Date Joined: September 13, 2018
Last Online: July 18, 2019
Birthday: January 14
Country: United States
I ran across a girl, Suzi blu, on Youtube who introduced my daughter and I to Art Journaling about 9 or 10 years ago. My first journal is hysterical but I have improved...a little...Early on, my daughter found out she didn't enjoy that hobby so she left me to learn on my own...I dabbled a little over the years, but really got steady with it in 2017...I do most of my learning by watching other truly amazing artistic people on YouTube....tha'ts where I spend most of my time. My interests vary in different kinds of things one might put in a journal, trying my hand at all sorts of ideas...like one thing I started was learning how to draw faces...I ran across Dina Wakely who says if you will do a hundred faces...you will be successful...so I think I have done at least 30 so far....some of those I like....and she's right...I feel comfortable with it but still need the practice....I like Art Marks....just random marks on a page or two using mixed media...stamps, stencils, acrylics, watercolor, pan pastels, inks, distress inks and oxides, markers, etc...I love the idea of making pocket letters but for now, I enjoy making single ATC cards....My neighbor works in oils...tried that but found out I don't like oils...so I don't work with that media....I love collage and started getting ephemera kits from Etsy and collaging in a very large 12 x 14 book....that's an occasional journal, not every day....I just love Art....I am not a natural artist....I do have to work hard at it....I usually call myself the copycat artist but hopefully one day I will find my style....My kiddos are grown and off on their own adventures, so I have plenty of time for "arting"... I had started a Youtube channel a while back ("MadHatter 27"...with the bird pic)) in art journaling... it's just for fun....lots of editing....lol....but I wanted to challenge myself to just film it, don't worry so much about it and see how much I grow in my "arting'....or not...but it does take so much time so, I have put it aside for now...papercrafting is my new time consumer as of late....like I mentioned before....ATCs,flipbooks, pocket letters and zines....so much fun to put together....
I love British t.v......old favorites are Miranda and the Vicar of Dibley... Downtown Abbey's a good one....
The Durrells in Corfu....currently my fav!
We have 2 cats and 2 dogs....
I would love to sell all my stuff and be a minimalist...
I thought about selling my house and living in my car....once...ummm...update (2-19)...back to thinking about it again...a couple of more inspiring women on YT who have decked out different kinds of vans that look way cool!!....could I actually do it?...hmmmm....possibly the last part of life's journey spent living uniquely....?
I was born and raised in Texas and I hate being hot but my favorite time of the year is summer because of how long the sun stays out....plus I love the lake and water skiing....
I lived in Holland for 3 years when I was 10-12 yrs old.... got to look around western Europe just a little bit while we were there....I liked Paris because of the crepe carts....oh so yummy!....But my favorite place was the south side of France.....I remember it seemed so pretty and peaceful than any of the other places we visited.....I have always wanted to go back and experience it again.... one day maybe....but I also want to go back and see our home there in Voorschoten...I have seen it on that google earth site once....still standing...
I have lived in Colorado for 4 years, my university days (CSU) and also in Kentucky, for 4 years as well....both places are beautiful and unique in their own ways....
fav color blue
fav combination of colors:
..........pink yellow orange
...........red orange yellow
fav birds owl and geese
fav outing anywhere in the world you can travel around on a scooter/motorbike checking out the city or town...
fav buildings windmills and lighthouses
love a good book by the fire eating fresh out of the oven chocolate chip cookies and drinking milk from a glass that has been stored in the freezer for a while...ahhhh...heaven to me!!
would love to see those huge trees in the Redwood Forest/National Park
"Creativity takes courage" -Henry Matisse
"We don't make mistakes just happy little accidents"-Bob Ross
"Happiness is an inside job! Don't assign anyone else that much power over your life"
"Don't let yesterday take up too much of today"-Will Rogers
"Remember this December, that love weighs more than gold"-Josephine Daskam Bacon
"It's kind of fun to do the impossible" -Walt Disney
Tim Holtz vintage papers and things; Steampunk
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