Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Creative Block. Eeeekkkksss!

Yup. This hasn't happened to me in a very long time. Creative block, go away and never come back! I've been so aching to just be able to have some time to myself and create something, anything. And when I finally had the opportunity, I was stumped. I felt so much pressure. Ok. I now have and hour. Go. Make something! Then I got stuck. I just couldn't find it. So, instead I cleaned up down there, moved a few things around, and called my kidlets down to let them paint and create instead. They had a blast, and I had a blast watching them. Phew, the pressure was off. I'd let them create for me (I will be using their paintings in one of my next projects though, more on that in another post).

Problem is, I have so many products I want to use; techniques to play with; that I didn't quite know which one to start first, so my brain got all confused, and being the Aquarian that I am, I couldn't make a firm decision on what I wanted to do; a journal page, a scrap page, a mixed media something; play with my sewing machine; finish that stitched butterfly and use it on a project??????? I couldn't decide, so I just let it all be.

Then I went on line and found this, by Mary Ann Moss and was totally inspired. I have so many scraps, and bits and all kinds of fabric, and what a great way to declutter and get rid of 'stuff' in an awesome, useful, super crafty way. And I love how Mary Ann calls some of her work, guerilla art. Very cool stuff.

So, now that I've got my mojo back, I'm off to search out all the beautiful little bits to use in this new journal (journey) of mine.

Happy New Year everyone!

Francesca

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas 2009

The sights, smells, and activities of our Christmas 2009.
Our usual traditional food; card playing; eating and drinking; and of course opening presents at midnight.
Thank goodness for sisters-in-law who know how to cook, otherwise, we may have had to order out for Christmas!! No joke! The house smelled so yummy. The women in the kitchen cooking up a storm. The guys playing poker. The kids running, playing, and enjoying the chaos. And seeing family we hadn't seen for a while. It was all good.
There was no stress. No troubles. Nothing to worry about. Nothing to do but enjoy eachothers company, and watch our kids have a blast.
Oh, man, what I would do for some more of that breaded shrimp, and rice balls.. soo yumm.
My best present this year: a pair of handmade knit slippers from Helen's mother
Other best gifts: Spilling Open by Sabrina Ward Harrison, and Stencil 101 and Stencil 101 Decor by Ed Roth

More later...
still trying to get 30, 000, 000000, 0000 more loads of laundy done!!!!
Then off to bake some Angel Food Cake with Elisa's Easy Bake Oven. I'm more excited than she is.
Francesca

Friday, December 18, 2009

Merry Christmas to me from me!

New hair cut. Check.
Mondo Beyondo Course. Check.
Drawing and Painting Portratis, with Misty Mawn. Check.
Subscription to Studio Calico kits. Check.

These are just a few things to get me going in the new year. A move towards developing and recreating me.

I'm so ecstatic to be taking this on-line course with Misty Mawn. She's just such an awesome artist, and I just adore her work. Adore. Did I say I adore her work. Take a look at this, and this, and this and this. I wanted to take her courses at Artfest but a few things prevented me from attening: 1) money 2) time 3) and it was completely booked. So, this is my opportunity to learn from her in the comfort of my own home. I'm not sure of my drawing, painting skills, but I sure as hell am going to give it a try. Who knows where this experience may lead. And although I may not be good at this (or I may learn that I am good at it), I'm sure I'll walk away with all kinds of tips and techniques, and useful information to carry forward to other projects. All learning is good learning and NEVER a wasted experience. Soo soo excited. Thanks Misty!!

And I finally took the plunge and subscribed to Studio Calico. O how I've loved these kits forever. I really don't know what took me so long to subscribe. So, I finally did. Can't wait to start creating with these babies. And one day, I WILL make the Studio Calico Design Team (just thinking positively here. smile).

Still haven't had any time to create anything. I'm going CRAZY. CRAZY I tell you.

Tonight. I must create tonight. I WILL lock myself in my studio and create (again thinking positively here. smile again).

If there are any other exciting new courses out, please do share. I'm allllll about learning this year...

Love to all,
Francesca

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Hair 2010

Hair.

I've never, ever really been a fan of hair and hairstyles. I have had long hair forever. FOREVER. I'm sure I was born with long hair. I remember my mom used to always put my hair in a big fat braid. I remember every morning, she would get up very early to go to work and be gone before we left for school. But before she'd leave she'd wake me up at 6:00am, make me get up to braid my hair, and then I'd go back to sleep until 7:30am to get up and get ready for school. I wouldn't have to do anything with my long locks 'cause she had already done it for me. Imagine.

