Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010

A Lobstah Tale

Each year on or near the last day of school I take Miss H out to lunch and she gets a lobster. This has been the tradition for about six years or so.It is sort of a celebration of the end of school and the beginning of summer. Well, today was that day.
I drove to Lobster Hut in Plymouth and she got her "lobstah"(as we say it here).
digging in

the aftermath
the view from our outdoor table

I had a nice time and am happy we can still have this little tradtion. I hope it goes on for years to come.

Sunday, June 13, 2010


It's been cold, damp and gray all weekend. Not bad weather to stay in so last night I made this throw blanket for the big chair in my studio. Just simple tie the edges together on two pieces of fleece.
A few journal pages. This journal is square so I am having trouble taking good pictures without the edges of other pages showing. Oh well.

Hope you're warm and dry :)

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Garlands Gone Wild !

Today I finally hung up all the garlands I have made.They really add another punch of color to the studio.
I got the idea and directions for this one here
my version of this
fabric yo-yos

Hope you have a nice weekend! Now go do something artsy!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Today's the day

The last day of school that is.The Divine Miss H finished her finals and now will be a high school junior this fall. How the years have flown by.

Here is the journal I made yesterday. It looks a little wonky but I don't care. I kept reminding myself to be messy and free.Not bad for something I threw together in a day. I filled it with a combination of plain paper and scrapbooking papers. I may sew a few buttons or beads on the outside.

Spending the weekend driving the girl to parties and such. What are your plans?

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Up and Running

Well, my best news is that I have my sewing machine working again. I had to fiddle with it a bit and clean the dust out but it's back in running order. I stayed in since it is cold and rainy today, making it a perfect day for sewing. I made a journal cover and will take a few pictures when I get pages sewn in. I also finished another garland to hang in my studio.

Not much else has been going on here so not much to tell. Here are a few journal pages from this week.

Friday, June 4, 2010


Today I got myself out of the house and spent some time with my wonderful friend Susan. I always feel happy hanging out with her. We were talking about my May page-a-day pages and how my idea was to do something creative in a short period of time. That lead to what I think is my take on art journaling. That you can say something meaningful without taking alot of time. You don't need to fill every bit of space with fancy stuff or copious journaling, you don't have to agonize over the "art" part. It's really all about saying what's inside YOU and sometimes a few words or even no words, can say everything.

a journal page from last month

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Hi there!

I haven't had much to say because I haven't been doing much. I would like to thank everyone who has left a comment and kind word. It means alot to me. Thank you.

I did work on a little project. I made a fabric yo-yo garland using scraps.I strung them all together and added a few buttons.I figured a simple project was a good place to start.
Of course, I worked on my May page-a-day and am pleasantly surprised at myself for continuing. It's been challenging but a good exercise in keeping my brain alive and creative. The journal I used has a few more pages so I may continue into June (I have some catching up to do!)

And for a change of pace, a regular journal page from the weekend.