Thursday, January 31, 2008

Bloggy Giveaways!

I've found out about this page called the Bloggy Giveaways page! The website is:

It's short notice, but go check out the page and you can enter to win numerous giveaways by bloggers all over the place! Actually I really think that I would like to join up the next time and maybe give something away myself. Some people give away books, chocolate, food, APRONS, fabric scraps, mystery gifts, anything!! It's so exciting! I really do want to give something away the next time--that would be an awesome thing to join!

So, any ideas of what I can give away?

Hmmm.... let's see....

Thursday, January 24, 2008

More Collages!

Here are some more New Year's Collages. I couldn't get them all in the same post, so I'm sharing them through two posts. And by the way thanks to everyone who did come and do a collage at my house. For those of you who didn't get yours finished while you were there, I would still love to see how yours turned out so email me a picture sometime!!! And thanks to Anna by the way who actually made more than one collage that night--Anna you rock!!! Way to go!!!

New Years Collage Night!

Hey everyone! I just wanted to share some pictures with you from my most recent gathering! It was a New Year's Collage Party. I invited friends to come over and have an evening of making a New Year's Collage--basically it's a way of stating what you want to encourage in your life during the next year and then making a pictoral representation of it that you can use to help you focus throughout the year! It's a lot of fun and we had some fantastic collages come out of it. I'm not going to tell you who made which collages, except I will tell you that mine has chocolate on it and a little pink elephant! Enjoy the photos!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

North Carolina Here I come... hopefully!

So the good news is that I emailed someone a picture of the art-o-mat machine I bought recently in Indy and they told me that it is from SECCA which is in Winston-Salem, North Carolina--so I think that's going to be my destination for this year! I can't wait! Does anyone know anything about this area? Anyone have any suggestions for things to do?

Anyone want to go on a trip this year?

Monday, January 7, 2008

Enjoy the New Year!

Hello! Okay, so it's been awhile since I have written anything on here--because of course it's been crazy with the holidays and family things going on. But now that we are safely into the new year and I have the opportunity to write a few things I'm going to do my best to stay on top of it a bit more!

I guess since it's thew new year and everyone is talking about resolutions--I want to add my two cents to the matter. First of all I think resolutions are usually a means for failure. You feel like you should make them now even if you aren't really ready to do them--that's not a good set up! Seriously New Years Resolutions tend to just be about denying things from yourself and then you feel bad when five days into the new year you end up indulging in a pint of Ben and Jerry's Phish Food and it all goes downhill from there! So that's why I think instead of taking things out of your life you should try to add things to your life. Last yearI decided that what I was going to do was focus on two things in my life--Travel and Art--those were the two things that I wanted to focus on and I think it was pretty successfull! I ended up traveling to Nashville, TN; Seattle, WA; and numerous other little trips along the way. Plus I participated in my first art swap and made a set of ATCs to share with people.

This year I'm going to try to continue to work on Art and Travel and the first of these projects is that I'm trying to locate the home of this Art-O-Mat machine which is hopefully somewhere in the United States:

If I can locate the machine then I plan to try to visit it sometime this year--regardless of it's home location! So that's one way that I plan to continue my focus on Art and Travel--let's just hope that I will have the funds to do so!!! Anyone interested in a road trip this year? I would also like to travel to Chicago for the handmade market on the weekends that they have there where they sell fun, hand-made items. Check out the website for it at

Along those lines, one thing that I want to add to my life this year is sewing. I am going to try it and see if it's really a craft that works for me. I like the idea of it because I love looking at the fabrics and the colors and having the freedom to try to make something yourself just sounds so lovely, so I'm going to try to add it in to my life this year--although it might not actually work for me. But still I'm going to attempt to try it! I'm going to continue in my quest for finding an artistic outlet that suits me and my needs.

Alright so my real addition to my life this year is that I want to try to cook a bit more and a bit better!!! So wish me luck and share with me some good recipes, because it's time for me to learn some cooking skills that will amaze me, my friends, my family, and maybe even my dog... although Gussy really isn't too picky! :o)

Happy New Year!!!!