Saturday, February 28, 2015

A Male Birthday Card

I needed a male birthday card for a friend this weekend, so decided to try to do one with what I had on hand.  All of my card stock except for a couple of pieces of black I had here from a project a did for my roommate is in storage, I had some old file folders so I cut them into 4X6 pieces and ran them through the printer, I cropped a scan I had of a previously created card and it started coming together. So maybe this tiny space will work and sustain the artist side of me.  We are very cloudy and gloomy today, hoping for some rain, we will see.  Happy weekend, hugs

Friday, February 27, 2015

journal page

My goal this week, sticking my feet in the water, reacquainting with photoshop and doing some journaling and catching up in general.  A little bit of a challenge but enjoying the process.  This was done with sketchbook, my camera, that beautiful tuxedo cat is "Socks", he belongs to my roommate, a feral cat that adopted roommate and eventually took a shine to me, hurray, he will not associate with any other humans and we are convinced he understands english, lol.  The measuring strip was scanned in from an antique tape measurer, the ledger paper from a pad back in the 70's.  It has been a good week with wonderful full nights of sleep.  We are looking for a little rain this weekend, I love creating on a rainy day.  Hugs

Monday, February 23, 2015

Back - Free and Healing

Wow, a little over 6 months gone, what can happen in 6 months?  Let me tell you - A Lot!  November 14th I filed for divorce, so I am 1/2 way into that process.  Ex fled to Texas, I packed up my studio, the house and all is now in storage.  I moved in with a neighbor next door and now have a delightful roommate, I am safe, warm and fed and so very blessed.  Friends and family have carried me through this and I give thanks every morning for all of them.  Physical and emotional scars are healing and I am finally walking through the door to the rest of my life.  Have no clue what awaits but I am ready to find out.
The one thing I have missed more than anything else has been my creative outlets, there have been almost none, a few camera shots here and there, my fingers itch for paint and ink, paper and images. My new space is very small, a few colored pencils, my camera, computer and printer are my tools for now.  A friend gave me some greeting cards received from a cause supported.  This weekend while looking at one, I thought of a picture I had taken of some tulips and started playing at altering one of the cards.  Took the picture to Photoshop and did some line drawing with my bamboo onto the photo and printed it, then took a scrap of yellow card stock I had and mounted the photo to the strip.  That went on top of the greeting card.  My storage unit is only a short distance from the house so I make frequent trips, lol, carting things back and forth as I need them.  Not a huge accomplishment "Rome was not built in day" but my heart soars and my muse yawns and stretches her creative vibrations and asks, "What took so long?"  Hope everyone exercises their muse this week, with joy, appreciation and beautiful color, Hugs, Sandi