December 25, 2008

25 Gifts

It’s here. It’s Christmas day and I hope you are all having a great day and have received many wonderful gifts, not all of the material kind.  While I am writing this post a few days before the actual day I know that it will be wonderful as I have been looking forward to it since last Christmas.  I so enjoy seeing the reactions of those who receive gifts I have purchased and especially those I have made. 

I indicated in the last post that I wanted to post images of a gift I made for my daughter.  It’s small book called 25 gifts and it’s made from the Advent twinchies post by Kathryn Antyr at Soul Journal.  Kathryn posted 24 gifts and I added the 25th, The 25th being the “Gift of spirituality”.  

Here are the twinchies (the inside pages), click on the image to see a larger view.

Advent 1-6


Advent 7-12


Advent 13-18


Advent 19-25

Here is the cover I made for it:

25 gifts cover

In the two images below you will see the circled numbers used from the advent numbers I posted a few days ago.

Advent book inside pages


Advent book inside pages

Since not all the images are easy to guess what is being said, i created an index at the end of the book.

Advent book Index


Thanks to Anne, at Gaal Creative,  for posting about the Zutter Bind-it-all machine.  It really helped with this project.  It would have taken a lot longer without it.

December 20, 2008

Handmade wrapping paper and tags

I've mentioned before that I like to make handmade Christmas wrapping paper and gift tags.  This year I scanned some to show you what I do.

The wrapping paper is simply freezer paper painted with acrylic paint for the background.  Then used more acrylic paint on a rubber stamp for the greenery.  The tag is made from shipping tags, pigment ink, a rubber stamp and a Santa image. 

Handmade Xmas Wrap

The tags below are all made from shipping tags that have been altered with paint or pigment ink and images added.  Not hard to do and yet they give your gifts a personal touch.

Handmade Xmas tags


I am trying to get a post together for the evening of the 25th to show off a gift I made for my daughter but I may not get to it until I return from our trip to New Mexico to see her and the rest of the family.  If I don't get the post together before I leave, I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  I'll see you when I return on the 29th or so.

Enjoy your families and savor the moments you're together. 

Thanks for reading.

December 14, 2008

I Love This Video

This isn't holiday related but it is art related. Music video for Tanya Davis' song Art by Andrea Dorfman



OOPS I forgot, you will have to scroll all the way down and turn off the playlist player.

December 9, 2008

Do you make your own Christmas cards?

This is my second year making one.  Last years was a collage using incorporating my husband's and B-I-L's legs. Yes It sound weird but it came out cute if I do say so myself.

Thanks to Suzi Blu's class I actually painted a picture I like. Alright, I admit, the hat wasn't painted, I stole it from a catalog.  Don't tell my family ok?  This one is 9 X 12 and I scanned it to print on cardstock. I still have to mail it but I'm excited for my family to see it.  


Christmas Card


Do you make your own Christmas cards?

December 7, 2008

A Freebie & How is your neighborhood decorating?


I've been working on my Advent twinchies from the prompts provided by Kathryn at the Soul Journal group and I needed some numbers to go with the images I made.  This is what I came up with and I thought I would make them available in case someone else could use them. They are just under 1 inch in size and can be printed on card stock and cut out with a 1" circle punch.  You are free to print these out and use them any way you like.

To get the correctly sized image, click on the image below. When the full sized image is on your screen, you can:

  1. Print right from the browser, or
  2. Right click on the numbers and choose "Save Image As" or "Save Picture as"  then choose a location to save the image on your hard drive.  Once downloaded, double click the image to open it and print.   



Neighborhood Decorations:

This inflatable Nativity scene popped up in my neighborhood this year. Yes, an inflatable Nativity scene and it cracks me up.


It's not a funny "box of ha ha's" kind of laugh either, it's a "that's just wrong" kind of laugh.  Just who thought an inflatable Nativity scene was a good idea?  And what makes it worse is that this is what it looks like during the day:


Other than the big snowmen they have at tree lots, I hadn't seen many inflatables until we moved to this farm town two years ago. People here have them all over the place. And they range from Santa's to Grinches to the Abominable Snowman. (We're a little hard pressed to figure out what the Abominable Snowman has to do with Christmas but it's a snow creature so OK.) I'm not a scrooge by any measure and I love all most outdoor Christmas decorations, but an inflatable nativity scene just makes me shake my head.  Is nothing sacred? 

