Sunday, January 21, 2018

My Commute

My Commute - For Week 4 ArtJournal 2018

I’ve driven this route for almost 15 years.  At first it wasn’t too bad, it took about an hour to get home.  Now the commute takes me anywhere from an hour and a half to two hours most evenings.  Hopefully this is changing soon since our payroll department will be moving to the San Jose area soon.  The new location will be about 15 to 20 minutes from my house.  I can’t wait for the change to take place.
wonderFALL template (had the two colors required)
Intuitive gesso style (used on outer frame)

Anna Aspnes
MultiMedia Arrows No 1

Fran Gardner
Wordart My Commute (used on the background)

Saturday, January 20, 2018

A Mother's Love

Faith is my son-in-laws sister, here she is with her son Jayce.

Everything Anna Aspnes
ArtPalette Care
ArtPalette Capture
ArtPalette Magic Rabbit

Monday, January 15, 2018

2017 - Defining Moment

2017 was just a blur to me, it was a year of work, going home,3 and more work.  But one of the events that stood out for me was our vacation to France.  The first part of our trip was amazing, we saw little communities from the coastal region all the way to the heart of Paris.  I wish I could say that I loved every minute of our trip, but I didn't.  The last couple of days should have been the best, we were in the heart of Paris, the most romantic city in the world and I couldn't enjoy it!

The first day there, we walked from our hotel room along the Seine to the Eiffel tower.  Due to my weight and coach potato life style the last few years, I was in misery.  It was hot, my bursitis in my hips were getting painful with all the walking that we had done.  My feet were swollen (painfully so) and I had to stop now and then to rest along the way.  We finally made it to the Eiffel tower, Jim was eager to tackle the climb to the top, me not so much.  Taking the elevator to the top, we took in the views and were ready to go down again.  My darling husband, ever the eager tourist wanted to take the stairs down, I accommodated his wants not wanting to put a damper on the trip.

This was my breakdown moment, I realized that my weight once again had gotten in the way of enjoying this vacation, I needed to lose weight and get into shape.  I vowed that day I would do something about it.  Since that day I have lost over 40 lbs. and still need to lose another 60 lbs.  I feel so much better and have more confidence in myself.

So, with eagerness and confidence I face 2018 knowing that I'm well on my way to reaching my goals of weight loss and wellness I've set for myself.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Risa and Kiki

These two have such a special bond. Most nights Kiki follows Risa into her room when it’s bedtime, curls up at her feet, and goes to sleep with her. When I went to go check on Risa, Kiki was snuggled up next to her with an outstretched paw. Seeing this made my heart happy. We are all so happy Kiki came back home to us, especially Risa.

My moment right here right now

Week 3 Moment

At the moment I was having my morning coffee, my precious quiet time of the day.

Everything NBK
All Messed Up

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Believe in the Magic

This was suppose to start as a double exposure attempt using a completely different photo of the didn't quite turn out as I intended, but I still like it.

I used 3 different papers from Emeto's Winter Walk collection and used gradient blends to take away areas from each one.

Winter Walk

Anna Aspnes
Snow overlay
Scripttease Winter overlay
snow Sprinkles
Holiday wordart

White Christmas - magic lights

Saturday, January 6, 2018

January challenge #4_Inspiration Color

January cHALLENGE #4 Inspiration "Color"

Anna Aspnas
Artplay Palette - Neige
Framed Foto Blendz1
Splatters from various artplay kits
Artplay Home (branch, recolored)
Artplay Notabilla (succulet)
Artplay Anaphora (bird)
Doily Edge Overlay 1