Friday, November 22, 2013

I'm a Winner!

I had such a great time following along with Richele Christensen's Halloween Configurations Book.  She had a contest for those of us posting our progress on her blog

I was one of the winners!  She was kind enough to award the winners with Tim Holtz new Holly Stencil.  Can't wait to try the layering techniques Richele has demonstrated on her blog.  I will post my pics as soon as the stencils arrive and I've had time to wash the ink off of my hands.

*Tim Holtz Layering Stencil HOLLY BOUGH THS015

Saturday, November 16, 2013

SATURDAY 11/16/2013

Today's quick project was inspired by Elizabeth Craft Designs, .

I'm trying to do a project a day. Els has a quick project made with leftovers.  I had lots of smaller pieces of paper leftover from a recent matchbox project and some Shimmer Sheetz scraps from a mystery muse project.  They were perfect for this project.  Here are the results.

Book Marks

Friday, November 15, 2013


I've been stressing and guilting about this blog for quite awhile now, so I am going to change the format and focus to make it more useful and interesting.  What finally stirred me to get moving on this is the Halloween Configuration Book project on Richele Christensen's blog at  I've been wanting to post pictures of my progress on her blog, but my attempts to upload have failed.

It's back to Blogging 1A for me.

Here are pictures of my progress.  Sorry, I am not yet fabulous at taking pictures inside.

Part 1, Create Cover

Part 2, Line and Tissue Tape configuration boxes, allow cat to pose.

Part 3, Boo
Part 4, Bone Dust

Part 5, Pumpkin Patch

Part 6, Trick 'R Treaters in the spooky night

Part 7, Cameo

Part 8, Graveyard

Part 9, Skeleton with Lantern

Part 10, Wreath

Part 11, Front Cover of Unfinished Book

Part 12, Clock

Part 13, Spider Cage

Part 14, Owl on a Branch

Part 15, Apothecary with Spell Book
Part 15, Finished Front Cover

Part 15, Finished Wide Open

Part 15, Finished Boxes Inside

Thanks so much, Richele, for your awesome inspiration.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Thank you Seth Apter

I just found out that Seth Apter from The Altered Page has put my blog on his Art Blog Directory!  That's exciting, so I guess I better start posting regularly again.  Thank you Seth for the unintentional kick in the butt!  My next post will be about where my journey has taken me since I started this blog.

Friday, September 16, 2011

September 2011 Update

Hi to all my many fans!  LOL.  I've been dealing with my one hour per day computer time limit at the library, so have not posted since May.  Yikes!

Since last time I posted, I have been up to the following things:

1)  Moved to HUD group housing in a fabulous new neighborhood.  No shootings since I've been here.
2)  Graduated from a Domestic Violence Survivors Support program.
3)  Made a lot of jewelry.
4)  Made an arrangement to rent two shelves at the Elk Grove Fine Arts Council starting Oct. 1st.
5)  Had a group show of artwork at a downtown Sacramento gallery as a fundraiser for My Sister's House.
6)  Donated a mixed media piece for the Art Bra Show 2011 for the Sacramento Food Bank and breast cancer research.
7)  Got my second denial from SSA; hired a good lawyer.
8)  Became a member of the Women's Wisdom Art Therapy program at the Sacramento Food Bank.
9)  Drank a lot of coffee and ate a lot of candy.
10) Made a lot of mixed media pieces.

Goals for next post:  Learn how to upload photos and postings from my phone!

Happy creating!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Omnihomeful Chronicles Part V - A typical day

A typical day for me lately:

5:30am Awaken to the sounds of pots and pans banging and bad singing in the kitchen right outside my door at the shelter.

6:00am  Give up trying to get back to sleep.  Have a steamy cup of bad coffee and do the crossword puzzle in the newspaper before anyone else gets to it.  Spend the next two to three hours trying to wake up all the way.

9:00am  Take meds & vitamins, vie for the shower, hopefully get a chance to brush teeth but have gum if needed.

10:00am  Go to a doctor appointment, a support group, government benefits offices, or other similarly fabulously fun appointment.

12:00  Go to the grocery store to buy something for lunch that doesn't need cooking and that qualifies for food stamps.  Mmm, strawberries and cottage cheese and a dinner roll.  Good thing they have spoons and napkins over by the in-store coffee shop, otherwise, I'd be eating like a puppy from a doggie dish.

2:00pm  Try to get some computer time at the library.  Oops, no change for the durned parking meter, got to drive to another library with no meters but must use precious gas.  Whew!  60 minutes to check all my e-mail, facebook, blog, do research on housing and SSA benefits. 

3:00pm  Please god, I need a nap!  Try to snooze through kitchen pots, pans, bad singing.

5:00pm  Dinner at the shelter.  So much "man" food, meat and potatoes or chicken and rice.  Please give me some vegetables!

5:05pm  Do daily chore at the shelter, after dinner clean-up.  Man, those guys sure eat fast!  Wash many dishes and GREASY industrial-sized pots and pans.

6:00pm  Nightly shelter support group.  I'm feeling a little support grouped out.  But I do love the Monday night "Here's what your meds mean" meeting.  Who knew how truly complicated the brain really is?

7:00pm  Watch TV.  Hope to god the guys let the gals watch a sit-com or American Idol instead of sports or
crime shows.  So much fun trying to watch what you want with 21 other people trying to watch what they want.

9:00pm  Relax with a book from the library.  No, wait, roommate is already asleep.  She can sleep through anything, lucky girl.  Try reading in the dining room.  No, too many pots and pans and bad singing in the kitchen.  Try the TV room.  Ok, at least I can tune out the endless crime-solving.

10:00pm  Fall into bed exhausted.  Able to sleep through banging pots and pans and bad singing.  I need another nap after I wake up in the morning.