I think it's this that set a very bad precedent for me. It's no wonder I don't have the patience to fuss with my hair. I used to use the excuse that I had two small kids and no time, but that just doesn't cut it anymore (no pun intended)! Pure laziness.

So, my point is, I'm sick of long hair, I'm tired of straight hair. I've had this itch to go short. I mean REALLY short for a very long time. But never really had the courage to to actually do it. This is my year to finally let go of fear. I'm just gonna do it. Here it is folks. I've searched high and lo for a short hair cut and I always come back to this same image of Pink (who is of course ultra cool, love her):

Ain't it great?

But will it suit me? Will I like it on me? But it's only hair, right?

Hmm, maybe I need the nose ring too as an extra accessory! Ok, pushing it. I'll settle for those awesome sunglasses though.. laugh.
Now here is my 2nd alternative. I love this cut. Although not as short or as daring as I'm hoping to go. However, perhaps it'll be an easier transition for me to then go ultra-short if I start here:

And, um, yeah, I like the blonde too! Hmm, I've given myself the next two weeks to decide and take the plunge. No more procrastinating. New avatar here I come.

Laughing at my (crazy ass) self...

Francesca

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Mondo Beyondo Journal

This is me. 38 year old me. Today, with all my perfect imperfections, I look out the window and wonder what the new year has in store for me. I look forward with bright eyes, and a hopeful heart, and an open mind to what is yet to come. I've honoured the year 2009 and bid it adieu. I've made peace with what I wasn't happy with, and rejoice in all the good that happened. I look forward to a new year, a new start, and more time and opportunities to dream, and to bring dreams to fruition.



As the new year comes, my head is afloat and bursting with ideas and dreams, and things that I want to do; places I want to go; people I want to meet; and so many fears I want to deflate. Mondo Beyondo, here I come.


I'm getting more and more excited about this. And I believe there is going to be a lot of journaling and introspection in this course. To be prepared and inspired to write I've created a journal for myself. I had some pages left over from a previous course and decided to use those, and further embellished. This is what I'll be using this:






Thanks to Andrea Scher, here is my completion ritual for 2009:


1. What do you want to acknowledge yourself for in regard to 2009?

For giving myself the opportunity to spend two full years with my children and watch them grow. For becoming a better mom, a more relaxed mom and learning and still learning to just enjoy the every moment. For having the courage to make the decision to go back to my career. It's made me a better mom. For taking the plunge into art and not being afraid to show it off. For the courage to finally call myself an artist. There I've said it. I'm a scrapbooker, mixed-media artist.

2. What is there to grieve about 2009?
Although I rejoice in going back to work, I grieve being the SAHM. It's a conundrum. What I have one I miss the other. There's no middle ground for me. I have to find more of a balance between the two. Part-time work? Financially, not possible.

3. What else do you need to say about the year to declare it complete?
I've had a good year. A learning experience. I am thankful for 2009, and yet excited to see it go, and for the start of a fresh new year.

I declare 2009 complete!

As I stand up, I proclaim 2010 my year of :

1) Artistic Growth: of growing and expanding my artistic knowledge in breadth and scope; of attending Artfest and Journalfest and any other 'fest' I can get my hands on!!

2) Deconstruct and Reconstruct ME: finding ME again. I want to find me again. I somehow lost myself in 'mommydom'. My sister said to me the other day, "go fix that hair and buy yourself some new clothes". And indeed, she's right. I want to find me again. Back to my funky shoes, and eclectic wear. No more of these 'mommy' clothes re: khakis and tshirts. No offence to mom's, but what I mean is no longer just running out the door not giving a heck about what I look like and getting rid of the attitude and excuse of "I have two kids I don't have time for me". No more shirts with stains on them, no more ponytails; but a new and improved 'me'. One that's happy to take photos of myself; of looking forward to getting dressed up in the morning and liking what I see in the mirror. Ya know what I mean?

This is the year of ME.

Francesca

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Project 52, Challenge #5

So here are my two sets of four ATC's using transparencies and the theme 'life, light and bright'.

