Twice monthly, I demo over at Jerrysartarama in Raleigh.
When I pull into the parking lot, I just feel better. Somehow, all of my troubles and worries just vanish for the time I am there...maybe its because I get to lose myself in the simple act of creating.
There is one problem though...
I get to look at all of this goodness...
I realize that my studio is packed and over flowing...
And this is why!!!
There is something new every single time it seems!!
And, My best intentions of bot getting one thing...well
Again...my studio over flows with toys...
Today, I tried to journal a bit differently.
Simple... Now it is just a beginning, but I really want to just keep it simple.
I want to leave some space for more thoughts and let those thoughts be the center of my page...
Seems this week has just been crazy busy...working late, practices, Art Club, and Jerry's...I have been getting home later and later each night this week.
I have some of my day to day journal pages to share as it seems this journal helps me to keep my sanity!
Just being able to just spill on a page does something magical.
I can cometely feel a difference when I don't get a chance to have my quiet time and spend time in my journal in the morni ng before I head out for work...
My scanner is on the fritz again, so I apologize for all of the ugly ohotos lately.
And, here is a journal page where I pulled out some of my collage sheets, washi tape, and rubber stamps. Wonder how long it will take me to make a dent in my supplies by using what I have and actually running out of something before needing to get more...hmmm...
I did finally managed to pull out the new stamp sheet that I got from Roben Marie Smith a while ago and mount it!
Oh, how I LOVE this stMp set and can't wait to actually cut it out and getting it all inked up!!
Well guys, if you have actually read this far, I really appreciate you hanging with me through the awful photos and rambling!! Thanks so much for visiting my crazy little corner here in blogland.
After what seemed like forever in the car (really on 5 hours) we arrived safely at my parents to spend our holiday with family. Such a wonderful time as always. Back in the car today, and we are back at home. I love, absolutely love time with my family, but I truly love being at home.
Nice, and quiet!!!
So tonight in my studio, I pulled out some stamps, and embossing powder.
I really love being in my studio...again, I'm so thankful that I have this space, where I can escape all of the hustle and bustle of life, and just enjoy the peace and quiet that is here.
I apologize for the horrible photo.. The lighting these days in my studio needs some major help.
Today, I pulled out some stencils, sprays, and my box of old photos...haven't visited that pile in a while, and it has been great just to plunder around through all of my stuff.
Today, we head out for a quick visit to my parents in SC...I wish I could magically get us there without the drive.
So, I will sign off for a bit (I promise to be back...I have a lot of stuff to use) but before I do, I leave you with a picture of my daughter after receiving a letter from Leo--her Elf on the Shelf...
Leo advised her that he tried to come for a visit, but her room was trashed...so he went back to the North Pole...it took about 3 minutes and she was "gathering her cleaning supplies". Thank You Leo!!
Happy Monday Everyone!! Happy because I am faced with a short work week, and I am prayerful that the week is smooth.
I came home on Friday spent...absolutely done, and needed a bit of art therapy.
This was done on a canvas board...8x10 which was a perfect--non intimidating size.
I spent the entire day on Saturday being best friends with my couch...just plain exhausted from my work week!
Sunday, bright and early, I headed to the studio---to pack for my demo at Jerry's, and I decided that I need to get back to the basics...The stress free basics of being in my journal...and, a bit of using stuff up! It crossed my mind as I reached across my PanPastels to grab something, what woyld happen if The things that I "had to have" suddenly vanished because I didn't use them. All of my toys--precious, precious toys would simply be gone! So, I have decided to take on a bit of a personal challenge...kind of like a use it or lose it...
1) so that I will work and finish up a journal that I have... And 2) so that I can use some of the stuff that I have been collecting.
So...today is Day 1...
I hope to post my daily progress...but I will be in the studio using it up!!
I honestly just love my journal, and I am so thankful that I have a place where I can just unwind...