Mixed media art journaling, tutorials, altered books, creative prompts, creativity and the index-card-a-day ICAD challenge.

Deluxe Adventure

My daughter's (12) response when the car wouldn't start, "Oh good! We'll have an adventure!"

{i invented a photoshop action i call "psychedelic"}

Crazy day! This morning the girls had an ophthalmologist appointment and then we drove off to school with their wacky groucho marx glasses protecting them from sunlight. We stopped at Sonic for lunch and when I tried to start the engine the dashboard flashed disco lights and the car wouldn't start. The car battery jumper guy popped over and got the car started. So we are the owners of a new battery and never made it to school. A discombobulated day!


{the mess of the sewing room, more fabric than paper lately}

I'm happy to tell you that I was honored by Deb of Life of Deb {and} Wendy of Late Start Studio with the Versatile Blogger Award {learn more about the aware here, and see previous honorees}!The basic rules of the Versatile Blogger Award:

  •  Thank the person who gave you this award.
  •  Include a link to their blog.
  •  Select 15 excellent blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
  •  Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award; include a link to the Versatile Blogger site.
  •  Share 7 things about yourself.
  • Fifteen Lovelies:

    1. Sirens Idyll is a talented artist known for her whimsy + humour.
    2. At Luthien, find wickedly good photographs and life insight.
    3. I am Rushmore is overflowing with creativity.
    4. Katie Licht shares her funky retro art journal pages and her perspective on life.
    5. Inkstitch sparkles with bright colors and insightful thoughts.
    6. {new washi tapes}

    7. Kelly Warren imbues Happy Shack Designs with fresh fun.
    8. At Awkward & Beautiful, Natalie shares beautiful photography and beautiful art.
    9. Carlene shares her creative endeavors at Taylor Maide.
    10. Michelle shares her bright + cheerful artwork at Lost Coast Post.
    11. Right Brain Planner {shares a love of quirky parentheses} and makes me think, really think, about creativity and life.  
    12. {a wall in fort worth}

    13. Ingrid of My Peacetree has created a calming site full of loveliness.
    14. Stephanie Estrin shares her lovely works at Creating Flow.
    15. Natasha of Define Your Joy works in vivid color.
    16. Less of Comfortable Shoes Studio draws, paints, analyzes pen nibs {and runs Art Journaling ning}
    17. Mandy Thompson and her love of art journaling
    18. The hell with it, I can't choose! The magic of Diana Trout, pretty in pink Hanna, the inspiring Quinn Creative, Roben-Marie, Traci Bunkers... every single blog on my link love list on the right is wonderful! 

    {faerie houses in the japanese maple tree}

    Seven Things: 

    1. My favorite snack is white popcorn + iced tea.
    2. My favorite sandwich = kosher corned beef & fresh kosher dill & mustard on a bagel 
    3. I have an MBA from Carnegie Mellon.
    4. Fav movies include It's a Wonderful Life, Ocean's Eleven, The Shawshank Redemption, Field of Dreams, Iron Man, Pirates of the Carribbean.
    5. I don't believe in spanking. 
    6. I can't think of anything for #6.
    7. We have a 100 lb Rhodesian Ridgeback named Kimba who will eat anything.

    So I hope you will go visit the blogs of the lovelies above and say hello. Thank you!