Thursday, February 28, 2013

Sometimes when I'm blue....

The last several months have been a real trying time for me. I am not quiet sure I could have made it through all the trials without a little help from my FRIENDS. I have a few, whom live near me that are always there to talk to, and i have so many online friends that although I have never physically met them, we have grown into the closes of  friends. I love them ALL!
Recently, I had posted a few pictures online of some items I made and some of those friends comments really lifted my spirits. Sometimes I wonder if they even know how special they are to me. Yesterday, one of them posted a message to me that made me laugh so hard that I had no choice but to create something especially for her.
Her comment to me was, "Well I sure wish you would just get OFF YOUR LAZY ASS and do something for a change.. seriously.. GET A JOB! LMAO! Sheesh! I was excited that I painted the trim in my sons room! YOU ARE AMAZINGLY TALENTED AND darned PRODUCTIVE TODAY!"
I can not begin to tell you how many private messages followed from my other friends. However, this message was not a rude message.. it is a reflection of the relationship that I have with this one online friend. A friend whom I cherish so dear. So.... in keeping with tradition, I messaged her back with, "And you... ms. (leaving her name out here)... i just may get off my lazy ass and RAK you something that Will leave my mark on ya.. you know i am like that. lol".
Her response not long after my post was, " YOU ALREADY DID... ok, I will be quiet... Yeah right... who am I KIDDING?? I think you are amazing

  Paper I used for the photo mat is from CTMH. I prefer a stacked mat look myself and used foam mounting tape to lift it up off the canvas to add a bit more to this piece.
Butterflies, either stamped, or used as embellishments; are present on just about everything I do. I feel that it reflects a little piece of my. Every time I see a butterfly, I feel like my daddy in heaven is coming down to pay me a little visit. They also symbolize transition for me.. and this year has been full of that. 

This was a happy process when I took several dye sprays I have made and covered the canvas. I also hit the hardware store and picked up some washers. Metal embellishments are spendy.. so i decided to try and make my own. I used alcohol ink on the washers to stain them the color I needed them to be.. Wa-La... worked perfectly. Just enough to add a bit more to my project. Used the same color spray ink on the flowers here and there.


  1. ALL of you creations are truly stunning... but this one in PARTICULAR is OUTSTANDINGLY STUNNING because you made it for ME :) You are such an amazing woman! And although I haven't met you in person, I feel like I have known you for years. This year has been quite a pain in your butt and I hope that my sarcasm and humor brings a smile to that beautiful face of yours. Thank you SO much for creating this for me. It really is AMAZING and I am honored to have it and to call you my friend. Thank you darlin :) <3 <3 <3