Friday, February 19, 2010

word verification

I have not wanted to do this but, because of the vast number of spam comments I am now receiving each week, I have added a "word verification" step to my comments. I know, it's a pain and just one more thing to do, but I'm kinda' sick of all the spam. Sorry everyone!

Monday, February 15, 2010

And the winner is.....

Sanny from the Netherlands is the winner of my OWOH give away! I had 410 comments and thank each of you for visiting my blog! Congratulations Sanny! I've sent you a private e-mail and will ship your gift upon receipt of your address!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Only 4 more days....

on the Magic carpet ride to enter One World One Heart Blog give aways! My frustration has been that my computer seems to load all the blogs sooooo s-l-o-w that I have hardly been able to visit many. I'm missing out. I just don't have the time to wait for the computer to load each blog at the rate it's loading. Sad, sad. However, don't let my woes stop you! Click the icon and head over! Lots of chances to win and cool blogs to check out. Several of those I visited are now in my google reader so I can follow their blogs! You never know who you will meet! :)

Another note: Today, I start a very part time job working at The Creative Quest in downtown Glendale! I'm so excited. For now, until we can figure how to get me more hours in with my availability, I will be working Thursday mornings and every other Saturday. If I could deal with my after school childcare issues, I could get in more hours but for now, I'm thrilled to have a chance to work in a great store, surrounded by art stuff, artists flowing in and out all day, and a great group of women who already work in the store! Come visit me!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Favorite collage material

Used tea bags!!! I love the variation of colors decided by the type of tea. Those with the pink stains are from Pomegranate Rasberry green tea. They are a new favorite, although the tea is a little sweet for my taste... I'm drinking it anyway for the bags! I've had a bowl accumulating bags as they were drying out and finally, tonight, stood and cut them all open and dumped the leaves out leaving me wonderful collage materials! If you have never used these, you MUST try them in your mixed media work!

whirlwind week

This past week has just been so incredibly busy. Dr.'s appts., dental appts., school stuff for kids, my own regular things I have going on, work, etc... whew! I'm glad it's Friday!

Today, I was teaching my Friday art student about painting shape. We painted oranges today. I decided to do one on canvas. It's a 4x4. I'm thinking a small series would be fun to do.

Great news for me... starting Thursday, Feb. 11, I'll be working a few hours a week at The Creative Quest! Right now, hours are limited because of store opening times and when I have to pick kids up at school, etc... but for now, we at least starting with every Thursday morning and every other Saturday when the boys go to their dad's house. I'd like to possibly get Monday hours but someone else has that shift. :( Anyway, I'm excited to be working in the store, surrounded by art supplies and artists!