Thursday, February 24, 2011

We had a wonderful day in Palm Springs today.  We had originally planned to golf but when I saw that it was going to be a warm day, I opted for spending the day by the pool instead.  We golf at Tacquitz Creek, one of our favourite courses, tomorrow.  The weather is supposed to be rainy on both Saturday and Sunday so we'll problem engage in a little retail therapy.

We went to the casino tonight - not a good thing.!   I left a healthy deposit and hopt to be able to withdraw some of my deposit the next time I visit. 

Well must run.  I need to get in my jammies and have some ice cream before settling in for the night.


Thursday, February 17, 2011

left page of journal spread
right page of journal spread

This journal spread was created by Heather Robinson, my exchange partner.  I love the colours and composition  that Heather used!  This page is so bright, happy and energetic.  It's interesing to see the difference in our styles!
Here's another one I did for the exchange.  I'm really pleased with the way it turned out.  I love Asian inspired art - it's so serene and zenlike. 

I learned something about my style when I was working on this.  I've been stumped as I can't seem to think outside the box when it comes to these pages.  I've been trying to do a page from start to finish in one sitting and it has just not been working for me.  This particular page was done in stages - a few minutes here, a few minutes there and it just seemed to flow together.  Much more cohesive and certainly a more enjoyable process for me when done in stages.  Lesson learned!
I've been threatening to upload so art for weeks. Here is one of the pages I completed for an art journal exchange that I'm doing with another CSTer,   Lately I've been doing a few zentangles.  I find when my creativity needs a jump start that these little guys help to do that.
We're away in Palm Springs enjoying the sunshine and golf.  The weather is less than perfect - cooler than it would usually be this time of year.  The forecast for the next 14 days is a lot cooler than I would like but....good for golfing, just not all that great for enjoying the pool.  I'm hoping this is a case of the weatherman being wrong so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

We've been here since Friday afternoon, and both DD and myself have managed to get a tan.  We played a round of golf yesterday afternoon.  The winds were gale force so that made it a bit challenging but we had a good time.  We golfed with a canadian couple from Parksville, BC.  Nice people and both of them were very good golfers.

Today is a lay around and relax day.  The temperature is only supposed to go up to about 68 but I think I will still be able to get some sunbathing time in.  We may head off to the casino for a couple of hours tonight - we'll have to play that by ear.

I hit Michaels on Sunday and picked up a few more supplies.  I was organized enough to bring some watercolours, pens and glue with me, as well as a small journal but forgot to bring some of the other things that might be useful.  I managed to drop $50 but picked up some good stuff so the trip was worthwhile.  I thought I packed a paintbrush but when I got here found that I did not - duh!  So for the time being I'm using a cheap blush brush and a wine cork to spread my paint.  Whatever works!

Must run - will check in again soon.  Caio!