Title: Mixed Media Project Life UStream Show
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Description: Join Heidi for a mixed media Project Life LIVE Ustream!
Start Time: 19:00
My dream is to once again teach art classes both online and in person.
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There are those moments and experiences in our lives that allow us to really soul search. Since March 2010, my life has certainly had many life-changing moments of amazing celebrations and unfortunate crushing blows. Without getting into the past and reliving it, I kept asking myself if there was something I was supposed to “get” out of all of this. I have spent a lot of time lately trying to understand life and my place in it. I felt like I was at a pivotal point of change and had a need to truly understand who I am.
As with any moments of change, I listen to the words and thoughts from those people that love me. Family & true friends. I am so lucky to have really strong people in my life. One of the biggest messages that I received has come from several people. I needed to reach out and surround myself with positivity both with the people around me and the situations that I put myself in. New York City can be an exhilarating and very scary place all at the same time. For me, I realized that I wasn’t living my NYC urban life to the fullest. It was time to put myself out there and try new things, meet new people. Scary stuff. Exciting but yikes!
I have been reading two life-changing books:
This book talks a lot about enjoying the life that you have. I have been reading and taking notes on different ways to tap into what I already have around me. The local coffee shop, the park down the street, meetup groups all around the city, reading books more often, the art community…slowing down and enjoying.
One of my dearest (and very “centered”) friends recommended that I read The Power of Now. I sat one day and read it cover to cover. I walked away with so many powerful messages and ideas that I wanted to embrace and practice in my life. Staying present can be difficult but daily practice of this has really changed my way of looking at life.
I stumbled upon this book recently when I was exploring the New York City Public Library. It was in the book shop and was just perfect for my new life journey.
This book is packed with prompts and quotes about taking risks in life and doing things outside of your comfort zone. There are places to journal day-to-day moments and steps of success. I am not only journaling but adding art to each page! I know you might be curious but I am keeping the content of this book private.
So, with all of that said.
This soul searching has also shown me that I miss the art community. I miss my videos, live shows and blogging! I am slowly working on how to incorporate those things back into my life. I am hoping to add a new spin on my blog by highlighting not only my art but also style updates. I have tons to share about my New York City adventures and what I have learned from them. Stay tuned for lots of new, fresh ideas! I can’t wait to share with you. Now, GO MAKE SOME ART!
I saw this cute little bunny all over Pinterest and knew that I just had to make them for my nieces & nephews for their Easter cards. I am so blessed to have three little nieces and three nephews. I made boy bunnies with blue bowties. The little ladies got girly bunnies with pink hair bows, of course! The kids loved them which made my heart sing!
Ah, these beautiful Summer memories! These are fun pages of Reghan’s 9th Birthday celebration at Christmas Pines Campground. Mom has a campsite there so we spend a lot of family time relaxing in the warm, Summer months. I love these pictures of all of us laughing, smiling and having fun!
These are pages of a normal week in July. I have been trying to use things from my stash including my Project Life Core Kits. This kit is one that I got on a HUGE discount at Michael’s. I wasn’t sure of the color scheme when I started working on these pages. I am not usually one that gravitates to primary colors and struggled at first with the composition of this layout. Honestly, I think it’s the slim, artsy black borders on each card that brought the colors together.
These pages are more my normal color scheme. They capture the day-to-day memories of the beginning of August and the fun things that Marty & I do around New York City. I had SO many pictures on these two pages that I had to add an additional space. I grabbed the “flip flap” page from Close To My Heart and begin adding space for more photos and journaling. It is fun to think outside the box when it comes to how to create space in Project Life-don’t be boxed in by the setup of the pages. There are so many neat ways to add more space! I have to admit that every time I look at the pages of my pups it seems that something is missing. I think I need to grab that little page and add some of my fun artsy borders around each picture with a black marker. The pups just seem to be floating around on the page-I think that’s what is bugging me. Other that that, I am happy with how these pages turned out.
As 2015 is flying by, I am still working on getting caught up on my 2014 album. I keep going back and forth in my head as to whether I should just jump into the new album or keep plowing through 2014. Then, I realize I have never been the person to worry about that when it comes to my crafting & art. So, instead I have been cranking out pictures and reliving the wonderful memories of last year. These dreamy pictures of the Summer make me long for warm weather and countless hours of relaxation. (and yes, being tan)
I have been digging into my stash BIG TIME and using lots of beautiful papers and gorgeous embellishments. I have to admit there are times that I rummage through my embellishment basket and think “huh, when did I get THAT”?! It is like shopping in a small scrapbook store when I go into that magical basket. I have been keeping a bunch of the same packs of rub ons, stickers, and other pretties on my table where I work. This way I don’t get overwhelmed with pulling out new things which causes me to sometimes spend silly amounts of time just ooh-ing & ah-ing over what I find. Having these same packs of things at my fingertips has given me the chance to use them up. I get such a thrill out of throwing away packaging because I used up some pretty stickers, sequins or borders. I hear people say in their videos & on blogs that they “hoard” certain supplies. I am not that girl-I love cutting into papers & glueing things down!
So, enjoy your crafty goodies and GO MAKE SOME ART!
As I sit in my warm craft room and look outside, I am thinking about how FREEZING it is outside in the streets of Manhattan. Much different, of course, then the beautiful sunny days in the pictures in this week’s Project Life. It certainly gives me hope that gorgeous, carefree days are (hopefully) right around the corner.
It has been a little while since I worked on Project Life. I was doing so great when I first started because I had myself on a schedule of printing the pictures and working on the pages. But, life gets in the way and sometimes I like to venture into other things like art journaling and just watching TV.
I decided it would be fun to do a UStream Show and feature the new LET’S GET AWAY Project Life Card Collection from Stampin’ Up!. It has bright, happy colors and featured a travel theme. I love that Stampin’ Up! makes the cards so versatile even when there is a “theme”. In the case of this collection, one side (of most cards) has a travel theme but other side is something that can be used for everyday pictures.
If you missed the LIVE Show, here are the recorded moments from last night.
Unfortunately, my camera turned off a few times so we managed to capture the crafting in three parts.
I am so excited for tonight’s Project Life UStream Show!
I hope you will join me at 7:00pm EST at the GOTHAM CITY STAMPER USTREAM CHANNEL.