What kind of decorations are in your neighborhood?

November 30, 2008

Should I really tell ?


My friend Dianne from Art Beneath The Cottonwoods has tagged me.  And my friend Connie from ALTERED ROUTE has given me this wonderful award.  My thanks go to the both of them. 



Here are the official rules

  • Link to the person who tagged you.

  • Mention the rules.

  • Tell six quirky yet boring, unspectacular details about yourself.

  • Tag five other bloggers by linking to them. (I added comments to the links, you don't have to.)

  • Go to each person’s blog and leave a comment that lets them know they’ve been tagged.


The six quirky boring things about me, this shouldn't be hard. :-)

1> Before Lasik, used to be that I wore glasses for distance, now I wear them for close up. I can't get away from them.

2> Did you know that you can get really cute reading glasses at Target for only $1.00.  Yeah, $1.00.  I must have 6-7 pair.

3>  I'm a cheapskate.  If it doesn't entertain me I don't want to spend money on it. :)

4> I hate emptying the dishwasher. (see I told you it would be hard.)

5> I have 6 toy sewing machines, one vintage machine and one regular.  All from my quilting days.


Five people I am tagging and awarding the Kreativ Blog award to are:

Sarah Fishburn:  Sarah is a wonderful artist who shares my love of Biscochitos

Barb :  who is a fellow member of ATCsforall and Suziblu's class, so you knows she's arty.

Jennifer:  You really must see her packing tape self-sculpture.

Pink Hattuer's -  We both participate in the Three Week Challenge and Suzi Blu's class Les Petite dolls class.

Christine Alane:  Christine makes some beautiful jewelry.

I think you will enjoy visiting these blogs so have a looky loo! 

November 28, 2008

Black Friday and a Blog award

I wonder how many of you are going shopping today?  I'm sorely tempted but I hate fighting the crowds on Black Friday.  Some people are just not nice on the first shopping day after Thanksgiving.  I did it one year and vowed never again. I know there are lots of savings to be had but the aggravation is just not worth it. So I'm staying home and will save my shopping for tomorrow.  Hopefully, the crowds will be a little lighter tomorrow. What I want to get is on sale tomorrow as well so I should be OK as long as they don't sell out.  If they do sell out, I'm ok with that too because it will be good for the economy.  It's still early I can wait for them to restock.   

Not long ago I joined the Millande Creativity Club and I made friends with several wonderful and giving women.  One of these wonderful women gave me my first blog award. I'm so touched and appreciative.  For someone as shy as I am, this is a huge deal because of what the award is for....friendship. 

proximityaward My sweet, supportive and creative new friend, Brenda, was the one who has awarded me my first blog award. This award states that: This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY- nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends, they are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these artists.

Such a nice award - I am pass it on to the following 8 bloggers, in no particular order, because they are all so friendly, supportive and giving people with so much to say through their art:

Francine, Anne, SandyMary, Kathryn, Jennifer, John, and Christy 

Thanks for reading.

November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

I'm a part of the three week challenge that is based on the book "The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron and this morning I thought it only right to use my morning pages to write about the many things I have to be thankful for. And happily, I do have many, many things to be grateful for.

I was hesitant to start this challenge because I am not in the habit of verbalizing/writing all my thoughts and feelings in a journal. And stream of conscious writing is not an easy task for me because my mind is faster than hand. I should probably audio record my thoughts but I know I won't do that either. Or record the thoughts using voice to text translation.....see what I mean? My ideas are all over the place. By the time I finish writing one thought I have already moved on to two others.

I remember once visiting with two friends, one was a boyfriend and one was my best friend at the time, a female. As we all talked my boyfriend stopped us and said "How did you two get to this place in the conversation when we started here? I can't keep up with you guys." I guess that's why she was my best friend because she could keep up. Unfortunately, I lost touch with my friend, Cindy Perry, when I got married and moved to California. Cindy, if you are out there somewhere, I miss our rambling conversations.

I want to wish everyone an abundance of great food, whether you eat Turkey or are a vegetarian, and that you have a plethora of things to be thankful for.

Happy Thanksgiving.

November 21, 2008

Christmas Questions

I want to thank Sarah Fishburn for this fun list of questions about Christmas designed to help us to get to know each other. She says "Just copy this entire note and paste into a new note on your page. (Change all the answers so that they apply to you.)"   After you answer all the questions, please post a comment to let me know so I can get to know you.


