Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Technique Tuesday Giveaway

My mail was blessed with a wonderful surprise.  The Technique Tuesday blog had a giveaway celebrating their newest member Michelle.  Her life stories were wonderful and she invited us to respond with a life story.   The Stay the Course set was perfect for my story, I am so blessed!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Working through "A Zentangle a Day"

While dealing with the loss of mom, I have been spending a great deal of time tangling and trying to keep it together.  When I take a rest from sorting through my moms stuff, redesigning her apartment into a studio space and looking for a job I am trying the tangle exercises.
Day 1
Day 2

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Studio picture correction

These are to corrected pictures.  The tables are put away and some of the boxes I am still sorting are all over the floor.  A work in progress.  I have plans to open up the studio for classes.  But I need to get a lot more organized.  However I had a sticker when I was younger that I agree with, "A tidy house is a sign of a miss spent life."  I love a clean house, but my art should not be the price.  Sometimes you just have to embrace the chaos.

Monday, July 8, 2013

One Zentangle a Day

For my birthday I got a book on Zentangle.  I found the book online.  However I prefer to see the book before ordering.  The nice thing is Barnes and Noble will order any book that is available for current stock.  You do not have to pay for it up front.  When it comes in you can look through the book before purchasing it.  I started reading the book and I am enjoying the challenges greatly.

Working on my studio

Can't wait to be done with the sorting and organizing. I have packed the yard sale items away for the next time. Now is the task of going through the last of the art supplies and projects. This has taken a lot more time than expected. I have several projects waiting for my time.  It is easy to get discouraged. But I just have to keep up with my short term goals and let the long term goals take care of themselves.