Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Time has flown...



It's so easy to put things aside thinking you'll get back to them and suddenly you find it's months later. I've thought often of blogging but never quite seem to get to the computer to do. There are various reasons and probably the biggest is that I just didn't make it a priority. I can say it's not the only thing I've not made time for. There has however been time for important things like spending time with the honey.

And now as the summer winds down I will try my best to make a conscious effort to pull together some semblance of a schedule and include time for blogging.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Neglect.....

....this is what a neglected blog looks like. I think of blogging but never seem to get around to it. Summer turned to fall then winter and now the cusp of spring.

May 31 everything turned upside down for Robin and I focused my energies on helping her. And of course there was my life too. In a nutshell, Robin is now divorced and living in Arkansas and I'm here flying solo. The honey is still on the road and gets home about every three to five weeks. In his absence life goes on and I try to be a good wife taking care of home.

Here's hoping I can finally establish some sort of schedule that allows for creativity and blogging. Time will tell.....

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Already a Year?



One year ago yesterday I became a homeowner. I signed mortgage paperwork and entered deeper debt but I now have a home to call my own. Somewhat hard to believe it's already been a year.

Thursday, July 04, 2013

On the Road Again....



The honey is back on the road...different company this time. So far he seems happy with them--says they actually seem to care about their employees. Time will tell! They arranged a bus ticket for him to Birmingham, Alabama for three days of training and then off he went. He thought he'd be going to Dallas to get a truck but was routed to Wisconsin. And they even sprang for a rental car for him and two others there.

He is currently on his third or fourth run--I've already lost count. And he's already got time off scheduled. He will be home in a little over two weeks for his birthday. At least he's not scheduled to be gone months at a time as before. And he should be banking some money soon.

It took a day or two to get used to being home alone again but I don't guess it was that difficult. I'm back to doing very little cooking and eating out a lot--though I shouldn't. It's just so much easier to just grab something. The problem is that generally it's just crap. I was spoiled with the honey home and cooking for me.

On another note, I sold the Taurus. Somewhat sad to see her go as she was a really good car. Lots of good times. I might have even been able to get more miles out of her but it really was time. At least now the honey won't have to worry about my transportation with him gone. I have something reliable, with good tires and AC. And it's fun to drive! And now someone else can enjoy her...the new owner seems quite pleased.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Still Playing.....


I finished...or at least I think I've finished my first art journal entry. Not sure I'm that excited with it but at least I've started.

I have started on my next entry. Coated the pages with gesso and after they were dry I started adding sprays of various inks..Heidi Swapp-though I didn't shake them too well and then Ranger Dylusions which are the rich colors--love them! They can be picked up at Hobby Lobby in sets of 2 for about ten bucks. The can also be found at Texas Art supply for under 5 bucks each which is the cheapest I've found them but I seldom get to Texas Art Supply. It's something new to play with.

I added some washi tape which does not really stick to the gesso/sprayed pages so I used Close to My Heart Crystal Effects as adhesive. I think that's all I'm going to do for the night. Perhaps I will find some time and feel creative tomorrow and can/will add another layer.

Monday, June 10, 2013

More play...

Though I didn't take (or post) any pictues I played a bit more tonight after dinner. Added some more color and then some stamping and words and bad drawings. I'm not really happy with my end result and I don't know that I can or will add anything more. I will sleep on it but at this moment I'm thinking it's time to move on to the next entry. I also wish I had more time to sit and play with paper and pictures and paint and such. Honestly by the time I get in from work I don't always make the time to sit down to play. I'm usually busy with dinner and then poof, it's time for bed. Just gotta learn to balance it all.

And trying to get better with keeping up with things like this blog. It's time to get some structure, develop a plan of action and excute it. I've been in the house since August and there is still so much undone. I need to slow down enough to do the things that should have already been done. And take time to rest and relax.

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Playtime......



Seems like forever since I've sat down to play. I've wanted to, planned to for the past few weeks but just never managed to do so. I've been busy at work and pretty much fried by the time I get home. Add to that some other turmoil and everything has been chaotic. I'm working now to find balance with it all...home, work, supporting a loved one and finding time for me to play. One step at a time.

It's been a fairly low-key weekend. Visited with girlfriends till late Friday night. Despite all that needed attention this weekend I spent time just hanging with the honey. Other than going out for breakfast and dinner we did nothing Saturday. It's been so long since that happened and I enjoyed every second. Today I've tried to get back in the groove for reality but have not been in too much of a rush for that. And as is my norm, as bedtime draws near I finally sit down in the studio to play.

I was dertermined to start play in my art journal and tonight I finally took the first steps. I prepped my pages with gesso then sat down with some paint and water. Once my pages dry I'll add my next layer though at the moment I'm uncertain what that will be. I have accepted that this is a process that may take a while. I cannot rush the process. Granted the day my come when I sit to play and go till I feel I am finished but that is not the case at the moment. For now I am going to take my time and let it speak to me.....