Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Just Journal!

My goal for this new year is to try and journal/post every day on my blog. I'm finding it difficult to "talk" on the page. I worked on several pieces of art today, nothing is completed. Several birthdays of friends are coming and I'd like to finish their cards, we have a couple of wonderful swaps to participate in the ARTHaven Friendships Yahoo group and I'd like to learn a new and use a new technique every week. I'm going to use Tim Holtz' book, "A Compendium of Curiosities" - his book is full of great techniques to help you grow in your creative journey. So, I'll work on a project and take pictures along the way to show you my progress. I was given the link of a wonderful craft store that sells the most beautiful flowers -www.theFranticStamper.com. I bought some beautiful flowers and I'll attach pictures of a few of them. Till tomorrow!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Missing but Found!

My goodness. I realize I hadn't updated my blog in a while, but wasn't aware that long. A lot has happened in the last of 2010. My mother passed away, there was a lot of work settling the estate and getting things moved around. We had to make several trips to Florida to accomplish all this. Little time was left to create. I tried though!

Christmas rolled around and while it was difficult to get into the mood without my mother, I did manage to participate in a couple of swaps with the group I belong to ARTHaven Creations and Friendships.

I haven't made any New Year's resolutions in many years but I really do hope to become a little more organized and spend more time in my ARTHaven doing the one thing I love to do - work on my art.

The swaps I participated in were a Christmas Tag, an Ornament, gift bag and a recipe card. I got pics of all but the gift bag! That was my favorite too.