Lisa Vollrath once again is generously offering images from her site for Mothers Day. She has great stuff and well worth your time to check out her sites.

I had just finished my 4×4 pages (16 of them) for a swap when I noticed a typo. I am thankful I noticed before sending them off but all that work…now ripping them back apart to fix my mistake! Where was my spell check when I needed it???

I thought this was kind of interesting.

You Are 35% Left Brained, 65% Right Brained


The left side of your brain controls verbal ability, attention to detail, and reasoning.

Left brained people are good at communication and persuading others.

If you’re left brained, you are likely good at math and logic.

Your left brain prefers dogs, reading, and quiet.

The right side of your brain is all about creativity and flexibility.

Daring and intuitive, right brained people see the world in their unique way.

If you’re right brained, you likely have a talent for creative writing and art.

Your right brain prefers day dreaming, philosophy, and sports.


I just finished my second journal jar set. I LOVE this concept. I’ve been a journal wannabe for so long. I’d sit down and stare at the blank page and feel like I had nothing to say. The journal prompts are wonderful for me. They get me started and then I can just keep on writing. I’m giving this set to a friend that has a very similar life to mine…somedays autism takes over and we need an outlet…a vent…an escape. Usually art is my escape but I think this will “teach” me how to write without fear of the page…hopefully. 🙂



I’ve been doing more ATC’s lately…mostly for swaps on swap-bot. Here’s my favorite of the weekend. The background is fusion paper that I made a few weeks back. The rest is just stickers, believe or not.

I’m also happy with the composition book that I covered with a friends shaving cream background papers. I’m planning on making a journal jar to contain journalling prompts. I have an old blue canning jar that might just do the trick.


Alright…I met the challenge head on and created this little guy from bits and pieces of trash that would have otherwise ended up in the landfill. He’s not the cutest, sweetest guy around but he certainly carries a great message.

I am a huge recycler! I learned it from my dad. He was a depression era baby so everything was precious. He was always dragging something home that was destined for the dump. The house I grew up in and our cabin both had stairs leading down from the outside decks that were the stairs in the stands from old Met Stadium. Dad took as much as he could haul and store. I don’t know if the present owners of either place even know where their outdoor stairs came from but it makes me happy to know that dad did his part in saving some history.

A dear friend of mine whose birthday also happens to be today put forth a challenge:

Dr. E wrote “I want to talk a little bit about one of the things that means a LOT
to me: Earth Day, another day we celebrate today. When Earth Day
first started, people who recycled were considered liberals, tree
huggers, and kooks. Composters were arrested in Florida and Colorado
for having eyesores in their yards, and people who wore Berkinstocks
were labeled “odd.” I may be a kook, and I may have a compost pile,
but I believe that if you buy something, you do so with a purpose of
using it until it has been used to its fullest potential. That’s why
I believe we should use our found objects (anything destined for the
trash) in our art and take our food waste to the compost pile. Let’s
celebrate Earth Day by gathering found objects, then making wonderful
art from them.

Therefore, I challenge each of you to make something this week from
one or more found objects.”

I’m going to take her up on her challenge and will post my results later this week.

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