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Sunday, March 6, 2016

It's Been A While

So there has been a ton going on since I last blogged, too much to talk about in one post.  Let's just say life got in the way for a while.  I'm back in the art room, learning to to paint and create jewelry, yay; and now I am working with a new music instructor Doug Redmond of TOL Studios in Greenwood, Indiana and he is currently teaching me piano and music writing.  He is a phenomenal instructor so if you are in the area and looking for someone, please check him out.

In the meantime, I've been rather creative and written a few poems, which I plan to share with you.  It has been awhile since I've written anything so I'm a bit rusty; however, I hope that you enjoy them. Whenever I am inspired I tend to write sad stuff.  I'm not sure why, it's just what moves me.  It's the same for the lyrics i write.

I Want To Write About You

I want to write about how you make me feel
How every time I see your face I know you're real
I can't describe the feelings you raise in me
I can't describe the wave of happiness you seem to bring
I want to write about it, I want to write about you

I want to write about the time we shared
How every time you said my name it sent shivers through me
I can't put into words the way you made me feel
I can't describe the reason I feel such joy when I talked to you
I want to write about it, I want to write about you

I want to write about us
How everything I felt was true and real
But I can no longer describe anything without you
I can't describe all the hopes and dreams I once had
How everything that was so perfect left in the flick of an eye

I want to write
But I can't explain how our plans changed
How badly I messed things up
I can't describe this sudden feeling I have to be by your side
How even though you’ve left me, I have to hide all that I feel inside

I want to write, but I can’t bring myself to describe what it meant
I want to write about you but I can't
I can't describe my feelings of loss and what it all cost
Or of my silent screams from the loss of  the lovely dreams with just you and me
But I want to-

Destruction of a Soul

When I first met you, you brought me such euphoria
When I first met you, you brought me such pleasure and joy
The thought of parting from you brought me pain
The thought of you no longer in my life makes me insane

Now you bring me nothing but hopelessness
Now you bring me nothing but self hatred
Now you bring me nothing but loathing and grief
Now you bring me nothing but loneliness with no relief

Do you know a life filled with pain and guilt?
A life surrounded by darkness and shame?
A life with nothing but shattered dreams?
A life with nothing to gain, and filled with silent screams?

Do you know of a place so cold and unseen, I do
Do you know of a place where nothing survives?
Do you know of a place filled with sorrow, no end in sight?
A place so dark there is no longer any light
Do you know of a life that should have never been,
And the feeling that today this life has to end.
One more day of sadness is much too hard to bear,
I am tired of living a life of heartache and despair.

Do you know a person with so much pain inside,
Or the feeling of loneliness when no one hears your cries,
Maybe when the tears are gone and I can clearly see,
The only question left will be...


Pushed Away

From the first time we spoke you made me feel better
You always make me feel as though I matter

When I was with you it was so easy to let myself go
When we’re together you always made me feel good, never low

So you can imagine how much it hurt when you tried to push me away
I felt so little and small begging you to let me be a part of your life and stay

You were the only one I ever opened up to and shared my inner feelings
And now that you have backed off and asked for space it has sent me reeling

The pain and hurt I am going through makes me wish I wasn’t sober
I don’t think I have the strength to get through this being over

Thursday, September 26, 2013

A Lil Scrap of Heaven Design Team Call Entry

As I have been getting back into the swing of creative things, I have entered a Design Team Call for the ning site A Lil Scrap of Heaven. I love this group! I hope you will check them out because it is a great place to meet people, get creative, partake in wonderful swaps and so much more.  I'll also be posting a video to my YouTube channel within the next couple days.

I will also be video taping some tutorials, so I hope you will check those out.  I'm just getting started on this YouTube thing, but it's pretty fun.  I hope you enjoy my project.

I took a paper mache dress form and covered it with Graphic 45 Birdsong Paper and then dressed her in tulle, feathers, ribbon, pearls, bling on a candle stick painted in Vanilla cream acrylic paint and aged with Viva Decor Inca Gold in Hematite.  I also made a little trinket box to go with her.

the brass flower I covered with Vintaj Patina in Copper and then added a beautiful teal Swarovski crystal.  The butterflies are cute out from the same paper used for the dress form and the box, Graphic 45 Birdsong collection.  One with a background of black and one of cream and then added a little bling.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you go check out A Lil Scrap of Heaven. 

Happy Creating,

Monday, September 23, 2013

Graphic 45 September Challenge Entry

So as I get back into the swing of creating pretty projects and swapping again, I decided to partake in my first challenge.  I am absolute adoring fan of Graphic 45 and so what better way to kick off my venture then to enter their September Challenge and I used their Happy Haunting collection that is being discontinued.   I've got to get out there and snag up some more this collection before you can't get it anymore as it is utterly adorable.  Here are pictures from many different angles of my creation.  I used cardboard boxes (I always keep cardboard around because it makes a great medium for art projects) to make the platform and house and used the paper collection along with a few other elements to create the scene.  Unfortunately I couldn't get any really good pictures of the inside, which I wished I could have because I lined the back wall with one of their papers that has pumpkins on it and cut out one of the little witches and put her in there along with a ghost.  I used Liquitex light modeling paste to make the stone pathway and brick roof.  I hope you enjoy the pictures.  I had a ton of fun making it, now if I can only keep the kitties from trying to play with it.

So now, it's off to the little studio to get working on my next challenge due by the end of this month.  I better get cracking.  Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, September 22, 2013

Art Studio Revamped

So as many of you artists/crafters know our studios are always in a state of chaos and re-organizing.  I think part of it is, or at least for me, that I am always getting new supplies and saving up items like cardboard, boxes, bubble wrap and other such items to incorporate into my art projects.  Right now my room is a hodge podge of used pieces I've kept instead of selling at a garage sale or donating to Goodwill.  I would eventually like my studio be a white and black theme, so as time allows I paint a piece here and there.

So without further ado here are the latest pictures of where I create.

It is always a little bit messy as I am in there at least once a day.  I'm still trying to figure out the best way to get the video camera set up so I can start filming some tutorials to put on my YouTube channel.  I hope each of you enjoy your studios as much as I enjoy mine.  Happy creating!


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Vintage Valentine Images

It has been ages since I have been on my blog and I am hoping that life has calmed down enough that I can get back to a "normal" life!  The husband and I went to an antique mall a few weekends ago and I picked up some wonderful vintage Valentine's postcards and card, along with a birthday postcard.  They are around circa 1900-1940.  I hope that you will enjoy the images and feel free to add to your collection.

backside of above postcard.  I just thought it was so neat that there was a message I could read on it.

I just love this one.  I had a hard time getting the colors to match the actual postcard

with the heart open so you can see the little cupid inside

I hope that you have fun with these images.

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