Monday, December 31, 2007

BE ...

Ali Edwards has issued her one word challenge again. Last year I thought about it, and then got pregnant and my brain dried up into a little crusty raisin. And, if you did not already know this, raisins are not crafty. Raisins have not one artistic inclination. So, needless to say, my one word did not go anywhere. I am not even sure what it was. I might have blogged about it, but I can't remember.
Anyways, this year my word is BE!
There are so many things that I want to be, and there are a ton of things that I need to be.One of the big things that I have realized that I need to be is an adult. You would think that by the age of 30 I would have figured this out, but I look around my house and know that I have not. An adult could not live in this mess!! An adult would know how to make a five year old listen to her (at least part of the time). I need to not be my daughters playmate. I need to be her mother. Mothers can play, but mothers do so much more.
Another thing I want is to be creative. I want to be able to take the time to create whatever my version of art may be for that day. I have been really inspired by art journals and mixed media artists. My sweetie hubby just bought me an easel for Christmas. Maybe it will actually get used.
And, to be horribly cheesey ...I want to BE all that I can BE!!
I don't want to just sit on my tush while life whirls by me.
I want to be part of this world.
I want to be part of life.
I want to be someone that other people want to know.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Christmas Canvas - in progress

As usual I start things at the last minute. We were supposed to head out of town Sunday, so I for some reason decided to start this on Saturday. We ended up staying until Monday, so I did the beading on the tree Sunday night. Now I just meed to find the time and energy to play some more.

This is just one of those cheapy canvases on a board things you can get at WalMart. I had one upstairs that Katie and I had played with at one time (should have taken a pic of the before, huh). Good thing about it is that you can use a thumbtack to punch holes through to string the wire for the beads. Lots of stitching happening on this one I think .. I have this inability to trust adhesive. Strange ...

Monday, December 10, 2007

Creative Hiatus

And who knows when I will be back. I did complete a page last week, but it had taken me weeks to do. I just can't seem to grab more than a few moments in my room. I walk in, glue something down, or pull something out to use...and then I have to walk out.The glue dries, I get a fresh perspective on the new pieces ... but it really is not conducive to creating. At least not for me.
My scrapjournal did not make it this year. Pregnancy kicked my creative butt. I did nothing while I was creating life. Hopefully now that I have my wee man on the outside I will be able to think creatively. Though right now my mind is pretty braindead. Does not help that "my room" is so full of random crap from around the house that I can't even walk in to it. The crib is still in a box and taking up the tiny bit of space that was in my room. Poor little tiny cave. Guess I should be thankful that I have any space to call my own ...