Sunday, May 23, 2010


I started a new art journal book today.
This book is my own personal prompts/thoughts/ideas, if you will. It's not from any online class.
I plan on keeping this book separate from my others because it's meant for the times that I'm sad, angry, and/or frustrated. Lately I've been feeling certain strong emotions that need to be channeled somewhere. I figured what better place than through art.

Here's my first page . I'm not sure if I will continue to share them as time goes on or just keep them private. All I know is that I need to release these built up emotions somehow.

I always welcome any comments or suggestions you may have.
Thanks for reading.

Lewis' Graduation Night =)

So proud of Lewis graduating on Friday night! =)

{Lewis and his younger brother, Bryan}
I'm still editing my photos and gathering some from various family members.
Just wanted to do a quick post and share these two moments.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Renegade Craft Fair~ Austin

I was so BEYOND excited that I got to meet this beautiful girl today.. ;)
Elsie and Jeremy are seriously one of the cutest couples I've ever met in my life. They are also probably the friendliest. ;) I really hope I get the chance to stop by again tomorrow.

As for The Renegade Craft Fair, it was very cool. I walked around and looked at several vendors and even purchased some cute things (an art print, pretty japanese masking tapes, postcards, an owl compact mirror, magnet, stickers, and some buttons). I seriously can't wait to go every year to this every year now.

Such a wonderful day! =)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Who you gonna call?

Ghostbusters!!!! ;)~
I was SO excited getting to meet Dan Aykroyd at the Twin Liquors event here in Austin on Monday. He was here promoting his Crystal Head vodka and meeting fans. There were fans that came dressed up as Ghostbusters..pretty funny! Only in Austin..Ha!
Anyway, Dan was super nice and very patient with everyone. He was only suppose to be there from 4-6 pm but ended up staying closer to 8 pm. That's how cool he is. I later discovered that he signed approximately 1,400 bottles that evening. Amazing!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

smoothies + sunflowers

Here are a few photos from my day. =)
The wildflowers are so gorgeous right now! I need to get out there and take some more. That's my goal for the next week. ;)
Oh yeah, and I'm super pumped about this....

Can't wait to finally meet Elsie from RVA! ;)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day

~Mother's Day~

I'm going to be honest, I'm upset today so please bear with me. Hopefully my words/sentences will make sense. I had imagined this day to go a little differently, I suppose..

Last night I had stayed up until almost 4:30 a.m. working on cards for both my mom and Lewis's mom. Well, the card for Lewis's mom was a big hit. She loved it. Then again, she always appreciates anything I make her. :) That made me feel good. We also got her pink roses, which were just gorgeous and a Dora the Explorer balloon (I thought that was funny since her name is Doricela, and she goes by "Dora").
Anyway, my frustration lies with my mom, yet again. I text her twice earlier in the day to tell her Happy Mother's Day and to find out what she was doing so that I could see her and give her the gifts I had gotten her. Well, time went on and I didn't hear from her for several hours. Finally I get a text that said she would call me when she was home. Several more hours went by and I didn't hear anything. I sent her two more texts that let her know I was leaving for Austin tonight, trying to find out when she would be home so I could wait. Well, nothing. I ended up leaving her roses and gift in a box on her doorstep. :-/
I just feel let down...
I wish she would think of me as a priority.
I'm going to drink some much-needed wine this evening and art journal. It always helps to channel these emotions somewhere so they don't build up.
Tomorrow will be a better day.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Oh, Coffee!

Oh dear coffee, where would I be without you in my life?
=)I'm in the middle of finals this week and I'm soooo ready for it to be over. Two down and two left to go!Let's just say that a lot of coffee has been had!

Now for some coffee-lovin' inspiration..*source

My Uncle Patrick @ I at The Pearl Cup in Dallas

Sunday, May 2, 2010

❤Race for the Cure 5.01.10❤

Saturday was such a wonderful day full of support and fun. =)
These are just a few photos of my sisters and I from Saturday's Race for the Cure 5K Walk. We took 44 photos total..a little too many to post here tonight. :)
Anyway, I'm so appreciative to all my friends and family for their tremendous support in either joining our team, donating, or just sending me numerous messages of encouragement. I'll never forget it.