Thursday, September 1, 2011

Irene kept me busy

I am thankful that Irene did not create as much havoc here as we thought it would .. it has been heartbreaking to see the devastation that she left in her path and my thoughts are with all of those who lost family..friends..their homes and treasured belongings.  There was alot of flooding in our surrounding areas but much of it receded fairly quickly.   

I spent a good part of last weekend in my studio .. it really is amazing how I lapse into a time warp of sorts when I am up there !  I am sure it is the same for many of you ... what I think has been 2 hours was actually 4 or 5 !  I was happy to finish up a couple projects thoug and I still have one more in the works that I hope to finish this weekend.

I created a couple of mixed media canvases and they were alot of fun !  Paints, papers, distress inks.. supplies were flying everywhere .  I will have to load up on more of the canvases at Michael's - they had a great sale - buy one get one for a penny . Well worth it for sure !

 I suprised myself with the above canvas since I tend to stick to more neutral / earth tones .. but I am glad I decided to go more vibrant and I love how it came out.

I also finished my Smash Book cover .. I have been wanting to make one of these for quite sometime and finally finished up the cover .  Now I just need to start filling it with loads of color and inspiration !

The canvases will be up on my etsy page sometime tonight .. and I have more ideas in the works such as Halloween and Christmas tags !

This weekend I plan on taking my daughter clothes shopping for school .. she starts high school (EEK!) next week.  I am still wondering where the past 7 years or so have went.  I could have sworn that we were just watching Dragontales and drinking from  sippy cups a few weeks ago :)  
Hopefully will also get some art time in as well as getting further into a really good book I am reading Never let Me Go.  I just started it today and am already on chapter 6 .. the story really draws you in and it is hard to put down .

Whatever your plans are for the holiday weekend I hope it is fun and relaxing !


  1. Wonderful mixed-media canvases! Looking forward to seeing the progress on your doggie diaries, too! Love dogs!! :)

    Thank you, too, for joining my art blog hop and posting a button on your site.
    Glad I found your blog through the hop...
    I am your newest follower! :)

    All the best,
    Mary C. Nasser

  2. Thanks so much Mary for your sweet comment and for following me !
    I think blog hops are great so I am so glad I found yours !
    Hope you are having a great holiday weekend :)