Challenge 5 – ATCs (4 minimum, series/not, traditional size, foldable extensions?)
Challenge Group 1 – Life &/or Death (funky and dark, light and bright, etc…)
* Required material – Transparencies (part/whole, printed/painted/inked, etc…)

Supplies used:

Transparency: Hambly, 7 Gypsey's
PP: assorted pp from scrap drawer
Bling: Heidi Swapp jumbo crystal brad
Wings: ArtCHIX Studio
Heart: Heidi Swapp chipboard
Alphas: Making Memories
Arcylic Paint: golden titanium white; golden teal
Butterflies: Heidi Swapp
Writing: black faber castell - fine
Staz-On: inking edges
ATC paper: cut from Fabriano cold pressed watercolour paper
Liquitex gel medium


Tip to recreating this project:
Glue random pieces of scrap paer to completely cover the ATC, splash on some white paint, and when that dries splash on some teal paint. When that dries, add on your embellishments. So fun, so easy and so wonderfully pretty. Hope you enjoy this challenge as much as I did!

















For the next set of ATC's:

supplies used: transparency - hambly and fancy pants design (the green one)beads/baubles/pearls - jewellery bits1" circle punchjump ringswire









Tip to recreating these: simply cut down the transparency to standard ATC size, punch out a 1" circle at the top, and adhere beads. Wrap around ribbon two time and tie. Adhere words.

OFFICIAL RULES for GIVEAWAY

The winner of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Card to shop like a Bad Girl in the Bad Girl Shoppe! Be sure to leave a blog comment here , on the Project 52 site, first!Three Rules to Follow:

Follow the challenge guidelines exactly

Post your project in the specific "Project 52" gallery with the title "Challenge #5 ATC's" before December 19 Midnight Pacific Time (see time converter)

Link your layout to the Challenge #5 Thread in the Project 52 forum
Challenge 5 – ATCs (4 minimum, series/not, traditional size, foldable extensions)
Theme – Life &/or Death (funky and dark, light and bright, etc…)
Required material – Transparencies (part/whole, printed/painted/inked, etc…)

If you haven't yet tried making ATC's, you MUST. This was really my first attempt at ATC's and now I'm totally addicted. Kay, off to make some more, and can't wait to see what you guys post on the Project 52 gallery.
love to all,
Francesca

Happily Ever After

Well. Here it is. My first. Painting. Collage. Err, yeah.


I love the work of Kelly Rae Roberts and was so inspired by her book Taking Flight, that I just had to attempt one of her tutorials. So, here she is, in all her glory. The collage part was fun and came easily, but the face! Well, that took some work. This is on 12" x 12" canvas board.
Although, I did love working on the hair part. I used Goldens: naples yellow, raw burnt umber, and bronze for added umph! Yes, a girl needs to have sparkly, bronzed hair!!

All in all, for my first attempt, I'm liking it. I may give it another try. Now what do I do with her??? is the question. I create all these things, but now what to do with it. Hmm.


Tomorrow is the Project 52 Challenge #5 Reveal. Don't forget to check it out. Lots of artful eye candy to see, and learn. Woohoo, see you then.

Here's to an art-ful Sunday!

Francesca

Friday, December 4, 2009

One Proud Mom

Yesterday night was Xavier's parent/teacher interview. I can't tell you how happy and proud Dom and I walked out of that classroom. Xavier got a glowing report from his teacher. I was also so happy with his teachers enthusiasm about Xavier's progress and showed us all kinds of samples of his work, from spelling books to drawings. It was great. It was the first time I felt like his teacher was truly involved and takes notice of all the little and big changes happening to her students. It was a nice change from the last two teachers. So, apparently Xavier really enjoys math, and is now practically jumping out of his chair to participate and answer questions. How happy was I? Conquering grade 1, next, the nobel peace prize.. heehee

Xavier and his yearly photo with Santa who visited his school for the day! How nice was that, that Santa took the day to do this out of his very busy schedule? smile.

Have a beautiful day,

Francesca

Sunday, November 29, 2009

16" x 20" Canvas

I begged Dina to make me one of her pieces, and that didn't work. Then I asked to commission her to make me one of her pieces and that didn't work. So, guess I'm going to have to take matters into my own hands and blackmail her. Laugh. Just joking folks.

I've taken matters into my own hands, literally and made my own piece using the techniques I learned taking her classes.

Here's the result. My sister saw it and loved it, so it'll hang on her office wall at work. Go figure. So needless to say, my wall still remain bare, so Dina, the commission request still stands.. more chuckles... no seriously... (yeah, I get a little obsessive when I really love something..)

