Saturday, January 24, 2009

Does Anyone Have Some Extra Tissue??!!

Remember a while back when I blogged about not being able to have children? Well, today I think it was probably good that I didn't have them. Because I would have been the most nervous wreck of a mother ever! Why do I say this? Because today we took Sally and Leopold (2 of our furry feline children) to the SPCA to get spayed and neutered and I've been an emotional mess since then! I know they are ok, but man, I can hardly stand to see them in pain, angry for being cut into (Sally) and walking like drunken sailors after a 3-day weekend in Tijuana! Well....that one's kinda funny, actually! Heh! But the rest - Wah! My babies!!!

So if you have any tissue, could you send it my way? I'm using up all the toilet paper around here!

Yea...but the recovery period turns the mama into a quivering lump of jell-o!!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Bowls -n- Annies

Do you believe that the sun will come out tomorrow - even if you are here in Northern California being pelted by rain? Do you love sweet dollies with red hair? Do you ADORE Annie?! Well, if you do, you have a chance to win your VERY OWN SWEET ANNIE over at Bowls-N-Annies blog! Go! Go now! What are you waiting for?! But please know that I have a special home waiting for Annie, so really, I think I'm going to win her! Tee Hee!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Journal Prompt: Balance + Pages for Patti UPDATED BELOW!

These are my journal pages for JENN R.D.'s Journal Prompt "BALANCE". I'm not sure why blogger will not allow my pics to get bigger anymore, so I hope you can read the text. Although, part of me doesn't want you to because it was a difficult one for me. To realise that I don't really have Balance in my life and often swing between the two extremes is difficult. It's not really swinging in a manic depressive way - it's gentler than that. But in a way that it seems like things are either really good in my life or really bad; I want either perfection or nothing. So, these, while thay contain a bit of humor, which is my way, honestly, of trying to deal with the serious subject, are pretty deep. So please, be gentle with your criticisms, 'kay?! Also, I would like to note that this is the first art journal I have ever done and the first actual journal in a very long time. I find the step of actually using myself as the subject and focus of my art and words a very big one! It's a positive step for me (and very, very new as I tend to focus on others!) and I hope it leads me to many opportunities to make myself a better person! And thus, allow me to be a better and more helpful person towards others! If you are curious about what these pages say and cannot see them, please let me know. I'd be happy to share with you. :)
This is my round robin book page (front and back) for Patti of P.Victoria Creates (link on sidebar). Her theme was woodsy/vintage woodsy/ birds/eggs. The idea behind these pages is that it is a scene in a lightly treed forest and there is a light frosting on the eggs and leaves - difficult to see in these horrible scans! The mama and papa birds are awaiting spring so that their new babies can hatch and sing their beautiful songs. I imagine this place much like winter itsself: still and quiet and yet, there is promise below everything just waiting to burst forth. The words say: List'ning for his song (1st page) and Sweet and Soothing (2nd page). Hope you like them Patti! :)

UPDATE: Here are some crops of my journal pages. Hopefully this will allow you to read the entry easier. Have a creative day!! :)

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Self Portrait Journal Challenge

Here is my page for JENNIFER'S "SELF PORTRAIT" Journal Challenge. This is the first time I have ever started an art journal and it felt so freeing! I felt like because this is really only for me, I had no rules, no bounds -- just the freedom to mess up and create whatever I wanted! It's so cool! And mess up I did, too! Heh Heh! I meant to make my glasses blue and sparkly, but the sparkles "blopped" onto the page and so I smushed them all around instead. And you know what? I actually like it that way! I'm looking forward to the next challenge, which will be posted tomorrow! Why don't YOU join too?!