Saturday, January 31, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
I had a hard time thinking of anything for this lovely Gal. She is the image this week for Art Creations Friday. This is what I came up with and I have NO idea what it is supposed to mean. LOL!! James has been sick all week and I have not slept through the night since Monday. I'm punchy and tired. Not the best frame of mind for arting. Have a wonderful weekend everyone and get some sleep for me:) Love, Jamie
***Things I am Thankful for Today-asthma medication, warmer weather and 24 hour cable cartoon channels
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I found in my stacks of photo boxes a perfect Mrs. Creepy/Beautiful (his very own Helena Bonham Carter lookalike) and a perfect creepy/beautiful offspring from their union.
***Things I Am Thankful for Today-Safe and warm home, boys who "cuggle up" with me and free time to art
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Today's FIT is a beautiful family of three. They are unidentified and the photo seems to have come from an old photo album. The back still has little bits of black paper sticking to it in places. They are dressed so nicely and the Daddy looks like he is wrapped around his little girl's finger. AND Mom is kind of rockin' the Princess Leia hairdo! LOL!!!!
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Here is my entry for the week:
***Things I am Thankful For Today-Sweet Karin at Creative Chaos, my supportive Husband and hot chocolate
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Today's FIT is sweet little 5 year old Maude L. Van Hart. She has such soulful eyes. I really like the beaded necklace and anchor locket that she is wearing. I wonder if her parents' photos are in her locket? Where is her locket now? Tucked away in some one's hope chest? In an antique store jewelry case? Around the neck of an elderly woman who has long forgotten the names of the faces inside? We will never know, but I love thinking about the people in my photos. Everyone has a story. Do you have a story for Maude?
***Things I Am Thankful for Today-funny boys who grow too fast, naughty boys who try my patience and cuddle bug boys who warm my heart
Sunday, January 18, 2009
I will be having 11 separate giveaway goodies this year! My giveaway is open to anyone and anywhere. Just please be sure to leave an email or blog site where you can be reached when you win. The sign up period lasts from today, January 19th until February 11th. I will annouce the 11 winners on February 12th! So. Let's get down to business!
Giveaway No. 1
Giveaway No. 2 (5 packets will be given)
Giveaway No. 3 (5 packets will be given)
Thank you so much for visiting Art-e-ology! Stop back by anytime! Love, Jamie
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
***Things I am Thankful For Today-Wonderful Family, Wonderful Friends, Wonderful Life
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Sweet Amy over at Amy Elise Designs has nominated me for a Kreativ Blogger award. Once you are nominated then you need to list 7 random things that you love. I thought about it and I decided to let my boys make the list for me. I was very curious (and scared) to see what they thought I loved. You can clearly see why they might scare me! LOL!!
So here is the list my sweeties created for me:
1. My Kids
2. Coffee (at least this wasn't #1 'cause I am not allowed to drink it anymore. I'm working on it:)
3. My i-phone
6. Star Wars
7. Old stuff that nobody really cares about (LOL!!! That was the 8 year old:)
So, not as bad as I thought. Those are all good things to love. My list would have included my family, Archeology and tintypes.
Here is my list of wonderful artists who always inspire me:
Take some time for yourself and visit these wonderful artists when you get a chance.
***Things I Am Thankful For Today: a clean house, loud and healthy boys, a space of my own to art and dream
Thursday, January 08, 2009
I'm starting back to Arting slow and easy. It feels really good to just be and let the paper do what it wants to do today. The boys go back to school from Christmas break this morning. I am going to miss those Monkeys, but I am ready for some Mommy time. Yeah! And labeling items for the garage sale this weekend. Boo! I hate getting ready for a garage sale. But, I know after Saturday that all the decluttered stuff will be out of the house. So, that's going to feel good. Yeah!
It seems like a lot of folks are doing the same thing right now. Getting rid of the old and organizing for the New Year. We are working towards getting the house ready to sell. (I know. We are crazy!) I have been looking around and thinking about what a potential buyer would see when they come through the house. It's not as scary as it was three weeks ago:) If anyone has any good tips, then send them my way. I can use all the help I can get. And if you are free Saturday then come on over and help me sell all my old crap to the masses. LOL!!!
***Things I am Thankful for Today: quiet time, promises from the boys that they will cuddle with me when they get home and arting.
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Carte de Visite photographs measure 2.5" x 4". They first became popular in 1854 in France and were often left for friends and family while visiting. Hence the name "Carte de Viste" which means "visiting card". By the 1860's this type of photo had become popular all over the world and was used more than any other photographing process. The civil war times in the United States were so prolific for the Carte that a tax stamp was placed on the backs of the photos. This stamp also aids in dating photographs from this time period. Luckily, this photo was dated by the photography studio on the reverse side.
This child reminds me of my Sweet James. Of course, Sweet James would never sit still for that lace collar. A mother can dream, right? LOL!
Things I am Thankful for today...warm, sweet boys to snuggle, sugar free hot chocolate and sleeping through the night.
Friday, January 02, 2009
We have been busy cleaning out and donating and throwing away and it feels so freeing. At first every decision is sooooooo agonizing. Will I need it? Can I find it again if I do need it? Oh and then there's always the, "But, I have these attached memories to this gum wrapper." But then, I love it when you finally get to that Zen level of de-cluttering where you say, "Just toss it/donate it" and there is no emotional attachment left to your piles of "stuff". THEN the real cleaning out process can start. We are at that point and it's awesome! My garage is ready for the "Helping Hands" truck and I have so much room in my kitchen cabinets and closets and playroom. I hope the cleaning bug lasts a long time:)
Here's the first FIT of the New Year. This is the maddest baby I have ever seen! The expression on her face is so adult for such a small little baby. If you use this cutie in your art please send me a link and I will post it on the blog. She is just precious!
For those of you new to the FIT it stands for Free Image Tuesday or Thursday or any day it's posted:) I try to get it on a T day! The past FITs are gathered into a group under my profile on the right in the sidebar. Click on it and you should be able to have all the FIT posts in one batch. Right click the photo and copy and use in your art. I scanned each on a high resolution so the images would be clear for your projects. PLEASE let me know if you use it. I LOVE that! All I ask is that the images are not copied and sold in Collage Sheets for profit or Image Cd's for profit. These photos are from my private collection and I want to share them with other artists. Thank you so much for respecting the FIT:) Love, Jamie