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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.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Well... Im getting back into the swing of art ,jus tryin' to stay there..

Hello everyone! So I hope all of you are having a wonderful 3 day weekend . Mine has been taking care of managing family properties , and boy let me tell ya! It ain't no picnic LOL!
But you know how it goes... ya just trudge along , and you get rewarded , like getting to just dive into your art . I find that its really hard to dive back in after dealing with so much crapola LOL! I hope to organize my time and my mind so that this won't be a continous issue for me . Neways!! so this picture above is a altered kiddies board book I was working on in Tams Art & Healing freebie class she has . This was about our childhood , and what we wanted for ourselves . It was a bit tuff , being my parents split up when I was so young and I never really knew my father or his family but! this was really healthy for me to do . When I got started today , this is where I was at , ready to begin this next assignment .

TaDa!!! Here is the finished page . I really need a braer , when I see Tam using hers , and talkin' it up on how much she loves her braer , and I see what it can do , I start salvating cuz I can tell that is the magic on top of it all . Got to seriously pick one of those up! So I did the whole credit card smudging process.. wah! wah! but it got the job done , and it doesn't look that bad right? I was very impressed with the transfer picture technique , it was a little intimidating but I got it! This was a picture of me when I was about 3 years old . I didn't realize how much my grandbaby looks like me . : )
So my final mission for tonite is to work on this other project Im working on . I have decided that the only way Im gonna be able to put out my art on my etsy to sell to all you fine people is to make 3 at a time of things that pop up in my head . So now I have limited myself to three different arts and make 3 of them each . I think I can do that...I do. So until next blog I hope to have the reveal of the creatations !

Thanks for listening as always!

Muah! XOXO

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Finally settled back in to my home in the desert...

Hello friends! I have missed coming by & just talkin' to yaz , my life got really crazy where Art got stopped . I must say its the worst feeling . Since the kids went out on their own , I finally get to a point in my life where I feel free & finally dive into my art , without that much fear (LOL!) and just start doing it , then obligation kicks me in the ass! Not fair I tell ya! Why! is all I could say . So off Dave & I went to deal with things that my inlaws can't do anymore . I realized that I have to seriously organize my time . Write down list for my day and finish as much as I can . I have so many ideas , yet I haven't even got their with one of them ,not one! I wanted so badly to put my etsy up and just never did . I really feel like a failure , but I know that I just have to push harder. I know I will get there . I am an artist of all things and that is just what I will sell . I may not sell mass quanitities because I don't have the time to do that , with my music starting to take off ,so Im not home as much these days , but I do come home and when I am home thats the time to make stuff and get it out there . If I could only show you now! I have so many cool ideas! well..
in due time .

My to do list today :

1. tiddy up a bit so I can think .
2. clean up my email.
3. go through my mail pile & clean that up.

Thank you all for stopping by , it means a bunches!



Sunday, February 6, 2011

Back into my Art Journal Life! Its about time!

Hello friends ! I have missed talkin' to yaz! I in the last 3 weeks I have been in Palm Springs . Unfortunately not for fun but to be a watch guard for the remodeliing of the families vacation rental . Let me tell ya it was not fun , all I could think of was making art and hiking in the Palm Canyon . I got to finally only because I wouldn't be useful to the guys so I was able to sneak away for a couple of hours . This was for the art journal video Im making . I do miss making my artsy fartsy art journal videos , their one of my favorite crafts to do .I really wanted Dave to come along , but he said there was no way he could go , so I went by myself . The Palms are amazing I tell ya! The photo above is the art journal page I was doing for the video.

This place was just breathe taking! I just feel like Im meditating while Im walking.Its a beautiful place to be in your mind , it rejuvenates it .

Hearing the creek flow in its beauty was just so calming....

There wasn't a picture you could take that wasn't a good one this place was too beautiful not to catch a great photo . The Palm trees just kept smiling at me as the breeze swung them back and forth , side to side...they danced for me! : P

You felt & saw the past everywhere you went . You could feel the indian spirts guiding you through their trails as you walked them . These wigwahms really took me into the past and a very serene place my soul was...
I will be putting up a video hopefully tomorrow . I came back home on Thursday nite and I have been in a coma from friday to saturday . Today I actually was off my bed doing things around the house . I felt normal again! It was great to feel that feelin' again . I hate not having any energy .

This was the art journal page I did today while watching the Superbowl today .
As always , thanks for coming by here and hearing what I have to say . It truly means alot .

Until next time I luvs ya! Muahez!

MaryAnn K.