Saturday, January 2, 2010

Last Minute Artventures

The art bug bit me on New Year's Eve! I immediately got to work on a birthday card for my brother and a winter journal when this quote slapped me in the face and I wasn't even looking for it! Perfect timing.

This table may not look very neat and orderly to you but this is it in it's best state. LOL! It was a Christmas gift from my son and daughter-in-law. No more taking up the kitchen table!

I was definitely multi-tasking on New Year's Eve. While making my brother a birthday card, I decided to prepare a winter journal to record my artventures. Again, words just came at me from nowhere! Well, there was this old magazine I'd been holding onto and I rediscovered it and these words and phrases came tumbling out waiting to jump into my journal! Conspiracy at it's best I tell ya!

I found a small journal with pre-painted pages in the corner of my art room waiting to be used. I added some words and my "Winter Journal" was born! I made a tape transfer with the quote which was featured at the top of this blog's entry. I could have easily glued it on but as I mentioned earlier, the art bug bit me and when this happens I just don't do things the usual way!

I found this stamp while looking for a birthday quote stamp. See how things work out? All I was supposed to make was a birthday card and I started on a journal as well because of "words" falling into place for me!

Here's my Winter Journal waiting to be filled with a little art and words. The cold months make me get cozy with pens, paint, paper and YARN - as you can see!

"HAPPY NEW YEAR" everyone! Whew, what an unusual 2009 I had. I found that the best way to say adios to 2009 was to spend the last few hours immersed in artventures. I pulled out a journal I'd set aside to record a few of my winter happenings and went to work at the new table my son Raymond and my daughter-in-law Rubi gave me for Christmas. I guess you could say this was a great way to "christened" the table. LOL!

Thanks for being frequent visitors during the past year. I appreciate your visits and love reading your comments. I hope to provide more artventures for you to read and see in 2010. Best wishes for a great year full of art, love and peace.


Sherry Goodloe said...

Looking forward to the next time we see each other this year *smiles*

soulbrush said...

what a lovely and useful gift, from two very special people. hope you have had a good rest, are you ready for school? i goback on monday and am NOT ready at all! let's make art this year sister!hugs and kisses xxxooo

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Don't you just love it when the spirit moves you?? Sending you all of these words. That table is a real blessing. It must have magic to help you with your projects. Happy New Year. I will look forward to seeing what all goes into that winter journal.

Lynn said...

I Love these quoted and pages and fun to find you here.
Hi. Hi, Hey! Ho!
Ha py Nu Yr.

marianne said...

Happy New Year Linda!
What a great way to end the year and start the new~!
Look forward to see what you will create on your new table!


Stampmaiden said...

Sherry, looking forward to March thanks to the RSC! Hopefully I'll make some ATCs for trade.
Soul, the table was a big surprise to me! I've been spending lots of nights making art on it. It's great and I love it!
Lisa, it felt like magic to actually sit down and let go with my art. I love my new little art station. It's perfect! Good to see you and Happy New Year!
Lynn, great to see you too! These words, images and blank journal were all waiting to be brought together and it happened like magic! Thanks for visiting and Happy New Year to you too!

Stampmaiden said...

Marianne, some people fret over what to wear to the New Year's Eve Ball or what appetizers to serve at their party, I agonized over which words to put on my journal page. LOL! Happy New Year to you!! May it continue to be filled with ATCs and art.