Monday, February 1, 2016

Mood Board

A Mood Board is a type of collage consisting of images text and sample of objects in a composition.
Graphic, Interior, Industrial, Fashion Designers, Photographers and other Creative Aftist use this to illustrat the style they wish to pursue.

January's challenges at Jennibellie workshop was creating a Mood Board that shows what you want for 2016.

I am a person who is easily distacted.  Anyone who knows me knows I can be talking about something and if a pretty butterfly flies by I am like  look at the beautiful colors.  I have gotten better with time but it still happens from time to time.  I created a mood board to participate in the January challenge.

I created the mood board on the cover of my multi-media paper book and It is finish for the moment.



I printed pictures from the 1970 of east livery where I grew up.  Both my parents were alive and my youngest sister was born so this time period I had a complete family.



Everyone in this picture has red ruby slippers "There is no place like home."  I love returning to the east liberty part of town.  It is hard to see the work love so I  have to get a new white gel pen and make the work pop!



The Brass Rail my dad would get the family fish sandwiches from there.  So as I find the right fish stickers it will be place somewhere in this area.




Sometimes you are so busy taking care of business you forget to Dream.  Some of my best creative ideas come to me in a dream.



The Dancing yellow dress.  Ever put on a dress and feel wonderful and happy and pretty that you just have to dance.



When I take time for me I create, by drawing, painting, sewing, crocheting writing.  So this is a reminder to take some me time.




I love owls these are saying " IT'S OWL GOOD!"  lol!

As time goes on I know I will add to it which is the main reason it is on the cover.

2016 word INSPIRATION

 I have to add this to the mood board.  A reminder to be inspired and inspire  other of live the life they love.

Gail






Monday, January 25, 2016

Beyond Mesaure

My mother taught me to sew my clothes because I was bigger then the average girl.  Please note the word I used was bigger not taller.  This is what I heard from family and friends " wow you are getting big"  At the age of 11 or 12  big means fat not tall.  

When looking at picture of myself at that young age when I was getting bigger it turns out I was quite slim. My Uncle called my lean bean, because I was long and lankey. He was the only one who go the measurment correct and described me in a way that I preferred to big. 

Before going into High School I stood 5 feet 8 inches tall and when I graduated high schooL I grew another .75 inches taller.  I tell people I am 5 foot 9 inches tall.  I love being tall  I am not a fan of being big. 

My sister stands 5 foot4 inches tall and she remembers as she was growing being told she was big.  I guess my family does not use pharses like " my how you have grown" and instead use phrases such as  "Wow you are getting big!" I have two lovey nicees one who is tall and the other not.  Actually it is funny that the younger is taller.   The eldest child is the seamtress in training.  She has to alter her clothing to fit her better and she loves sewing and creating  fashion.   She had a fashion show and she designed the clothing for her fashion show.  She plans to have another fashion show.  

What i find great about her doing this is that she just wants her friends to be apart of the fashion show she is not greatly concern with if and potential model is overweight or slim.  To her she just wants the clothes to look beautiful on whomever wear them. 

I hope this is the thought of future designers as they graduate high school and set out to make their mark on the fashion world. 

It was just by chance that I happened upon this site.  New York Univeristy  Costume studies has a wonder virtual tour that I just wanted to share with anyone  I hope you take a look at it. 


There are some beautiful actress who are full figure and wear some outstanding fashions I hope the stores start to carry these clothes for those of us who cannot afford to spend 300.00 on a pair of jeans.  In the meantime  I will strive to make fashionable clothes for women who meet my description  5 foot 9 inces tall size 20 top ,size 22 pants.

Have a great day!  

Monday, January 18, 2016

Get Healthy

I do not make resolutions for the year.  So please note this is not a resolution.

I have been making my own planners  well last year was the first planner that I made. Since I made the planner I used it 9 months out of the year which is so much better than when I purchase a planner.

Pintrest was a great resource for this idea and style.  So I decided that I will be making the planner for this year.

 A part of the planners  for this year are goals that I have for myself and family.

I , We need to be healthier.

I need to continue to learn and refine my skills

I need to enbrace and fulfill and refine my spritiual ministry

I need to keep in touch with my friends on regular bases.


So my planner will be the tool i need to achieve all these things.

of course i lost my planner the second week of this year only to find in in the bag that I was carrying for that whole time.   sigh  I am and will always be a work in process.

I will plan my post better and include pictures.

Thanks for your kindness.
Gail
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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Vendors show

Usually when I am off from work for a week there is a lot of sewing involved.  Unfortunately for me that did not happen.  I have an opportunity to be in a vendor show on July 11th  it is something that I have been talking about for a while now but in actuality I have done very little work to get it done.

I plan to speak with the host of the show next week and hopefully  I can confirm thing with her and then get my mind moving!

It is a goal to do 5 shows within a year.    I really need to get this first one done!    Words of encouragement are needed.

Thanks




Thursday, May 28, 2015

New Attitude

My I will get to that later attitude needs to stop.

My next challenge is to get this paperwork in check at the house and get a lot cleaned up.  I am going to need to have Hubby by my side when I do that.   He still has a mentality that I will take care of it.  When things fall apart due to his not understanding what I mean or I don’t understand what he meant.  It can be a frustrating adventure at best, and a tedious one but we need to work together to get it done.   It was a habit of mine to keep a “to do list” for the day. 

