Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Great News!!

Two simple words....
Today, in the midst of one of those crazy, mixed up kind of days, I received an email with these two words.  Great News!!
Those two words completely changed how my day was going.  It seemed all day long I was running.  Putting out fires constantly, running more, more fires, and when the bell finally rang, I sat for a second at my desk, and remembered the Great News!! email.  So, I opened it...
Holy Smokes Batman....I've been PUBLISHED!!!
They also have given me a code to share with friends....so, here you go!!!  Enjoy!!
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Until next time,
Ophelia

Friday, April 11, 2014

Knee Deep in Stuff

Seems like all of a sudden, the bottom fell out.  Piles of ungraded papers and laundry...just all sorts of things that are on my growing-unchecked to do list...sigh.
So, what does this gal do???  Leaves it all undone (for the moment) and heads to a journal page.
Just to scribble and add paint--still working on it, so I guess this is something else undone!
We are in the midst of baseball season, and beginning softball, so there are more things added to the crazy schedule.
But first, my trusty studio assistant needed a serious time out at the dentist...
Two days in a row....now that she is all better, its back to full on around here!  Guess I'd better pay more attention to the correct brushing of the back teeth from now on!
One more thing....
Still just loving my watercolors!
And to add another thing to the growing list...I REALLY want to learn to sketch on location...hmmm....
Until next time,
Ophelia

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Lessons Learned...

Spring Break came and slipped by in a flash.  Oh, how I had the greatest intentions of cleaning and painting, and cleaning some more.  I learned that I love naps...and lots of them.  A clean house is simply overrated!
I learned that my greatest intentions did not pan out as planned.
I am participating in Introverted Arts Traveling Journal...
Why is it that when I received it...I froze with fear...so I stared at it a few days, then jumped in the only way I knew how.
Adding scribbles, collage, and lots and lots of paint.
It goes postal today...heading off to its next round in the circle!
Another thing I have realized is my insane love affair with watercolors.  I think I am truly addicted.
Insane I say...
And...although the span of time between posts seems to get longer than my greatest intentions, I am still here and working daily in my little corner of the world.

I hope you all have a great day.
Until next time,
Ophelia

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Still Here...


Good Morning blog friends.  Yes, I am still here in blogland, and creating everyday.  I honestly have the best intentions of showing up...sigh, it just doesn't always work out how its all planned out in my head!
I am still working daily in my day to day journal.
This journal honestly brings me such joy!
I signed up for Mystele's Gut Art online class...WOW is all I can say...she is amazing!
I am honestly just grooving on playing...and well, just playing for the sake of playing!!
Getting my hands dirty in paint, and just letting go!
To me...that is magical!
Playing with color and words...I am in LOVE!
Seems I have been doing demos at Jerrys on a weekly basis, whick keeps me busy packing and unpacking...and all of this playing and experimenting is just great for my soul!
No demo is complete, however, without my trusty studio assistant coming along!!
She reminds me to keep it real!!
Until next time,
Ophelia

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Back. To Reality...

Good morning blog friends.  I am finally back from an amazing journey to Las Vegas, and being back to reality is kind of rough.  This re-entry thing gets me every time!!
The show was great, but kind of like childbirth, I forgot just how hard it is to set up a booth for a show!
When those zillion boxes showed up...that is when it hit me...and by then, there was no turning back!
I met some truly, truly awesome people there...and found myself an uber cool new toy--you all may have heard of Pebeo paints before, but until now, I have been in the dark.
Its pourable paint, and when they interact with each other, really cool effects happen!  And I mean really cool!  
Here is a piece that I did, and as soon as my luggage (I shipped my art supplies from filming back home) get delivered, I can tell you a bit more about them!
Did some playing in my journal this morning as our schools are on a delay.
Until next time,
Ophelia

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Stalling...Yes, its Sad...

I fly out on Monday morning for Vegas...  I am so psyched about it that I can't even stand it.  There is just one tiny problem---I'm stalling!!!
See that sharpener....well--ok, let me back up for a second.  
I am supposed to film an art journaling video on Friday, which means, I am supposed to have some sort of idea of what I am doing---there is to be an article about my process as well...so, in the true spirit of stalling, I sat for what seemed like forever with that sharperner...
And, I took to my box of watercolor pencils---because they need a nice point, right...
I don't know if its just nerves that have me stalling, but I haven't even started packing yet.
Oh wait...thats because I have no idea of what art supplies I need to take because I haven't even figured out what in the world I am going to do!!!
I have been teaching a lot, packing and unpacking for demos, but for some odd reason, I have been gripped with severe procrastination when it comes to this project.
I have been working in my Day to Day journal.
But art journaling...oh no...
Its T minus 4 days until I'm outta here, so I need to snap out of it...
Yet...I put all of my red paints in this basket... WHY???
Until next time,
Ophelia

Saturday, February 1, 2014

A School Day---On Saturday!

After three days in because of this...
We head to school today to make up our missed days.  
Its ok with me because I had three glorious days of being in my studio.
Lots of goofing off....and playing.  
Creating lots of things..
And taking lots of breaks to do this..
Oh...and lots and lots of naps!!
And making a grand decision...
Yes, thats it...Do More Of What I Love!
Until next time,
Ophelia