Sunday, March 20, 2011

truth cards - fat book

These are truth cards for a truth card exchange. They are being made into a 4x4 inch fat book. I am pretty excited to send them off. I did the front and back side to the 4x4 card, and added a tag. The front says "embrace the unexpected miracles". The back says "enjoy yourself, you are a wonderful being". The tag has a birds nest on it which say "you are safe within your nest" and has my artist info on the back. I think they're lovely and hope the recipients enjoy getting them.

little book of inspiration

Hi all,
I finally had some time to work on a few things that I have been putting off for a while. This little book I made is for a friend. She is a new altered addict. I made her this book as a bit of inspiration. I left a couple pages blank in the back and sent along some odds and ends to help her along with altering. She is a dear old friend that I have known for 20 years. I have found it very exciting to share my altered addiction with her.
Let me know what you think!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Took a bit of a Hiatus

Hello SR sisters and other Blog friends,
I have been on a bit of a hiatus for the past couple months. I have been taking an on-line course through the Brave Girls Club. It is some what of an inner reflective course. I originally took the course because of the art, but have since realized it was so much more. It has helped me to be OK with my stay at home Mom status. I think I am enough. For now I need not search out anything to consume my time or space hands are full with two very spirited little ones. That is OK.

This is the hardest job I have ever had. Even though some days I'd love to walk, I try to see the blessings before me. Knowing that I am OK. That we are all OK. Everyone has a story. We all fall off our path at one time or another, having the courage to put those steps in motion to find ones path again and restore faith in oneself is a necessary thing to do every once in a while. A soul is never broken beyond repair. One just needs to spend some time restoring it. Taking the time to find the things that are right in front of us. knowing that we are all we can be, and it is OK for now. Time is always moving, things are always changing, we are only human and we are enough.

I had a rough go in 2008 and it has stunted me a bit. My father was diagnosed terminally ill the day before I birthed my second child. We were in the midst of a huge house remodel and living in it for the previous 9 months. My father passed away 12 weeks after his diagnosis. I also had some friends and family that let me down when I needed them most. My world crumbled below me. Still getting over all of it nearly two years later. I have forgiven but still have fences up. Still learning to be OK with my Dad taken from me so rapidly.
This course was an eye opener. I am worth it, and I am going to be OK anyway.

I have a series of truth cards, a book and time line posted here for your viewing. Please let me know what you think.

A series of truth cards. Most of these have been made with cereal boxes. Acrylic paint, sharpie poster paint pen, stamps, and ink. These make me happy. Love how quick they are to make.

This is my opening page & Soul House.

The yellow spread is my strong & weak self spread.
The pink spread is she did it anyway. Despite all the characteristics she can still move forward.
I still have week five, six, and seven to do. I got behind but will continue to get back on track.

This is the cover for my time line - My one precious life. I used a tree as my symbol for life. I thought it was a good representation as a time line. I used paint, card stock, cereal box, and vintage ephemera.