Thursday, March 29, 2012

New Art

I am still doing some art journaling and playing around with my art supplies. Here are some of the things I've been doing lately:
And a little more zen:
My son was in the hospital again, so I had plenty of time for doodling.
 He had his gall bladder out this time. He is so young, only 21. But it was completely non-functional, so it had to go. He is recovering pretty well and went back to college yesterday. Its been another crazy week though!


Monday, March 12, 2012

Time to own up

If I seem to have disappeared from blogland, it is only because I have fallen into another painting jag. This seems to happen to me about every 18 months or so. I just feel the need to get out of crafty and into some fine art. I haven't been sewing, quilting, making dolls, doing any type of needlework, or anything. But I have been painting and drawing, rediscovering a lot of my old art supplies, and discovering a LOT of new ones!
Last time this happened I created this:

And this:
And way back I was creating things like this:
And now I am doing both; exploring mixed media, and drawing portraits. 
And also art journaling, zentangling,  lettering, and just plain painting!

So that is where I've been! Happily creating art!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Zentangle Easter eggs and long time gone

Hey everybody!!
Check out these awesome Easter eggs I made for TDIPT Mercantile this month!

I know I have been really absent this month, but what a month its been! My family was hit with a horrible virus that we all passed around to each other, and now I think I have it again for the 2nd time! I have been in the doctors office literally every week either for myself or someone in the family for the last 4 weeks.
Then on top of that my oldest son got really sick at college, throwing up for about 12 hours. We went and picked him up, thinking it was a bad flu or something, but he never stopped throwing up all night and the next morning. I ended up taking him to the emergency room and he ended up in the hospital for almost a week!
He threw up for 4 days straight! Nothing that gave him for the nauseau worked. He went through numerous tests that were mostly inconclusive. Finally he got better and they released him. He went back to school without a definitive answer as to what was wrong. When all the test results came back, it looks like it is his gallbladder, and he has some follow up consultations.
So whew! 
Not a lot of art getting done!
But, I did do a LOT of art journaling 
while sitting around the hospital and that was GOOD!
So hopefully I will be able to get back in the swing of things! Hope you all had a much better month!