Wednesday, January 10, 2007

A Deck of Me- Week 1: Something I'm Proud Of...


My very talented Emily has a great blog of ideas and her most recent entry is a challange to all. I couldn't help myself. I had to join in. To look at the full details of this challenge check out her blog at http://embers.typepad.com/e/2007/01/join_me_on_an_a.html . Check it out and join too.

I haven't painted for the heck of it in a while and I've never scrapbooked before, but I use to paint all the time so here is my first entry. My friend Nanette gave me 15 blank watercolor postcards for painting on. I figure I'll start with these and try scrapbooking cards in a few weeks. (maybe) :) It's being creative that counts and recording it like a journal. It was wonderful to draw and pull out the old paints, brushes, and pallet. Oh joy! So this week's entry of something that I'm proud of is... "Today I took it easy." It's always nice to sit back, relax, and drink some herbal tea.

I am usually running around so much with kids, my dancing, volunteering at my daughter's elementary school with guitar and art lessons, teaching my other daughter's preschool, and helping friends. I seem to not know how to say "no" and cancel things to take a break. I have been so proud of myself the past few weeks of taking it easy, keeping my house more clean, playing my guitar, and playing with my kids more. I'm trying to change to slow things down and take it easy. So this is why I'm proud of myself. :)

12 comments:

Kristen said...

Karalenn that looks SO GOOD! Geez now I totally want to trash mine! You rock. That is so great. *gush gush* Yay for you!!

Anonymous said...

Holy guacamole! You did a great job Shweedhawd. I love the patterns and all the details. AAAAAHHHHH!!!

Kristen said...

um, no. I do not have the bookclub book. Are you kidding? It sounds totally depressing and all about real life and the sucky things that happen to people. Of course I'm sure that everyone who DOES read it will be very improved and enriched by doing so.

Emily Falconbridge said...

this made me smile so big! i love it! and i love that you are joining in the challenge and being creative for creatives sake...you are one talented chicka and i am going to LOVE peeking into what you do each week! and good on you for taking it easy :)

Anonymous said...

This is so great! Makes me wish I could paint (both my MIL and my SIL are amazing artists). TFS-I'm looking forward to seeing more :)

Anonymous said...

A very nice thing to be proud of indeed! And hot damn...did you say you colored this card yourself?? It looks awesome! Hope this will make you dwell further into scrapbooking..? Would be cool to see what your take on that would be :)

Anonymous said...

Btw? LOVE the name on your blog! :D

Anonymous said...

This is cool!

Gigi said...

goodness w/ talent like yours, you MUST take out those paints & brushes more often!!! great card!! (& keep on takin' it easy girl, it suits you!!!) thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

lovely water-colour painting!! :)

Anonymous said...

I reallly like your card, beautiful watercolor painting :)
I`m looking forward to see your next card :)

Lis said...

Just beautiful, you are very talented :)