Wednesday, October 31, 2012

31 is the new 30

It's NOT the final day in the 30 day challenge set forth by Traci Bunkers.
YESTERDAY was the final is day 31. lol

Yeah yeah, guess I thought it was the entire month of October. 

Anyhoo!! I still got my art on today ;)

"When she was just a girl, she expected the World" 

(more Inktense play, along w stencils & spray inks)

I hope you're ready for NOVEMBER's here! 
Crazy, eh?

Here's to wishing time would slow down!

{{Listening to: FRIENDS episode: the One Where Chandler Can't Remember}}

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

30 Days - Days 25-30

We are nearing the end of the 30 Days of Getting Your Art On challenge!
It ends tomorrow & I really can't believe October is going to be over with already!!
I know it's super cliche, but WHERE DID THE TIME GO?
I've been doing a little artsy something every day but just haven't had the time to post the pics.

So here are days 25 - 30!!

This one is day 25 & 26. 
Yep, I spent 2 days on it. Not entire days of course, but I had to walk away then come back to make sure it was the way I wanted it. I am really happy with it!
I made it for my friend's daughters 4th Birthday. 
It was her 12x12 birthday card. lol.

Day 27
This day = layers....not sure where it's leading me just yet but it's definitely not done.
I used my brayer to lay paint down! I had never done that before. 
I had only used my brayer for rolling over washi tape or collage.
I REALLY enjoyed using it with the paint. super cool.

Pause for a super MINI art haul + a FANTASTIC sale!
Michales had Derwent on sale:  BUY ONE GET ONE FOR A PENNY!
Cool or what?
Oof, there was so much internal drama purchasing these darned things!
It was a whole thing. 
I got both of 'em for $35. Yay.
I am barely getting over the guilt of spending that much $ on myself, on art stuff.
ANYWAY....they are amazing!
I got the Inktense - pencils AND blocks. I've been playing with them all week!

Day 28
using Derwent Inktense & spray ink. Just playing....left some room for journaling. 

& Day 29
more Inktense play...

Day 30
& yeah, some more Inktense :)

I need to start writing! Lotsa space & lines for journaling up there ^^^
Thanks for stopping by!

{{Listening to: Pandora: The Fray radio}}

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Collide - Day 23 + 24

I worry I won't see your face light up again...
-howie day

Things in my world are pretty much upside down right now; hope your world is right side up!

well, unless you like to be upside down. 
I mean, sometimes it's fun.  
Sometimes...not so much.

 I was unable to log on yesterday so I didn't post my DAY 23 ('cept on twitter)
PS. On twitter I think I said it was DAY 24, but it's's 23. My days are smashed up.

DAY 23
Materials: gelatos (left side, lines for journaling), spray inks, prisma markers & micron 05

here's the journaling that I did AFTER I posted the pic on twitter. I struggle with the [writing] journaling.
I have so much in my head & I love to write, but when I get the pen in my hand...I freeze!
(I really do have commitment issues. It's a known fact.)

and here's DAY 24....
this has to be one of my favorites. it's so simple, but the process was amazing:)

& here's HOWIE :) 
this song hittn home lately.


{{Listening to: Pandora: Dave Matthews radio}}

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Black - Day 22

Day 22
had no clue where I was going with this honestly.
then listening to Pandora, Black came on. 
Wrote lyrics in the flower petals.

Serious fan of this song, of the 90's music scene & especially of TEN by PJ.

all the love gone bad, turned my world to black
tattooed all I see
all that I am, all I'll be

I know someday you'll have a beautiful life...


{{Listening to: PJ}}

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Amour - Day 21 & mini Art Hauls

My hubby is waiting for me to watch a movie. Yet, here I am.
I'm a wee OCD that I can't move on until I post today's 
Get Your Art On post.



Today I got this lil bit at Michaels...
*a faber castell Big Brush in light cobalt - used my 40% coupon only after taking TWENTY minutes trying to pull up that darn coupon on my phone. I was NOT going to pay the full $5.99! lol
*Washi Tape - on sale for $2.99...a pack of 3!