1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?  

For immediate family, it's hand made wrapping paper and tags.  The first year I did it, my family just loved it, now they've come to expect it.  Everyone else gets store bought wrapping paper.

2. Real tree or Artificial? 

Real but only if it comes from a tree farm. 

3. When do you put up the tree? 

When we are in town for Christmas, about December 15.

4. When do you take the tree down? 

Jan 2nd I'd probably leave it up longer if it wasn't drying out and losing needles and generally becoming more of a fire hazard.

5. Do you like eggnog? 

I love eggnog but without liquor.  I think Rum or Whiskey ruins the taste of eggnog.

6. Favorite gift received as a child?

A china tea set.

7. Hardest person to buy for? 

My husband Greg. I have managed to totally surprise him a few times but usually I need to ask him what he wants.

8. Easiest person to buy for? 

My daughter, she gives me hints all year long. :)

9. Do you have a nativity scene?

I do, it's a small Italian set with about 6-7 pieces.

10. Mail or email Christmas cards?

Mail. And last year I started a new tradition, making our Christmas card.  Last year I used a funny picture of my husband and BIL and collaged it. Then I scanned and printed it on card stock.  Here is a picture from my blog post last year, it was called Still Searching for gifts?  I started this year's card last night. I need a snowflake rubberstamp.

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? 

Probably clothes, I hate getting clothes for Christmas. They haven't been "bad" just usually not my taste.

12. Favorite Christmas Movie?

I don't watch a lot of Christmas movies but if I have to choose it would be the first Santa Clause movie with Tim Allen and the Miracle on 34th Street with a young Natalie Wood.

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? 

I bought my first stocking stuffer on Saturday but usually I start shopping about Dec 1st. 

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? 

Nope never.

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?

Biscochitos, which my aunts made when I was growing up. I also love Empanadas, stuffed with mincemeat. I've also had them with pumpkin.  By the way, I just learned that in 1989, Biscochitos became the New Mexico official state cookie. This act made New Mexico the first state to have an official cookie.  Too Funny.

17. Favorite Christmas song? 

Jingle Bell Rock, Silent night,

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? 

I prefer to stay home but we traveled last year and and we will again this year. Both of our mothers are elderly and living in NM so we'll probably go there for Christmas until they pass on.  Plus my daughter lives there and I can't spend Christmas without her.

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's?

I could sprain a brain trying but could probably come up with all the names.


20. Angel on the tree top or a star? 

I prefer an Angel but we've had both.


21. Open presents Christmas Eve or morning?

Definitely in the morning.  I believe that anticipation is 2/3's the fun of getting gifts.  My folks had no patience and always wanted to see their gifts Christmas eve, so of course I did too.  But then Christmas morning we had nothing to do. 

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year?

That Christmas is everywhere even before Halloween.  That's too much too soon. It's no wonder people are tired of Christmas before the holiday is even here. 

23. Favorite ornament, theme or color?

Favorite theme, Santa.  I have lots of Santa ornaments and a musical Santa that you twist to listen too.

24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? 

Tamales and Posole, covered in my homemade NM Red Chile.  I'm very partial to my homemade red chile probably because I make it like my grandmother used to. 

25. What do you want for Christmas this year?

I really want the economy to turn around and stop eating away at our meager retirement funds.  It's scary.  As far as gifts? Art books or a possibly a stereo for my car that I can plug my MP3 player into. I hate listening to the radio and I always forget the change the CDs.  I've had my favorite CD in the car player for over 3 years now.  I think My Guy is tired of listening to Pretty Vegas. :)


Here is a Recipe for Biscochitos

The Lucero Recipe (Northern New Mexico)

  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon anise seed
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • cinnamon sugar for topping

  1. Heat oven to 350°F (180°C). Combine butter and ½ cup sugar in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg yolk and milk; beat until well mixed. Reduce speed to low. Add flour, baking powder, anise seed and ¼ teaspoon cinnamon; beat until mixture forms a ball.
  2. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to ¼-inch thickness. Cut with 1-inch cookie cutters.
  3. Combine 2 tablespoons sugar and ¾ teaspoon cinnamon in small bowl.
  4. Put one face of the cookie into the cinnamon sugar mixture. Place one inch apart, with the cinnamon sugar-covered side up, onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  5. Bake for 5 to 8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  6. Let cool.

