Sunday, December 27, 2009

new planner with a new zentangle...

Along with the theme of recycle in CED…. I made my own planner for the year 2010 out of an old book (which I am going to read the book that I took the cover off of).

My "title" page is my zentangle #28.....

I used one of my other zentangles that I digitally colored and cropped to use as the page header on my calendar page and note page......

and since I am actually not very good about using planners because they are usually to, umm formal for me I created this page....
It seems a little more causal for my liking... I saw a planner on the internet that used all these "bubbles" to create list of things to do, plan your day etc... I liked the "bubble" idea but not the fact that you had to keep track of so many things.... I can keep track of what ever I like this way... It seems like since I don't have to keep track of everything my kids are doing for school/sports/dances and not running my own business anymore I have relaxed a litte to much on keeping track of my appointments.  My farrier knows all to well as I call him the day before an appointment to come trim my horses feet but I can't remember but have a hunch... maybe I will do better at keeping track of things this next year!

Time to close.... have to get to bed so I can be ready for work tomorrow... been off since 12/18 and not ready to go back...  thanks for looking!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

zentangle, pictures, busy...

Zentangle #22 altered digitally

Zentangle #22 altered digitally

Zentangle #22 altered digitally

Original Zentanlge #22

Deer across the way (it is so cool to have animals like this around)

just finished stomping his foot.... ready to eat dinner

waiting for the ball to be thrown....

the man cave has been taken over for projects...

I made a planner for my husband using old hard back books for covers...

cover page

one of the inside pages I created....

The past few days have been busy getting ready for Christmas. Of course, I waited until the very last minute to do anything…. Including shopping. I have taken some pictures of the deer that were across the way in my neighbors yard… my horse and my dogs… I took the pictures of the deer just this past week and we had no snow and then it snowed just a little bit. I played around with one of my zentangles and did some digital stuff… I need to take the time to print them on fabric and go from there…. I have also been making journals and planners using old books as covers…. I have been off of work this week and luckily it has not felt like it has zipped by for which I am thankful! Need to finish a couple of more things….. Thanks for looking!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Zentangle #27

Zentangle #27.... I started this about 2 weeks ago and really wasn't into what I had started.... left it alone.... started and completed a couple other zentangles and came back to this yesterday.  It is kind of interesting how you just "zone" out (or at least I do) when I work on these.  I spent the day shopping with my oldest daughter... had a great time.... picked up some fun stuff at some thrift stores and some new things.  Made a "day" timer for my husband for xmas.... a week at a time... will have to scan a page to show.  It actually came out pretty cool... need to finish up my xmas shopping tommorrow...  well thanks for looking!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

zentangle #26

I have been working on this zentangle for a few days… in between work and trying to get my daughters scrap book done. She is 21 today….. Can't believe how fast it goes by… I am still trying to get her book done still. We are having a party on Saturday and I will give her what I have done. I will attempt to do another zentangle in between work, piano recital , finishing my project and preparing for a birthday party. At least tomorrow is my "Friday" at work and then I am on vacation for a week woot woot as they say! Thanks for looking!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Zentangle #25

It is a snowy day here today… my labs are like little kids locked up on a rainy day… Need to buy some more tennis balls to play catch when we go out side. Did take a nice walk… I like the snow cuz you don't get all wet like the rain…. Well this zentangle took me a few days to finish. Between work and working on my daughter's birthday present (which I have been having fun doing). I made a fun invitation for her party…. She would were that dress almost everyday. It is funny how you can get attached to one thing. Getting ready to put up my Christmas decorations…. Have a great day and thanks for looking!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Here is my creativeness for today… this is my 24th zentangle. I started getting a cold on Thursday and finally today I felt good enough to draw. I have been working on the computer doing my daughters scrapbook. It's hard to work on because she has moved back home and I have to minimize all the time so she doesn't see anything when she pops in…. Well hopefully more time to draw this week…. Thanks for looking.

Friday, December 4, 2009

zentangle #23

I started this 2 nights ago and finished last night.  When I started it I was looking at my kaleidoscope quilt that I made lay across my lap and thought ummm zentangle…. Well off to work, wanted to post this…. Thanks for looking!

Monday, November 30, 2009

I wanted to do one more zentangle for art everyday month… it's 11:51pm in Idaho where I live so I am cutting it close. I did a lot better this year doing something almost everyday. I think partly because I really enjoy creating the zentangles… well need to get to bed to go to work in the am…. Thanks for looking….

Zentangle #21

Here is my 21st Zentangle... I think I am hooked!  This is a quick post.... taking my daughter part way to work... her car is not running well...  Happy Monday!  Thanks for looking...

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Zentangle #20 - revamped... altered...

