The Witch Is In

All I need is my broomstick and then I'll fly off into the night. heheehee insert a witches cackle!
I have tons of work to do to get ready for the big event.
Mostly cooking up a tasty gruel (cupcakes) and then packing up the broom to fly downtown. Here broomy broomstick ....where are you????
Must be hiding. She is a little shy. She only comes out once a year. Gonna have to knock off the cobwebs and give her a good tune up before we leave. She does not like the tuneup.
Now where oh where could she be?
Well anyway, as I go off to find my broom I hope you all have a wonderful, spooky, fun filled
Happy Halloween

Something Pink

Yesterday I got a creative blog award from Bunny! Thanks Bunny!

I'm to name 7 things about myself that no one would know and then nominate 7 other people to get the award. Most of my friends have done this many times as well. I'll leave it up to all my blogger friends whether or not they want to do this. "You know who you are, if you want to, go ahead and run with it".
Now let me think.....seems I've told so much about myself in my journal that there can't possibly be anything you do not know.
1. I'll take this as an opportunity to vent. I need to vent ever once in a while. This is something you don't know about. #2. I bet you don't know my favorite food is hamburgers. #3. I'm a cheap date lol! I love a big juice greasy burger like this one from my favorite burger joint "Chris Madrid's".

Now this is a burger!

#4. My husband and I go out to eat a lot...I mean a lot, way too much! We eat fast food for lunch most everyday, especially now that he works out of the house. I cook sometimes in the evening but we go out then too. #5. We are empty nesters, what can I say. This is another thing I bet you did not know about me. Back to my venting.....anyway, #6. I think I'm a good judge on food and it's one thing I can complain about. We like to try new restaurants and especially new fast food restaurants. #7. I'm always on the search for a good burger. It's a simple little quest of mine. There seems to be a rash of fast food burger joints moving into San Antonio theses days. One of them is the Krystal Burger. They just moved down here this summer. Sooooo being the hamburger connoisseur that I think I am and loving to try new burger joints my husband and I decided to try this new place.
Let me tell you that Krystal burger is the absolute worst burger I have ever had. Period.
Look up at the top and remember that look when you think of hamburgers. That is what a hamburger should look like. Not a burger divided into four little itty bitty burgers like Krystal's. Not one with a patty so thin you can't even see it and especially not a steamed patty like they do at Krystal's. What is that???? Who steams meat????? Steamed meat would not be so bad. I guess it's healthy. But here's the thing by the time you get to the second little itty burger which is so neatly boxed up it's mushy. YUK!
The bun is soggy and gross. Who wants to eat soggy buns?????? We could not finish them. We threw them in the trash. Take my advise and don't eat at Krystal Burgers. YUKKIE!
Enough of my venting!

Thursday is pink thoughts day for breast cancer awareness. I took this shot especially for this purpose.

Pink flamingo's hanging out at Chris Madrid's

Altered Art Journal Letter W

"Wild Thing"

Of course I feel I'm a "wild thing"
tee hee at least I used to be. I love to go dancing.

I used a different technique for this page. This technique is especially helpful for incorporating full figure people images in your art. I'm not too confident drawing the human body so I found an image I liked in a magazine and glued it down. The next step is to gesso over the whole image. I used a watered down mixture for the face and arms and a full strength mixture for the dress. Using your creativity comes next. By gessoing over the dress you basically get a blank canvas. You can decorate it however you want. I added more hair to this girl and lightly drew in the facial features.
If you would like to see more of my journal pages look to the right side of this blog scroll down a little and click on any of the links under My Altered Art Journal.
Have a great day!

Mad Hatter Tea Party

I'm early with this but Candace is having a mad hatter tea party tomorrow Oct. 24th. Stop by her blog and see whats cooking. It's sure to be mad. teehee.
I'm into digital art and jumped at the chance to combine my love of Halloween and the mad hat.
Thought it would be fun to see what I could come up with. I'm still pretty new at this. It is very addicting. I spend way to much time playing in P.S. I have photoshop elements 6. I'm sure it is a lot easier to work with then regular photoshop. Addicting none the less.
Have a great weekend y'all!

Breast Cancer Awareness

Something pink on Thursday for Breast Cancer Awareness.

Ladies just do it. Go to your doctor and get your mammies tested. If you are 50 and over, get the mammogram. It's not that bad. It's better to know what's going on with your body then to be in the dark. Toughen up, put your big panties on and go do it.

I Am A Super Hero

This is the collage I did for Sherry's zine fundraiser for breast cancer awareness.

I received her lovely Zine Monday. I was very excited to open it up and read everyone's interpretation. I was so nervous. It was a strange feeling. All my old doubts and insecurities crept back into my head. How in the world did I get picked to do this project and l I know I can't write worth a flip. As I read through the pages I was so impressed with each and everyone's thoughts. I then remembered what was going on in my head when I painted this collage. I remembered how I came up with this piece of art. It just hit me. I sort of had a tada experience that yes " I am a super hero". I've come along way to even except this accolade. I have touched other peoples lives. I am someone's hero. I am worthwhile.
It's a lovely zine and all proceeds go to the breast cancer foundation in Canada. You can still purchase it here. So you want to be a super hero.

Hope you are having a super hero kind of day!

Dia De Los Craftos

Alamo City Etsy is planning this event for Halloween night. I'll be working the baked goods and information table. It will be fun. If you are in the San Antonio area and don't have plans for Halloween come downtown to the King William district.

Support local artist, support handmade!

