{Hello March}

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Hello and Happy March!

As I write to you from the arctic world (at least it is about zero today), I wish I could tell you I’ve been super busy creating amazing things. I have been creating, that part is true…but finishing what I started is another story.

The weather in February well made me feel…meh to say the least. No motivation and focus. In fact, focusing on things is something I will be working on.

So today I welcome March, I know spring is around the corner and I made it through the winter (barely). I am sharing some cards and a journal spread I worked on using my new BigKick machine. I do love it so, but it is very tiring to use still with my hands. Important thing is I CAN use my hands and I try to remind myself daily of that.

I hope the sun is shining in your part of the world…and we ALL know that spring is just around the corner. Happy Sunday! :-)

{Menagerie of Altered Canvases}

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I wanted to share a few altered canvases made over the last several weeks. Using cabinet cards, ephemera, mother of pearl buttons, antique lace, tissue papers, paper doilies, and embellishments. I guess you could say that my mind has and art is in altering mode.

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{Hello February}

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Hello! Happy February! One of my favorite months. Today, Michigan is getting hit with our first serious snowstorm this winter. I have been pleased winter here so far this year, it has been tolerable. After last winter, I vowed NEVER EVER to complain of snow again. I do love snow, but as I get older (and being a little more than handicapped right now) I don’t like it so much.

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I am sharing some oldies from the archives with you today. I have been busy in the studio, and consider it part of my therapy to hold paint brushes, try and use Stickles, cut things out or use a paper trimmer. I cannot create for very long without tiring, but it is coming back! :-)

 

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I hope you are staying warm where ever you are! Happy February! <3

 

{January Birthday’s and Totally Random}

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Today I am celebrating my oldest son Ian’s 29th birthday! I cannot believe it has been 29 years since he arrived in this world. He brought some Pud Thai (which I have not had in years) for lunch and we ate at my house. We also celebrated the occasion with “Grumpy Cat”…my new friend I received at Christmas from my nephew Hunter. “Grumps” hangs out in the studio with me and always makes me smile with that smooshie face.

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This is an oldie card from the archives. My fingers are not at that point of creating things like this, but I am getting pretty darn close.

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My little Grandpup Kane turns 3 on January 27th. I have not seen him for a few months now :-( and hope to change that soon.

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My official “6 Month Recovery” photo. I know it is strange, but I try to document as much as I can about this process. Maybe it is the former scrapbooker in me? This past week, I went shopping with some Christmas money and bought a few things for myself. I have been “trying” to treat myself well. New tops and comfortable clothes always pick up anyone’s spirits! :-)

Happy Monday!

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