Monday, January 26, 2009

Things I worked on this past weekend

Sunday I did something I hadn't done in a long time.... I sewed! I actually made myself a pair of pants and they fit perfect. I have been trying to find pants that fit, I have been on weight watchers so some of my pants don't fit anymore. I will have to take a picture of them. I am going to make a few more and modify the pattern. In my earlier years I went to school for fashion design. I am a little rusty on pattern drafting but I think it will come back to me. I am now going to make a shirt I think this next week end. I also tried following an exercise in one of my books, I think it was Kaleidoscope, but stopped early on. It didn't feel right. Going to do some more preparations and try again.... I didn't feel very organized. Time to think about going to bed. Another busy day at work. Wonder if it will be warmer tommorrow than 28 degrees.... It is probably on 10 out right now. Still need to take a trash can out but you know, it might be to cold!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

A good day...

It was a good day because I didn't have to come home from work and try to get my computer to work... I actually got to go down to my sewing room and be creative.... On the way I stopped and practiced darts. I am now hooked on playing darts. I made a journal page with the elements from the crow about group I am in. My goal this weekend is to work in my sewing room on a project of some kind and to get back on track with my weight watchers... here is my page....
well... time to head to bed... get some sleep another day at work tomorrow. It started snowing tonight so the roads will be slick tomorrow. A fun drive to work.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Collage page completed....

I finally had an evening where I did not have a computer issue (got ride if iTunes - blue screened my computer) everything seems to be working fine now.... It was nice to do something fun and play around. In fact it is now 12:25am and I have to get up for work in about five hours, that is how engrossed I was in doing my collage. I may have to get a latte tomorrow to stay awake... I am hoping this week end to get in my room and do some sewing... maybe finish another quilt top. Not sure......

Sunday, January 11, 2009

About time...

It is about time I get something on here... This past week has been nothing but a frustration with my computer.... I think I need to get one of those books Computers for Dummies to figure out some of the issues.. or buy a new one, it is a bit old. I have been reading a few books, doodling in my journal... (from 1/7/09) I always seem to draw paisleys... I do like them.

I also took some pictures that day of a beautiful sunset. We truly do have some beautiful sunsets around here... I did play with some filters on my camera. I really enjoy taking them.

I may have to print one of these to hang in my house.... I have another one printed that I entered in a photo contest that is also a sunset through some different trees. I think I may have a series.... Again it is that time of the evening where I need to get to bed cuz 5:45am comes pretty early and the grind of work starts again!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

new journal page and photo

I am in the Creative Everyday 2009 group (CED 2009) and have only missed one day... so far. The theme is PLAY for January and today I did have fun doing this page. One of my favorite songs is by Rascal Flats: Life is a Highway. I took stuff out of my jacket pocket: newspaper coupons, add for Humanitarian Bowl game, hockey ticket, empty gum pack and wrappers. Glued it all down to the pages to create my background, added some paint to get the page started. I was watching Pirates of the Caribbean (love those movies) and just got into what I was doing. Made some extra background pages for journaling or collage... I also have a photo. I was messing around with my camera and settings and took a picture of two chairs on our "beach" in the snow. It was the last of the foot we got over Christmas. It is supposed to snow tonight or tomorrow. It is pretty cold outside, about 23 when I ran to the store an hour ago. It'll probably be in the teens when I get up to feed my horses and dogs in the morning before work....

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Where have the first 3 days of the year gone?

Time does go by fast... I have been spending most of mine trying to fix my computer or figure out why my Corel program wasn't working. When you don't know what you are doing, it can take a while... downloaded some programs and updates and we are back in business.

January 1 I did a journal page in a new book. I have been reading a couple of books I just bought: Kaleidoscope by Suzanne Simanaitis and True Vision Authentic Art Journaling by L.K. Ludwig. Great books. There are some ideas and tips I would like to try. I am finding the best time for me to be creative is in the early morning. I am not sure what that is going to mean on a work day (getting up at 5am maybe) but on Sunday mornings it's off to my room while everyone is sleeping. On new years day I took a lot of photo's but I have not had a chance to upload them since I was having the computer problem. Tomorrow I am going to and possible upload some to my blog. That's it for today....


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