Saturday, September 28, 2013

The Last Few Days

My beloved was home Tuesday - Friday (his days off), so I really did not get nearly as much done as I had hoped.  We spent a lot of quality time together.  We're both readers, so we always seem to be reading separate books "together".  Also, we celebrated our 3rd anniversary on the 25th.   Oh, one new thing that happened was that my beloved got interested in building a scale home out of sticks and such so now he has his own little tote in my studio.

I'm doing what I can to get onto his schedule so that our times together are more in line with his work schedule (and I can talk to him off and on throughout his work day).   This is day #2 of that, well #1.5 because I was up all day on Friday so I checked out about 3:00 am.

The new plan is to stay up until sunrise, get Liam up for school, and then gather up the ipod, dog leash *and dog*, and my trusty Mickey Mouse bag to venture out on a 2 - 3 mile journey through the neighborhoods.  As I walk, I pick up aluminum cans for the future father-in-law and I also pick up pieces that might end up in some of my work.

As of right now, I've been awake about an hour or so.  Time to go and figure out if my muse wants to come out and play in the studio with me. 

Monday, September 23, 2013

Altered Rolodex Card Monday

I challenged myself to spread my wings a bit and joined CindyB at Altered Paper Blog for "Altered Rolodex Card Monday".

My personal challenge was to only use things I found on my desk.  The only other items I could use were 5 bottles of paint - yellow, orange, Navy blue, purple, & black.  

This is my desk top about an hour and a half ago.  

As my project got underway, I realized I'd forgotten a few things; paint brushes being the main omission.  Not to be discouraged. I cut an old plastic ruler in half and used this to drag across the card, making a streaking sort of mess. 

I tried something new on the orange side of the cards.  I used a coffee filter to pull up some of the ink (after the smearing technique like I did on the blue/black side.) I rolled the coffee filter down with a marble rolling pin type thing and this made it look a lot better.  

Most of the items I used were stickers of some sort.  The first one you see in the picture below (High Spirits) was not a sticker!  This led to me searching for SOMETHING sticky that I could use to adhere the image to the card.   I found a bottle of clear nail polish (how did that get there?) 

The items on the desk were almost all for Halloween.  These cards are not up to my  personal standards but I made a commitment to show my work, crappy or not. 

Do yourself a favor and go visit CindyB at Altered Paper Blog

Saturday, September 21, 2013

I'm back and better than ever.

I am not about to make excuses for why my blog has been dormant for over a YEAR.  I won't look back with pity, rather with joy as I know that I've crossed a hundred miles in that time.  Here I am, the real me, the me behind the mask.

My art has changed from a crafty style to more of an art style. I hope you will join me and I delve deeper into my frugal art life.

Friday, July 13, 2012

27 Thing Fling - Days 9 - 12

I have been sick off and on all week so I did not get my items gathered each day.  Today I sat down and started going through scrapbook paper.  I cannot believe I have so much!  I barely touched the tip of the iceberg here.  I got 108 pages together so that counts for Days 9 to 12 (I am a day ahead!)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

27 Thing Fling - Days 7 & 8

I was feeling under the weather yesterday so I gathered double items today.  Ribbons and other things that really have a good use for someone, right?

I am beginning to think that I may not be able to finish this challenge.  I am running out of things to go through.

Sunday, July 08, 2012

27 Thing Fling - Day 6

Today I got rid of a mishmash of things: an atlas, a box, some necklaces, wooden hearts, 2 Scrapbook albums, a filoflex file thing, etc.  Most of the stuff is junk I was holding on to "just because".

This has been difficult.  I'm cleaning out things I "knew" I'd need some day.  Honestly I probably would just end up buying the items again because these were packed away in a closet.

Oh well, these items are going off to various places in the next week or so.

Saturday, July 07, 2012

27 Thing Fling - Day 5

Today I removed 27 pages of stickers from my stash.  Actually I only went through one of the three drawers of stickers that I have.  I'm sure there will be more stickers leaving during this challenge.

Friday, July 06, 2012

27 Thing Fling - Day 4

Today's 27 Thing Fling is made up of small items. There is pearl chain, rosettes, a crochet rose, little bows, and charms.  These were sets you could use to make collage pins.  Obviously, I never made them!

More things moving out of my house!

You know, I am finding that I have a lot let "Stuff" these days.  After giving away so much back in 2008 - 2010 and then dealing with the loss of most everything (flood and divorce), I honestly have my house pared down quite a bit.  However, on the other hand, I'm amazed that I have so much that I know I won't ever use.  I feel blessed to be able to pass things on to others.

Four days down, Twenty Three to go.  You can still jump in and join us!

Check out Cathy's post.  She is the lady who started this challenge.  heART life

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Day Three - 27 Thing Fling

Today's items were pretty simple to come by.  I gathered up some stuff from my studio.  Some of the stuff I really don't even know where it came from, to be honest.  I've now got a nice sized bag of stuff heading out the door.

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

27 Thing Fling - Day 2

I made it, just barely!

I started cleaning out the top drawer in our dresser and this is what I found.  I also added the things that were in my bedroom "give away" basket.  I promise there was not a whoopie cushion in my drawer!

I did count each of the little bars of soap.  Those to a friend who is donating them to a charity.   The rest of the stuff is going to be offered up on Freecycle.  So far, I listed the speakers & the cables.  The other items will likely wait until I have more to offer. 

I hope someone out there is joining in on the fun.  Post a comment if you are!