Monday, January 28, 2013

Music Matters Monday: She Drives Me Crazy

So, this happened....a tweet-ersation with @DaleAnnePotter :) ...

...which led to an idea... I am going to start --> Music Matters Monday. 
Why Music Matters?
Music does matter. To me. It always has, ever since I was a wee gal. Not just listening to my parents albums, but also throwing myself on the sofa with the album covers reading all the lyrics & picking my favorite words. I used one of Jethro Tulls songs as an English writing project when I was in the 5th grade.
Music Matters. It makes me happy. Even the sad, gloomy songs. It's a warped kind of happy, but I'm not picky about it since those happy moments are so fleeting.

I have an eclectic taste in music.
And when I'm alone I will listen to it all. 
But when the family is all together, most of the time it's on Christian music or Jazz or Classical.
...or the Kiddos playlist...which includes a couple of pink floyd tunes, naturally. ;)

It's rare when I want or need the tunes off. But there are those times when I can't be bothered with anything...not even music. But even when I'm in a weird, noiseless place, music matters...to me.

Now, why Monday? 
Because It's starts with the Letter M, lol ...and because I'm attempting to make Monday non-lame ;)



Moving forward with that....
Like I said in my tweet with Dale, a lyrical journal has been on my mind since forever. 
Not sure why I haven't created one until now, but that's neither here nor there at this point.

On Mondays, my goal is to share an AJ page & a song that may or may not reflect it. lol
There's no particular rhyme or reason to any of this except to satisfy my being.
:)

Welcome to Music Matters Monday!




Taking it back to late 80's!

Fine Young Cannibals
"She Drives Me Crazy"


Thanks for dropping by! 
Toodles!

K



Sunday, January 27, 2013

She's back in the atmosphere!



Hey friends!!
Are we still singing Auld Lang Syne?? ;)


I have neglected the blog a wee bit already this year.
We are 3 weeks in and I feel like a complete failure because I have not been more productive.
I think I read to many blogs that were teaching how to make your blog stand out, how to get more readers/followers, how to take your blog to the next level. whatever that means.
My blog isn't spectacular, I own that. I'm not really trying to make it be. (should I be?)
I don't have a business I'm trying to promote, I don't have much to offer except the occasional art journal spread or what I found on sale or groovy tunes I adore, a casual inspiration or something that's annoying me.   lol

With this blog, you get just a little piece of me. NO refunds! ;D

All that being said, I am aiming for consistency this year...as well as commitment. Not just in blogging stuff, but in all aspects of my ups n downs.
We'll see what that brings! :)
And despite the feelings of inadequacy yet again (hate when that happens!), I have managed to pull myself up by the bootstraps & am pressing forward.

So it's Sunday! 
Sunday is my least favorite day. It's the beginning of a new week; official end of the weekend.
I've been known to shed a tear because Sunday came too fast, lol....

Today wasn't awful. It was a 6. A smidgen above half way great.
I played a bit in my art journal, I napped, I showered, I worked, I bought some groceries...
Typical stuff.

Here's what I'm sharing with ya today...my play-time!

Because I used molding paste, I started this page on Saturday & allowed it to dry over night.
...finished it up today.
What I used:
Strathmore sketchbook
dylusions spray inks in: pure sunshine, lemon zest, vibrant turquoise, black marble & cut grass.
I also used some of my home-made sprays: green (india ink/water mix)
letter stencil
chevron stencil/mask
black soot distress ink
acrylics inks: yellow & black
india ink: golden yellow & black
gesso
 torn piece of scrapbook paper from mambi sheets
gelly roll (stardust series, I think)
white sharpie poster paint marker

full page:

light molding paste: TEXTURE! baahabaha!



brave and bold...
embrace change...
don't give up...



If you read through this entire post, you are golden. :)

Hope your Sunday is exactly what you wanted it to be....
Thanks for stopping by....
Here's to starting Monday BRAVE & BOLD!


K

















Saturday, January 5, 2013

Twelve in 2012



I realize we are 5 days into 2013. I really wanted to do/post this on Jan 1 but didn't make it.
Nevertheless....


My Twelve in 2012....
just some highlights...or...not so much :)


1) Started Art Journaling & Project Life
2) lost weight
3) Celebrated (or not) my 37th birthday
4) Survived another SoTx summer
5) Made weekly visits to my Mima's house for several months... & ate some fantastic meals:)
6) Colored my hair blue
7) Enjoyed another season of Jr. Football
8) managed to get my kiddos into private school again
9) Joined my first fantasy football league...and lost :'(
10) gained weight
11) Voted, cried 
12) celebrated  our 14th wedding anniversary 



2012 wasn't my favorite, by far...
but I don't count it all as lost.

Cheers to you & your twelve!




carry on, carry on...