Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Last work of the year

I just wanted to do a quick post. I did a great art journal page with pictures from this year. I had to block out faces of those I wasn't sure if they wanted to be online or not- sorry. Here it is! I'm very proud!
It has pictures of things that happened this year and of things that inspired me! I realized I forgot a few things, but it is still cool. I forgot how busy I was this year and all the cool things I did! Pictures are great, aren't they??

I hope everyone has a wonderful new year! Take care!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Not a good start. . .

Ok, I started today to find out our fridge, which we thought was fixed, is still on the brink of death!! Ok, well, that means a new fridge. My husband's grandmother (who we live with and help take care of) said she'd pay for it! Great, I thought, since we just spent more on a new TV than I thought we would. Now, my husband wants to split it with her since we live here, too! WHAT?? Aww man!! I guess he is right, but it really worries me.

After DH was off to work, I just sat in the living room (the grandmother is off babysitting, so it was just me) feeling low and depressed about the fridge and the money we owe (more than just the TV- DH had 6 root canals in 2007, and we are still paying for them!!!). The more I sat there, the more depressed I got. Suddenly, I realized that over the holidays, I've forgotten to take my "happy pill." Opps. I took it this morning, but it isn't kicking in. I just don't have any motivation, and I don't feel I care about much. Not a good start!

I'm going to try to do some art with the hopes that it will lift my spirits! Of course, that happens after I get the clothes out of the washer and dryer and start a new load! Ahh, the joys of being off work- you have to catch up on housework! Ugh!

Ok, art in a little bit with the hopes of lifting the very low spirits! I'll try to post later with whatever creation I work on (and possibly finish if I can do it!!)

Love you all! Thanks for listening! Hopefully, my meds will kick in soon, and I will be back to my old self- that will be nice!

Sorry for the downer morning! Hope to talk to later in a better mood! =)

Friday, December 26, 2008

A Very Artsy Christmas

Hello all! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. I decided not to deal with my camera this year, so I don't have any photos to show. My mom took some, but she took off today to go visit her mom. Maybe I can add them later!

My husband and I had a great Christmas. We plan to buy a new flatscreen TV, so that is all we got each other except for filling each other's stockings! (I LOVE stockings!) After our Christmas, we went over to my parents where we opened presents and then ate a wonderful meal! Yum! My mom is a great cook! Then we headed to my husband's family celebration. It was fun!

Today, (as I was cleaning the house some- have lots more to do! Ugh!!) I was thinking about how many art supplies I got this year. I decided to round them up and photograph them! Here they are:Pretty fun, huh? My husband's grandmother was very excited to give me the set of gel pens. I don't use gel pens a lot, but she was excited that she got to help me with my art. I got paint, mod podge, sharpies, glitter glue, watercolor pencils, a small sketchbook, and three new rubber stamps! Woo-Hoo!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! I wish you all the happiest new year!

I'm still looking to see what inspires everyone. I found a new website I love! Check it out here!! She does an amazing array of artwork!! I'm so very impressed by her photorealism artwork! WoW!!!!

Let me know what inspires you!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

What inspires you?

Yes, I know I've been absent lately! I was busy planning my trip to Disney World! My husband and I had lots of fun! I know, too, that I've been back for three weeks, but still haven't done anything- OOPs! I've been getting ready for Christmas! I'm off work now, so I have some time to catch up. (I still have wrapping to do, but it can wait a few minutes! =) )

The reason for this post is this: I want to know what inspires you? Is it another artist(s), a certain piece, a whole mess of things?

I stumbled on the idea of an Inspiration Board. Here is a link to the Flickr Inspiration Board Pool. They are so impressive. Now, I want to create one. I've been thinking of the many people and things that inspire me and how I want to put them together to make an inspiration board. Here are some links to the people and their work that inspire me

Willowing (aka Tam)- Her work is incredible, and she is a very sweet soul, too!
Wade Griffith- he does the photography that is in the Studio Movie Grills that are here in Dallas
Art Junk Girl- her work and her blog fascinate me
Vintage Papers Blog (from Nancy!)- she has incredible Vintage work!!!
Gaal Creative- (Anne)- she has great photography and doesn't shy away from any creative endevor!!
The Chatty Stamper (Dawn)- she does some very inspirational work!

The Art of Meredith Dillman- fantastic fantasy art!
Golden Wood Studio (Ruth Sanderson)- she is a very impressive illustrator!

That's it for now. I want to know what inspires you!

I hope to start my inspiration board soon. I would love to see your board if you have one!

I'm anxious to see your comments and your replies!

so. . .what inspires you?