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November 17, 2008

Soul Journal - Trusting the Journey

The theme for this page, Trusting the journey, was inspired by Kathyrn Antyr, the Collage Diva while the background was inspired by Millande at Millande Creativity Club.  I used images and quotations I found on the web to add content to the page. And then outlined it all in Black charcoal pencil. Then I smudged the pencil to produce a shadow effect. 

The background was made by painting the page first with Gesso, then with a solid color.  Then I added rubber bands to a brayer and covered the brayer in paint of a different color.  Used the brayer horizontally along the bottom and then washed it and added a different color to paint vertically.  It was a fun experiment.

Most of the images are easy to see but the scrap on the top left of the page says "Boarding pass" and it's taken from a boarding pass for a flight I took last month to see my daughter and mother.  I thought that was a fun element to add.


Trust The Journey


The biggest and hardest change I've had to deal with recently was when my daughter moved to New Mexico.   I've written about it before so I won't go into it again but it was very hard because we were so close. We still are.  How about you?  What's the biggest change you've had  to deal with and how did you handle it?

November 14, 2008

The Star

As I indicated before I'm taking the Suzi Blu's class "Les Petite Dolls".  Two or three weeks ago (or more), she asked us to create our own Oracle or Tarot card.  At the time I wasn't far enough along in her class to complete the challenge but I looked up my card (see a post or two ago) and came up with a basic idea for the card using the petite dolls.  I finally finished the card last night. 

Star Oracle Card

I'm not a big believer in Tarot cards but I really like what the star card symbolizes and encourages: to have faith in yourself.   From   "The image of The Star tells you to have faith in your ideals, to dare to dream, and to hold tightly to your perceived purpose in life. The Star promises the renewal of hope, inspiration, and spiritual clarity."

When I was done, I showed the painting to My Guy and to my surprise, he said we should hang it up. He's never said that before....sniff, sniff.   

November 11, 2008

My Little Girls and more

This has been a very busy week.  Last Friday I finished up my hosting duties for the NorCal Residents ATC Swap at  There were some very nice cards created in this swap.  As host I got to look at all of them and drool over them. They were so hard to let go, but let go I did, and now they live with new families where they are loved. 

As if I didn't have enough to do, I joined yet another art group.  I jumped on the bandwagon and signed up for Suzi Blu's Les Petite Dolls class.  These are my first attempts at doll faces.


My Girls

I am also working on a doll on wood, but it's not ready to show yet. Part of the class is outlining the doll drawing with a wood burning tool and that is what I find the hardest to do.  I'm getting some bumpy looking lines and let me tell you, it ain't pretty.


I also got more involved with Milliande Creativity Club.  These are the two pieces I did for that group:

It's called "Washing away the dust or Out to Art"

Door Hanger 

and The Purple Tree

Purple Tree


The poem says:

The Purple tree

where I sit every eve

pondering the majesty of her leaves

and imagining where

I could be if only

I gave in to the dreams

that call to me. me


That's all for now, thanks for reading.

November 4, 2008

I am a Star?

I joined the Suzi Blu Ning site and her current challenge is to create our own Oracle card. Knowing nothing about Oracle or Tarot cards I found a site that helps you determine your card based on the answers you give. How accurate is it? I have no idea but I do like the card.

You are The Star

Hope, expectation, Bright promises.

The Star is one of the great cards of faith, dreams realised

The Star is a card that looks to the future. It does not predict any immediate or powerful change, but it does predict hope and healing. This card suggests clarity of vision, spiritual insight. And, most importantly, that unexpected help will be coming, with water to quench your thirst, with a guiding light to the future. They might say you're a dreamer, but you're not the only one.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

October 30, 2008

Beggars' Night Give away



Ever heard of Beggar's Night?  Beggar's Night is the night before Halloween and I know many people don't "celebrate" it but I have a childhood memory from a Beggar's Night many years ago that I hadn't remembered until recently.  I don't know if you read my post labeled "Inspire Me Thursday - Yellow" but in that post I said "My mother was not quite this eccentric but she might have been had she thought she could get away with it."  Well, this one Beggar's night she thought she could get away with being eccentric. 

When I was about 6 years old, we spent Beggar's Night with my grandmother who lived in a little home behind my Aunt's home. My aunt had several teenaged children who looked up to my mother because she was a party girl. On this night, my mother was a little bored and she wanted to do something fun.  So she and one of my teenaged cousins got the bright idea to go out Trick or Treating on Beggar's night. 

