Monday, January 17, 2011

It's not spring yet!

But it sure feels like it is. Look what I found on my poor dianthus plant this afternoon. Yes I did take this picture today!

I dont know how long this little fellow will last without any blooming flowers to drink from and even though it is around 50 degrees in the daytime, I'm sure that it is still getting plenty chilly once the sun goes down. I guess he will have to enjoy it while it lasts...we should all do the same!

Friday, January 07, 2011

What wonderful people you meet!

Since starting the Art Journal every day challenge I have been working my way through the list of people who are also participating (and it is growing every day!!). Today I came across this amazing generous lady who is creating an altered shadowbox (a project I'd love to do sometime, I already have the box) and she is giving away a ton of goodies that she won't be using. Here is the link to her blog so you can have a chance to win these yummy goodies!

Change of Heart Creations

Another new thing I have been working on is a monthly calendar that is kinda in the art journal style. Kathryn Wheel hosts this challenge and you really should bop over to her blog and see some of her calendars from last year, they are so cool! Maybe you'll want to play along too!

And here is my January calendar (in progress of course)....

January Calendar in progress!

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Say it isnt so!

Bill and I had eye appointments today and as I suspected we both left with new prescriptions. I have hit what my dad would call a "major milestone"...It is time for my first pair of bifocals! I sort of expected it because I was noticing and becoming very frustrated when trying to cut out tiny little pictures for my ATCs or read the small type on my iPod and also my regular vision isnt as clear as it used to be. *sigh* So in 2 weeks I should be able to see properly, I hope I can adjust to the no line bifocals!

If anyone was wondering about this art journal thing I am doing, here is an example of the kind of thing I create:

art Journal 1-6-11

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Remember me????

Wow I cant believe it has been well over a year since I made an entry on this poor neglected blog! Everyone has probably forgotten all about lil ole me. So much has happened and changed. Jeff has graduated from high school and is attending the University of Nebraska Omaha. Colin will be graduating this year and is looking at several different colleges to apply to. I am on facebook now and it is probably the culprit for this languishing blog....not just facebook per se....but those games! Oh those games. I have cut it down to 2 farms and am fighting the urge to try out Cityville.
I have also discovered what fun it is to create ATCs and to work in an art journal. I got some fun art supplies for Christmas and can't wait to get messy and try them all out...first I gotta get something to protect my work surface (our dinner table!) from ink and paint...then watch out world here I come!! LOL

I will be posting most of my journal pages on the flickr group that has been set up for this, but will occasionally share one or two here. I want to keep the blog more about what we (the Roche's) are up to rather than just what I am doing. so without further ado........I am off to journal! See ya!