Monday, September 12, 2011


I cut my left hand today. Not badly, but enough for it to bleed for what seemed like forever.  As I held a paper towel to the cut with my right hand I found I was rendered useless.  I couldn't do anything.  I paced around thinking of all the things I should be accomplishing while waiting for my cut to stop bleeding. Then it occurred to me to just STOP.

I sat down and started to think about waiting. How much of our lives are spent in that suspended state.  Waiting for a plane. Waiting for a phone call. Waiting for a check in the mail. On and on. Just waiting.

Waiting is exhausting.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Smarter Than Me


Have you ever looked back to some part of your life and thought,                  
                               "What was I thinking"?
I often struggle with making life choices.  So many times I look back and realize that the choice I made at the time was not the right one for me. I wish I could go back and tell the "then me" what to do, or that I had some wise council to advise me going forward.
So I painted a "wise owl" in my journal to help me with future dilemmas. Hopefully, she's smarter than me!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Spooky Bat Girl Tutorial

Yay...summer is over and we are about to fling ourselves into Craft Season. Let the glittering begin!

Lat year I posted this project and planned on doing a free tutorial.  But things got busy and I never found the time to write the PDF. Looking back I wish I had filmed the process...but I didn't.  So here is the (FREE!) PDF tutorial and clip art downloads!!!!!

Of course you can add tons of embellishments to your taste...this is the "basic" shadow box and super easy. I hope you have fun with this project....I'd love to see what you create!

Spooky Bat Girl PDF