This is how far I’ve gotten with this doodle … not much done since then.  I tried to get some doodles done to settle my mind, but it didn’t work this time.  So this is as far as I got on this.

So much going on and late nights the past couple of weeks.  The in-laws were over for several weeks, and even though they’re family, routines and timetables changes.  Oh, not to mention that my PC was in the guest bedroom, so I couldn’t stay up late working on it, could I?  🙂  Well – they’ve left.  So I can work on it again!!   And I’m sleeping in late tomorrow … no extra guests to see to 🙂

Good weekend, all !




Going Round and Round …

I’m sure if you were to have a look at my brain waves at the moment, it would look like this …


That’s partially the reason why I haven’t been posting recently.  The other reason is that I’m still cold – yes, it’s April and it’s spring, but there’s still cold wind blowing, and my brain seems not to have thawed out yet …

It’s the last week before the travel to Dallas for the Dallas Cup – a prestigious international youth tournament.  Somehow, we were ‘volunteered’ to make the arrangements for the trip, and even though we knew that this was coming up, as it often happens, it has suddenly sneaked up on us and we only have five days to get everything together!  Well, as Hubby says, why am I stressing myself out over this.  We’re done with our part – it’s the others who haven’t gotten their act together yet, so let them worry about their part.  All well and good, but they keep calling me, not him !!  It doesn’t count that he’s out of town, so they’re not calling him.  They can still contact him by email, right?  lol

I’ve got my to-do list to work on, and which I haven’t started on.  I’ll get on that tonight … after I decide what crochet projects and yarn I’m going to take with me!  ha!

That should settle me down, right?




The Sketchbook Project

Calling all artists, writer, sketchers, doodlers, photographers, painters, travelers, creative brains ….

Which side of the brain are you?

The 2013 Sketchbook Project is now open for registration.

If you haven’t heard of this, it’s an international art project sponsored by Art House Co-op, based in Brooklyn, New York.  Anybody can participate, at any level of artistry and creativity.  At the end of it all, the completed books are taken on a tour worldwide.  The 2012 tour is ongoing now.   They just left Oakland, CA.  They’ll be in Lynn, MA from July 6-8.

Here’s an excerpt from their FAQs, which explains their project so much better than what I’ve come up with these past few minutes:

The Sketchbook Project is a worldwide creative experience. Together, thousands of regular people from around the world will form a traveling library of handmade books.

Their theme categories for this year are:

  •  Travelogue
  •  Memoir
  •  Narrative
  •  Atlas
  •  Almanac
  •  Chronicle
  •  Sketchbook
  •  Chapbook
  •  Documentation
  •  Photo Log

I’m undecided as to which category I should sign up for.   No extended travels for me this year, else I would like to do the travelogue.  Memoirs … hmmm… nothing memorable, to fill up a book.  I have a great subject for a photo log (a man who sets up an exhibition of sorts on the side of the highway, and changes the theme and the displays every week or so; I could take his picture each time we pass by him, but hubby says he’ll probably sue me or charge me for taking his picture or something; since he has boxing gloves on and shadow-boxes in the background sometimes, maybe hubby is right).

Anyway, go check out their site and see what inspires you.  You have until January 15th, 2013 to create.

Which theme will you choose?

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