Welcome to my Blog. I do Watercolors, Angels, Cards and Collage everyday. Here are some of my creations.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Day 12 I think

It's amazing how a little thing like doing a collage everyday really gets into your soul. I didn't do a collage yesterday and almost got up in the middle of the night to be accountable to myself. Today we cleaned the garage. I packed for the art sale and did 2 collages today.

I feel so much better!

Artisan Sale Tomorrow
5" x 5"
colored pencil, cardstock, and ink on watercolor paper

Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Real Reason I am doing this

Notes from Day Four that got lost in my blog world.

Okay the word is out. I have a secret. 40 of days of collage is the fun part but the real down to business part is 40 days of decluttering. I had to back track and clean.

I set the timer for an hour. AND GUESS what I did it.

Day 11 September 3

Woo Hoo! I made my reservations to fly to Portland. I used Kayak.com and found cheap tickets. Bought them directly from United. Of course they are not nonstop I will be spending time in the Denver Airport on the way out and on the way home. I like the Denver airport good shopping there!

Yesterday I did some deep cleaning and didn't make it to the studio. Today I made it to the studio at 1:00 but didn't do any cleaning. I did two collages today. One is for today and one is for yesterday.

Too Much Time or Not Enough?
5" x 5"
marker, colored pencil, cardstock, scrapbook paper, ephemera on confetti cardstock with snail adhesive

My Favorite Tea
5" x 5"

watercolor, ephemera, cardstock, printed pictures on watercolor paper with snail adhesive


Tomorrow is Friday. I need to get packed for the art sale this weekend. I will be with the LFLBArtisans in the Lake Forest Bank parking lot on Sunday and Monday. Did I already blog this?
Come visit me and see all these collages in real time.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Day 8 & 9 = 4 Collages

Why is it that once you are behind you can never catch up?

The trick would be to never fall behind.

AND If you are 11 months behind wouldn't make you one month ahead?

Too Many Acronyms
5" x 5"
Paper, Pencil and snail
Tuesday September 2, 2009

I went to the Welcome center of the Waukegan School District today and met with Martha. She helped me get my application for substitute teaching started. Thank you Martha! We have the same birth date. I also found out what I need to do to get my teaching certificate for the state of IL. AND many more job leads (too many acronyms).

Nothing Black and White
5" x 5"

Paper, rubberstamping, ink and glue on watercolor paper

No Cash Value
5" x 5"

Paper, pencil and Snail

On Monday I took another piggy bank to the real bank.
I had a ziplock sandwich bag full of coins. $56.49 the coin in the collage was given back to me in my empty bag.

Final House Inspection
5" x 5"

Paper, Pencil and snail adhesive on watercolor paper

House passed the final electrial inspection. My house project is done. Good thing I have this collage project, and three undone commisions to work on.

Still have cards to package for the Artisan Sale on Sunday and Monday in the Bank of Lake Forest Parking lot. I hope the weather stays the same. TODAY was fabulous.


Sunday, August 30, 2009

Day 6 was Saturday

Paris Journey
5" x 5"

Blue Journey
5" x 5"

Saturday got up and meet DD for coffee. Mailed bills and cleaned in the basement twice. (Before lunch and after lunch---did I eat lunch?) Went to the studio for a couple of hours in the middle and cleaned there too.

Spent a lot of time looking for a stamp set that was right where it belonged.

Went to McHenry and stamped with the Art Chics. Did the collages last. It's hard to collage at 11:00 pm. (too late)  It's hard to collage when you have been stamping (making cards to match samples). It is really using two different parts of your brain.

I will post the cards we stamped on my Card blog on Monday.

I have not done my collage for today. I did find lots of collage material when I cleaned my desk upstairs. Maybe it's okay if I don't collage on Sunday. I will have to collage two times on Monday. That sounds good to me!

We are going to have record cold tonight. It is fall!

I am a day behind.