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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.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Prompt 3 for A Year in the life of an Art Journal . " UNKNOWN "

I am really having fun art journaling . I just joined this group called , " A Year in the life Art Journal " , and I am really having fun . They post a new prompt every 15th and 30th of the month and all these artist are just so talented and when I go to see their art journal pages I just get so inspired and I race to my art journal so I can do mine! You all should really go and check it out , Im all about Da therapy and let me tell ya its the best therapy I have had ! Thanks Rachel for creating this fun group ! : P
Heres the link check it out! :

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Saturday...not feelin' to good ,but still have a smile on my face.

So today I was sick , but it didn't stop me from joining my hubby for some green tea and sushi . I got myself right out of bed and head out with Dave to get some yummy fish . When we get their , I saw my plate and my tea that I was sipping on , and its a cold day out here in Cali ,so the tea was most definitely doin' me some good . Looking at my plate and chopsticks I couldn't wait , I felt better already! and then...

Tada! This roles were amazing! Dave and I had two a piece a little wasami and soysauce and pickled ginger to clean the palette and mmm...mmm...good! I felt alot better as funny as that is being that Im sick , and the green tea certainly helped a bunch , and I haven't had a bad reaction since... weird huh? neways until next time , thanks for reading! : P

I have new art journal pages coming soon so stay tuned!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Catalyst 100 for Creative Therapy , "Whats the highlight of your week? "

This is a art journal page I did for a blog I am following called , " Creative Therapy" . This is my second catalyst I have done and it has been really fun and theraputic at the same time .This weeks catalyst question was,
" Whats the highlight of your week ? " Well its seems that every thursday , we didn't even plan it this way , it just sort of happened that way , my daughter and grandaughter always hang out with my hubby and I on thursdays . We always have an adventure , we either go to the Zoo and enjoy our grandbaby observing and discovering all the animals or we would go hiking , we just always have an amazing time . So I would say that thurdays are the highlight of my week . " We take off on thursdays ",
so we can spend time together , and I truly cherish those moments! : P

Thanks Creative therapy , for giving me questions that remind me of my being .


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Catalyst 99 : Whats something you wish you knew about your parents ?

I have been wanting to do a catalyst for a while from a blog Im following called ," Creative Therapy", this weeks was , " Whats something you wish you knew about your parents ?". This was one question that hit my mind pretty well . My parents had divorced about 2 yrs after this picture was taken . My parents didn't get along , not even for me , so I didn't see my father until I was sixteen , I was 5 when they divorced . I saw him the last time when I was 18 and I haven't seen him since . I wonder about him from time to time , I don't hold any anger or anamosity toward him , but every now and then , I ask myself , " who are my brothers and sisters ?", " , will I ever meet them ? ". I think the saddest thoughts that cross my mind is , " who were my parents when they were kids ? Who were my grandparents , how did they fall in love ? How did my parents meet and fall in love ? what did they want to be when they grew up? I don't know any of these things about them . Most of all this picture is the only thing I remember about being a family with them.

I would have to say the same answer as the guest artist for the 99th catalyst , Genevieve , What is your story ?
Thanks for coming over to my blog,
Mary ann k.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Wings for Scrapbooking & Crafting Friends DT group !

This was a art journal page I did for , " Scrapbooking & Crafting Friends ", art journaling has been my therapy through the good & bad times , I have tried goin' to a psychologist before and they have never really made me feel satisfied about how I was feeling . When I took up art journaling , I realized I could get so much off my chest just and also refer back to it to remind myself to let it go. I also like how when I do get over the head trip I was on , that I say to myself, " wow! that was a heavy time in my life , Im glad that was just a phase .",
So this page is about how I am free to fly , because my kids are off to college and I have had more time for myself to do more artful things and it really feels good! I love my kids , but just like kids who graduate from high school , they feel this freedom of being on their own and I was having a difficult time with that for a while , until recently , I thought , " wow! I am free to fly! free to let go & it's ok , my kids will be ok and I will always be their for them , but they have to learn to grow and on their own .
Thanks for listening!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Zodiac Art journals group / Aquarius

Here is my Aquarius for this weeks Zodiac Art journal . I have been having so much fun with this group at Monica Zuniga's group called , " Hands and Heart " ,


This group of ladies are fun , and very talented , and we all praise one another of our work of art . So go to the link above and join the group Zodiac Art Journal Group.