Wednesday, June 11, 2008

A Wee Bit Rusty

Uhh...sorry I've been MIA, my friends! So, I think I had more time to blog when I was busy with all those jobs. hah...=) Just kidding - just been laying low. Catching up a little.

Anyways...the weekend (long, long, ago now) rocked! The weather here's been quite horrible and November-like...yuck! So that part of it wasn't great, but on Saturday I had a lovely pedicure and relaxed for a few hours there, lounged around at home with hubby, and then we went out for dinner with some animator-types for our friends' birthday at a yummy Singaporian place. We went to this amazing little somebody's-cozy-basement-like bar and had spicy bourbon drinks and played drinking games and hung out with a man in a pig costume that night, too...and then we all sleepily rolled out of bed a few wee hours later and hopped on a bus that took us all the way to the ferry which then took us to lovely little Bowen Island. Yay! A cute little teeny island town full of old houses turned into grocery stores ans restaurants and galleries. So great! There was much sitting around, drinking beer, eating fish and chips. Admiring the ocean. Wind in our hair. Listening to the lovely symphony we went there to see. Ahhh....

The other day I finally got a chance to scrap with my May Dozens' kit - I was feeling waaaay rusty! My hands just weren't getting out what my brain sees - hate that feeling, don't you? The first page here is the only one I really, really like..Argh. Gotta get back into the groove: It was inspired by an Elsie page in her Recipe Box Book...omigosh...I'm stuck to that thing, it rocks!! I drew the thought bubble lightly and then used watercolor pencils + lotsa water to paint it pink. It totally made the page lumpy and bumpy - but I'm cool with that. =) I used watercolor pencils (dry and wet) to journal and put black ink over that. More:(I decided on "Gool" for a title - meaning goofy-cool. Cuz there were just no words cool and odd enough to match the picture of us in our 80's shades..he he.)My puppy Bo and I - more like big dog Bo and little Michelle. =) I hand-cut the title around a rough drawing, lightly painted blue, and when it was dry I drew the letters on with a white uniball signo pen (love that pen!) And the crayon-love Wonder Years paper was too perfect for this little pic of me coloring when I was about 5. =) he he...it simply says, "It's always been art." Cuz, well...it has. =)

Currently still rockin out to Kate Nash. Dying to see The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. At work working on making a cat look like see-thru predator-type creature and making lights glow...he he. Loving Rilo Kiley (new cool singer girl I just found at work today). She sounds a little Lisa Loeb-ish (love!). Rockin out to Lisa Loeb still, too...lol. Looking forward to me + Z checking out the Sex and the City movie finally this weekend. Hoping the sun will come out soon. Working on some shop stuff. Abolishing piles of bills, paperwork, and laundry still. Designing shop stuff in my mind as I sit here. Working on a new Sis Digi release....Ah, creating...=)

Oh! And we went for a stroll last night in our park and it seems all the baby raccoons are now on their own looking for food. Hoards of them following us around, poking out of bushes, everywhere! It was funny...lol. Oh! We saw a beaver lounging around, too...we haven't seen one yet - he was huge! he he...Oh, nature.

Thanks for stopping by!! More eye candy by means of scrappiness comin atcha soon!

**Also, had a lot more questions about the blog - for links to the products I used and the site I visited for help, please scroll down and on the bottom left there's a section called "Product Credits"...Enjoy!**

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love it - you've been busy!!
Mom

believe_in_magic said...

Good grief, don't you have a maid, yet? All this stuff you have to do makes me dizzy! I do about half of all that and I still can't keep up with the laundry.

Oh wait...Canada's on a 29 hour day, instead of 24 hour, right? ;) Darn those 5 extra Canadian hours- you're so lucky!

Michelle said...

Hey - Michelle I LOVE this new work you have posted!!! Your PINK not gurly LO rocks and I love the Blue Bo one!!! I'm so inspired by your work!! Its funny because I see you painting on EVERYTHING and I love it .... yes I'm still so scared to slap the paint on my LOs LOL .... imagine that from an Art school Painting Major LOL - I'm glad you had a wonderful weekend and got to relax a bit!!! Take Care!! :]

aka jlk3scrapper said...

oh, wow...your LO's are divine!! i especially adore the one with your amazing handwritten journaling! =)
thanks again for the linkage!!
loved the little story about the raccoons...how cute and funny!

Michelle said...

So glad to see you blogging. I missed ya! Glad to hear you enjoyed bowen Island. Hope Z took tons of photos. I know what you mean about the whole 3d thing but I totally got lost in it since it was all about telling the story. It starts out looking very flash like though...I really liked the art direction and style of Kung Fu Panda and I think you'll like it.

You're not so girly lo is very much me too. I hate high heels and lipstick. Cute stuff!

danilouwho said...

If that's what you put out when you're rusty then I soooo don't feel bad for you girlie :P. Those layouts rock!

your weekend sounds like it was wonderful..... I'm so in need of of that!!

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ARob said...

i love your scrap style! You are so creative!! Glad you finally got a break!

Jules said...

Super cute pages - your not rusty at all!

inara said...

cute lo's!!!

FormerlyLisaS said...

very inspiring! i'm going to go pull out my embroidery floss right now and get to it!!

Chelsea Van Tol said...

you've been busy :) love the new layouts. I was waiting for a new post!

Also, random and unrelated, but why is samson playing so fast on your music player?! It sounds like a tape being fastforwarded when playing lol.

Donna. said...

Love that you are back! Glad you took time for that well deserved rest. Love seeing the new eye candy, too! Left lots of love in the SIS gallery.

Anonymous said...

I loved "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly", but the movie I'd rather see is "My Stroke of Insight", which is the amazing bestselling book by Dr Jill Bolte Taylor. It is an incredible story and there's a happy ending. She was a 37 year old Harvard brain scientist who had a stroke in the left half of her brain. The story is about how she fully recovered, what she learned and experienced, and it teaches a lot about how to live a better life. Her TEDTalk at TED dot com is fantastic too. It's been spread online millions of times and you'll see why!

aka jlk3scrapper said...

ugh...the whole changing my template isn't working...i even changed it back to just the minima style and working from there...but no luck...any tips?
thx! jen

Mandi said...

rusty my butt! haha These are fabulous! Seriously, your style always amazes me.