Monday, May 31, 2010

A little sunny in my step...

So Saturday I had a lunch date with a few girlfriends in Portland. I was really feeling like I wanted a cutsie new pair of shoes to wear but feeling a bit of squeeze on the 'ol pocket book...I put the idea aside. Then I thought how cute yellow shoes would look with the scarf I was wearing and the next thing you know my old black ballet flats were transformed into these darling sunny shoes with the help of a little acrylic paint! I love them! They really did put a little sunny in my step. Good girlfriends + cute shoes=a very happy day!
In other news, my Kelly Rae class has started! It's giving me much to ponder so far and I'm trying to keep a journal of thoughts, feelings, ideas that come up along the way as Kelly suggests. I left a comment on today's class post and after I saved it I counted the other comments and was elated to see that my comment was #8! 8 has always been significant for me, it's kind of my lucky #. I was the eighth grandchild in the family and my grandmother made a shirt for me with a big #8 embroidered on it. I know it sounds kinda silly, but it made me feel like I was on the right path taking this class. A little nod from the universe if you will.♥
To all my fellow flyers that have come by to visit and been kind enough to leave a comment, "Thank you!" It means a lot to me. I'm so excited to see that the majority of followers now are people I've never met. I'm trying to get to every one's blogs and meet all my classmates, it's difficult working full time and having only one computer to share between myself, husband, and the kids. I'm so glad I started blogging and happy to meet so many lovely people. I'm off to a family BBQ with the folks now. Happy Day to you!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Meet me in Paris...

Hope all you mommy's had a wonderful Mothers Day! My sister was in town for a visit with her adorable 4month baby boy. My mom, my sisters, and I had so much fun! We all got haircuts and gave each other pedicures on Friday. Saturday we had an art night. I made the piece pictured above as a gift to a dear friend that I'm going to Paris with this summer. It will be my first trip to Europe! We are totally going to dress up in period costume and have a picnic in the gardens at the Palace of Versailles. I love dressing up so this will be like a dream come true for me. I'm in the process of searching for patterns to make an 18th century dress. I've really enjoyed all the comments from my fellow flyers in Kelly Rae's class. I'm so looking forward to getting to know all of you!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Learning to fly...

I took a leap and signed up for the very 1st e-course offered by Kelly Rae Roberts! It starts on May 30th and I'm so excited to learn all that I can and meet some lovely new friends, I can't wait to get started! I'm not really in a position to leave my day job at this point but that's what I dream about for my future. I'm working on making a space for artsy messes in the garage so that my family will be able to eat dinner at the table. If you're visiting from class drop me a line, I'd love to meet you!
I also signed up for a class at Art n Soul in Portland this fall with the fabulous Judy Wise! I figure the Kelly Rae class is a Mother's Day gift to myself and Judy's class is an early birthday gift. Hope you all had a Happy May Day! ♥Jenny