Friday, May 28, 2010

It's the weekend!!

It's been a crazy week.  So glad it's the weekend.  I'll check in again soon.


Monday, May 24, 2010


Well it's Monday night, usually it's Sunday night when I realize that I have to go to work the next day and begin to stress over it.  Why is that?  I like my job, I like the people I work with.  There really shouldn't be any reason to worry, yet I do.  Weird.  Why also, when I'm at work, do I feel totally inspired to create things and write letters and work in my art journal, yet when I get home, all that inspiration has disappeared?  I had big plans for this weekend.  Lots of creativity but as usual, life "got in the way" and I say that lightly because I was happy doing other things, and I didn't get around to doing anything crafty.  I'm starting to think that maybe I'm one of those people who will only become inspired if I have a limited amount of time to create.  Kind of like when I had exams in high school and college and I was cramming the night before instead of reviewing a week or two in advance.  Will I ever learn???

Lately I have become more obsessed with post office boxes.  I took this picture in Ireland.  I think I might make it a series.  Taking pictures of post boxes everywhere I go.

This is a pretty random post.  It's been that kind of a weekend.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Good Mail Day!

I am so excited.  Today I received my first postcard since I started postcrossing again a few weeks ago.  It was a sweet little kitty card with lyrics on the back.  Too cool!  I also received a zine I ordered from Hanna  called Metta, all about art journaling.  I am so excited to read it.  Her blog is one of my daily reads and I'm always inspired to go make stuff.  Last but not least, I ordered a magazine called Underground Art School, after reading about it on Anna's blog.  It's the Spring 2009 issue called The Sketchbook issue.  I love Anna's style and she's featured in this issue.  If you want more inspiration to sketch daily, you should definately check out her blog.  I am trying to sketch more often, I don't feel that I am very good at it, so I tend not to do it.  However, like anything else, you have to practice in order to grow and get better so I am making it a goal to sketch a couple of times a week at least.  I have to blank Moleskines just waiting to be filled with bad drawings!  On that note, I am also excited by this announcement.  Something new to lust after!

I have also decided now that I am an official letter writer and sender that I should get a proper letter opener.  I will be on the lookout for anything cool.  Let me know if you see something you think I might like!
Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Photo mania et al

So this past couple of weeks, besides completing all of the prompts for the "Tell Your Story" class, I have been taking tons of pictures.  Instax, film, digital and on my iphone.  I have been particularly enjoying the Lo-mob app (thanks Elsie!).  Here's a few:

I am totally loving my iphone!  For those of you looking for a creative boost and some ideas for a travelling art kit, read Elaine's post here.  While you're there check out her other posts for instant inspiration.  

Getting ready for our Canadian May long weekend.  Monday is Victoria Day.  Most of my crazy buddies are going camping even though it never fails to snow on May long.  Good luck kids!  Stay warm! I am going to Grande Prairie, AB to hit the malls and Michaels.  Yay me!  Now hopefully I can talk mom into eating at the Wok Box, super yum!

For all of you who are taking the TYS class, I'll see you at tomorrow's chat! 

NB:  I just realized how much I have been using the exclamation mark in this post.  I'd apologize but I'm just super cheery and happy to be blogging again.  Yay!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Messin' Around

Hey guys!  I have been busy this past week.  Schlepping my nephew to soccer games, helping my niece plant flowers and this weekend I have agreed to watch them (all 4) for four days while my SIL goes to Abbotsford.  Call me crazy but I think I can do it.  It's their myriad of pets I am unsure about (3 rats, a hamster, two gerbils, a bearded dragon, various fish and a puppy)  the puppy is fine, as are the fish, it's the rodents that scare me.

The picture above is a result of me messing around on  It's a pretty cool website and you can create all kinds of great pics that you would need a special camera for.  Any of you who are taking Elsie and Rachel's class, you should check this site out for sure.  You can even make polaroid type photos.

I am currently working on more prompts from class but I promise I will upload pics soon!

Happy Monday!

P.S.  Check out this sweet bag Kara re-modeled.  Love it!