LIfe has been goin' real fast for me lately. I think that either time is moving faster these days or I'm getting alot slower. I don't want either of those things to happen! I grapple with the thought that perhaps it's just that I'm not organized enough and I need to drive myself to a franklin-covey planner store and buy an organizer for my organizer. I'm sure this has something to do with the fact that I have my second child graduating HS only one year since the last one! When your children are babies, you are always thinking/looking ahead to that "one day" that they will graduate (and it seems like a looong time ahead), but then, low and behold, you re-live the old "milk" commercials and wake up to hearing a extra man's voice in the house that you confuse with your husbands. Ok, so anyway, where did the time go? I thought I was just tucking him in for his nap yesterday. Sigh. sigh again (insert olympia dukakis look here). So I digress....I just decided on the side of time getting faster and lately, I just can't keep up. xo Lia
Dear Friends: Things continue to be busy over here in artjunkland. I'm still squeezing in some art every day (or should I say, late at nite..my favorite time to art). I have lots of little works in progess. I kind of go back and forth and add a little here and there. This is what I love MOST about doing an art journal....flipping back through and adding things to a page, or even sometimes taking something off of it. I went back in last nite and plopped this little image of this square page I did. I had also painted some pages earlier in the week and decided to work on this one...
Then on this one with leftover scraps... You can see the complete spread by going over to the journaljunk group on flickr! Kira has posted an awesome challenge in the group this week to get you kick-started! Please feel free to join in!
I am really lovin' this art journalling. It's so relaxing and fun. Hope you all are having fun in your journals. Have a great week all. xo Lia
p.s. and yes, I did work on my squares a bit too! You can see my progress here.
a very generous and fun suprise awaited me in last saturday's mail!! a sweet AJG blog reader (who refers to herself as the Kansas blogette) sent me these goodies! SOOO very thoughtful she sent an Andy Warhol book with fab pics as well as lots of ephemera! thank you SOOO much Linda!! I'm sending you out a little ephemera package and a couple AJG goodies today. Hugs from the east coast. xo Lia
It's Monday and my "to do" list is a mile long....I know it's bad when I have to type the list and print it out (and I hate taking the time to do that...). I usually keep a spiral book that I note everything into day to day...Anyhow, the weather has been fabulous here. This last week came with lots of changes all at once: the weather, the tragic news, my mom (whom I take care of daily) left for the summer (just getting used to this alone in my daily schedule has left me confused..I woke up this morning thinking I had to pick up her prescriptions, and then I was like, "oh"). It's been like that all week for me. Not quite in my groove. My mind is on the families and the students and teachers we lost last week. It forces me to think...how am I spending my time? Life is short as it is, and can be cut short before we know it...am I spending the hours, moments, seconds the way I should, could, want to, need to? I don't know. With the weather changing I've been out and about so much more, indoors and online so much less. It's time to think. Think of the next step. Where am I going? I know that my family is and remains the most important part of my life. But, this week, I was squeezing them harder, looking them in the eye more when they spoke and really listening...really. So, this is what is going through my mind as I go about my business, the business of every day life: cleaning, cooking, driving, etc. Where am I going? That is the question I need to answer this week. Thanks for listening friends. xo L.