Saturday, January 28, 2006


For those of you who don't know (or haven't heard me whine and complain), I have been without a car for the last 2 months (my Sunfire Convertible died a sad death). Not having a car to drive took away my freedom and independence. I have been a mix of angry, depressed and mean and ugly---to my husband (who is really a nice guy). I live in a suburb of Chicago with NO public transportation. I do not live in walking distance to ANY SHOPPING (no shopping, ugh!) or entertainment and I have been stuck in the house with my 3 year old grandson since before Christmas. I have had to depend on other people to pick me up, take me, blah, blah, blah---and I HATED every moment of it! But, my husband came through today (he got tired of seeing me still in my ugly nightgown when he returned home from work in the evening) and bought me a car. So, spring is on it's way and I have a new car---a convertible again (I am definitely a top-down girl!). Things are looking up. hugs, shari xxx

Friday, January 27, 2006

Still Struggling With The Creative Process...

It seems like my muse has gone into hiding for the winter---occasionally she peeks out and I create a thing or two, but I am finding it a struggle. Art shouldn't be so hard. I have a zillion ideas floating in my head UNTIL I sit down at my art desk---and then I freeze. I managed to do the above (it is a 4X6 postcard) yesterday. I have joined the Postcard Crossing Project and I created this postcard to be the first one that I will send. It is going to a woman in Munich, Germany. Check it out (Postcard Crossing Project) and join me . Here is a brief explanation (as stated on the website)--- "The goal of this project is to allow people to receive postcards from all over the world, for free. Well, almost. The main line is: if you send a postcard, you'll receive at least one back, from a random postcrosser somewhere in the world." Sounded like a fun idea to me. I'll keep you posted as to how it works out!!

I have decided to make a really big effort to post to my blog daily---even if it is to just say hello. I am also going to try to create at least one piece of art each day.

Till later---hugs, shari xxx

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

The newest "artist" in the family

This is Joey---he is my grandson and he will be 3 years old next Monday. He lives with me and I am his "stay-at-home" grammy. As you can see, he is a budding artist---I guess you can tell what we like to do together! He seems to favor water colors, I'm more of an acrylic kind of girl. When he is not creating, he is totally obsessed with Thomas the Train stuff. He is fun and I love spending time with him!

Saturday, January 07, 2006

I'm back!! Some more of my art (AKA creating again!)

Here are several different takes on one of my favorite things---coffee!! I did these pages as part of a collaborative journal project that I am participating in. For those of you who don't know me very well, my very favorite beverage is a Starbuck's venti, non-fat, 3 shot, 3 equal, NO FOAM, Latte. When I'm not drinking Starbucks, I just drink plain old coffee with cream (real cream) and I usually have a cup of coffee in my hand most of the time. I have been trying to complete these pages for a while---but as you all know, my muse was having a hard time finding her way out of her creative block. Hopefully the block is broken and my creativity will be back on track for 2006!!!