still working on those customer gifts... nothing seems to be going right! meanwhile, here's another art journal spread that i did a few days ago.
this morning- for the first time in a very long time- i made hard-boiled eggs... inspired dually by: my friend reenie's sweet gift of fresh eggs from her farm. and sandra juto's blog post today. my tummy said "yum"!
it's been so long since i've painted on canvas i feel like i'm having to learn to paint all over again. the art journal is my perfect place to work out the cobwebs and loosen up.
my mom said i needed to check out this guys blog on leadership etc. (michael hyatt). isn't this vintage lady super cute, i got her off a pattern of some sort.
the contrast of these two pages is making me laugh. i didn't even realize it while in the throes of creating. the "make me sick" part is my own battle with letting yummy food WIN. once again. ugh. ugh. ugh.
yes, i'm 39 years old today. i'm fine with it. it's just a number. but just to make sure that i don't let that number get to my head... i'm writing out my 39 things before i'm 40 list! i want to make sure i'm getting every little moment out of life! being physical till my body tells me otherwise. having fun... till the end! being adventurous. encouraging others on a daily basis.
here's the beginnings of my list. i decided, this year to do it as an actual piece of art that i can hang somewhere prominent. so i remember. and conquer.
a few of the things on my list so far:
sustain my NO DIET PEPSI (i just started a few days ago & it's HARD!) cut a large stencil switch to wordpress ride my bike to work meet other downtown artist creative connection 2012 visit april & steve in mi new purse line w/allen designs
okay, off to one of jess' soccer games! then to my parents for lunch. :)
i've been having colossal amounts of fun in my art journal these past few days. wanton doodling. (can i use wanton without it being sexual?) really no rules of composition or making any kind of sense. just play. i'm in a happy place right now.
i got some yummy art journal pages to show you. featuring - pretty much all my favorite colors!
you may notice some artfest swaps hidden here and there.
i keep thinking about what kind of workshop proposals i'm going to send in for artfest. yes, i should be doing more than thinking about them, they're due in about 1.5 weeks! yikes! art journal making and techniques? simple silk screening? more sculpting? help!!!
i really want to do a live painting for a charity. have you ever done this? or seen it done? i attended a vow renewal once where they brought in an artist to paint during the festivities. at the end the painting was for the couple. pretty cool.
hi and welcome!!! i'm so glad you're here! my name is michelle. i'm blessed to be a wife (to gary) of 18 years and a mom of two girls; alexis(16) & jess(11). i've been a full time artist for 15 years. i made my start at Portland Sat. Mkt. and art fairs around the country, and then headed into wholesale shows when our oldest began school. i love ART-ing, art journaling, running, cycling and downing junk food!