So here it is, gifted to my sister:


The pics are taken inside, we've had bad weather and very little sunlight, so it was useless waiting for some natural light to take some decent pics.

The writing reads, 'she had a song in her heart and a smile on her face".

I used the following supplies: Adarondak inks, in butterscotch, plum, and lime; gel medium; DMC floss; goldne acrylic paints in titanium white, teal, black and micaceaus black; KI Memories flower lace paper for mask; Jenny Bowlen music paper; circle drafting stencil; awl to poke holes for hand sewing; black Sharpie paint marker. The black around the borders was done with my fingers.


I've actually yet to attache a few more items. Not quite completely done but wanted to post it anyway. I want to add a few jewellery bits hanging from some of the hearts. Pearls with silver do-dads for some added umph. You can never have too much umph, right!!

Thanks for coming by, and if you're really bored, don't forget to visit my 'studio' space on my previous post here.

Have a great Sunday night,

Francesca

Friday, November 20, 2009

Project 52, Challenge #4

So Project 52 Challenge #4 goes live today,

Welcome to Our 2nd Blog Festival!

Follow these rules for a chance to win Challenge #4, and snag a Guest spot on our Design Team!)

a) Visit and comment at each blog (see links below) on their Challenge #4 post

b) Complete all aspects of Challenge #4 Paper Doll/ Joy &/Or Sadness/ Metalc)

c) Upload to the Project 52 Gallery

d) Post in the Challenge #4 Forum Thread With a Link and Tell Us About Your Process In a Few Short Sentences.

HAVE FUN! DEADLINE DECEMBER 5, 2009

Let's Hop and Get Some Fun Tips and See The Artist's Studios!!!

1. Julie Ann

2. Finn

3. Francesca (you are here)

4. Tania

5. Wendela

6. Jaz

7. Pam

8. Karin aka Mexx - November Guest Designer

9. Project 52

I didn't have time to participate in this awesome challenge, but I will however participate by showing you a short clip of my 'studio' space.

nota bene: Viewer discretion advised. if you have adverse reactions to wood panelling, or 'big' messes, do not, I repeat do not watch this video. Be forewarned, it may not be pretty. Laugh. Out. Loud.

Video preamble: This video was taken at 8:30pm, just before putting the kidlets to bed, hence the pj's !!!


Click here to view video of my studio.


Thanks for stopping by!

Francesca

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Two Little Monkeys


Yes. These are my two little monkeys. This photo was taken two years ago!

I'm having a moment. A moment of pure awe-struck-ness (for lack of a better word)!!

Are these two mine?, where did they come from? how did I get so lucky? I'm having a serious, omg, so grateful for these two little monkeys in my life moment.

Elisa is as sharp as a whip. She's the sweetest little thing but tough as nails. She doesn' t let anyone push her around. She can keep up in conversations, and how is it that she remembers the tiniest of details. It astounds me. At 2 she has a very distinct personality, all her own. I can't even remember what it was like without her in our lives. She definitely spices things up with her little 'big' personality and antics. Even when she's done something naughty, she flashes those lashes and give you 'that' smile, that you can't help but grab her, hug her, and smush her to bits with love. I'm one very thankful momma for this little spit-fire, err, I mean, girl in our lives.

Then there's my other monkey. My Xavier. My sun, my moon, my sweetheart, my tornado, and my tempest! Laugh. Xavier is a very complex kid. He is truly a work of art with his wavy, golden blonde locks, those waving long lashes, and that smile. O that smile. It definitely gets him out of some serious trouble. He is super smart and very adept with his hands and mind. You don't have to tell him things twice, always gets it on the first try. He's a lefty and therefore very right brained kind'a kid. Aren't left handed peeps supposed to be smarter? Thought I heard that somewhere. He loves to write, and to draw, and books, and colouring. Even his drawings are intense. This kid does everything with intensity. When he plays, he plays hard. If he's fighting, he fights hard, if he's doing school work, he works hard. He doesn't do anything half assed. It's always with intent and intensity. Is any of this making sense? My Xavier, my little Michelangelo, my work of art, my heartache, and my headache! Laugh. My Xavier you will always be.

It's these moments when my hearts bursts with joy and love for my sweet little family, 'thou art mine, and I am thine'. Saw that quote somewhere very recently.