Golfing in Port A

Newport Beach & Golf

Here are a few of the photos I took while riding along with my hubby on the golf course. I don't play. I tried a long time ago. I'm not that coordinated. I can't hit the ball straight. It always goes somewhere I don't want it to go, usually in the trees or sand. That's not fun to me. Nope golf is not for me. I'll tag along to take pictures. It's a beautiful sport. The scenery is awesome. I can see why men love the sport, but I'll go when he has no one else to play with. Poor baby! lol.

That's it for now. I'm happy to be home and creating in my little studio. I have pictures to take of new items I'll be listing on Etsy. Then it's on to the other unfinished projects on my easel. I've got a few shows coming up which I need to make product for. The worst part is I have no idea what I want to make. yikes!
Have a happy creative Monday y'all.

I'm Back!

Something Pink!

This is my favorite pink house ever. It is in Port Aransas Texas. My husband and I always admire this house when we visit Port A, wondering who lives there and wishing we could own a place like this one day. I'm posting this for something pink for breast cancer awareness month. Sorry I'm late I know I should of done this Thursday but I was in Port Aransas. I took my computer with me this time but I could'nt upload my pictures. Long story which I do not want to get into.
We went on a mini vacay again to our favorite getaway. I feel so guilty and it did not help that I have a ton of work to do. It's not like I needed the rest but my husband did. The weather was in the 90's so we were able to go to the pool and relax. My husband played golf while I took pictures on the second day. I couldn't spend a lot of time on the beach because of the red tide. It really did not bother me except for a little cough. I guess the wind kept the smell of dead fish littered along the beach away because I did not smell a thing. I took some great shots of the golf course which is right on the beach. I'll post a few tomorrow.
I did not forget that today I draw the name of the winner of my giveaway. So without further adieu the winner of my Halloween card is Bunny! She is the owner of a fabulous blog "I'm Just Say'n". It's such a lovely blog to read and visit. Check her out and you will understand what I mean. I love her point of view.
Now that I'm back in my chair and vacation number 4 is over, hopefully I'll get back on my creative stroll.
Y'all have a great weekend.

FREE Halloween Digital Collage Sheet

Halloween Silhouettes

Good morning all. I'm feeling generous today. This is for all you digital artist. I'm giving this away. Just for the taking. Click on the image and download to your computer. I hope it's not too late. But somehow I think there are a few procrastinators out there who might still want to use this in their art work.

I woke up this morning realizing it is a Holiday. It's Columbus Day! No wonder my husband has another week off. He gets 5 weeks of vacation each year . Not only is he working out of our home from now on,,,,,, he gets 5 weeks off! This is week number 4 so he still has another week to go! I think I'm going to slit my wrist! He is driving me crazy! The first two weeks of his now work out of the house office setup were ok because he was gone most of the time. But last week he was here all week. Now he is on vacation! Give me a break! please! Don't get me wrong I love my husband dearly but this is too much. I need my space.

The biggest problem so far is whenever he plays on his playstation 3 it knocks me off the internet. I don't know why! I guess since I am only wireless now, (ever since he took over my office.) His playstation is set up on the internet and is wireless also. I'm assuming his stupid game takes over and controls the internet therefore knocking my little ole computer off the net.

Your friend in Texas

Something Pink

How about some pink pumpkins! I love to manipulate images in much fun!
I'm posting something pink each Thursday during the month of October for Breast Cancer Awareness. Don't forget to get your mammogram!

I hope everyone is enjoying this wonderful month of October. The weather is awesome. Fall is here and Halloween is just around the corner. This is the calm before the storm, because after Halloween everything gets crazy. The holiday season will be on us before we know it. I'd like to make most of my Christmas gifts this year. I always have these good intentions and it's a lot easier said then done. I need ideas. Most of all I need to get busy. Time is so precious. Where does it go?
Don't forget to enter my little giveaway.
Have a great fall y'all!

Free GiveAway

OK People! It's time for another Give Away on my part. I have not done this in a long, long time.
It's time to celebrate, time to pay it forward, time to give this cute little card away.
This card is one of my own creations. The girl in the picture is Cinda, a witch I drew, however the background is from a lovely artist itkupilli. This card is a combination of fabric and paper, put together in the scrapbook fashion. In honor of Halloween I will give this card to one lucky person.

Here is the catch.
In order to be entered in the drawing;

#1 You need to leave a comment on my blog. A nice gushy comment would be
#2 You need to start following me. Not sure I like the sound of that but you know what I mean...follow me on blogger.
# 3 You should link me back to your blog. Make a comment on your blog so other people can find out about this giveaway.

That's all!
I will have the drawing next Saturday October 17th.
Good luck!

Altered Art Journal Letter V

"Vintage Me"

The next page in my journal. Letter V for Vintage. I knew I was going to do vintage for v since the start of the this journal. I love the past. I especially love the 4o's, 50's or even the 60's. Anything retro and kitsch. The one thing missing on this page, which I love is a pink flamingo. I can't believe I forgot to put one on this page. Pink flamingo's are so me. Oh well.
I'm a collector as well. I love kitschy things, like the lady head planters and silly figurines. They do not have to be antique either. I don't go over board and I've sold more items then I now have in my collection. Oh and I adore all the old retro Christmas ornaments. They are so awesome. Pyrex is another passion. I use all of my old pyrex bowls. Vintage is definitely a big part of who I am.

Something Pink

I'll be posting something pink each Thursday during the month of October in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month. I got the idea from Sherry who got the idea from Christina at Soul Aperture.
This year was a tough year for me. I lost two friends to breast cancer this summer. They were both in their 50's. Much too young to go. My heart goes out to their families. My heart goes out to anyone who has had to deal with this nasty disease.
This is a small thing to do to get some awareness out. I hope you join in on the cause.