Sunday, June 29, 2014

Journal Update

I haven’t had much to show off the past couple of months, but I’ve managed to do at least one journal page each week.  Here are some of my favorites.

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Imagination, March

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Reading, or Storybook.  Also in March

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April was all about stars.

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Potential, in May

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June has been all about music.

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Sometimes I get so inspired that a single prompt will end up as two or three pages.  I’m doing everything in PhotoShop Elements now, and sometimes even know how to use the tools correctly! 

If only I could say the same for my other endeavors!

Monday, June 9, 2014


A small fanfare because I’ve actually finished a project within a month of taking the class!  The usual practice is not only do I not finish the project right away, I usually don’t quite finish the class!  But, this proves I CAN do it! 


This is Cinderellie – sort of.  Our teacher proposed what would have happened to Cinderella if the glass slipper didn’t fit after all.  We had a lot of fun imagining scenarios, but in the end, I went for the conventional version.  She kept fighting with me whenever I tried something new, so I let her have her way.  LOL!



I had a lot of fun making up a little group of mice for her.  I can imagine her surrounded by mice, but there’s no need to get carried away!


I learned soooo much in this class and had such fun.  I need to keep practicing, though.  I’m at the stage where I have to follow along with what the clay does.  Where I want to be is where I control what the clay does.  Biiiiiig difference!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Sticky Situation?

OK, that’s a bad cliché because this post is about glue.  Sorry.


This is what the drawer looks like that holds all my glue and tapes.  The sticky stuff.  It’s really a mess!  The other day, while I struggled to get the glue in the bottom of the bottle up to the applicator tip, Sarge observed that I should store the bottles upside down.

I had to think about that for awhile.  This morning, I needed a different glue and this mess demanded to be addressed!  Everything had to come OUT of that drawer!

There were some interesting discoveries:


Apparently I’ve succumbed to “take several – they’re small!”


This is what happens when you pick up the box of toothpicks/craft sticks/coffee stirrers – upside down!  Several times apparently!


Now, why would this stuff be in the glue drawer?  Hmmmm.

But in the end, things look so much better and I can actually find the glue I wanted!


All it took was some quality time with a cardboard box, roll of tape, and craft knife. 

Oh, and the glue I was searching for when this all began?  EMPTY!