I want to make a page with the both of them together. Don't know why it's taken me so long to do this. I want to take pics of them together as they play, as they fight, as they are, when they are together. This is my mission this week: to capture more moments of them together, to capture and record their relationship as brother and sister.

O how I love these two little monkeys.

Thanks for stopping by and yourself an awesome day!

Francesca

Monday, November 16, 2009

Nearing Completion

This has been an incredible journey of learning. I didn't really deviate much from the lessons taught by Dina, but I know I will definitely be using a lot of the new techniques I learned and adding them to my repetoire of 'to do' on my own projects.

If you haven't yet checked out Debbie Hodge's, Get It Scrapped on line classes, you must do so, they're worth every single penny!

Here are some samples of my 'quasi' finished Grafitti of My Life journal:

(confined collages)

Stop blaming others take responsibility for every area of your life.

Compliment three people every day.

I will dare to do just what I do. Be just what I am. And dance when ever I want to.


Be forgiving of yourself and others.

Sample of the bound signatures.

Next step: add additional top coat with gesso, create the cover, and bind the signatures.

Did I mention I had so much fun creating this. It's just one happy, beautiful mess.

Thanks for stopping by,

Francesca

Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Fun Theory

See, this is proof that we're just all a bunch of kids wanting to play regardless of our age!!! This is one of the best videos I've seen in a long time. Watch this HERE.

Choose fun.

Happy fun Sunday,

Francesca

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Mondo Beyondo

Turkey Vulture - In Flight and Soaring

Below is an excerpt from the Mondo Beyondo website about their January on-line class that I've just signed on to:

Mondo Beyondo - and online class about dreaming big!

What happens when you give an unspoken wish a place to become a dream come true? How do you gather the courage required to help a new found dream soar? Join seasoned dreamers Andrea Scher and Jen Lemen as together we explore Mondo Beyondo--the powerful point of view that transforms our deepest dreams into practical realities.

This five week online class complete with inspiring lessons, real life stories, secret missions, audio interviews and hands-on activities will help you take your dreams from the realm of wishing into everyday motion. Supported by Andrea and Jen as your able guides and exclusive access to a community of dreamers, you'll find yourself equipped with the perfect tools and the just right atmosphere to take the risks you've always dreamed of.

Join us for the next session of Mondo Beyondo and we'll discover together where dreaming big can take you.

You can register
here.

I'm so excited about starting this. I've heard such great things about it. I especially remember Kelly Rae Roberts blogging about this here and here and was so intrigued I promised myself I would participate the next time around.

So here I am, anxiously awaiting... what are my dreams? what is it that I'd like to accomplish? I can't wait to uncover and explore what my dreams are. Funny, sounds like an easy thing but as I sit and think about it, I almost feel afraid to dream big... and the noise that comes with dreaming big like, I can't do that, impossible, how?, and all the rest that comes with drowning the possibility of realizing dreams.

As I sit and ponder my wildest dreams, what are your dreams? Are they small or big? Do you know what your dreams are? or are you like me, not really sure? I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Have a beautiful Wednesday!

Francesca

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Perfectly Imperfect!

Here are some fun pics of the beautiful mess I'm making down in my cave, aka my scrap room!! I'm on to Lesson 3 and 4 of Dina Wakley's, Grafitti of My Life journal. I can't tell you how much fun this all is.




Splattering paint, cutting and pasting, spraying, misting... oh my! Feel like a kid again not having to worry about making mistakes, or having to be perfect. It's perfect in all it's imperfections.

Next, to add all the glorious little details, stitching, hand sewing, inked edges, oh yeah!

Ok, tired now. Gots to go to bed. I hope to post more updates tomorrow... I'm determined to catch up. I lost track by having to go to work. Acchkkk. I wish someone would pay me to stay home and make my art! Laugh.

Have a peaceful night!

Francesca

Project 52, Challenge #3 and a Giveaway

Project 52, Challenge #3 goes live today!!!