On Friday I took Savannah (my 12 yo) to buy canvases (she has a birthday project she's working on)
well, since I was at Hobby Lobby ....may as well buy a lil something ....:)
*collage pauge
*a new glue stick. I'm amazed that I already went thru that last pack of glue sticks I bought a few weeks ago!
*copic marker. I'm buying them one or 2 at a time, using a coupon. see that $6.99 written on the marker???? that is bugging the crap out of me! 
I can't get it off. Grr.

this page is from yesterday's Get Your Art On....
but I added a lil flap today ...covering the hidden blessing.

Today's spread....Amour! 

Today was a good day. We spent the day out and about still celebrating Montana's birthday.
(He had some cash he wanted to spend.)

Ok Ok. Gotta go watch a movie. Laters!

{{Listening to: myself ramble}}

Happy Birthday - Day 20

Getting My Art On ...on a Saturday night :)

hidden blessing. 
I journaled about our day => we went to church. celebrated my son's 10th bday. 
ate birthday cake, hung out at home, & he built his lego set that we got him.  
he was happy, so I was happy.

I pretty much know to expect that going to church helps me feel peaceful; it always does.
But, I never know what conversations I will have or what words I will hear...
Today I had a great convo with my aunt & it turned out to be a very big blessing to me. 
Thankful for that!

Happy 10th Birthday Montana Cole!



{{Listening to: LMN}}

Thursday, October 18, 2012

30 Days - Day 18

Getting My Art On....Day 18.

a background with 2 layers so far: torn paper & paint.

part of another spread.....still undone I think.

The past couple of days, I haven't been feeling very artsy.
I had a hard time getting these pages started but I wanted to do something to keep up with the challenge.

Hope you're joining in! It's good commitment therapy heehee.

{{Listening to: my fans - keeping me cool}}

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

30 Days - Day 17

Day 17 - Get Your Art On


{{Listening to:  Blue October}}

List It Tuesday + Day 16

This weeks list has been the hardest for me yet...
What I Love about Where I Live

Day 16

I live in Harlingen....deep south Texas....5 hours south of San Antonio...
a hop, skip & a jump away from Mexico.

1* We don't have traffic jams. Nope. If we are at a traffic stand still, it's because of an accident or the like, and it takes just a few minutes to detour.
2* We have SOUTH PADRE ISLAND as a backyard. Sun, surf, karaoke bars, Schlitterbahn...
 Sidebar: I'm not a fan of the heat/sun at all, but if I'm at the beach, I'm ok...
Besides, my all-time favorite time to go to SPI is in the fall.
3* Dallas Cowboys :)
4* I can pretty much wear flip flops most of the year.

Cheers to another List It Tuesday!

{{Listening to: Fox News}}

Monday, October 15, 2012

Do It for the Girls - Day 15

I BARELY got my art on today. 

It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 
(as I'm sure everyone knows by now)

I have an aunt who survived breast cancer.
My cousin was recently diagnosed with it. 

{{Listening to:  nothing good}}

Sunday, October 14, 2012

A Round Robin + Day 14

My artistic creativity today is in direct relation to another "round" of creativity that I'm taking part in ...
I'm doing a round robin with 3 other creatives & I'm really looking forward to it.
I need a 5x8 journal -> I got one & revamped. 

Tada! :)

front cover

front inside cover

Can't wait to get started on the spreads!

Now, since it's Sunday - I'm sure your ears need a TREAT to get you ready for a new work week.
No fear, I got your back. (altho this song may shoot you straight to Friday heehee)
How Soon Is Now? 

& CHEERS to groovy tunes, Sunday evenings & Getting Your Art On

{{Listening to: The Smiths}}

30 Days - Day 13 + a Concert!


I woke up. 
I didn't go to church :\
I tweeted.
I ate. 
I played Legos & drew pictures with Kamden.
I went back to sleep, w Kamden (I adore napping with him!)
I woke up, again.
I took a shower.
I went to a concert!!

The first 3 bands were locals. 

