Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Oh MY!

I’ve been chosen to receive the Versatile Bloggers Award! Thanks to Julie Okami at In Pursuit of a Hidden Artist blog. I’ve been watching her skills as an artist go from start to wow! over the past few months. Julie has another blog that I follow called Pens Paper Inks…Whatever! If you are picky about your writing tools head on over and read some excellent product reviews.

So. Now down to business.

Rules for The Versatile Bloggers Award

1. Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog.

2. Share seven facts about yourself.

3. Send the award on to fifteen other bloggers whose blogs you appreciate and let them know that they have been given the award. You are not allowed to give the award to any of the blogs that are awarded together with you.
About me:

1. I’m a professional meeting planner for medical specialty societies.
2. I am owned by two cats and a dog.
3. I have a spectacular daughter who just turned 21.
4. Autumn is my spring.
5. I don’t watch television but do watch some shows on Hulu.
6. I drive a manual transmission pickup truck.
7. My favorite sound is a thunderstorm.
15 Blogs that I have recently discovered or follow regularly and would like to nominate for a Versatile Blogger Award.

1. Comfortable Shoes Studio  
2. Dion Dior & More
3. Double Decker Days 
4. Icy’s Blunt Pencil
5. Things My Kids Won’t Know
6. Spiritual Evolution of the Bean
7. Unhalfbricking 
8. When I Walk in the Door
9. Journal Magic
10. Wyrdsmiths 
11. Carla Sonheim: Snowball Journals
12. Lovely Listing – Odd Finds in Real Estate Listings 
13. Moleskine Exchange 
14. The Kandahar Kronicles
15. Neil Gaiman’s Journal  (yes, I’m a fan girl) 
Okay, so I'm hearing the orchestra start to play me off, so I'd better wrap this up and say, "You like me!  You really like me!"  **grins**

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Some New Art Journal Pics

I haven't been idle completely in my art journals (yes, I have 4 of them going at once) in these last few weeks.  Here are some of the things I did:
Dia de Muertos

Dreaming is Key

Vanity Via Zentangles

Mandala (watercolor pastels and Platinum Black ink)

Saturday, November 26, 2011


Whew!  I've sure been busy these past few weeks.  Cleaning out old stuff and making way for a less cluttered house is hard work indeed.  I've found a range of items that I can not believe we put away.  Old crumpled Christmas paper, lots of old photographs, half-done art projects, pencil stubs, greeting cards - new and received, and so on.  Most of it went into trash or recycling.  I also found

Dust!  Lots and lots of dust!

And, a huge surprise.

Let me backtrack a bit.  In 2007 or 2008 we had an arson fire that took out part of our back fence and a storage shed.  We couldn't remember everything we had in that shed but we put together a list for the insurance company based upon the melted and burnt remains that we found as we sifted through the charred mess.  I found a portion of an old photograph from my childhood.  I knew that my photo albums and high school yearbooks and all that memorabilia of mine was gone.  It has been hard to get passed that angst.

Until today.

In cleaning out a closet in the laundry room I found that box of photo albums and my yearbooks and my high school diploma and my certificate for participating in the Minnesota State Speech Competition and all that wonderful stuff! 


Beth W, if you are reading this, I won't need those photocopied pages from the yearbook anymore!