Tuesday, June 29, 2010


I have never really thought of having a manifesto before now. I have made resolutions and plans and promises to myself (which I have rarely kept). But, never have I thought of having an actual manifesto until now. I got the idea from a classmate, Suzy, in my Inside Out e-course. She found this very inspiring and pertinent manifesto for the month of June on a lovely blog which I will now follow. I made a little change to mine (marked through June) because I think I will use this all year. And who knows... maybe at the end of the year I will mark through 2010 and keep it a little while longer. :)

By the way... don't you just love the word manifesto???


Monday, June 28, 2010


My high school class whose slogan was, "Nothing else to say, we are just out of here!" is thinking of having a 15 year reunion! What, I thought we had nothing else to say??? Well, of course I will go if it really comes to fruition. That is unless I am still a FATSO! But, I have been working out with my mother and I am down 15 lbs. Which is like NOTHING! And, I am sure I have lost some of that weight before but I am not even going to look back at previous blog posts and find out... Here is our senior picture (in pieces)... I am in the third one... (actually kinda smiling :) )

Well, dinner with my parents tonight and then off to my friend Lizzy's house to help her set up a blog. Oh, and I am off white stuff this week. Which includes potatoes, potato chips, french fries, and well, other white stuff that isn't made of potatoes.

Lots of love!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Another shot at self-discovery...

Yes, I am giving journaling another shot! I signed up for this e-course... Inside Out ~ A Creative Adventure of Self-Discovery. A few years ago when I was going through some pretty intensive therapy I was introduced to Art Therapy. I was very resistant at first because I have always felt self conscious about being "artsy". Almost all of my friends are considered "artsy" and I am considered "quirky" or "whimsical"... never artsy. Anyway, I ended up really getting into expressing feelings and learning about myself through art I created! Then, as usual, as soon as I was back in the real world I quit using art as an outlet.

Last year when I started knitting and spinning yarn I felt as though I had finally found my niche in the art world. I could create something from what some people would consider trash! The feeling is exhilarating!

Twitter got me started on this last adventure and because of this social networking has a special place in my heart. And... guess where I found out about this latest adventure??? I met Shannon Kinney-Duh on Twitter. And after a short look through her blog I decided it was time for a new adventure!

This is a picture of my "creative space". I think it will get better with age. :) I will spend approximately one hour a day working at my desk on my art journaling. So far... I have made an intro/title page... Get this! I am having trouble getting started!!! I know it will come if I sit here long enough. I just have to focus... or maybe not focus... oh well, I will get it sooner or later. Even though I am frustrated with my lack of progress at this point, I am still VERY excited about the outcome of this course and what it will give me to use in the future! And maybe, just maybe, it will give me something to blog about besides well... nothing.