Then....Kerrie Roberts :)
my fave kerrie song....& yeah, she sang it! <3

Then....The Afters!
from Dallas. they (singer) gave a personal testimony of how this song came to life.
very touching.
the video captures what he said at the concert.  

Then...Sanctus Real!
super happy to see them LIVE! :)

So happy that we made an effort to drive down the street and go to this FREE concert. 

+ here's my Day 13!

{{Listening to: youtube}}

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Art Haul + Day 12

Happy Weekend! 
It's officially here & I'm pretty cool with that ;)

Today was a so-so day. Actually I take that was pretty awful. 
I felt like crap most of the day & slept most of the day. This may sound normal until I mention that my 9 year old & 3 year old were watching Disney Jr & playing the Wii all day!
(9 year old had day off of homeschool)
Ugh, dealing with the guilt of leaving them to fend for themselves!

Moving on.

I got art hauls + getting my art on!
In my free time today,
(free time = drop the kids off with in-laws every Friday afternoon for a few hours)
 I went to Target and Hobby Lobby (surprise surprise)
Here's what I picked up OTHER THAN TOILET PAPER & LAUNDRY DETERGENT heehee...

Target had their craft tape on sale. 
I noticed that it is different than washi tape. It is more like paper tape. You can paint over it & it will take the paint more than washi would.
I also bought some bands, for holding notebooks closed ala smashbook from K&Co.
Craft tape = pack of 4 = $3.80
Bands = pack of 3 = $2.70

Next Stop:
Hobby Lobby
Mixed Media Journal $8.99 @ 40% coupon = $5.39
Americana True Blue Acrylic Paint on sale $.30% off = .83
Americana Citron Green = $.83
Anitas Buttercup = $.48
We R Memory Keepers 6x6 Paper Pad "Anthologie" (18 designs/36 sheets) on sale for 50% = $3.00

And here's day 12 of Getting My Art On...
In detail:
Masters Touch Acrylic in Gold
BGI-WAP in Crimson Red {with homemade stamp}
Anitas black acylic {with flower stamp}
White gesso
Washi Tape
Mag cut-out = I flipped through a magazine and found a cute outfit that was all kinds of ME! :)
They didn't have this outfit paired together in the mag, it had a different top so I found another top/jacket & created an outfit that I would totally wear! Bag & all :)
Yeah Buddy! 
Now if only I would go shopping for clothes rather than art supplies :[

Happy Weekend!!!
(yeah, it's worth saying again!)

{{Listening to: Five For Fighting}}

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

30 Days - Day 10


Day 10 
Get Your Art On!

{{Listening to: the Fray Radio}}

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

List It Tuesday + Getting My Art On

We all have a weakness, some of ours are easier to identify...

Today's List It Tuesday is paying homage to things that we are suckers for....
(oh & this is also day 9 of get your art on!!)

1) Art & Office Supplies
It ranges from pens & markers to paint & journals to calculators & keyboard to stickers & ink pads, file folders & 3 ring binders. Ohhhh it's all so lovely!!!

2) Driving with no real purpose aka cruisin' ;) 
I've loved doing this since I was a wee tot! It has to be stemmed from my parents...being in the backseat of their Z28 sloshing from side to side as they drove around listening to Supertramp on the 8 track. (must be why I enjoy roller coasters too!)
#goodtimes indeed.

3) Nachos, Salads, -n- Buffalo Wings, Oh my!  
I could survive on these 3 things, no diggity, no doubt.

4) Perfect Lyrics. 
when someone can pen some meaningful, creative, interesting, unique, or quirky wordage, & put it to music...I'm in lala land!

5) Dolphins. 
Every since I can remember....high schoolish?....dolphins have been a part of who I am. Everyone knows it. The one on my belly was my first tattoo ever.

6) Football. 
Cowboy football is where my heart is. Yes, even when they play sucky. #truefan
That being said.....I'm a true sucker for watching my 9 yr old boy play the game. & I get annoyed when the Coach doesn't call the play I want lol. Yeah, I'm THAT Mom. BUT, I keep it to myself for fear of "humiliating" my son. He's warned me that he is fine. :D

This was fun! Won't you join us next time? 
Next week's suggested topic: what I love about where I live.

