24 December 2014

Christmas in my Apartment

Since it is Christmas Eve I decided to show you some of the Christmas cheer in my apartment... my mantle:
 My beautiful tree ( I LOVE Christmas trees!):
 A new decoration this year - a metal snowflake that says "joy to the world":
 And I tend to think I have enough ornaments but I got two new ones this year.. a Tardis:
and a Texas:

Have a great Christmas Eve!!!  "See" you tomorrow!!

23 December 2014

Christmas Decorating at my Mom's House

My mom decorates her yard for several different holidays.  This year I helped her decorate for Christmas.  Here are some of the photos I took... We have a section with pigs:
 The porch is done up with critters - birds and owls and rabbits on those small trees:
 Even the end of the porch was decorated...more birds on the garland:

 And a Manger - which has a star but since this photo is so up-close you cannot see it!

I had a good time decorating with her and we did it all in one attempt and by herself it would have taken several days.  Did any of you decorate for the Holidays?

Misc. Art Pics

Today I wanted to share some random art that I have done over the past several weeks.  First is one of the Happy Art Swap Cards I made this time - don't think I took a picture of the others:
 And I am participating in a round robin art journal swap so I made some entires in two art journals that belong to other people:

 And a Collage in the File Folder Journal that I made at Create Mixed Media:
I am sure that I will find a bunch of other random stuff to show you too!  So, get excited about it!!  Hope to "see" you tomorrow!

22 December 2014

Christmas Postcards Part 2

Hello!  Welcome back.  Today I am showing you more of the Christmas postcards that I created and sent out this year!

I had a lot of fun making these cards!  I sent them out to friends and family and my art therapy cohort.  I absolutely love Christmas and making Christmas art! I hope you enjoyed seeing some of my creations!  If you made any Christmas art this year I would love to see it - send me a link!

21 December 2014

Christmas Postcards Part 1

For the past few years I have made all of the Christmas cards that I sent out.  Each card is unique!  So, I wanted to share some of this years creations with you!

 Come back tomorrow to see some more!!

20 December 2014

Whats Up Lately

Hello friends!  Long time no see, right?  Sorry about that!  Here is what has been going on:
I moved out of my parent's house and into an apartment so that I would be all set up before starting my new jobs.  I started my job at Catholic Charities and worked 1.5 days before I was offered a full time job in another city.  I accepted it for many different reasons such as - pay and benefits - but most importantly because it was working with my desired population: Veterans!  In the middle of all of that I took and passed the NCE and had a procedure done on both of my feet which left me a little hobbled for a bit.  I have now healed and I already started my new job.  I am a counselor at Texas State Technical College and I will be working exclusively with student veterans.  Because the job is located about an hour and a half away from my current apartment I am moving again!  Twice in less than 2 months! So, this coming weekend, after Christmas I am packing everything up again and moving to Waco, TX.  Anyways, I think that is enough rambling for now - I just wanted to let you know why I was absent for so long!  I am REALLY hoping to get back to blogging on a regular schedule.