Tuesday, March 25, 2014

ABC Wednesday - K

This week at ABC Wednesday, it's the letter K that is the focus.

  for K it is John F. Kennedy

Be sure to check here for other K responses

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Sunday Weekly Wrap-Up

This past week I was able to create some art and do some writing. I am taking part in the March Slice of Life at "Two Writing Teachers" which involves writing daily in March. It can be a challenge some days to find something to write about but I have been able to do that every day. You can check out my writing blog here.

Dreamboard/ Spring Intentions
My art this week centred around creating the March Full Moon Dreamboard and my spring intentions board. These practices have become very necessary and I refer to them throughout the month or season.

This is a section of my dreamboard - my two dreams.

My spring intentions board:

I created one collage just for fun. I save scraps of gelli papers and today I just needed to create a quick collage. Love the colours.

I have not recorded first for a few weeks. I have not been as dedicated to pursuing firsts lately but the past  week I had a couple of firsts that hopefully will impact my writing career.

1.  I submitted a picture book manuscript and 4 chapters of a middle grade novel I am working on to an editor to be critiqued. I paid for this to be done and hopefully this will help me with revisions and continuing with the novel.

2. I joined two critique groups that will help with helping me edit and revise my work. One is for picture books and the other is for my historical middle grade novel.

I bought a picture book today and really enjoyed it. I saw the title and just had to buy "My Brave Year of Firsts" by Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell .
The last two pages of the book say it all about firsts:
   "  Some firsts just happen.
     Some come when I try.
     Some firsts make me smile.
     Some firsts make me cry.
.....first things first happen when I'm brave, true and strong."

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Also Linking with:

Creative Every Day

I Made This! at Jamie Ridler (brand new!(

Inspire Me Monday

Art Journal Every Day

Paint Party Friday

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Shadow Shot Sunday

It may be officially spring, but that is in name only! I awoke  this morning to a fresh covering of snow and below freezing temperatures. Luckily, I was out yesterday capturing some shadows - it was warmer and sunny.

Be sure to check here for wonderful shadows from around the world.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Sunday Weekly Wrap-up

Finally - posting on a Sunday! I have had a busy few weeks, with writing and tutoring, so really haven't created much art. I've missed it though. Today I had some fun collaging and created a few pieces.

Full Worm Moon Dreamboard
Tonight is the full worm moon and I had to create my dreamboard. I wrote about it here, complete with the how to's of creating it.

Here are some of my dreams for the month ahead.

Journal 52/ One Word
I have been enjoying the weekly challenges at Journal 52 and have completed a couple of collages for the prompts. "Dream" is also one of the prompts at 'One Little Word".

I loved these quotes by Maya Angelou

Harriet Tubman

so created with both.

Colour Swatch inspiration:
My colours were orange and turquoise and I used gelli papers and another quote about dreaming - for the full moon!

I have been writing daily for the March Slice of Life  challenge at "Two Writing Teachers". It has been a challenge at times deciding what to write about, but I am enjoying it.

Also Linking with:

Creative Every Day

Inspire Me Monday

Art Journal Every Day

Paint Party Friday

March's Gelli Party 

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Shadow Shot Sunday

Shadows abound in the sun and Wednesday, after having a foot of snow fall Tuesday, was a lovely sunny day. I went out to capture shadows and snow.

Be sure to check here for awesome shadows from around the world.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

ABC Wednesday -Catch-up! F to I

Today I caught up for the weekly challenge at ABC Wednesday.

I is for India, represented by Gandhi.

H is for Rick Hansen:

G is for Lou Gehrig:

F is for Terry Fox:

Be sure to visit here for how others around the world meet the ABC challenge.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Shadow Shot Sunday

Early this week, after fresh snow I went out with my camera to capture shadows and snow.

Be sure to check here for wonderful shadows from around the world.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Sunday Weekly Wrap-Up

It's hard to believe it is already March - especially as we have a wind chill warning tonight!

I've taken a number of breaks this month  Whether it was the February blahs, I haven't felt like creating much. I have been writing fairly regularly and for March, my main goal for creativity is to take part in the Daily Slice of Life at "Two Writing Teachers". I have started a new blog at wordpress for my writing journey. Check it out here - please. I still am working to complete the blog - I am finding wordpress not as user friendly as blogger.

March Calendar
I am participating in "The Kathryn Wheel's" calendar challenge this year. and have finished my March calendar - ready for writing in!

Journal 52
This past week, the prompt was: What do you want to be when you grow up:

My dreams:

29 Faces
Well, I didn't do quite that many and I still need more practice - but I did enjoy the February challenge. Here are a few more of my faces:

I only had one swap to work on this past week - butterflies on cards.

With the fresh snow last night (about 2"), and the bright light this afternoon, I had to get some photographs. Here are a few shots of snow!

Linking with:

Creative Every Day

Inspire Me Monday

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Shadow Shot Sunday

We are still experiencing colder than cold weather. Although we have gone from -20 C to -3 today. Almost balmy! And due for more snow tonight.
So, more snow shadows!

Be sure to check here for wonderful shadows from around the world.