Hey there, and Welcome to my world of Krazy! If you are visiting to check out my art journal pages, please let me know you've been here. If you've stumbled upon me by accident, you are welcome anyway! And if you are here to read about the ups and downs of my Krazy life, feel free to comment as well, there is safety in numbers and it's nice to know I'm not alone!

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

This is how I gelli roll... whoop whoop.

Mixed Media Journal Page

Sooooo, went out an bought a Gelli Plate.... yuppers!  So excited, I've been happily slappity slap slapping paint on the plate, and going to town with a venegence.  This page was an older unfinished one, that needed just a little "je ne sais quoi"... so I took one of my gazillions of spiffy prints, some u-hu, and biff, bam, boom, voila!   Ahhhhh. A page I am happy with.    Create Laughter in Life.  I love to laugh, don't you?  When was the last time you laughed?  Not just a tee hee, but a full on, gut-busting, hyperventilating, hiccuping knee-slapper.  You know, the kind where you laugh so hard that no sound comes out and tears stream down your face?  I love those kind of laughs... where you fan your face in a vain attempt to send oxygen to your brain, and then you settle, only to snort and start the whole process over again.  It's contagious, it's cathartic, and it's unfortunately few a far between.   I cherish those moments of brief sanctioned bouts of insanity.  So, I am determined to laugh more, more heartily, and more deeply because laughter is truly the best medicine.  
Stay Safe and Love Yourself,

As always, linking with Artsyville and Glue it Tuesday.  Go check out the new Washi Tape... Aimee is a washi tape queen... she is going to rule the world one roll of super hawt washi tape at time!    

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Paper madness!

Paper Journal
Mixed media Left side spread

Right Side Spread

Ahh, so I am riduculously behind this week.  I blame the gorgeous weather.  I have been busy though, gluing, gluing, gluing.  I have been inspired by Suzy over at Sunshine and Lollipops to create a journal using all my bits paper.  I'm a bit of a paper h00r.  I'm not a scrapbooker, but I love paper.  Any, all, no matter the size, style or texture.  I hoard paper the way a starving man might hoard a cookie crumb.   It's a sickness really.  So I took a small cheapo composition book that was freecycled to me, got out the trusty UHU, and went to town!  What fun it was to gleefully glue down bits of paper willynilly.  Just looking through my paper collection was have the fun, like meeting up with an old friend you haven't seen in a while.   Good Times!  Anyway, so my glue it tuesday submission for Artsyville is late, but it was more like a glue it week anyway!  I hear the call of the glue stick, it's calling my name!  Until next time,
Stay Safe and Love Yourself,

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Your beautiful

Mixed Media Collage

It's Tuesday again, and that means one thing: Glue-it Tuesday with Aimee and the gang over at Artsyville.  This week's page is a long time coming, about 9 years in fact.  Just a brief history to explain the sentiment behind the page.  Nine years ago, at the age of 27, I was diagnosed with breast cancer.  I underwent a mastectomy, chemotherapy, and radiation.   I wish I had known about art journaling then.  Fast forward to the future, here and now finds me cancer-free and healthy, the trials of cancer a notch in my belt, and a growing distant memory.    The hardest part for me throughout all of this, wasn't the hair loss or the weight gain, the medication or the exhaustion but overcoming the mentality of being somehow less of a woman.  The rediscovering of my sexuality and the understanding that my scars were not shameful,  didn't make me less or ugly or undesirable has been a long time coming.  I've learnt to love myself not in spite of the scars but because of them.   So this page is a tribute to me, and to every woman out there who has looked in the mirror and wept.  YOU are BEAUTIFUL, and that, is the honest to God truth.

Stay Safe and Love Yourself,

Monday, 6 May 2013

Playing God with Dandelions.


Just a quick post today.  I've finally got my act together and finished the monthly Colour This Quote from Artists in Blogland before the actual end of the month.  I also video taped my process.  This months quote from Picasso is  "Every Act of Creation is first an Act of Destruction."  Yup.  Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, sometimes something beautiful can come from the destruction of something else.    I chose to use dandelions on this page.  First because my lawn is covered in them, and although they are considered weeds, there is something lovely and beautiful about a dandelion   Bright and plentiful, tenacious and stubborn, impossible to get rid of, kind of like me.  Second, I felt the dandelion embodied the sentiment behind the quote quite nicely.  The simple act of destroying a dandelion is also an act of creation.  After all, plucking it from the ground and blowing its seeds in childish glee also perpetuates the species.  In destroying one dandelion, we perhaps create hundreds more.  I encourage you to go out today, destroy a dandelion and spread beauty in it's wake!


PS I swear this all sounded better in my head... honest...