Planning what needs to be accomplish for that day.  A former activity that was a diligent practice but for a while I have developed the I will get to it later attitude , the results is that it never gets done.

When there is a list of 20 or more things that needs to be done and I cannot count on the support of the hubby it enables the I will get to it later attitude.  Also if I get busy or engulfed in what I am doing, such as enjoying hanging out with my friend I get carried on the wave and enjoyment and I just ride the wave.  Once the wave has stop that is when I think about what I need to get done.  Usually I have run out of hours needed to get it done.  

This results in a longer list for the next day and no motivation to get it done.  Then I hear myself say “ I will get to that is a minute….. maybe 20 minutes……. 2 hours…….tomorrow."

Right Tomorrow never comes just as the saying goes.  Unfortunately when this happens I do not think it through,  it just does not come to mind.  Then I am overwhelmed with a lot of stuff that needs to be done but that does not get accomplished.

I have to start my day by looking at my to do list.  Set  items up in order of important  A very important B necessary, C and be delay  check them off as I complete them and then   end my day by creating a new  to do list.   

This will be a challenge for me but the additional challenge will be to get hubby involved in accomplishing the list and help with getting it accomplished.  You know it will help us both to know what is going on and how we can accomplish things together. 


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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Where have I been?

No matter what I do my attempt to return to what i consider normal is often met my well meaning family who feel that i need to keep those feelings to my self.

As we were going up I thought the catch phrase " What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas" was created by my father.

He was always telling what happens at home stays at home.  Please understand we were not abuse in any way however if the family struggles with some issues what ever they may have been.  We did not talk about it.........    Outside the home.

Now as my sisters and I have our own home sometimes we do not include each other in everything that goes on in our individual homes.   My sister often says to me " I do not tell you everything that I have been through"   I completely understand!  They same goes for me there are something just to painful to think about  so why relive them by talking about them.   Each have found successful coping techniques that help us to stay sane.

so I write stuff like this:

 Lost in the darkness of negativity created by the circumstances that  I live in.

For a while I have been feeling like attempting to climb out of the dark hole is next to impossible but last month I started to see the light and recently I felt the edge of the hole.  Knowing I was almost out the darkness and feeling the welcoming the light and warmth on my face.    Which gave me the energy to pull my self out of the darkness.

My arms and legs are tired from the effort needed to make the climb from darkness to light.

The Light is warm and comforting.

As I look around myself things are not that much better but the light has made things clearer to me and easier for me to clean up the mess around myself.

 If I continue to bask in the light of the releif i will extend my thanks to those who show me where the light existed.

I have learned not to be an enabler of destructive forces around me regardless of my love for that person or persons.

I protect my family to the best of my ability and always will.   I ask that Jehovah strengthen me and  keep a bright light my goals and to understand that they are right in front of me.   ~~

Empathy I feel your pain in my heart.   This was in our bible study on Tuesday  that needs to be put in a frame and put on a wall.

However it causes me pain to know that you now feel my pain.    See the circle!    How to break that circle of pain?









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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

It has been a while.

OMG !  I have been thinking about my blog for a while.

So much is going on in my life that is negative that I did not feel like doing anything.    I did not write blogs,  I did not read any blogs.  I did watch a lot of videos about art journaling and all thing crafty or creative.  While I did enjoy that I feel that I have missed the opportunity to express my self in written form.

I like to write however I hate writing.  What I have in my head is often jumbled  so much that my attempt to write them down end up in a lot of missing words, unclear thoughts and even when I went back to read them I could not tell what I was feeling and why.

Typing is easier.  However I like writing and hopefully with time and planning I will be regularly writing my blog again.

I need to express my self as I would to my best friend which is my mother.  So some blog will be in letter format to my mom.

I need to rant and scream.  Someone recently told me that I was  like the mothers on 50"s tv.  Well I do like aprons but i think the  comparison ends there. I don't think Mrs Cleaver and I have much in common.

I want to start teaching sewing and I plan to start organizing that.  I have 3 sewing machines and I feel that I need 2 more.  One machine is  for my use and the other for 3 to 4 students.  

I need to make time for my friends.  Betty and Bam bam are so busy .  She is always posting picture of there adventures I will talk to her so we can figure out what adventure I can join them on.

On the homefront, I feel like I am homeless.  You know very nomadic with no home base.  The result I carry a lot of stuff with me that should be left at home safe and secure.  Even when I am back in my home I doubt that I will feel safe and secure right away.  But in time God will mend my heart and help me feel better.   In the meantime I thank my sister for her kindness and I thank my friend Velicia for her kindness.

Right now every time Hubby fixes one pipe another one breaks.  Good grief.

Right now a neighbor  has taken to parking in front of our house and in our driveway  He cut the grass and hedges so he feels he is entitled to the parking.    Good grief.

Right now I want to be home in  my own space so i can take the time to purge all that needs to be purged.   Good grief

Right now I wish my face was not made up to look like all is fine when it is not.

Right now I want to be working on my business opportunity

Right now I wish I have 2,000.00 to take care of a bill and deposit on an apartment.

Today at work  I was overwhelmed with all that  I needed to do.  I took a moment and took the time to assigned what I was working on  priorities and then i had an accurate idea of what i was working on and then i was able to get done what needed to be done.

That is what I need to do now,  I guess I better get some post it notes