On My Mind

Today is a sunny day in North Carolina, but my heart goes out to all my friends and family in West Virginia with the never ending  winter they are experiencing. They had gotten 20 + inches of snow in the last go around; then on Wednesday the temperature rose well above freezing and everything started melting. With that rivers and streams overflowed their banks, and there were mudslides blocking roads and causing a lot of damage.  But Mother Nature wasn’t finished for the day, by evening temperatures dropped and they have now received another 6 to 8 inches of snow.  Hang in there gang, I am sure warmer days are ahead!

What’s on my crafting plate at this time?

Lots!  I have several projects I am working on: 2 mini albums, my art journal, recycled cans and oatmeal canister into a desk organizer; and a perpetual calendar. I hope to upload some pics very soon of my progress.

happy accident background This is an a picture from my art journal. The background was made by layering excess paint from a different project onto the page. I really wasn’t thinking or planning  anything, just hated to waste the paint.  Since it had my favorite colors of  fall I added a stencil of a large tree and highlighted it with perfect pearls. The facing page has an owl in a tree with a similar background.


Truth behind my title….

Ok, here’s the behind the scenes scoop…..  This is my first time trying to blog though I used to have a homepage, you guys remember them don’t you, with pictures and graphics. Hmmm, sounds a lot like blogging, but you only worked on them when you wanted to, very low commitment.

Anyway, I thought today is the day I start mine. Well, I went to word press and thought up a name added my email address and submitted it for approval. And whoopie they accepted it on the first try.  Soo, ok, I’m cooking with Crisco!  I have a blog. Then I looked at the title and I had misspelled it!  This is what I mean by making all the mistakes. Who wants a blog with misspelling in the title.  I tried deleting it, but seems it doesn’t work that way. I changed the email attached to it and made a new one with the correct spelling. Nope, all my problems did not go away. There now two blogs with very similar names listed under my name. A couple of hissy fits and a knowledgeable daughter has me on the right page now.

If you want to do something, GO FOR IT! You will only be sorry if you don’t try.

Hello Fellow Crafters

Hi, my name is Charlene and I am a Jill of all Crafts person.  I have dabbled in many different forms of crafting:  in the 70s I did macrame and oil painting; the 80s found me doing neddlepoint and crossstitch along with some knitting.  The 90s and early 2000s I did a lot of crafts with children in my classroom.  About that time I was introduced to scrapbooking and jewelry making.

I am the perpetual student, what  I love most is learning new forms of art and techniques. So that leads to the question. Why am I blogging and why should you visit my site?

Well, I have learned a lot and if a mistake can be made I probably have done it.  I’d like to share some tricks and tips I have found that maybe the more professional bloggers have forgotten how it was when they first started learning.

I am going to concentrate on mixed media art, scrapbooking and jewelry making; but don’t be surprised if I throw in something off the wall every now and then.

Please come back and visit me often, I’ll be waiting.