I made a video today of my art In the Van. I used to be able to upload videos directly from my camera or computer to the blog but it seems I no longer can. Grrrrrhhhh. What to do? I set up a U Tube account. OMG!! I spent a lot of time on this this morning.I hope I am doing this right. I am holding my breath. Whoo Hoooo!! I did it!!! Ok. So, I am sharing a bit more about myself. As I was making this little video I thought about music. The music in the background is my original composition. I am not thrilled with the way my voice sounds in this, but since MY MAN forgot to upload my most recent (what I would consider better) compositions to my computer and he is presently in NYC, this one will have to do. So, there you have it. I hope you enjoy both the visual and the sound. Thanks for stopping by. Jo........ Joanna..................... me
I mailed the post card to Lizzy in Russia this morning. I forgot I was supposed to put the post card ID number on it. Figures. My first international post card and I didn't do it right. Oh well. The site said to email the member to be on the look out. I can't wait to hear that she received it. I also mailed a post card to my friend Jeanine in North Carolina .Chris Dunmire who has invited people to help celebrate her birthday with her. She writes that for all of her 39 yrs she never celebrated her birthday and now at 40 she has finally decided to do so. I have followed Creativity Portal for the last 5 yrs or more, enjoying an abundance of resources and information. So, here's a person I have never met before. I am happy for her that she has made this choice to celebrate herself. Happy Birthday, Chris!
I joined a site called Postcrossing. You send a post card to someone else in the world who has also registered at the site. I made a post card for the person who's name I was given. Lisa lives in Russia. She's a student, loves music; has a treble clef tatoo, loves cats and I can't remember off hand what else. I was thinking about how the weather might be in Russia this time of year, so I thought about sending her some spring. I will mail this on Saturday and then register it at the Post Crossing web site. I am looking forward to getting a post card from somewhere else in the world from some one I don't even know. I think the entire idea makes for happy mailboxes.POSTCROSSING Check it out.
Ok. I know I said I'd do this another day but hey... I have to practice my "linking techniques" so I don't forget how to do it. I got a gel plate and did some playing with it this weekend. Here are a few of the results of my first attempt.
I have no problem showing up.. going to my studio, making wonderful messes. I have not been good about sharing what I've been showing up for. Sometimes life has a way of making it so. Here's what I've been showing up for.
Traci Bunkers shows a video on her site on how to make stamps from flip flops. How cool is that? I didn't have any old flip flops laying around so off I went to the Dollar Store, which didn't have any out yet, and then to Wally World where I found a $1.00 pair. I then had to invest in a heat tool and was happy to find one on sale at Michaels. So, here is what I made from a pair of flip flops.Traci Bunkers site. I think she's a pretty neat artist and she has a lot to share.
Look what came in the mail the other day!