Saturday, June 30, 2012

This is a Test

TESTING 1 2 3 


(seriously, sorry.)

Sunday, June 17, 2012

You Are More

You are more than the choices that you've made.
You are more than the sum of your past mistakes.
-Tenth Avenue North

well this week had some stuff!! 
*On Monday I took kids to the movies: Madagascar 3! I like to move it, move it! ;D
*On Tuesday I had twirling ...& sold a baton case. Yay.  
*On Wednesday I had dinner with my best friend. Impromptu style!
*On Thursday we stayed out of the insane heat. We were inside all day, relaxing.
*On Friday I visited my Mima & had a scrumptious brunch. AND Adam was home in time for us to go have dinner (sans kids)

&'s a page I did this weekend. <3

What I used in this page ^
!Dylusions Ink Spray in vibrant turquoise & black marble
!black sharpie
!washi tape(s)
!opaque stix in metallic silver & metallic red
!piece of Stampin Up ephemera
!The words are [partial] lyrics to the song You Are More by Tenth Avenue North.

Great message in this song...enjoy!

{{Listening to: Klove}}

Sunday, June 10, 2012


Brainstorm, take me away from the norm.

I created this page along side Charissa via live video chat.  It was a neat experience & quite fun!
This page was done w acrylics, sharpies, gelly rolls, gesso, and a piece of cardstock for good measure ;)
We did a list: Summertime Wishes.  While I'm not a huge fan of summertime, I do make every effort to make the most out of the season. I live on the coast so it's not that hard ;D
& what better way to make my peace with the heat & sun & sweat & long days than to make a list!

And what else? I just received the best $35 I ever spent. A Donna Downy handcrafted Inspiration Journal. Can we say ADORE?? Seriously. :) 

Well summer is in full swing here in SoTx. Long hot humid days. I really need a trip to the beach to help me ring in the new season!  & altho I don't plan on being outside too much, I DO plan on blurring the lines between work and play!

Cheers to a new color of energy!
Happy Place right here ....

{{Listening to:  311}}

Monday, June 4, 2012

Unfathomable Things

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has courage to lose sight of the shore.
-Andre Gide

It's been a while since I posted something.  When I ran across this^ quote, it made me think about WHY I haven't posted. It's not for lack of mumbo jumbo because my brain is on overload most of the time + I love to write.  Then I thought, maybe I'm afraid of the uncharted territory in some weird sort of way.  (Uncharted territory = most blogs n stuff that I read, have purpose.) I think I need to learn... that doing something "just because" is ok. If I want to write that I really dislike the heat; that's ok! If I want to write about how I like the smell of dog food & when I was little I remember my parents letting me taste it; that's ok! (well maybe the tasting it wasn't ok, but the writing about it should be lol)  If I want to write about regrets, conquests, dreams or the fact that I haven't cleaned my toilet in a week and a half; that's ok! It's my space.
I always feel I need to have particular purpose and legitimate know-how to write and/or share.  But the truth of the matter is.....I like to write; I like words. And that should be enough of a reason. I don't need to have particular purpose every time that I do something. {this is something I am learning in my art journaling as well} & for the distinctly loud record, this philosophy is a real struggle for me. 

-> Already majored in "nerd", currently minoring in "free spirit". I will master both! (is that possible? gonna go tweet dave ramsey now, heehee)

So, my goal, starting now, is to write when I feel like writing. Doodle when I feel like doodling. Cry when I feel like crying. Talk when I feel like talking.  I mean, if it worked for Nike, it should work for anyone, right?
Just do it!


Sincerely trying to lose sight of the shore,

{{Listening to: Kyrstyn Pixton}}