Tuesday, January 13, 2015
T Stands For Tuesday already!
You can click on the link to see what the other ladies have been doing and drinking and thinking this week. I haven't done much since we had our long chat on Sunday. Was too (contentedly) sore to deal with hunching over Miss Brother--LOL! Finally felt a little more flexible last night, so I decided that it has just been way too long since I've been at the art table. I told myself I was going to try to keep up with some challenges this year...and brief trips to the art table I could probably handle.
Okay, I planned to do two weekly art challenges this year. (I know...I know...quit laughing.) The Journal52 group and thought maybe even DLP (Documented Life Project) since they have the option of going with a more art journal format this year and less planner. But DLP made me sign up for something called "squarespace" in order to join the group on Ning and then I was getting a million emails but couldn't get on to the actual challenge page to read the challenges--duh! It would go to a black page that said "no permissions". They don't send you the actual challenge information in an email--but a link to the challenge information--where I am not allowed. So, I tried signing up to their site using a different email address (because I have an old email address I rarely use) but I still did not receive permission to enter. Well, I took that as a sign. A quite obvious sign (lol!) that I should only try the one weekly challenge. This incurable optimist is already two weeks behind in the first place, right? ROFL!
Well, I got started, anyways.
Did I get to the challenges?
Well...not quite yet.
But I have dipped my toe in the water. ;)
Last night I got past the scary first blank page of one of the junk journals I made quite a while back (with the horribly cheap buckly student watercolor paper). Had fun with layers of Dylusions sprays...just because I love the deep color. Was surprised I chose hot colors instead of my usual blues, greens, and turquoises. Maybe because it's so cold out here--LOL! (Right now it's -5, feels like -27.)
Still black coffee, girls...but in one of my new red Thermos cups.
I worked little by little.
Let it dry.
Came back and sprayed some more.
Let it dry.
I knew this journal paper wrinkles like crazy so I printed off a numbered list of 52 onto some white card stock. I hand tore around the blank list and misted it with some walnut ink. Thought maybe the stiffer card stock might not wrinkle as much as computer paper when I plastered it on the page with gel medium.
Still buckled quite a bit, but it would have been absolutely puckered-horrible if I had used anything thinner and I probably couldn't have even written on it. I even scraped the cardstock down flat as I glued it and put something heavy on it overnight. Oh well--at least I finally have my "index" list page started. :) I have gotten past that blank first page--tada!
I can't remember where I saw someone else on youtube make a list spot for Journal52 in the front of a new journal, but what a great idea! I can write down the challenges so they're right there at hand--because, in all likelihood, I won't be able to get to them all this coming year. (Did I mention I am two weeks behind out of the 2015 gate? lol!) Anyways, I have dedicated a journal to this group, will finish up the list/index page, and do my best to try to catch up this week.
I am also--hold onto your hats--thinking I will try to actually join Jennibellie's Monthly Challenge group, too. We'll see how this winter goes, right? The next few weeks, for that matter--LOL!
I think I forgot to show you Ian's Christmas picture for 2014.
This is why I can never remember where I get ideas off the internet, folks. Any ideas that happen to stick in my foggy brain long enough to steal...well, they just get stolen and it's not that I wouldn't want to give credit where credit is due...I truly have a mind like a steel sieve anymore. Half the time I might not remember if the idea was mine or I stole it, to be perfectly honest--but this one I do remember I stole. Fibro fog, folks. I used to have a pretty darn good memory. My compulsive listmaking was more for OCD fun than the necessity it has become today. True. True.
Anyways, what was I saying? ;)
We've had sunshine for days!!!
So nice to see some blue sky.
Feeling more functional today, so I hope to spend some quality time with Miss Brother this afternoon.
Oh,! Oh! McFamily plans to travel to Japan probably this year to visit Leah's brother Aaron who's stationed there. Japan!! Whoohoo!! Talk about an adventure! Ian won't remember it, but they can take pics and videos as proof--LOL!
Caroline comes to clean tomorrow.
Karma says hi.
I think that is all she wrote.
For this post, anyways. :):)
Have a good one!!
"Today is a smooth white seashell, hold it close and listen to the beauty of the hours."