We all dressed up with our spur of the moment costumes. (Back then we never purchased costumes, we made them.) I believe I was a hobo with a soot covered face and a stuffed bandana hanging on a stick, and fabric patches pined to my pants.  My mother hiked up her skirt, put large rollers in her hair, and smeared lipstick on her face. It was quite funny. I really don't remember the cousins costumes but I know everyone was happy with their creations. And off we went to knock on the neighbors doors.

Most of the neighbors didn't open the doors but a few gave us candy if we promised NOT to come back the next night. However, the house that I remember the best was the one who told us they didn't have any candy yet but that we were welcome to come in and have tamales with them.  "Of course we will," mom said. We kids had the delicious tamales and Mom had a beer with the neighbors. We had a good time and enjoyed our very generous neighbors.  Then we went home. 

As a thank you for reading all the way through my story, you get the chance to win one or more of these Christmas fabrics. (I was going to give away some Halloween fabrics but heck it's almost over.)  How many fabrics you get depends on how many people respond to my giveaway.  There are 5 pieces, if you are the only one that responds you'll get all five pieces.  If more respond I'll split them accordingly.  More than 5, it will be a random drawing for one piece for each.  I'll announce the winner on November 4th so you have till midnight November 3rd to leave your name.  These are the fabrics:


Thanks for visiting.  

October 28, 2008

ATC Winner announced

Francine Cronos  from Harps In The Willows is the winner of the drawing for the Creepy Halloween ATC shown in the Soul Journal Halloween Blog party post below.  Francine's name was randomly drawn from the pool of 19 who commented.

The visitors who didn't comment made a very yummy witches brew.  (I did warn you.) There were one or two who thought they could sneak away but they were caught by the blood hounds. :) No one can escape them.

October 25, 2008

Soul Journal Halloween Blog party


Welcome to my party all you wonderfully red blooded humans. My name is Dusana and I am your guide for this portion of the festivities. Here is what you can expect from tonight's party:

We have some lovely dancing music. You do know how to do the Monster Mash, don't you?  No? How about the Swim ... or Drown?

Look around, we have some sweet treats and sinfully delicious libations to choose from.  

Later I will introduce you to the party guests but, I do have to warn you, they may scare the living daylights out of you, Bwahaha!

Oh yes, please do be chatty because if you aren't, I have a few tricks up my sleeve to make you talk. 

So come in, enjoy yourselves and don't sacred my little darlings, we won't bite. . . very hard. Have a ghostly good time: If you don't, heads will roll.  Bwahaha!   



Step this way and have a few treats to sweeten your blood . . er . . I mean the treats are very sweet,  I am sure you will find them delightful.


Be sure to grab you glass so you can have some delectable beer.


Or some delicious wine:


Unfortunately, you'll have to pour your drinks yourself.  We used to have a bartender until she met poor tortured Louis,

BP as Louis

Now all she does is hang around waiting for him to return.


Now my beauties, let me introduce you to some the female party guests.   From left to right they are Gladys, Edith, Prudence, Jayne, Irma, Henrietta, Roberta, Beatrice, Margarette, and on the far right is the lovely Edna. They arrived early . .  about a hundred years early and oh my devil, they . never . leave.

Female Party Guests

And they insist on having tasty party guests . . . er . . . I mean treats. They can be such a chore.  But never mind them, come along I have other guests you should meet.

Now these handsome fellows may need no introduction but it would be rude if I didn't.  Of course you know Black Bart the infamous pirate, Constable Brownstone, "Pinhead" Bobby (don't mind him, he's always grumpy because of the headaches), and Oh so Skinny Denny who can't hold his food.

Male Party Guests

I know I should let Black Bart tell you his favorite riddle but let's see if you can guess the answer. "Do zombies eat popcorn with their fingers?  No, they eat the fingers separately..." Bwahaha!  Shhh, don't tell him I told you because he'll lose his head if he finds out. 

When you have finished your treats and drinks, have a dance or two and then sign up sign up for the drawing. One lucky guest will have the chance to win a party favor. This Halloween ATC is the prize:


Oh yes, remember the tricks I told you about?  Those of you that don't sign up for the prize will be added to our witches brew. Bwahaha!  And don't think you can sneak away, Sign up or we will send the hounds after you.


Don't be fooled by their mild mannered demeanor, they are vicious candy hounds. . . I mean blood hounds. (PS, The dog photo was found in a email sent to me by my daughter. Sorry but the photographer is unknown.)

