes any sense.

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March 22, 2008

Leap

Leap
My last page for February ...

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The Red Shoes

Dance you shall ... dance always ... so that vain children around the lands shall heed this warning.
This was inspired by a fairy tale ... if not a somewhat macabre one :)

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Trust Your Heart

Learn to trust your heart.I can't get with it lately. I seem to have lost the logging bug :( I am posting some remaining pages from the February calendar I was too lazy to post last month. Perhaps I will get the March pages posted in April LOL

Things have been a whirlwind lately.

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Lisa's Countdown

I almost missed it LOL But here is a link to Lisa's Countdown. Cool images!

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March 08, 2008

Betray

BetrayWell, I'll spare you all this sad story -- but this was kind of an art therapy page for me. I had to let go of an 8-year friendship and regain control of my life. It is still shocking to me that I was so blind to what was happening -- but life lessons were learned from this experience.

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Hearts Galore

Hearts Galore
I'm more than a little late posting LOL But what could I do for a Valentine's page, but hearts?

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Shoes

Shoes
Shoes ... shoes ... shoes LOL

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Alpha

Alpha
I had a tough time getting journal pages started last month. It felt like I was simply running out of ideas LOL So I cut out alphabet letters and glued to the page. That turned out to not be so quick and easy as I thought LOL

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Long Time No See

It seems I have lost interest in blogging lately -- and perhaps art too. There have been a lot of life changes in the past month -- out with the old and in with the new as they say. My focus has been on my job lately -- and there is potential for it to turn into a more professional career, but to really make this hapen I need to pursue a degree.

I only have a few credit hours, as I took one semester of college immediately following high school, but due to a number of life circumstances I was unable to return. It has been laziness that I have not considered returning before now -- but it is time. I was never one to take classes just for the sake of taking classes. My goal at 18 was to major in English, so I could become a fiction writer one day.

My focus is quite different now. I have several mentors at work and they say I am a natural for IT work -- particularly when it comes to being a Business Analyst -- and I also love working with the data. Data sounds so boring, but I love tackling challenges. If I don't have to use my wits to solve problems, I'm not really interested LOL

I have the potential to move into several slightly different fields of work at my job, so hopefully I can hang on long enough to get at least an Associate's degree -- but a Bachelor's degree would definitely be better.

I'm going to fous on getting as much art stuff wrapped up as I can -- but ultimately, I will have to drop a lot of groups and probably will not sign up for any more long-term commitments. My focus will be moved back onto my local art group, as I have spread myself so thin I feel I am not getting everything I can out of my local art group.

This is a lot of change for me and I am trying to embrace it -- but we'll see LOL I am also hoping that cutting back on the art stuff over time will motivate me to get my art stuff all organized. I get to a certain point and it just stops while I mess things back up with more art LOL I'd like to truly get it organized -- in a way that I can actually manage it. I never got to the point where everything has its own place. I don't know how successful I will be in that area -- but a little peer pressure will help LOL

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