Friday, December 26, 2008

P.S. My other obsession, Look at that face!

We saw "Hoy" today after 2 weeks of craziness that kept us from him.I love that face. He is sooo cute. What A good horse he is! He is at a new barn, putting on weight, and doing just fine. We moved him the end of November for reasons I do not want to get into, but for his and our own well fare. He is farther away, so harder to visit on a daily basis and I miss him terribly. He is a great horse! He tries to please us so much, and is so patient with us as we learn about him. We left him in his snowy pasture, next to his cute little mare girlfriend, all happy and warm and munching on the X-mas treats we left him. We love you "Hoy Boy!"

Definite ramblings on a snowy afternoon

Sometimes I think I am an adult with ADD! I go from one thing to another so quickly. That is why my interests are all over the place. I have been so consumed with paper crafts and mixed media assembleges lately. I made quite a few things to decorate my house for the holidays. It has all come to a screaching halt! So now I am back into my PMC phase.

I have been enamored with PMC since I heard of it 6-7 years ago. I have taken some classes from Nancy Miller, in Saratoga Springs. She is a wonderful teacher and artist who shares freely what she has learned. I have wanted to make my own texture tools using photo polymer plates & the tear away technique. I believe they will give me the type of texture I want on pieces I want to do. I have yet to master either of them so, as the procratinator I am, I have done nothing!. I bit the bullet today and ordered what I needed to make my own photo polymer plates. I had some of the supplies but not all of them. This is one technique, Nancy, my instructor, has not mastered either. Maybe, I will end up teaching her! She has explained and I have read about the tear away technique, but being a visual, hands on learner, I need to look into this more. I purchased some PMC, now I need to organize my space so I can work more efficiently. I have an office/studio space that I have yet to unpack. I am ashamed to say, what I have been doing, has been out of boxes. I get an extra weeks vacation this year and I think I will take a week early 2009 and do a huge organization job. I want to come home from work and walk into my space and be able to work on whatever I want without being frustrated. That's it! I'm frustrated! I cannot find anything, I have no space. How can I do what I want when the place is a mess! Money is an issue. Being a single mom of 2 teenagers with no child support is hard. They come first. I will do the best I can. That is my motto. "Do the best that you can do with what you have." So humor me, as I write this, this readerless blog I have. This is great therapy. I can get out what I have on my mind whether it makes sense or not and just feel better because I got it out. Thank you blog....for being there. I hope my art will improve and grow, I hope my relationships will improve & and grow in the coming year.And I hope 2009 brings an organized space and a working knowledge of PPP;s and the tear away technique, among many other things. Happy New Year to me and to all of you out there in blog land

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Maybe someday....

I so want to be part of this blogging world. I get so much inspiration from others that do. My interests range from jewelry making with PMC, to collage, & mixed media paper arts. I am a fledgling artist, getting better at my skills all the time. I am having trouble getting my thoughts out there. I in no way expect to be as philosophical as Nina, and can only hope to half as good as some of the artisans I link to. I would like to communicate as often as I can. I will continue to comment and if any of you come to my blog, give me suggestions as to how I may expand my horizons. creating gives me the peace I long for. I get so absorbed in what I am doing, time flies! I get so little time to create the ideas swirling in my head. So many get lost. Someday I hope to attend some of the art retreats that have instructors whose work I admire so much. Not many come to the east coast that I am aware of. I will keep plugging away and learning as I go, and I will see what happens.