Wednesday’s Worktop

So on Wednesday’s work table we have a stenciled piece. I believe the stencil is from Andrea Matus DeMeng. I plan to do flowers and gears and “stuff” all over this piece.

I generally am not a flowers and butterfly kind of artist — but Hey it’s April and the grass is turning green. I can walk without squashing and the birds are yelling their little beaks off. — I was powerless to resist.

Hope your week is going well and that you are well. Remember that creativity is whatever you choose it to be for you, your art and your situation.

Maybe you arrange the kids pbnj sandwich triangles creatively on the plate — or perhaps you sketch while eating your pbnj. Maybe baking is how you create. Maybe you paint or splatter or assemble — The options for creative living are around each of us.

Join me and Cheerfully Create some imperfect art today!!

Xoxo

Me

My Studio Your Space (7)

Today’s layout is a two page spread. One page is mostly journaling. The other page speaks to me / for me in a number of ways. But I swear as I was creating the layout I wasn’t conscious of why I was choosing certain stuff.

I am a literature major – so the book page. Lavender is my fav color and I enjoy flowers – so the flower. I wear my red Keds everywhere and they show it! Neither my shoes or my little studio on top of the antique store is perfect – lathe plaster is peeling off the walls in some places, there is no heating or air conditioning and other stuff. But I love it for the fact that I have a studio. I have a place that is dedicated just to creating. I am my happiest when in that space. I would live there 24/7 if I could but my dog and my Mr. resist this idea!!

Through your art journal pages you can do more that play with different art techniques. You can Journal your feelings, dreams, stuff your pissed about and much more. Many times I don’t realize why I grab a certain color or ephemera-I just let it organically happen. On a good day I stay out of the way of myself … and then tadah!!!

whether your “studio” is an unused bedroom, a garage, a kitchen table or a beautiful brand new building …

— create in your space.

Xoxo

Me

Magazine Cut Outs

You know how at this time of year we get loads and loads of magazines — well I decided to see what text I could tear out and use from them to create an art journal spread.

It is a simple and easy way to cut and paste your way to a layout. It works great when creating an inspiration board as well.

I often do this cut or tear routine when creating one of my small travel journals. There are always those pamphlets that tell about the attractions in the area – I cut and tear interesting colors and text from them to add to my journal layouts while Mr. sleeps. (What is it about vacay that sedates the Mr. and hypes the Mrs.)???

It is surprising what you can do with a magazine or pamphlet, a glue stick and some pens (besides create a ransom note) !!

Oh— i have decided to do my version of a vlog-mas that you-tubers do. I watch several you vlog every day til Xmas.

So I will be cheerfully creating imperfect art journal stuff and sharing daily til Xmas. I think I will call it ………

No idea what to call it ……….

Got any ideas??

Remember the best thing about Monday is the opportunity to start a new week and a new list. Don’t forget to put “create” on your new list this week.

Xoxo

Me

Botanical Beauty

So Mr. And I did a self tour through the botanical gardens in Kauai today. We loved the McBryde Garden. The Allerton Garden is right across the way from McBryde –and looks amaze balls as well.

It was lovely to see the huge banyan trees, bread fruit, mango and coconut trees.

The people were warm and welcoming. We purchased a boxed lunch and enjoyed it in one of the many shaded areas. If you get the chance you should definitely check it out.

Millie the Mermaid liked it and I took a couple of pics to share.

Hawaii isn’t Mexico

So you may have noticed that the last post hardly looked like it was in Mexico.

You are correct!! Mr. And I are in Hawaii and it is a loooong story. The short version is that it is our wedding anniversary trip and the tropical storm they were having in Mexico meant rain every day all day long for the week we were supposed to be there. So of course that would be no fun at all.

So we hopped onto Costco travel and tadah– here we are. We have mud ATV toured and zip lined and snorkeled and luau-ed it up.

Pics to follow.

Have a good weekend and remember it doesn’t have to be perfect to be worth it. Choose happiness.

Xoxo

Sherri