Tuesday, May 27, 2008

What's creatively cooking?

Litte Space, Little Art!
So right not I'm feeling a little spacially challenged. I do have more space now in my new apartment than I had in my previous arrangement. But that's not all there is to the problem. AK is a bit of a neat freak, and I don't want to spread out and then have him trying to figure out how and were to move this or that so that it can dry, and everything still stay in it's place. You know I'm the type, I'm painting and I will take over the living rom and you will need to walk around me and my things. Thanks and have a nice day!
I am open to any suggestions, if any of you have some. Please and Thank You.
The only thing he has come up with is I can go and sit in our attic, but at 5months can you really see me climbing attic stairs. I mean the kind that let down from the ceiling, no!! I love this man, and yes he would help me up and down,but no. And he's never seen me paint, I kind of need access to the bathroom and my paint set up
So I've decided that for the time being since I can't up and down the steps. I am going to create piceses no larger than 11x14and that's only until I run out of watercolor paper. I've started on a few 3.5 X5 pieces. I may also give ATCs a shot. This will give me a chance to try some new techniques, and maybe just be bold all together.
Well here's a start, a covered journal and a 3.5 X5 sketch that I'm afraid to apply color to. I can't decied on watercolor pencils or acrylics.
Enjoy your day!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Tag!!!! I'm it!!!

I was tagged by Violette with a meme. Now the term meme is new to me, so I had to go do some "research" and for those of you who like me were like " a what?", it's officiall described by Wikipedia as a unit of cultural information, such as a practice or idea, that gets transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another. Examples include thoughts, ideas, theories, practices, habits, songs, dances and moods and terms such as race, culture, and ethnicity. Memes propagate themselves and can move through a "culture" in a manner similar to the behavior of a virus. So here I am spreading a good, good virus ! Here are the rules: 1. Each player answers questions about themselves. 2. At the end of the post, tag 5 people by posting their names. 3.Go to their site/blog and leave a comment telling them they've been tagged. Invite them to your site/blog so they can read the tagged post. 4. Let the person who tagged you know when you've completed your tagged post.
1. What were you doing 10 years ago? Getting ready to go on my last summer vacation. I was a junior in high school, laughing at the fact that I had "made it"!!! What am I going to do now? I only have 1 year left.... 2. What are 5 things on your "To Do" list? - Make salad for baby shower -Prime canvas, 3x5s and 5x7s for new project -Find all of my supplies - Name baby -A little here?..... 3. What are 5 snacks you enjoy? (In no specific order) -Fruit -Smoothies- No banana, double shot of wheatgrass -Jello -Candy- Sprees, Gummie Savers -Chips 4. Name some things you would do if you were a millionaire. I'd build a few houses for my family. Put money away so that my kids and niece could go to school. Oh did I mention i want a little studio of my own. 4. Name some places where you've lived. Just Columbus, and some suburbs. 5. Name some bad habit you have. I'm messy, I get shy at the wrong times. I'm not good at following rules : ) 6. Name some jobs you've had. Nurses Aide, Receptionist, Manicurist, Secretary, Buisness Analyst, Art Director. Here are the people I’m tagging: Flassie Redheaded Stepchild Miss KoolAid

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Walk with a cause

Yesterday I participated in WalkNationwide. it is a corporate sposored fitness day. You sign up and walk or run one of their 1, 3,or 5 mile walks or just kind of do your own thing. I collected donations for my mentor group Just Between Us. I decided I do the 3 mile walk. I had walking buddies and my mom on speed dial. I was ready to go. I went out front to meet my team ( 3 other co-workers), when I get a phone call from Tina, they left me!! She forgot I was going to the bank first. We chose the route with the Planet Smoothie!! So I just had to indulge, parking is so bad down there and we were just going to be walking by, so why not indulge? Right?
Even though I started out alone I met up with them about a half mile from the start at Planet Smoothie. They though it was just a few blocks away. It was good, couldn't tell ya what I got, but it was worht the stop!!
So the rest of the walk I entertained them with my cell phone photo skills. I wanted something for my blog. So here you go a few pics of the sights in the Short North area of downtown Columbus!!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Busy or Practicing?

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I couldn't help it. I had to share. Hopefully my sister won't be upset. This is my niece. Ak and I have been babysitting in the evening while my sister works. I told him it's good practice for us. The purple bulge is my 20 week bump!! My oldest is 5 and his niece that he raised for 3 years is now 8!! So I say we're a little out of touch. We have some free time tonight, as my sister is off. I want to paint but I need to do my hair,we have a funeral to go to this weekend and my sisters post-poned shower is Saturday also.

So I guess we have to wait and see what happens when I get home. Other than that not much is going on. I have however found a few new artist that I am just in love with. Below are my recent must reads:

Alisa Burke

Got Art

Jennifer Maestre and her etsy store

Ro Bruhn

Shari Beaubien

Samantha Kira

Hope you enjoy as much as I do!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

I'm still here......

That's what most days feel like. I'm just still here. The last few months have been very very trying. Last month I tried motivating my self to at least post a picture and thought's just to clear my head, but I guess I was just too overwhelmed with emotion. Since the first of the year my life has gone through some very rough changes that I figured would be behind me, but everyday is learning experience, and the new year definitly brought lessons to be learned. The new year also bought me new life. But I'll get into that shortly.
Over the last few months I have lost some persons in my life, that I really whole heartedly belived loved me the way that I loved them. But I don't know what makes people do the things they do. I don't know what make me naive when it comes to kindness. I don't know why at 26 I really belive that the people I treat good, are treating me just the same.....
As a dear friend told me the other week, I'm going to have to forgive, and bring closure to this or it's going to eat away at me. I have to leave this and know that it just won't be the same. My struggle is not in vain. And everything that I feel like I'm loosing, even the people...God is going to replace.
Well I know that people are being replaced, and family is definitly takinkg more importance inmy life. Since the first of the year, our family has grown! I'm an Auntie!! Kiaya Janelle came to us on April 3. And Blessing #2 will arrive in October!! AJ going to be a big sister!! AK and I are expecting his first, my second child! I couldn't enjoy it at first due to the stressfulll turn my life had taken, and all the glorious things the first trimester brings!!
We are now in our own home and making preparations. I am really begining to feel more at peace. And pray that I am around more before maternity leave comes and goes. I have been creating, just not posting to here or flickr. I have taken a book making class, the glass class, and the painting class which made me a lot more comfortable with what I was doing. I don't have a digital camera right now, but my crackberry camera seems to be okay, so I may give in and use it to provided some more stimulating updates.
Thanks to those of you who have stopped by, left comments and mailed me things during this time. I really appreciated it. It made those days so much warmer. Well I'm off to babysit and maybe create.... I'll have to see how KJ feels about that. Lord! Does all of my family have the same initials.
Hugs ya'll


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