November 20, 2008

Art Supply Junkie LoVe

Okay I posted a blog about this in Suzi land but thought I should post one here too.
I am that excited about my new art supplies, that I must share these wonderful goodies with all of you too. I finally got my packages today from Jerry's Artarama..And OMG do I love my new inktense watercolor pencils!! They are just amazing! They work just like regular watercolor pencils, but when you add some water, like a wash to them, once it dries..they become permanent!! YUP! You can add layer after layer and not worry about bleeding or smearing at all!! This is just great for art journaling and mixed media collage too. You can add wet glue on top and no smearing!! I love em !! And I got a great price too!! 24 set with a free little journal just 19.99.. Best price around..I checked..LOL
Also I got a tabletop easel..since my daughter moved home and took my art room away..I've had limited art space again..And my larger studio size easel is just too big to fit into my art space corner of my bedroom..So I really needed something smaller to work with. I got this Trio tabletop easel that works great! It is lightweight, not too big..fits on a desk or even a tv table. But it is made of nice smooth elmwood and the top holder rises up and holds canvases or birch wood up to 25 inches high..Having some birch peices here that are the larger size Suzi uses 12x24 this little easel does the trick..It was also 19.99 but there is a coupon on Jerry's main page for 10% I got it for 17.99 instead..LOve it..I figured I would share these great finds with all of you..In case you need a smaller easel due to limited work space, or you would love some watercolor pencils that don't run or bleed.I am now hoping and wishing that Santa will bring me the 72 set of inktense pencils for Xmass..yay..

November 11, 2008

You Just Might Be an Artist..if..

1) If you get excited to have a 40% off coupon for Micheal's ?
Then you might just be an artist..
2) If for Valentine's Day when other women are hoping for flowers and jewelery,but your hoping for watercolor pencils,paints and brushes?
Then you might just be an artist..
3) If your idea of a good manicure is getting the ink or paint stains off your fingers?
Then you might just be an artist..
4) If you forget to even turn on your t.v most of the time, let alone keep up with the latest shows, because your too busy working on some new project?
Then you might just be an artist..
5) If you have seriously contemplated spending your grocery money for art supplies, or actually have done this?
Then you might just be an artist..
6) If the only people who actually 'get you' are others who are just as obsessed with creating too?
Then you might just be an artist..
7) If when you imagine your dream house, instead of the first thing being a nice yard or pool out back, you instead immediately imagine a studio space for yourself?
Then you might just be an artist..
8) If you have been known to get so involved in your latest work that you tend to lose all track of time?
Then you might just be an artist..
9) If the smell of paint is one of your favorite smells?
Then you might just be an artist..
10) If you continue to create your art, despite negative looks or remarks from people in your life?
Yup you guessed it. Then you might just be an artist..

I hope you always keep on creating!! Feel free to add to this list..lets see if we can think up some more tell-tale signs of this condition called artist-itis..LOL
Hope everyone has a wonderful and creative week...xo

November 5, 2008

I want too....

I want to make messy, messy art in my art journal. I want to forget about getting it right for awhile, and just create. I need to loosen up, relax. Sometimes I am such a damn perfectionist that it turns into a struggle, a battle between me and the art. When I get like this, I can do good art but it's work..I have to try to hard..I don't like that. I just want the easy flow right now..I want the inner critic to just SHUT THE HELL UP!! I want my art to be fun, NOT work!! Soooo thats what I am going to do. Instead of sitting here fretting that I 'should' be working on my petite doll, or I 'should' be working on my oracle card, or my traveling journals..NO! To hell with it all right now. I am going to go and play in my art journal..Because THAT is what I truly WANT to do right now. What I need to do right now..So I am saying to hell with the nagging voice that insists I need to work on this or that instead. I am going to go get myself a nice tall glass of iced tea, put on some favorite music, and play, play, play hookie...HA! And no one can stop me!!! HAHAHAHAHA.

November 2, 2008

Poetry time pt. 2

Okay here are some more of my poems..tho some of them are a bit on the depressive side..We can't be sunshine and roses all the time..Or can we??

30 Minutes
till the pain-killer,
kicks in.
In 30 minutes,
I'll feel the numbness,
setting in.
30 minutes,
I am counting it down.
30 minutes,
feels like eternity right now.
30 minutes,
Gawd, I need some relief!
In 30 minutes,
I can drown out my grief.
30 minutes,
hurry I pray!
Can't take this much longer,
make this pain go away.
30 minutes,
can be such a long time away...


When I am well,
I will not walk.
Instead I will run!
I will not sit inside,
this room no more,
hidden from the sun.

When I am well,
I will not falter.
Nor give in to my tears.
I will face each day,
with new-found faith,
cast away my fears.

When I am well,
I will sing songs loudly.
I will laugh even more.
I will join the children playing,
and dance along the shore.

When I am well,
I will speak more gently,
be kinder to myself.
I will gather up the courage,
to take my dreams,
down off the shelf.
When I am well...

Poetry Time

I thought I would share a few poems that I've written..enjoy..

I am a hidden landscape,
you can not see.
Behind my eyes,
lies mysteries.
I am Joy.
I am Sorrow.
I am my yesterdays,
I am young.
I am old.
I am a story,
that still unfolds.
I am as limitless,
as eternal space.
Far more,
than just this pretty face.
I am as deep,
as the bottomless ocean.
Made of,
spirit and flesh.
A cosmic potion.
I am Me...

The Trees and I

The leaves fall like tears,
Abandoned hopes and unanswered prayers.
Like lost dreams that drift afar,
both the leaves and me,
are worn, scarred.
The trees sigh.
A sad goodbye.
The leaves now gone.
Silently we cry,
the trees and I...


The deep cold darkness,
wraps around me,
like a cloak of despair.
Frozen silence,
fills the air.
Sweet song birds,
no longer sing here.
Sun shines cold and pale,
against the gray.
All the green,
has died away.
Naked trees,
stand bare, alone.
I feel their frozen sadness,
deep in my bones.
Winter has come.
Winter has come home...