Saturday, February 23, 2013

is "earworm" one word or two?

I've been really loving playing with these 'busy' backgrounds for my jorunal pages lately and see no end in sight. Yesterday with this one all I could think of was The Beatles song "Blackbird".

There's not a whole lot of lyrics to the song but it's one of those you can't get out of your head for long after you've heard it. When I was studying the background this little black bird emerged.

blackbird singing in the dead of night

This page doubles as my entry for an art challenge at The challenge this time is to use 'kitchen stamps' and for this piece I used the tines of a fork, shelf liner and a toothpick for some of the background marks.
Thanks for stopping by - I hope you have a good song in your head for awhile today too... admit it -
you were only waiting for this moment to arise...

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

been a little busy

Ever since our youngest moved away to college we've been staying busy giving our house a facelift. Room by room we are replacing carpet with wood and brightening up the rooms with some fun paint colors. Our latest finished room is our master bedroom.

You can sort of see the dark ceiling from this one.
must love cats!

Wade was pretty proud because he got to pick the colors for this room (and painted the ceiling). I wasn't too sure about the dark ceiling idea but turns out I love it!
Because of this renvation and a weekend spent working on our daughter's wedding decorations I didn't get much done for the new "Shades of Green" image kit by Tumble Fish Studio. It's a great set of images in my favorite color so I will get more completed but for now here's a moleskine spread.
Images are by Tumble Fish Studio at and quote is by rumi.

Friday, February 8, 2013

and the winner is...


Thank you to all who entered my 100 follower giveaway.
The winner is Isolina Perez.
Isolina I will pm you for your address and get your package in the mail asap.

Have a great weekend everyone and thanks for stopping by!



Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Choose Happiness

The snow is falling yet again. It's a pretty snowfall but I wish Mother Nature would decide we've had enough already - I'm so anxious for Spring!

The snow and cold is starting to affect my thinking (not in a happy way)! So yesterday I gave myself a little pep talk reminding myself that it could be worse and all my whining won't make Spring come any sooner. I decided I needed to make an uplifting journal page and what better than a Bluebird of Happiness?

If you've been reading my blog you may recognize the background. This is the page on the left from the technique tutorial a few posts down.
Also a reminder, if you haven't left a comment on the giveaway post below you still have 2 days to leave one. I will draw a name on Friday morning.
Meanwhile - I hope you are warm and cozy and above all... Happy!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Giveaway - YAY!!!

I see I've recently passed the 100 follower mark on The Tin Goat so it's time for a little giveaway.

Leave a comment on this post and next Friday, Feb. 8th I will draw a name and send a little package of artsy-type goodies. Even if you don't care for arsty-type goodies I'm betting you know someone that would!
As always, thanks for stopping by...