Thursday, July 30, 2009

August is near, and I can't believe how fast the summer is flying by...

I think I am ok with that. While I love the idea of lazy summer days, I rarely actually have them.

And, most excitingly, HALLOWEEN is coming! Yes, with the end of summer comes crisper nights, and the air feels fresher and the trees turn a blaze of scarlet and sunset yellow. I love it! I am itching to start some Halloween projects. I did a few little pretty Halloween pieces for the Trunkshow last weekend, but plan to witch it up in earnest next week. Speaking of... here is a peek at what wares I offered... Oh, and my sisters of the Traveling Trunks... I will email you the pictures I took! I still need to edit them and sort out the pictures Johnny took when he got his little hands on the camera... Lots of self portraits and still lifes involving toys and juice cups...

Hey, is your sound turned on? I got all fancy and added a gizmo-dealie-do Playlist thing, and so now my blog has music! I hope it doesn't distract you... Pretty sure you can hit pause if you don't like the music, or you can skip through the songs... My addiction to Buffy the Vampire Slayer extends to music too, so if you haven't had the pleasure of watching this fab series, you can listen to some of its lovely music. I like the softer instrumentals myself, and chose those. I almost put the theme song to the show here, but it is kind of spooky and LOUD and rocky-rolly, and I didn't want to scare any unsuspecting bloggers... There are some non-Buffy songs here too, of course. I love soundtracks, and have started re-reading the Harry Potter books, so you will find some Hogwarts tunes here. If you haven't heard of Loreena Mckennit, you must stop reading now and click to one of her songs. Simply amazing. Her music will transport you with its haunting beauty...

I was going to make a sketch for this past Tuesday, but I was just tooooo tuckered out. It weighs upon me greatly, but maybe next week I'll do a card AND scrapbook sketch. Does that sound fair? Do you still love me? I love you... I adore you! Speaking of people I adore, I want to introduce you to Dee. I metioned meeting her in previous posts. Dee rocks, plain and simple. She loves Halloween, she loves artsy stuff, and she knows Sandy Mooney, a fabulous artist that I also had the pleasure of meeting at the Trunk Show! I don't have a picture of Sandy (you shy thing!) but I caught Dee unawares and begged to let me take her picture. Isn't she sweet? She makes me smile each time I see her :)

Like I said, I had the Sisterhood of the Traveling Trunkshow last weekend, and I decided that this week was a great week to totally revamp my studio. I know, I know... Is this just a procrastination of work I need to do? Things I should photograph and list? Pages to make? Most likely...I have decided to transform the bulk of the finished basement into my studio... I can't wait! Of course, moving all my stuff isn't thrilling me to death. I'll most likely run out of steam part way through, kick myself, and have my supplies and furniture half here, half there, half everywhere... Ah, well, such is the creative process, right?

7 comments:

The Queen Of Re said...

The music is perfect.

scrappyjan said...

hello sweetie, I MISS YOU and I do LOVE YOU TOO!! :o)

I also am working on my studio or was would be a better word for it.. I got half through and NO TIME to finish.. So on the time thing I hear you.. I'm glad that your showing went well and you had a great time.

How are those cute little boy's doing???
Hugs sweetie....your little janny :o)

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

The trunkshow sounds like an inspirational place. Maybe you'll show us pictures of your studio when you're done? Or maybe even the process?! :) Did you happen to see the Where Bloggers Create hoopla going on in the blog world?

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

I just got done visiting Queen of Re to see her pics. Yours are lovely too. I'm SO happy things went well, in spite of the rain. You do such lovely work with paper. I'm so excited about Fall and Halloween coming up, too. I've been gathering supplies since last year. Ha-ha!
Take care,
M.L.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Well, first of all, your trunk show is just as fantastic as I thought it would! I would love to have been there! Don't beat yourself up over a missed sketch on Tues. We love you no matter what and know that sometimes life gets in the way. The music is very nice! What makes you think that some of us bloggers aren't rocky rolly? I love it! Speaking of soundtracks, have you heard the Twilight soundtrack? It's really good! Your friend Sandy does look like a sweetie. Good luck with your organizing! Twyla

Amariah said...

I can't wait for Halloween.. I think it's my favorite holiday.

Thanks for the instructions you left on my blog about how to do a screen shot!

Crafty Engineering said...

I too am a fellow Buffy the Vampire Slayer lover! I can't find it on Tv though anymore (and don't own any of the DVD's).

Where in Michigan are you? The Trunk show looks fantastic!

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