Thursday, July 29, 2010


"After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul, and you learn that love doesn't mean leaning and company doesn't mean security, and you begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts and presents aren't promises, and you begin to accept your defeats with your head up and your eyes open, with the grace of an adult, not the grief of a child, and you learn to build all your roads on today because tomorrow's ground is too uncertain for plans. After a while you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too much. So plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers. And you learn that you really can endure, that you really are strong, and you really do have worth." - Veronica A. Shoffstall

Thankyou ,Veronica for this bit of wisdom.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Here is "Caroline " A tag girl

Everything folds into itself and a tag is finished on the back.Life is a cabaret!!!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Free tags! Let's make tags!!!!

Go to nature tag tutorial on the left to get your free tags!! Let's make a tag book or just some practice tags. How about a greeting tag and make our own envelopes to actually mail. Signed by the artist on the back. A tag with arms and legs(brads) and a head that fold into the tag. Draw clothing on the tag. A tag swag to swap. Let's have a tag fest!!! Just some ideas but here are your tags!!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Marie paper art doll!!! New!!! "Isabella"

My Marie paper doll with a chambre background on wood and mica wings and napkins skirt. pearls and roses finish her look
The top Doll is an altered paper doll with pearls, feathers ribbon and other trims, she stands on her own but shown with a chambre background. Gold accents and ribbon roses. Hard to see the feathers in her hat.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

California Dreaming and what I think today!!!

I no longer place much importance on an exalted love for everyone and everything. It isn't likely or even practical that each of us will be able to truly love everyone else. There are simply too many human failings of the heart to allow it. I do believe kindness and compassion are always possible, even when love isn't, and that they spring from courage and are not quite, though almost, the same thing. Kindness refers to the little things, small everyday gestures - being good, and a help to those near to us, in our varied circles, even extending that to those we may not know personally, but to whom we reach out when they need a hand to steady, or a word to comfort. Compassion is larger than kindness. One can be kind, lacking understanding.
Compassion is a way of understanding, of putting oneself in the position of another, of walking the mile in their shoes. Compassion evokes generosity of spirit and encourages universality while recognizing individuality. It allows true forgiveness of terrible human failings and outrages that would seem unforgivable almost as easily as smaller transgressions of a moral code."
I wish I had written this because it says everything that I feel about human relationships. Sometimes, nothing is enough for some people and the smallest thing is a mountain for others.
Thanks to Sara Fishburn, which I did not ask permission but hope that she is not offended by my placement of her words on my blog.
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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Button, Button ,who's got the Button!!!

A sweet little button doll-hang her by herself or on her background. She is a button lover and so am I.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Journal Journey Spread and a mermaid!!!

This is a spread I did for Roses at my Table group journal journey.Love the colors and the can can girls.

Thursday, July 15, 2010


The winner is Shelley . An e-mail has been sent to notify so that she can send me her address and I will get this house and contents off to her. I hope she enjoys it and has a nice place to put it.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

The 6 AM View From The Porch!!!

This morning while having my morning coffee and watching the birds, I decided to share this litle peace of Sunday with you. There were two wood peckers just a few feet from me on the apple tree but didn't get my camera in time. Just a pleasant breeze and a lot of chirping going on.
The top picture is a butterfly sighting here in WI. Can't remember the name Morning (something)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

How to do a simple zentangle

piece of heavy (cardstock) paper and a nice black pen, Like a pilot. Trace a circle on the paper. split that circle into curved sections,how about 6 or 7. Doodle a different design in each, circles, squiggles,squares etc. Stand back and look at your creation. Then you will be caught up in the world of Zen, planning your next squiggle or spider web.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

"Emma" Zentangle-"picnic" one page spread!!

Another Zentangle with incorporated images (paper whimsy) colored with chalks. I call this "Emma"
The top is a one page spread for AB group July monthly challenge. The them is "Picnic". The picture of the victorian picnic is a tissue paper transfer. The birds and butterflies and the letter are crackled with crackle accents. the words are a piece I wrote for the blog about my feelings about picnics which you will find in it's entirety back in the blog. 8/23 09 "Wanna talk about picnics?"

Friday, July 2, 2010

New Zentangle!!Journal 2 page spread!!

A new style zentangle, I really like the addition of the images with these. Just something different to play around with.
The top piece is a 2 page spread for my journal journey at Roses At My Table group. It is about Meryl Streep subject was movie icon. I incorporated some zentangle type drawings in it.