Tuesday, September 11, 2012

To Sleep, Perhaps to Dream....

The weather has been perfect for sleeping; I love it when it is 50s at night and 70s in the daytime. I wish the weather was always like this.

The days are flying by as usual and this week is another full one. In the bag of books that Nancy lent to me yesterday was a novel that has me in its grip. I spent much of yesterday curled up in the living room reading. In between chapters, I made some Chorizo and Navy Bean Soup, drove to my daughter's house to install the modem/router (when I got there, the package she had received was just the empty box with a label to send back the old one after the installation of the new one when it arrives), watched a bit of the amazing Djokovich/Murray men's final of the US Open and watched a bit of the Tigers.

While watching the Tigers I got my art journal, some paper and the Neocolor II crayons and played a bit. I'm not sure where these pages are going, but I love layers. I used double sided tape on the paper squares, so definitely need to put a layer of gel medium over them to make sure they are well adhered.

And for this one, I just scribbled a water scene on the left and a landscape on the right. This is the first layer that is crying out for more.

And while I was looking around for patterns to make stamps, I happened upon an old digital scrapbooking page I made years ago when Miss Z's big sister was a toddler. It is one of my favorites, so I thought I'd share.

I think there is quite a resemblance between Miss K and Miss Z.

For today, I have a yoga class at 9:30 followed by an adjustment at the chiropractor and then I am going to come home and do a bit of art before going to my daughter's for dinner and to spend the night. She has to be at work at 5:30 am and the girls need to catch the bus at 8:15. Tomorrow is another session of the conditioning class and then Miss Z comes to spend a couple of nights with me. How is it that time is passing so quickly? Miss K turned 9 on the 4th and is celebrating with a small party on Saturday and Miss M turns 5 on the 18th and is celebrating with a small party on Sunday. I think I have to go shopping and then make some wrapping paper. The girls have gotten used to getting hand painted paper for wrapping their paper. Maybe this year I will make patterned paper using some of my stamps. 

What about you? Is time running away from you? How are you spending it? Are you finding time for art? cooking? Do you have a favorite soup recipe to share? 



  1. It is so good to play and layers give you lots of scope in your art. I do have a favourite homemade soup day next week perhaps I will write out the recipe, usually it is whatever vegetables are available with lentils.

  2. They do look a lot alike. ;)
    For me, trying to pick a favorite soup is like trying to pick a favorite color. I love too many of them.
    Time has been getting away from me for years. Seems to speed by more quickly every year.
    Today I plan to make a cabbage-potato-carrot-onion soup. One of those no recipe, what I have in the frig soups. ;)
    Enjoy your day!! :)

  3. They look so much alike, and of course, they're both as cute as can be! Glad you're having fun playin in your journal. See you in the AM. hugs, nancy

  4. I especially like those cut squares in your journal. It's fun to play around and see what happens.

    Time does just keep slipping away. That's because we're busy doing what we love. Then time flies.

    Your grandchildren are precious!

  5. Time is flying!! (Except when I am at the day job, then it crawls..) Love those photos of the Misses K and Z and it will be neat to see where your pages lead.. Love all that free experimentation!

  6. I love neocolors! The squares on the journal page is my favorite!

  7. Sounds like you have been busy, busy, busy! Can't wait to see what you do with the neocolored journal pages!
    P.S. what was the book that had you so hooked?

    1. Hi Molly,

      The book is "The Shadow of the Wind" by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. It is very different, but I am really liking it and can't wait to see what happens next.


  8. I read that book a couple of years ago. I couldn't put it down. Loved it. I wonder if he's got another book out? I'll have to check. I'm listening to audio book when I walk on the treadmill: Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian. Not far enough along to comment.