I played around with my zentangle #20 today in my Corel....  I was a consummed with this today.  (Deb... I have been trying how to email you back but yes I think I am going to print this into fabric).  I put four together, flipped and mirrored and merged them together.  I then played with the color and finally turned it into a frame.  It is a lot of fun....  Thanks for looking!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Zentangle #20

This is my zentanlge #20…. Started it while cooking Thanksgiving dinner and finished this morning. I always seem to start a lot of these while I am cooking…. I wanted to see what it looked like rotated giving it different perspectives…. I am going to play around in my corel program to see what more things I can do to it…. My mind is spinning with ideas….. Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I just want to say thank you for all the nice comments on my page…. I love reading them and going to your blogs….
Not having the best luck in finishing my zentangle in one day…. Started this yesterday and then completed this morning. I was inspired by another blog and I am sorry but I need to find it to reference it but, she did an outline of her hand as the basis of her zentangle… I tried it and this is what I came up with. I love the inspiration you get from other blogs….
Now I must get my shopping list ready for Thanksgiving dinner… my husband is going to do this for me while I am at work today. Thanks for looking and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

zentanlge #18

I started this doodle the other day when I had a stressful day at work. I actually wasn't ready to finish it till today for some reason. Not sure why but I guess that was just how I was feeling. This is a short weekend… one day only worked yesterday. Need to accomplish a lot today will attempt shortly… thanks for looking...

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Zentangle #17

Today I woke up with the a Beatles song in my head…. "woke up, fell out of bed, dragged a comb across my head"… I think my zentangle represents how I felt this morning… it's been a very busy past few weeks at work and I had a splitting headache when I got home yesterday and woke up with that song in my head… kind of funny. Well the week is almost over but working Saturday to take the Friday off after Thanksgiving…. Well need to get to bed, need to get to work early… thanks for looking!

Monday, November 16, 2009

some creative things....

The past few days since my last post, I have been working on my scrapbook project. I have actually put together 2 more pages… there is a little bit more to do to them but, these are a couple of the pictures that I put on the pages. In working with my pictures I can't believe how fast my kids have grown up... it is amazing. The more I use my Corel program the more I learn and figure out how to do things like make my own frames…. It is a lot of fun… I drew another zentangle today. It's funny how you just start drawing some lines and create something. I am contemplating going to bed or trying to stay up till midnight to see the meteor shower ummm not sure… thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

11/12/09 - DOODLE #15

I started this zentangle on 11/11 and have finished it up this morning before going to work. I really go into a zone when I do these… my mind just thinks of all kinds of things… usually things that are bugging me. These are very relaxing for me to do… thanks for looking!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Monday 11/9/09 zentanlge.....

Here is my zentangle for today… #14 I started off by drawing the eye and proceeded to draw everything in while cooking dinner. I drew lines which in my mind followed a cheek, nose line and even hair… when I started drawing this zentangle I was thinking about day at work today and what a challenge it was in many ways…. Tomorrow is another day and of course, another challenge…. After I scanned in my zentangle/doodle, I decided to play around with it in my corel paint shop pro.
Above is my alteration of my zentangle and it is the chalk effect and below is the enamel effect.

I had read an article in one of my magazines…. Cloth, paper scissors or Quilting Arts (cant remember which) and this gal used her photo program and altered a drawing and the printed it out on fabric. Ummmm might be the next thing I try…. To many things to try. Well, end of the day and I am tired….thanks for looking!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Sunday - creative with scrapbooking

Today my creativity was with creating a scrapbooking page. I am working on a scrap book for my youngest daughter for her birthday in December. She will be turning 21 so the book will be from birth until now. This page is from about a year old. It is very fun to do… would like to get a new computer that would handle the digital part better . My computer is a few years old like 5 so my program crashes every once in a while…. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

a day behind

I started this zentangle yesterday and finished it this morning…. Work has been a challenge which makes it a challenge to be creative on some days but, I didn’t let it overcome me and started this drawing last night before I fell asleep watching TV and finished this morning watching TV… I actually always zone out when I watch TV and just listen to it as background noise…. I don't know about anyone else but, I always need to be doing something and can't just sit there and watch TV… thanks for looking onto weekend chores!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

art everday... day 4

I started this yesterday had the circle drawn and a sketchy outer rim. Today I really focused on it and at first I didn't like it. Now that I have completed it, I like how my "zentangle" turned out. I started messing with it when I was making dinner and then finished up watching the world series… I love ball and watching it. My team I like is the SF Giants but I enjoyed watching the Philly's and the Yankee's. I totally finished it watching the Biggest Loser that I recorded on my DVR… kept falling asleep and missing the whole thing…. I have also been working on some photo's for a scrapbook I am doing digitally. Will have to upload one to show…. well thanks for looking time for bed to get ready for another day of work!

Monday, November 2, 2009

art everyday

Here are my latest zentangles.... numbers 10 & 11....

One of my goals for art everyday is to either create a new zentangle or work on my appliqué quilt that I have had in progress for too many years! This was a block of the month that I had at my shop back in the day. I only have a bit to hand appliqué and then I can put the top together…. I have prepared the pieces and have everything together to work on it… I am hoping by the end of the month to have the top pieced and sandwiched together to start quilting….

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Stampede Photos...

Where I live they have the Snake River Stampede and I took some great shots there this year… (at least I like them). At work we are have a photo contest and I did some layering and adjustments for the above photo. I liked how it turned out and I have also printed a copy for myself. Below is the photo with out the "creative" adjustments that I am also turning into our contest at work.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Zentangle #9

Finished up my zentangle #9 today… and began on #10. I am trying to gear up for ART EVERYDAY MONTH. I am going to try and do something everyday in the month of November. This will be my second year in participating. I am also entering a couple of my photos in a contest at work. This is the second year for me to participate. I think I am going to put this one in for sure…

I have been improving my skills using Corel Paint Shop Pro X2…


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