Friday, March 26, 2010

This is an addition to my other post today. My grandaughter Kyra came over to spend the night and I asked her if she wanted to make a postcard for Satori (see next post) and she said she would like to so hers is on the top and mine is on the bottom.

A request was made on a blog I follow to send postcards to a 10 year old girl named Satori.

To see her story go to Art of Wyanne
the karma weekly giveaway #6.....and a little favor... and see if you would like to add to this favor. It was fun. This is the postcard I made for Satori and I hope she enjoys it while recovering from her surgery.
It really motivated me thinking maybe I could brighten up someone elses's day as I know how those down days feel. I've had enough of them lately, so this lifted my spirits as I hope it lifts hers. Of course mine will only be one of probably hundreds or maybe even thousands, but it's still pertinent.
Hope to see more requests.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Well, I have been struggling lately, but decided to tackle a project for Gary's daughter Tracy.
It was her birthday today and I wanted to make use of some of Gary's tee shirts featuring the Harley Davidson pictures. This one was feminin enough for Tracy plus the bike on it is Blue like his new bike. I decided to make a pillow out of it so she could have it in some useful form rather than just sitting in a closet somewhere wondering why we can't throw it out. Now she doesn't have to but can if she gets sick of it.
The outside border looks better than this in person, but didn't come out quite so nice in the picture. I included a zipper so it can still be washed as well. She seemed to think it was more special than the gift certificate I gave her and I truly hope that was the case.
I kept some other shirts of Gary's and plan to make things with them that have some special memories attached. I will probably post them as they come up.
Thanks to all my art friends who are supporting me through this difficult time. I still can't talk about Gary very much. I miss him so much, but I know time will help and hopefully I'll be making more things soon. Maybe doing some decorating projects as well.
Thought I might share this so if anyone else has memories tied up in clothes of loved ones lost, they might try something along this line.
Happy creating.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Somewhere in my upbringing I was taught that it is necessary to get your work done before you are allowed to play. That "learning" has been my excuse for a long time as to why I don't do art.

Since I do not currently have a job and live on a social security check, I have nothing but time to play and yet do not allow myself as I have so much "work" to do in my home.

It is time to change old habits and "get-er done" as Larry the Cable Guy would say. So today I took the plunge and neglected work (not all of it mind you) and played in my art room on this Fabriano Watercolor Art Journal I am working on. It is part of a class I am taking from Marilyn Rock and Kerri Possen. I decided to do a little on my own as I had these elements I liked together. I thought I might get a head start so that in class I might get time to do the embellishing. I'm a little slow sometimes and everyone else will be done and I'm still puttsing along.

I'm not completely done but made a breakthrough in my habits and hopefully will continue to stop finding "work" excuses and "finding play time".

I was totally inspired to do this today by DJ Pettitt and her post on a suggestion she gave a beginner. I don't know if it helped the beginner, but it sure helped me and I thanked her for it.
You can find her blog at:

Thanks too for all you bloggers who inspire me with your work and come to visit mine.


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