Saturday, July 10, 2010

What Mama Wants....

Mama Gets....and I got it GOOD!!!!!!
For as long as I can remember, I have been wanting and needing a getaway....and thats exactly what I got. My kids went away this week to camp...my son to Camp Oak Hill, and my daughter to Camp Granny's (my mom & dads)!! Which left me home alone with my studio and art supplies! Life couldn't get any better than that right! I of course got sick and the house was way too quiet. My husband worked constantly, but all in all, it was a good week! I didn't get as much art done as I would have liked, but I got the quiet time that I needed, and my son returned home revived and refreshed. A good time was had by all!!
So, from the studio, I started a new journal...or at least decorated the cover of one that I was working in...
and the inside page....
I did a demo at Jerry's last week on watercolor crayons, pencils, and pastels, and here are a few of the backgrounds that I started....I will get busy finishing these up before I head out to pick up my daughter...



And I even got out of the house and took a cardmaking class at Archivers using those Glimmer Mists and Distress Inks....Good Golly Miss Molly....that started a wildfire...

So here is some play in my journal with a stencil that I have....tons of fun!!!
I have a few more days of play until I pick up my daughter on Sunday....so, I'm off this morning to the flea market...then our first tournament game...YAY more baseball...ugh...then scrapbooking tonight....
Tomorrow I am heading to Jerrys for a demo with Phil Garrett with Golden Paints....I will use every ounce of this time that I have been given!!!!!!!
Until next time,
Ophelia

10 comments:

PaperPumpkin said...

Wow, you are busy! Sounds like fun with classses, though! I love your journal pages. (May I ask where you got your stencils from? I have been trying to find lots of them for quite a while, and haven't been overly successful...)Thanks!
~Kathy

Marilyn Rock said...

Love your new journal cover and your backgrounds, too! Hope you're feeling better.

Brown Sugar Babies said...

Wonderful journal!!!!

Trudi Sissons - Two Dresses Studio said...

Ophelia - great new journal! Good for you - I just can't seem to settle into one....have fun at the flea market!

Cora Calliope said...

I'm glad you got some time to yourself! Wonderful pages... I love them!

Mar said...

reprieves are wonderful spaces in time!

it looks to me like you had a big time in the studio this week!

Sherry Goodloe said...

Lovin' your journal Ophelia!

thekathrynwheel said...

Sounds like you had a great week! Loving your journal pages. Stencils are such fun aren't they?! Seems like you are enjoying your summer holidays - we still have two weeks of school left!

Lori Saul said...

You are a busy bee and yes I remember those glorious weeks when (in our case) summer band camp came along!. Several weeks of uninterrupted play without the duties of parenting. Beautiful and colorful work here- great journaling!

Michele Fauss said...

Oh Ophelia, these pieces are so beautiful! So glad you are getting your quiet/alone time, but very sorry to hear you got sick. What rotten timing! Sounds like you still kept busy though. I bought a glimmer mist and I love it, so much fun to use. And so pretty! Hope you have fun at your class.