Challenge 3 – Paper Mache Blank (any shape or subject, usually craft store item)Challenge Group 1: Theme – Self-Portrait (about you, present/past/future, serious or fun, etc…)* Required material – Found Objects (junk drawer stuff related to theme/story)

SIX RULES TO WIN $20 GIFT CARD TO BAD GIRLS BOUTIQUE:

1. You must leave a comment here on this blog post with one word that describes YOU
2. You must incorporate a paper mache (papier-mâché) form (any shape or subject) in your project that is pre-made or that you make (allow overnight dry time between layers)
3. You must use the theme Self-Portrait (about you, present/past/future, serious or fun, etc…)
4. You must use Found Objects/Junk Drawer Stuff related to theme/story (such as trinkets/baubles/pieces/charms/hardware you find/collect or purchase at scrap/stamp stores, flea markets, etsy, antique, etc.)
5. Upload Your One Photo, yes, ONE Photo, of Your Project to Our Project 52 Gallery by November 21, Midnight Pacific Time (time zone converter) If you have additional photos, link to them in the description from either your blog or from photobucket.com
6. FINAL RULE: You must post a link to your project in the gallery before November 21st Midnight to our Challenge #3 thread in the forum - don't forget to do this!
CONGRATS! YOU ARE ALL WINNERS TO ME IF YOU COMPLETE THE
CHALLENGE!
Here is my take on this weeks Challenge:





Supply list:
Graphic 45 patterned papers
Gesso
Golden Liquid Acrylic – Iridescent Pearl (Fine)
Sand paper
Pop dots
Melissa Frances butterfly transparency
Cavallini and Co round stickers (in bottle caps)

Found Objects:
Bottle caps
Wire
Pearlized buttons

Hint at recreating this project:
Gesso the entire box, inside and out and let dry completely. Then paint the entire box with Iridescent Pearl (Fine), and when fully dry, give it a good sanding to distress. Use your favourite patterned papers and cut lots of circles in varying sizes and layer, layer, layer using pop dots. Further embellish the flower centres with pearls, buttons, or rhinestones. Use a bird template (if you google bird template you’ll find a ton to choose from). The pearlized buttons were further enhance by colouring them in with Copic markers, to add a splash of colour.

This was a blank, paper mache bead box I bought from DeSerres. The minute I saw it I knew I had to have it to alter it.

My found objects were the bottle caps my hubby leaves lying around the house; pearl buttons found at a garage sale; some wire I had (not sure where it came from!).

It's called Little Bits of Me. I am a woman who comes from a long line of very creative, beautiful, strong women. I am who I am because of their influence on me throughout my life. On the inside of the box I've listed a word that describes the most significant women in my life, and the qualities that I aspire to and hope that one day, my little girl will say about me..

Fearless - my mother
Faith - my mother-in-law
Compassion - my sister
Strength - Elisa
Loyalty - myself

In each box I will store a keepsake that has been given to me by each woman to remind me of them and to eventually pass on to Elisa.

Thanks for stopping by,

Francesca

Friday, November 6, 2009

Give A Hug Today

I got his in an email the other day, and just had to post it. Isn't it jsut the cutest thing you've ever seen. It was a reminder to give someone a hug today.

Not to mention, this is the exact puppy I want one of these days - look like a chihuahua or a chihuahua mix. Perhaps when Samson our 8 year old Sheppherd, galoot is no longer with us. I don't quite think he'd appreciate a little spunky critter pestering him in his 'mature' years!!! Wouldn't want him to think we're replacing him.

Happy Friday everyone!

Francesca

Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween, Another Year Down

Here's my little witchey-poo, casting her spells all night! She went up to all the houses, collected her candies diligently and fearlessly! Her brother Xavier on the otherhand, Mr. Misery didn't want to wear his costume, nor did he want to collect any candy! Imagine! He said to me, "mommy I already have a box of candy at home!". Imagine! I remember when I was his age, I'd pee my pants with excitement (well not literally), but you know what I mean. What six year old kid doesn't care about Halloween?!?!?!?!? oy! He's one of a kind, my Xavier.


And the big pay off! A bag full of candies... 'allllll mine' she said to her brother! She did all the hard work afterall.
Have a great Monday!
Francesca

Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Grafitti Of My Life

I am enrolled in Dina Wakley's on-line class called, The Grafitti of My Life. You can register here. If you want to learn cool ways of using spray paints, paint, masks, and book binding, journaling, and just generally wanna have fun with paper and ink, then this class is for you! Dina is super-uber-talented and a great teacher to boot!

By the end of the 8 weeks I will have a hand made journal with the grafitti of my life aka the words and quotes that have meaning to me.

These are pics of the end of Lesson #1:

The end of Lesson #2:

And the simple tools used to create the wonderful beuatiful messes above:
Love, love, love, love it.
Can't wait for tomorrow's Lesson #3!!!
Have a beautiful Sunday night!
Francesca

New Pages

New pages using the November Scraptivity Kit.