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>Happy Halloween

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The beauty of working with kids is that I get to celebrate Halloween with them. I can dress up and be anybody. I love it. Didn’t have time to take a picture yet but you’ll see my disguise later tonight or tomorrow. I only used things I already had at home (regular clothes and accessories.)

Have a fun day!

Edit: here’s the picture! I kinda look like my brother!

It’s 11pm and I’m getting ready for NaNoWriMo. I’m excited!

PS to Violette: See the 2 orbs? One below my left hand and the other above the toaster oven. All day I’ve been feeling a presence…

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>Of friends, cards and a boy

>Last night, my mother and I went to my friend Catherine‘s place for a Halloween themed evening. We’re scrapbookers and cardmakers so we like to meet for a crop night and work on projects. I had no idea what to work on so after drinks, chatting, showing my art journal to Steph, Catherine’s daughter, mounting new rubber stamps, I finally made this Christmas card. It’s very simple and very anti-christmas colours but I like it. I started another card but still need to finish it before I can post a picture.

Remember my Super Ordinary Boy? Steph and her friend said last night that if I made a book about this little guy, they’d buy it and would tell all their friends to buy it. Well it got me thinking and all of a sudden, S.O.B. (as he will now be referred to) started appearing with my main character for Nanowrimo. I think I might have a twinkling of an idea for my story! Woohoo!

Rainy day. I slept in late and have been feeling kind of yucky all day. Chicken broth didn’t seem to help so it’s not a cold. Maybe my body’s telling me something… I’ll go work on my triptych for a shrine I’m making (from Violette‘s e-class at Go-Make-Art.)

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>Works In Progress

>This is a page in my spiral journal that I started last night. I had a dream the night before about a small girl who falls in love with a giant half-human/half-robot. I love the way my drawing came out. What I’ve done so far on the page is Gesso, make a masking tape border all around, add a piece of scrapbook paper, paint, gesso some more, gold ink (from an ink pad), smudge oil pastels, colour the drawing with gel pens, watercolour pencils and a leafing pen and finally white acrylic paint on top of the oil pastels so I can doodle and journal. I’m getting better at doing layers.

This is the third (and final) mixed media painting in my Citrus serie. I already did Lemon and Lime and this is going to be Orange. It still needs a lot of work.

Tonight I’m taking a Christmas Card class at Catherine‘s with mom. Can’t wait!

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>Art Journal Pages and Birthday!

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Just a little post. Here are 2 more pages in my smaller Art Journal. You can’t see it from the scan but the backgrounds are done with Metallic Watercolours (found at a dollar store!) so there’s a bit of a shimmer there. I didn’t want anything complicated on the curtain page so I did some drawing and doodling with a fine marker. Filled in the curtains with a Sharpie PosterPaint Marker. Wrote the line with a permanent marker and then put some pink crayon over the “stage” background. I like it like that.

The second page also started with the Metallic Watercolours. Then I covered it with crayons. Then with acrylic paint mixed with a tiny bit of gesso. Then I put a heart shaped PostIt and crayoned over it. It looked like a lion’s mane so I went with that. Finished the drawing with permanent markers and Signo pen. The tab is a piece of scrapbook paper covered with masking tape that was then doodled over with permanent markers. So far this is my favourite page in this journal.

In a few hours (6:28am EST to be exact,) I’m turning 30. Yep, I’m THAT young! Most people I know were scared by that number. Not me, no sirry bob! I’m embrassing this new number, this new decade. I’ve been through some rough patches in the past and I figure that it’s time I had fun and a great life. I love my job and I mean LOVE my job. I have a wonderful family who support and encourage me. I have few but VERY IMPORTANT friends (well I’m finding more and more friends thanks to blogland and the magic of the internet.) I’m planning a great trip for next summer. Things are going my way and I want more more MORE!

Happy Birthday to me. And you know what? Happy UNbirthday to all of you! We should celebrate each and everyday because life is a gift in itself. Now I’m off to bed. Goodnight, sweet dreams…

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>NaNoWriMo

>Yep, that’s right! I’m going to try writing a novel during the month of November. I have no idea what I’ll write. I have no plot. No characters. Nothing. Hmm, quite a challenge. If I write between 1500 and 2000 words per day, I should be able to make it. 50 000 words in 30 days. Maybe I’m crazy. At least I’m trying something new!

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>What to Write in My Journal?

>http://www.creativity-portal.com/cca/quinn-mcdonald/write-in-journal.html

I particularly like the phrase: “[journals] are the GPS system to your spirit.” Especially since I’m a proud member of the Glitter Power Sisters.

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