Wednesday, January 30, 2013

I hate facebook

I hate facebook.  Even as a shut in who doesn't want to socialize can see the weirdness of it all.  Suddenly I'm full of knowledge of the lives of friends I had in junior high.  I know much more than I want to.  It is a lot like watching cable news.  TMI  TOO MUCH INFORMATION!  

I "friended" my old neighbor from 2001.  After reading about her every walk, every mow, every meal, every time she turned around, I learned to control my feeds.  I actually had to unfriend my favorite wild niece because I could not control myself when it came to comments on her life style.  Now that didn't feel good.  So sick of all the game requests and the scrabble doesn't seem fair.  I think it has something to do with teacher but without an iphone I'm out of that loop. A few more difficult years trying to teach my ten year old grandson the evils of social media.  I finally gave in and had him "unfriend" me.  Agh!  So, all that still did not break me of my terrible habit of reading about the daily habits of my friends.  My family.  A few friends of friends.  The ex boyfriend of a old friend because he is gay and quite entertaining.  I know all the comings and goings of a old friend's ex boyfriends' son.  I was looking for her, no luck with that.  But, did find out that her ex boyfriend was married back in the day and had a toddler running around.  I "friended" the son, looking for her and now I can't quit him.  He is a mess and likes to post about his daily struggle with what most of us find mundane.  His Daddy is dead and they didn't find the body for three days.  So. I know all of that but still did not find my real friend.  I "unfriended" my grandson's mother last week because I don't like the photo's she posts of him and his gang.  So now I won't get to see the good times but then again I won't be all up in his business either.  The final straw came this week.  After struggling with the TOO MUCH information end of it.  I cut off all feeds except hippie peace freaks and the last two people I mentioned but don't know personally.   I MISSED the birth of a new family member.  It is six days since my nephew had his second child and I stumbled on the news way late and now I'm upset.  I HATE facebook.  I hate the knowing and the not knowing of every move everyone makes.

art journals

I love this pile of art journals.  Finished my third moleskine and now it is time to choose my next journal to work in.

It is snowing and I don't have another moleskine so I'm going to choose between this old yearbook and this accounting book.  Both are really nice!

I went with the yearbook and plan on using the pictures and graphics as layers.  I think this  original frame looks very art deco.  Is that the right period?  1924.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Lantern chimes

I had fun making these chimes of various odds and ends.  The bell on the bottom is cool.  My x mother in law had one.  It is a rotary phone dialer!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Saturday, January 19, 2013


Working on the last page of my third moleskine.  Love this background so far.  Spilled my crayola liquid watercolors and then just used the jar for printing the circles.  Love that paint.  It was only $1.00 a bottle and the color is really intense.

JACKPOT at my local freight store today!  My scrapbook store doesn't carry Julie's stencils yet, (she is a little behind the times) but I found them for $3.00 at Cargo Largo!  So excited to play with them.Sharpie Oil-Based Paint Markers, Extra Fine Point, White, Each - SAN35531 (Google Affiliate Ad)

Sunday, January 13, 2013


Just to keep it real I have to confess.  I HATE the lily picture.  I don't like acrylic paint because it is shiny and I don't like my skill!  Or maybe I should say my lack of skill. Thats all.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Final Lily

He is a daylight shot of my acrylic lily painting.  I used golden paint and liquitex artist color on this painting.  I like the basics for my art journal. 

Friday, January 11, 2013

On my desk

Persistence pays off.  I'm thinking this painting is done.  Love all the layers.

Acrylic on tissue collage.

Working on this journal page from Christmas with Logan and buster.  They were both great fun!  I wrapped his present with the letter's to Santa from the local paper.  That layer is hidden but the snowman was cute and I cut it from an ad.  Really wish you could see more of the letters.  

Friday, January 4, 2013

Thursday, January 3, 2013


Oh!  You don't know how bad I want to delete the lily post!  It is a nightmare painting that won't end.  I overwork it then gesso...It is a sickness.  So frustrated.  Happens a lot when I try to paint.