Sing this song.......

{{Listening to: my boys rough housing on my bed. driving me batties!}}

Monday, October 8, 2012

One Day

spray ink/stencil background and [copic & gelly roll] lines for journaling...
but didn't feel like writing today :[
So it's ready for day.

{{Listening to:  Jupiter One}}

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Happy Sunday

Hope everyone had a good day. The weather was really great today. Gloomy, drizzly, cool. 
Such a relief from the summer weather!

Day 7 of Get Your Art On

{{Listening to: FRIENDS: the One with the Male Nanny}}

Saturday, October 6, 2012

A Better Place

DAY 6 

used # stickers from my project life kit because I have so many 
& I don't plan on using all of them in my PL album.

I've been thinking about Austin Java Cafe all week. Wish I was there...
I found an old pic of it in my junk drawer that I've been hoarding, now I know why... ;)

that's a hot mess if I've ever seen one! & I <3 it :)
Never too late to join in on the challenge
 (unless you show signs of OCD like me & feel you need to start the day the creator planned it to start, in which case, it is too late. lol.. But go see Traci, she encourages to start whenever you can!)


Cheers to a better place.....
Wherever that is for you, whether in your dreams or in certain reality.... go explore there today! 

This group (Overflow) has an album entitled A Better Place....
this song is on that album.

{{Listening to: Pandora: Jeremy Camp Radio}}

Friday, October 5, 2012

She Wins.

Weekends are a bit like rainbows; they look good from a distance but disappear when you get up close to them. 
-john shirley

Day 5 ...of Get Your Art On


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Be Fearless

When I got home from work today, I dived straight into my journal. Yay!

Here's the breakdown:
I glued some paper down,
painted over paper w Adirondack Acrylic - Pool
 glued some more paper
 pulled out the Americana Razzle Berry for finger painting
stenciled with ditto glimmer spray (turquoise & red)
dropped some drops of Adirondack alcohol ink - Citrus
stenciled more with black soot distress ink
Cut out "be fearless" from SELF mag as my "journaling"; outlined it with Oil Pastels - grey & pale blue

 and Hello Day 4 (Get Your Art On)!

Go! Be fearless ;)

Every time Adam and I are in Austin, we eat at Java Cafe.
We adore that place & we affectionately call it "ours"
Last time we were there, the singer for Much Love was playing his groovy tunes on the patio where we were eating. Afterwards, we met him & he gave us a CD.
We listened to it the rest of the day. #goodtimes
If you have some time....go to their website
You can even download the CD for FREE!

Toodles. Football game tonight! Nachos w/ Jalapenos here I come!

{Listening to: Much Love // Where We Start}}

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Brave & Crazy

If I could have my way...
-melissa etheridge

Happy Wednesday!
It's Day 3 of  Get Your Art On! 

:) !

{{Listening to: Pres debate highlights!}}

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

List It Tuesday + 30 days....

It's a double whammy day!!
 List It Tuesday List {Creativity in 15 minutes or less}
30 Days of Get Your Art On; Day 2

It's been a crazy morning. I was on a field trip with the kiddos, there was a sad child involved (my child) and it was all my fault (truly it was) was a whole thing. I THINK we are both over it now. :\

BUT....I did make some time for my current artsy challenges...after buying my sad child a Burger King Veggie Burger Combo in an attempt to make him feel better. ;) 

Here's my List....+ it totally counts towards my 30 Days, Day 2!  
I <3 killing 2 birds...!!!

Spend $20 at Michael's. Seriously....easy peasy & quick. 

Glitterize an art apron! 

Create a couple of art journal backgrounds

Project Life layout x 1ish......

Pay Bills online - blech!

Give Kamden a bath! 

So there you have it! My 2 birds....killed! 
If you wanna join in on either of these lovely challenges, go visit Aimee and Traci for some more info and inspiration!

{{Listening to: Young & the Restless}}