The drawing will be held on Tuesday morning, October 28th. Please leave your blog address or some way to contact you.

Thanks to Kathryn Antyr at Collage Diva for sponsoring the Soul Journal Halloween Blog party. Head over to Kathryn's blog for a complete listing of all the participants.

Thanks for visiting.  Oh yes, I almost forgot. Come back by on Beggers night (Oct 30th) for another giveaway. I'll be giving away some holiday fabric.

October 22, 2008

Halloween Blog Party Sneak Peak

Don't forget to stop by here on Sunday October 26th for the Halloween Blog party. I think you will enjoy the festivities, the treats, and the giveaway.  If nothing else, come to sign up for the prize. Here is a sneak peek at what you might see at the party.

Dusana, who you will meet on Sunday, is our guest host and she has a beautiful little pet that we'd like to introduce you to today. I'm sure he will accompany Dusana to the party. So stop by and say hello to Spidy.




"Will you walk into my parlour?" Said a spider to a fly; "'Tis the prettiest little parlour That ever you did spy."
Author: Mary Howitt


Blog party is hosted by Collage Diva, Kathyrn Antyr.

October 19, 2008

ATC: Seasonal Zentangles Plus

These I made just because they are fun to make.  If you'd like to trade, leave me a note.  I may not answer right away as I will be out of town when this message posts.  But I'll contact you as soon as I return.

Spring                                 Summer

ATC-Spring LeavesZent-SummerLeaves

Fall                                          Winter



“How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.”

.................John Burroughs

October 17, 2008

Zentangles - Made for an ATC swap

These were made for the Black and White Plus 1 color swap at Who can pass up a Zentangle swap? Not me. I really like adding color to the doodles.

ATC: B&W Plus 1 colorATC: B&W Plus 1 color

ATC: B&W Plus 1 colorATC: B&W Plus 1 color

“Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.”

Pedro Calderon de la Barca quotes

October 15, 2008

ATC's - Altered Magazine Faces

Here are my latest creations for Altered Magazine Faces Swap at  This was fun.  You take faces from magazines, glue them to card stock, paint them lightly with gesso and come up with an entirely new look. 

Altered Magazine Face 4Altered Magazine Face 3

Altered Magazine Face 2Altered Magazine Face 1

“The loveliest faces are to be seen by moonlight, when one sees half with the eye and half with the fancy.”

Persian Proverb quotes

October 13, 2008

Tagged again...

Jennifer from Trial and Error tagged me in my "I've been tagged" post.  Then before I finished this message I was tagged again by Sandy at My own Little World. 


The "Rules" for being tagged:

  • link to the person who tagged you
  • list 6 random things about yourself
  • tag 6 new people
  • let each tagged person know by posting a comment on their blog
  • link to the 6 people you've tagged
  • and let the person who tagged you know that you posted


Six new random things:

  1. I love, love, love New Mexico red and green chile but it has to be HOT! Spicy hot.  You just can't get that hot stuff here in California.
  2. Rather than get it over with, I procrastinate doing the things I hate to do. Then I stress over it.
  3. I always thought it would be cool to own a bookstore and coffee shop near a university.  
  4. I have a deep desire to visit Italy and photograph everything I see.  Not sure I'll ever make it.
  5. The TV show Supernatural is my guilty pleasure.  I adore Jensen Ackles.
  6. When I was I younger I had a premonition that I would be in a car and we would collide with a white car. The next day, as I was telling my friend about the vision, a white car rear ended us. 


Bloggers I've tagged:

Violette at Violette's Folk Art

Sherry at Sherry's Musings

My joy-full journey

Laurel Englehardt at Happiness is..

Dawn at Dblogala

Linda Woods at Journal Revolution

October 6, 2008

Soul Journal - Lexicon

This weeks Soul Journal challenge was Lexicons.  Kathryn says this about the challenge: "A lexicon of a language is its vocabulary, including its words and expressions. For our personal lexicons we will be collecting and chronicling our own visual and symbolic language."

In creating my collection of symbols I realized that there are so many that I really enjoy using that it would be too cluttered if I added them all in a layout.  So I created a layout with the symbols I use the most or mean the most to me and the rest as the page background. 

My Lexicon



Lexicon  Key


"When thoughts fails of words, they find imagination waiting at their elbow to teach a new language without words."
   --- Author Unknown


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