January 23, 2012

Another Snow (and ice) Day!

We've just received word that school has been cancelled due to some freezing rain overnight.  I can deal with that!  We don't have anywhere to be.  We'll just stay snuggled in, maybe do some reading, some baking and some art making.  The kids are still snoozing (teenagers!) but I might try to talk them into a card game later on. 

To cheer you on this winter day, you've gotta check out this huge art project by Japanese artist, Yayoi Kusama.  AMAZING and INSPIRING!  Thank you, Erin, for sharing this with me.  It makes my heart skip a beat!

January 20, 2012

Snow Day!

We just got a bunch of snow here in Dreaming Bear land.  I decided to call a snow day, so the girls and I could stay home with our families.  It was nice to just stay inside, where it's warm, and putz around on a couple of projects.  I enjoyed finishing up a few things, and being comfy in the process!

And in case you were wondering...Elsie had a fine day too....

January 19, 2012

January Snuggles

Hello there.  How are you?  Are you staying nice and warm?  I hope so.  We haven't really had winter weather very long....but when it came, it came with the crack of a whip.  It's supposed to hover just above or around zero today.  I'm enjoying the lull of January.  After the hustle and bustle of show season in the fall, and then a super busy holiday at the store (thank you!), I'm enjoying a little peace and quiet. 

I've been working on finishing up some things that keep hanging around, haunting me.  Man, doesn't it feel good to finally finish that "thing", whatever it is, and send it out into the universe?  Especially after you've been delaying for so long.  Feels so good.  And it also feels great to try some new things....I'm painting some faces on canvases, some furniture, and doing some surface design projects as well. 

And we spend a lot of time snuggling with and staring at her.....

....seriously....a lot of time.

January 03, 2012

She's at it again!

 One of my resolutions for 2012 is to journal more.  I got sort of slackish towards the end of 2011, and missed out on documenting several things.  One of my hang ups is that I simply cannot journal on just a plain piece of paper!  (heaven forbid!)  And I got behind on prepping pages for journaling...so yesterday, I finished prepping the pages in my first pink journal.  Only a few more pages, and this one will go on the shelf...and I will move on to the BLUE one for 2012!!  Yippee!  Sorry for the poor lighting in these shots...I snapped them before the sun came up this morning!

 Lots of snippets from my favorite art magazines, and pieces of advertisements.....

Layers of acrylics and crayons.....

Cutting random holes through the pages for the heck of it.....

Bits of an article featuring Anna Maria Horner's studio...so inspiring!

The panda page was created by my niece, Katie...when she visits us, I love handing my journal over to her to create something to remember our time together.....

More fun decorating ideas.....found in magazines!

More pages that Katie made for me....

From a cereal ad:  My favorite quote of all:  "No two flakes are alike."  Ha!

And the inside cover....and a number from a cancer walk...I've been meaning to tape that in as a page...will have to do that.

Thanks for peeking....hope you enjoyed!  More to come soon!