Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Flooding, sigh.....

So apparently our basement flooded! 

We had some incredible rain that flooded a tremendous amount of homes, rivers, roads, etc, in our area! Since I've been in a good (and I mean crappy) depressive state lately and my husband's mind was busy with work stuff 
(which surprisingly got no water), 
we didn't think to check the basement! 

Big Duh moment for us!

It's unfinished so other than laundry, we don't go down there often. 

Anyway, I was out of the house for hours yesterday 
(dr's appt, grocery shopping & breathing fresh air)
 when I got back & opened the door, I got hit with the overwhelming smell of mold, so I put my groceries away and went downstairs and found a whole lot of wet mess! 

Things were apparently floating!

All the boxes of stored stuff (photos included, sigh) blankets, carpet, and so much more...soaked! 

These picture are only a small part of the basement.
I didn't take pictures before starting to clean
(there I go before pics)
I just dove in and started bagging the soggy mess and getting it out of there!

The guitars are still in good shape...yay!

Thankfully it's an unfinished basement so no big furniture items were down there!

My washer is fine!

A whole lot of people are dealing with so much worse than us after the flooding!

We are grateful for sure!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

It's a gelli kinda day...

I've been off lately,
depression wise,
not feeling very creative.
Though I've had a nagging thing going on about getting out my gelli plate.
So not feeling like doing anything else I did just that!

Here's the messy stencil debris on my work table...

A look at my desk 
the pile on top, 
of the desk that you can't see!

And a couple closer shots of my prints...

I wanted some a little Christmasy
hence the green red & white ones.

More everyday ones down below.

I had a lot of fun with browns, white & golds.

This was so much fun! 
Don't know if it was enough to get my out of my craftless funk but I enjoyed myself and that's what counts right?

Friday, August 26, 2016

Art Journal page

I drew a face again! 

My second time! 

It's taken,
 at least,
 a year to get up the nerve to do this again!

I used inspiration from this video from Kraaft It Live
These ladies are all incredibly talented and so much fun to watch!

Thanks for the boost ladies!

Here is my page.....

I'm so proud of me!
Not only that I drew the face but the whole page was done so freely!
I usually think too much but I let go with this and couldn't be happier!

I think this looks so retro...
I love it!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

30 Days of Art Journaling

Lately, I haven't been in the mood to think about these prompts.
I'm still keeping track of them but some of them provoke such internal thought that I need time to do them.

So in the mean time 
I've been playing with my art journal, 
simply making backgrounds.

Today in the midst of my play, 
making several backgrounds,
 I made this background and couldn't help but think about 
The Flintstones!

To make this a funnier thought to me
today's prompt (day 16) is 
to create a page about a character from a book, movie or tv
that resonates with you...
someone you relate to, admire, want to be friends with, etc...

Now I can't say that I admire them or
want to be friends with them (well maybe friends), 
I may relate with them diet wise!
I'm Paleo!
No brontosaurus burgers or those huge ribs that never quite fit into the car,
but definitely meats & veggies!

Here is my page...

Yabba dabba doo!