Tuesday, November 27, 2012

List It Tuesday

Here's my list below! I have to laugh because when I first read what the 'challenge'
was for the list earlier, it caught me off guard and right away I thought "aw, geez, I can't think of anything.." So I had a think and now I feel I could fill five pages. LOL.
I am really grateful for all that we have/had and what we've been able to do, for sure.
So thanks to Aimee and her guest Nicole for subscribing a bit of introspection to me today!
I'm off this week and creating as much as I can.
I'll be posting again soon more art to put up on my blog.
Have a great day!


Wednesday, November 21, 2012


I'm afraid I've lost count for AEDM
I know its day 21 but I'm at number ?, LOL
So, I'm trying... it's all good, right? Here is what I worked on today. below are other's I've done this month that I haven't posted yet.

I am off starting tomorrow and go back to work Dec3.
I decided to take some time off to plan to rest and detox from it all!
Also I have little plans of cleaning, organizing and creating.
Let's just see what happens...
I'm just going to post a few things I've been up to in between the raindrops of family and job.  I did have these on Instagram so I'm sorry if you saw these already:)


I'm also putting up some patterns I've been posting for PatternADay November on Instagram:

 Hoping everyone has a wonderful turkey day! Happy Thanksgiving!
Take care and drive safely!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Falling Behind

It's been quite a while and I've fallen a bit behind with my posts.
Here are a few images I've worked on these past days.
today's artwork - Sunday 11/18/12 , for AEDM and Sketch Sunday
We finally got power restored in the house on the 11th. Which was just shy of two weeks. This past week we tried to get back into the swing of things.


 I been creating the whole while through but unfortunately  I haven't been blogging
AEDM and PatternADay much since the storm. But I'm here!
I've definately been keeping up-to-date on Instagram. Blogging takes a little more time. Instagram is just so, well, instant. LOL!
But you can say more when you blog. I don't have alot to say tonight. So tired and this is going to be a busy week with Thanksgiving on the way. I'll try to do a better job this week:)
Have a great week my friends. Thank you so much for all your visits and comments as it means alot to me.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

AEDM6 Lino card -pattern

I made this card using a small, hand cut block from an eraser.
We got these erasers from the Dollar Store and they cut so smoothly and cleanly.
I used the Speedball cutter and inks from Stampin' Up.
I have little space right now so I cannot use my Speedball ink.
This is so portable and works for me during this time as we are displaced.
Take care and have a great day!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

AEDM Get Back - Nov 5

I miss my house!
I was a bit down earlier today and doodled, sketched, whatever,
this AEDM piece:

 Our 'real' house is up north and it has been months since I have been there.
I can't believe how time passes so fast. C is up there every week for work but comes down to be with us on the weekends.

I miss our rental  house more so now that we're not there. Its been seven days! OK you big mary, get over it and press on. Oh but I like to have a few minutes of the blues ;)

And to add to the crazy, I've signed on for a Pattern a Day challenge this month XD
But RIGHT AFTER I sketched this I got a call that completely made my day, week, month! A friend of mine offered to take Joe and I into their home so that he can attend school [ and I can work off my laptop there]. Her house is right around the corner from ours, yet she has all her utilities, thank goodness! So, now I can go back and forth to check in on the house and take things if I need them, etc. Closer to 'normal'!!!

I will try my best to keep the art and AEDM going. I'll do it as best I can, maybe by phone but I want to keep the challenge going!
Have a great day!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Perfect Breakfast and other art

My AEDM and Sunday Sketch art for today
was inspired by my first meal of the day.
 I am not that strong of a breakfast eater but I try.
I like to keep it light but know I
should go heavier on the protein. 
relying alot on Instagram now that I am without a scanner for a few days

Unfortunately, I am a big fan of carbs so they typically
win out due to their ability to easily convert to sugar,
my drug of choice.
Adding more sugar (jam), plus fat (butter),
further enhances the experience.*sigh*

I've been here at my mom and dad's for seven days now,
as of tonight our house is still out of power.
Its obvious we've all got some cabin fever, boy!
You can tell by my page below:))
LOL! have to have a laugh!

Playing and journaling with stamps I made yesterday

 Oh boy, but am I ever grateful for the ability to have a place to go.  My parents are the best, for they have to put up with the bunch of us!!

trying out different patterns

The gas shortage doesn't help because we are
afraid of using the gas in our cars unwisely.
But we did manage to get out today,
my mom had gotten tickets a while back for a
performance at Stony Brook University
so we took the kids there. It was great being out.
When we left the show it was so dark
at 5:30 :(( And driving on the roads
we could still see some sections of homes were still out of power.
 A week is a long time to have no heat and electricity.

more pattern types to try, having fun with this!

These books are so helpful and informative!

 My additional photos shows the great time
I have been having carving new lino stamps and
arranging them into different patters. I love
the effects I am getting and now working
 on making up some cards.

this book is AMAZING and definatly going on my Christmas list!
Hope everyone has a terrific week , I am
back to work completely full time tomorrow. 
One more step towards normalcy! Yay!
Take care 

Saturday, November 3, 2012


Posting this by iPhone .. A first for me, lets see how it goes:) I did a lot of linocut ting and stamping today. So much fun.

Friday, November 2, 2012


Busy day today, lots of worked backed up since we've gotten back online.
But good thing its Friday :) I like having a one-day work week frankly.

Watching the news just makes me so thankful that we were spared
from so much that the hurricane brought to others.

It still didn't keep me from getting frustrated with quite of few things today but makes me realize I have to just relax, some things are just not worth the stress and worry.

So I think my art for today speaks for itself.
Typically, I run on the seat of my pants [due to my ADD] but I was thinking of this all day. It didn't turn out exactly as I had planned but I'm happy with how it looks.

 Well the utility company LIPA says that our power will be back up on November 7.

It looks like that will happen as everyones is coming back up slowly. We'll see...thank goodness for my generous parents!

See you tomorrow for another day of AEDM art. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 1, 2012


I cannot believe its already been a year since the last AEDM!!
 Its been a rough week for our family with Hurricane Sandy. All I can say is that I am thankful for just having lost power and heat.
There are so many out there with much bigger troubles than I have and my heart goes out to them all.

Quote by Carl Sagan

This is the challenge that really got me blogging more often.
I am so glad to be able to be here and do this.
If you want to participate ( and I recommend you do!) got to this link for instruction. And don't forget to check the other AEDMers:)

Thanks for stopping by
love thy neighbor,

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle