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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.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

What do I wish to accomplish ? Jamie's Ridler's Wishcast Wednsday

I wish to feng shui my home , and get it all situated again . I have been in remodel mode for a really long time and this living room of mine needs to get back to the way it was . So I am doin some videos on watching me do my home , and show all kinds of artsy ways to decorate your home on a budget . So thats my wish , that I can share how I get through clearing my home in an artful fun way . I hope you can join me on my journey and , maybe join in for yourself in your home so you can realize that its really not that bad and doesn't take lots of money I hope you join me! that would be a great wish LOL! so I can see others do their rooms as I do mine . It will be fun! : P

Sunday, March 28, 2010

A video I did for Jamie Ridler for her , " Happy Book "

This was a video I did on ," What was my happy this week ? " ,and friday was my birthday so , I shared my Happy birthday with you all . : P

Friday, March 26, 2010

I share My Happy Friday ! Inspired by Jamie Ridler

I have been meaning to join in on Jamie Ridlers Share your Happy friday , but I had been tryin' to catch up with all these other prompts I have been doin' , but alway had Jamie on my mind . I thought it would be really special for me to do it today because today is my birthday! I thought it would be special to do Share your Happy friday . I will put a video response up soon , cuz I do love doin' videos LOL! but for right now I will write what made me happy this week . What made me happy this week , was hangin' out with my daughter . Today I will be embracing my birthday spending time with my daughter and my hubby Dave . We will be doin' a movie , " Runaways ", and dinner at one of my favorite italian resturants called Pallermo's . I will have a video of that probably tomorrow .

Thanks for reading and embrace the beautiful day! : )

Saturday, March 20, 2010

This prompt for , " Zodiac art journals " Pisces

I finished this on the first day of Spring , the last day of Pisces . Im not so intimated anymore with the whole girl dollie drawing thing , Im starting to get the hang of it . Im really enjoying myself and its really eased stress alot in my life , art journaling has really been my therapy . I try to get my friends to join me , but they are really super afraid to do it , or even make time for themselves . One friend is fears the drawing part , and the other fears the letting herself write what she feels part , I told her it doesn't have to be writting it can be just drawing , but she is just not into it , the weird thing is I met her when we were 18 in our first year in college in an art class we took together .
Anyways have a great weekend , Im off to do another art journal prompt , this one is for Suzi Blu , Im also making a video for this one so stay tuned . Thanks to those of you who stop by and check out my blog , I really appreciated it . I only want to get others who are like minded to see what you can do , because if I can do it so can you .

Thanks for stopping by....Maryann k. : )

Friday, March 19, 2010

" A Year In a Life of an Art Journal " : P

The Word , " Silence "

I thought when I made this art journal page was , I must learn to silence my mind . So this is my vision of just that .

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Creative Therapy catalyst 104: Advice to other couples

When you are married , it has a definition to me anyway , but I know that alot of other ladies would agree with me ; it means sticking it out through the bad times and the good times . Life is a journey , and when your married and for a while like Dave and I 20 years to be exact , its one heck of a ride LOL! I kid you not , but your eachothers best friend and you always remember to talk things out , never leave anything unresolved , and when it comes to your kids ,especially when they are teenagers LOL! Always discusss things and don't let your kids put you against eachother , its not good . When their at school or out , talk and work things out on how your gonna handle things with the kids . Oh ! and remember no matter how much you may both be a pain in the a** to eachother , that you love eachother and stick it out and hug eachother and be thankful that you got one another , I love my Dave and I couldn't see life without him , he's truly my soulmate .

Thanks for reading and check http://creativetherapy.wordpress.com/2010/03/16/happy-second-birthday-creative-therapy/

Monday, March 15, 2010

Creative Therapy catalyst 103 :When did you 1st fall in love ?

Someone hacked into my blog , and molested it , so sad , that their are some people who have issues to tamper with a positive message I always try to give . So I will put it up again so that all can see that true love exist.

I never thought when I was young , that I would have ever found my soulmate , when I was in high school I always thought relationships were temporary . When I met my Dave I knew he was the one forever! I had met him when I was 21 at a club in Reseda called the Country Club and I have been with him ever since . We have been on one hell of a journey LOL! But! I wouldn't change anything about it , its been nice to go through all the stuff we've gone through with my best friend !

Sorry for the hack job , a lesson to be learned to sign out of your logins because on PC's people hack o' plenty !

Thanks for reading! : P

Saturday, March 13, 2010

My Saturday morning with Mumster Mash my sweet kitty

I woke up this morning in pain from the surgery I had because Im afraid Im gonna get addicted to the pain pills I have been prescribed . You just see all this stuff in the news and even the people I know have been addicts and they didn't even see it coming , all of a sudden they were addicts , and like I have said before I fear myself in that way . I don't know why... I haven't gone there , where I could have from all the stuff that was goin' on in my life , but never did cuz I knew it wouldn't be a good place for me to go ....yet.... I fear being on these meds ...strange... that I would think I would go their. Anyways , I woke up in pain and had an ibuprophen so that helped me until I had breakfast , where I took the pain pill . I feel better now , but I limit how much I take and I don't use the pain pills that much , its just a scary thought .

My kitty is so sweet , she's always by my side , comforting me , loving me . I call her so many nicknames and whats funny is she knows them all LOL! The one I call her the most , that I guess would be her name is , Mumster Mash . She just lights me up and cheers me up , especially when I don't feel good .

Through it all , I am having a good day in my mind , first and foremost , Im feeling happy , and Im gonna take this day to do more art journaling and do some video editing and hopefully have a video up on youtube by tomorrow . I enjoy voicing myself to people on youtube . Its nice to know that people are listening and that I could possibly pep someone's spirits up and let people understand that their not alone , in sometimes feeling isolated , that you can come out of it and give yourself a mantra to break free of sadness and depression . I want to give that back , because I have been their .

Anyways , thanks for coming by and listening to my thoughts , and remember to art journal and start your day with a mantra , mine is , " Nothing is gonna get in the way of my smiles and my laughing today ! "

Friday, March 12, 2010

Heres two prompts for ," A Year In The Life Of An Art Journal "

This was the word , " Hope " .

Im really enjoying being in this group , everyone is really nice and talented and inspiring , and I have seriously been hooked on the prompts , this word , Hope , is really one that I do everyday . Its like a prayer really , I think Hoping is what I do all the time , its in my thoughts all the time .

This is the word , " What ".

This word is like a fantasy thought to my head . Well at least when I was thinking what it meant to me at the moment of when I was creating the page . I thought to myself all the , " What if's ?", and it was just what would it be like if I didn't have any responsiblities , but I have so many that my , " What if's ", are truly just fantasies .

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Creative Therapy catalyst 101 & 102

Catalyst 102 : " What was the worst thing you did in your life ?"

The worst thing I ever did , is pretty hard to talk about because I was very young and stupid , and all these years , I have put it behind me and forgiven myself for what it was I did . I am thankful that I am a changed person , that I grew up and never did it again .

Catalyst 101 : " What was your childhood like ? "

My Childhood was very lonely . I was an only child for starters and my mom was a very paranoid type of parent , so I didn't get to go to friends homes , I was just cooped up with her , I didn't start to feel alive , until I was a teenager , which took me rebeling against being trapped at home .