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Hi! My name is MaryAnn , in a nutshell , Im just a city gal who left the city to live life in the desert with dreams and a family I love very much. Im just an artists , tryin' to live my dreams , go where they take me , and just see what happens.

Friday, July 31, 2009

This is Challenge #2 for Sassy! : P

This is a Card I did for a challenge at Sassy Designs , I just got Dyana yesterday , so this what I came up with , the challenge asks for whimsical , I thought this was whimsy : )

As you can see on this picture I wanted to curl the edges of the paper to get a floating affect,but still have a puppet type feel.

So wish me luck everybody! : )

Mary ann k. " Da Therapy "

Thursday, July 30, 2009

My addiction is getting serious : O

So I have been around the rock n roll scene for a very long time and I have seen alot of my friends faced with being addicted to drugs and alcohol.Im fortunate enough to have never put myself into that situation and i pat myself on the back to never goin into that addictive place.BUTT!!! I think that has changed! OH MY GOSH! I am officially addicted to something!Its called Scrapbookin! Its CRazy! I find myself gettin up at 6am and then I start tidding up my house and then , I start scrappin'.Its amazing!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


So I had a nice day reviewing what challenges on what sites I was going to atempt to do , I think I have got it going so lets see what happens , wish me luck! I have ordered some new stamps from Bombshell,so Im pretty excited about that!Well Im off to go see if my layout background is finished drying , I'll put it up when its finished : P
Talk to ya laters!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

My day on Venice Beach : P

Well its been crazy with all the remodeling goin' on at my house ,so Dave said , " Cutie , lets go to Venice Beach ! " , I got soooo excited we used to go all the time when our daughter was small and we hadn't done it in a long time . I said , " yeah! lets go! "

Awww... Venice Beach how we have missed you! Its been so long since we had been here , it felt sooo foreign . Dave and I when we first walked in , sank right in with the rest of the people.

I know that in our state here in Cali , its been a great controversy about Marijuana , there's talk of legislators sayin' they might legalize it in Cali and then it becomes this whole , we will just have medicinal shops that allow you to get a medical card , say that you have back problems or mental problems and you can be legal. I tell ya , there must have been about 5 of these centers all up and down venice and ya know what? Everyone had a smile on their face I kid you not. I don't know... is it better to take all those meds like paxil or zoloft? or is da ganje all you need? Got to love CAli!

It was nice to see all the venders selling their stuff from art to incense , jewelry, clothes , you name it , anything crafty and neat it was all their for all to have .

This place is , what I like to call, " the Break Point ", this is like the halfway point where you start to feel tired . Its also the erea where the performers perform their music , swallowing fire , dance numbers , but on this day for some reason no one was performing , this is also where one of the scenes of Tenacious D took place , if you haven't seen this movie I suggest you go out & rent it , its very funny, one of my families favorites ,especially if you have teenagers highly recommended.

There were so many places to eat , from hamburgers to hot dogs , pizza , and some real elegant restuarants if you didn't want the junk food .

From everything from marjiuana shops to crafty stuff there was alot of tatoo/piercing shops as well and they were very packed with people also.

The murals on the walls in Venice are something to be admired . I'd like to meet the artist who created these murals and say wow! your art is beautiful!

We then decide to go kick it on the beach...

We were having such a great time and the sun was starting to set...

We were sooo happy , we're getting used to being on our own with the kids off in their own lives , it just feels so free , I mean I see what the kids feel , but its a different type of feeling , well Im sure some of you know what Im talking about.

We then decide to head back to the walk and get a beer at one of the pubs and watch the rest of the sunset.

This place , this sign , is truly a symbol of new beginnings for Dave & I . We are enjoying our first summer alone very much and we have many summers together to come . We had our daughter in our early 20's and always talked about how someday we would be alone and that we would still be young enough to enjoy a journey together by ourselves and its been a really great start .

Until next time...

Friday, July 3, 2009

Its been a heck of a hot day !

So here it is summer and luckly my kids are off doin their stuff for the summer because my house is an absolute mess! We are doing a kitchen and add on remodel and its been a doozy to say the least. Im very excited , my hubby Dave and I have took the time to design and pick out all the stuff from the tile to the appliances on a reasonable budget so all is working out pretty well , but you really got to be hands on , you can't really just leave the guys to do all the work because they almost always forget the smallest thing like putting back the insallation or what I always ask " Thats not important right there ? " and they go , " oh yeah! your right let me ask the boss ", so Dave and I made it a point to be here through the whole day watching out for those minor details , these guys are great though , dont get me wrong , I've got to know them in the last 2 months and they are all really great guys with alot of ruff times they have been through , that I realize Im not the only one who has obstacles in my life and I feel assured that I will be ok in my hard times. So back to my house , I have no kitchen they have yanked that out , and as you can see my kitchen will now be a bigger kitchen , which use to be my porch. My new wall is going up and its about at least 100 degrees outside and these guys are workin' . I always supply them with cold water. Now this wall down below has been the biggest nightmare of all . Its been put up and taken down about 3 times because for some reason we cannot get this puppy straight . Hopefully this next time around will be all right , we're prayin' .
Anyway you all have a great 4th of july weekend and stay safe! hugs and kisses!