Saturday, January 30, 2010

Playroom sign

Well, so after two hours of downloading Picasa to my Mac and trying to figure it out, I ended up uploading my last three pics using my IPhoto. I still can't figure out how to size correctly. I changed the pic above to a 3 x 5 but it's still tiny. I did think it was cool that you can add the text to your pictures through Picasa (see more pics below), but the only problem was trying to find them after I saved them. I uploaded one using the upload to post, but then I couldn't figure out how to get the next one to the same post. I think I'll stick to painting and crafting-you'll have to use some of your great imaginations with my photos.

Meanwhile, we've been iced in this weekend. We've had lots of time snuggling by the fire trying to thaw out our nose and toes from hours of sledding and snow angels. Oh, and of course, we also had plenty of hot chocolate and chili. Luckily the storm hit after my middle child's birthday party so we got to celebrate with her friends. I can't believe she's 8!

And more excitement on the family front, we have adopted a new critter. My neighbor found "Khaki" and we were fostering her until we found a good home (since I'm allergic to cats), but I'm afraid we've become quite attached. I think she's a keeper.
Can you find her in the pic above?

And this is what I completed this weekend. It's a fun little wooden sign for our playroom that I'm trying to redo. I've still got to attach the hangers and get it up on the wall, but I love how the colors and distressing turned out. I thought the saying, "Be nice or leave!" was appropriate for the playroom. Looking forward to seeing some more great ideas this week at all the parties! You creative people never cease to amaze me!

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Hanging Heart Happy

Made some cute hanging hearts this weekend out of fabric.
To see a tutorial on how I made them click here.

These were easy and inexpensive to make and would be a great Valentine Happy!

***And if anyone could give me some tips on how to increase my pic size now that I have my Mac I would be forever grateful! I can't figure it out for the life of me.

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Monday, January 18, 2010

Is organization an art?

I hate to admit right here on my "creative blog" here, that this is the first week in awhile that I did not create something : ( My art classes start back up in a couple weeks...I've been off from teaching for two months.... so I have had plenty of time to "create" total chaos in my studio. Does that count????

So, needless to say, I spent the little free time I had this weekend (in between basketball games and birthday parties) trying to clean up and organize things. Not only is my studio a mess, but it's starting to overflow again into all areas of my home. Seems like I go through this process about every 6 months or so and I get soooo stressed out.

My inside office desk.

My kitchen counter

Even my kitchen table

And I'm afraid my three little ones have inherited my messy genes.

Help!!!!! Seems no matter how hard I try, I can't stay organized. Like I tell my hubby , who BTW, is super organized and borderline OCD, God didn't create me that way, and I'm probably not going to change anytime soon. He says, "If you would just put things away when you're done." Like it's that simple?? Does anyone out there feel my pain??? So, please say a prayer for me this week as I continue to try to get everything pulled together and cleaned up--it's really hard for me to stay focused, especially when it's something that I'm not good at. I definitely know that organization is a gift! So I say to those of you out there who are organized, be thankful! And please give us disorganized ones out there a break!

before...... after ....

I'll be sure and post some pics as I get things done so you'll know I have been doing something! As you can see above, I did get some things done the other day!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Another New Look

Remember this canvas and frame makeover (click here)?

The frame turned out too pretty to store up in the attic all year with the Christmas decorations, so I had to come up with something new to put in it.

I took a inexpensive 16 x 20 canvas, some modeling paste and some paintable caulking.

I drew a VERY simple straight line design using the caulk gun.

And added some color with acrylic paints.

Just love it in that old frame!

I spent about $6 total on this work of art. Now that's pretty good for wall art!

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