Sunday, January 20, 2008

Getting Ready

I'm coming up for air...seems like my life is on full speed with no break until February. I knew January would be a busy month at work and I geared up for it mentally, but too many late nights working catches up. I finally took yesterday to spend a nice relaxing day with my Sister and just do whatever...that is hard for me as I have a few shows coming up that I need to get ready for. It was nice though and today I was ready to get back to the studio with a better focus.

Here is a photo of what I've been working on and some of the tools I use. I didn't realize how much work was involved in making these. My goal is to have 40 ready for Artfest vendor night, but we'll see. As they progress, I'll upload more photos. Lots of ribbon and silver will follow...As I work on these, so many more ideas pop into my head. I've promised myself that I will finish these and then a new series will begin..I can't wait.

Back to work now....

Sunday, January 13, 2008


While "HOPE" will always be my favorite word, "SIMPLICITY" will be the word I live by, or strive to live by. I find myself wanting to purge. I'm tired of "stuff". I want to rid my life of clutter, both internal and external. I want to really examine where I am in this life and what is really important to me. I think it is good for the soul to do a reality check. Thus, the focus of this art journal page.


1: the state of being simple, uncomplicated, or uncompounded

On another note, while "cruising" the Internet last night, I came across this great site. I have added the tag to the right, "Be Brave." Check it out.

Monday, January 07, 2008

What Is In a Name

Check this out. I found this on Ms. Maija's blog. It is actually pretty correct, but then I have to wonder if all names would "fit." How about you? Thanks Maija for the link!

What Lorraine Means

You are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow.
You are light hearted and accepting. You don't get worked up easily.
Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is.

You are well rounded, with a complete perspective on life.
You are solid and dependable. You are loyal, and people can count on you.
At times, you can be a bit too serious. You tend to put too much pressure on yourself.

You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You're always up to something.
You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense.
You definitely are a handful, and you're likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.
You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.
You have the classic "Type A" personality.

You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.
You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.
You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.

You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.
You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.
You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.

You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.
You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.
At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.