January 24, 2010

CHA SUPERSHOW proves to be "supershow"

This weekend was the first CHA supershow opened to the public. So Friday when the doors opened I hit the floor running @ the Anaheim Convention Center. So many great and fun make & takes, at unbelievable prices . What a fun opportunity to learn to use different media's and techniques. I dabbled in batiking (used melted wax to form my picture and then colored it in with watercolors) so much fun, did some decoupaging with a new product I had never tried before, Decopatch. The papers are imported from France, specifically for the art of decoupage and are simply beautiful. Sat for probably an hour or more and made a wonderful bangle bracelet with this very interesting artist that explained the entire history of henna tattoos, and then turned us on to this amazing product called Inka Gold which I am sure you will be seeing on some of my altered projects or layouts very soon. A new product that I had been wanting to get is Mudd Puddles, it is a product that is applied with a spatula and then when dried it actually looks like sand. Comes in tons of wonderful colors. Just something new to get my hands dirty ( I mean sandy) with. And well...... what would an Expo be without me buying some more paper. So the paper of my choice this weekend was G45 new lines of Le Romantique, On the Boardwalk, and The Proper Gentleman.... There isn't much you have to do with these papers, they are beautiful, timeless, and a piece of art in it's self. Can't wait to use them.

January 7, 2010

Miss you !!!

Well I know it's already Jan 7th and I haven't posted since the New Years. Started a new job this week and you probably know from my previous post, and well, it's kicking my butt... hahaha... no really... my butt cheeks hurt. UP & DOWN, UP & DOWN on the ladders all day long, walking from one side of the building to the other. Butttttttt I love it. Having so much fun working in a place that I enjoy shopping in so very much. All day long being given the freedom to just create "and getting paid for it". WOW could I ask for anything more. Going to keep this post short tonight as I have already taken Tylenol PM and the drugs are kicking in. Tomorrow I'm going to posts some pics of displays that I have finished in the store. Until then.... yawn, nighty night.

January 1, 2010

New Beginnings

For 35 years GTE/VERIZON has been my security blanket. Kept a roof over my head, food on the table & paid my doctor bills. I spent more time there than I did at home. Provided me my main source of friendships, was patient with this girl that had no college education but kept me as an employee anyways. Taught me just about everything I know right now about a computer. Through 35 years, I saw the company change in soooo many ways, as I did also. Thank you GTE/VERIZON for being there for me.

But it's a new day, a new year. God has asked me to take His hand and enter into a new chapter of my life. Extremley blessed to be given an opportunity to continue working those brain cells of mine. In this tough economy, when jobs are so scarce, the Lord opened this amazing door for me to semi-retire and enjoy the atmosphere of one of my most favorite places to spend $$$$.
"Tai Pan Trading". 2010 looks to be a very exciting year.

My sister and partner in crime, Shawn and I also have plans up our sleeves that have been a long time coming. You'll want to keep and eye out for what is happening with the "G" sisters.

I pray as another year has been granted to us.... Move forward, learn from the past, but don't live in it. Trust in God, life is precious.
art (ärt) noun - supplement, alter, or counteract the work of nature. The conscious production or arrangement of sounds, colors, forms, movements, or other elements in a manner that affects the sense of beauty.