Showing posts from November, 2011

My Silent Auction Item 2011

So it's time again for our BHMS silent auction to raise money for gifts and food for needy families. Last year's ghost hunts were a big fave....but they were also a heck of a lot of work to organized etc. Plus I wanted to do something a bit different...Hence ....the above certificate which will be attached to a gift basket including some bottles of alcoholic beverages with the gift tag shown below attached to the bottles.

I think I'll wrap the gift basket in some black or dark blue basket paper (cellophane) and tie it with some of that gold garland that has little stars attached to it.  I'll also put the 7 reading cards and the 2 crossroads reading cards in the basket!! Seven cards for seven readings....they can use them over time or throw a party and invite six friends for readings.  Then we have two crossroads readings which I will do upon request but I will do these alone and type up the reading for the person. I find this method sometimes to work really well becaus…

Black Friday: Notes from the Frontline

Black Friday, frenzied shopping for the best deals of the holiday season, kicked off Thanksgiving evening at 10:00 with Walmart opening it's first round of "super deals".  This, after several stores, such as Toys R Us had earlier "super sales" prior to the traditional Black Friday.

My daughters and I have shopped Black Friday for quite a few years, and so despite the outrage at the earlier and earlier sales that required workers to miss their own Thanksgiving dinners we headed out again this year. After browsing the holiday ads, which seemed heavily loaded with electronics and sorely lacking in what I call "normal" gifts, we headed to Walmart at 8:15ish. Yes, I know the first "round" didn't start till ten p.m. but arriving early ensured us that we could weave our way around the heaping mounds of plastic wrapped items and locate the one or two things that we wanted to at least "look" at.

The picture above, snapped by my person…

Another Art Journal Page

I hesitate to share some of my art journal pages. They are so.."elementary like" compared to some of the really awesome ones I see on some blogs. I tend to think of those as "real art" and mine as well, I don't know something less. But the truth is....even though they might look like something a child creates in school, they are still very satisfying to create.  Afterall I do them for me, for creative expression and not to display.
So after some thought I'm sharing my first snowfall page. I found the little quotation in a magazine and that spurred the page. I used blue and white paint to create the background and then tore piece of white paper for the snow man and snow flakes. 
The quotation:"The first fall of snow is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of world and wake up in another quite different." J.B. Priestley
It was fun to be messy with the paint and even though it is rather elementary, I still like it. It taps into that childish joy…

Art Journal Word 2010

This is a page from my art journal. It is featuring my word from 2010: Serendipity....I feel like I need to add something to the pink glitter but for now I'll just leave it as it is....until I come across what I need.....sort of through SERENDIPITY

Journal Christmas Challenge

So this evening for some reason I pulled my art journal off the shelf. You can see it here beneath the little Christmas book. It's a simple yellow spiral bound book that I bought at Michaels a few years ago. I'm not particularly artistic but I had read about keeping an art journal and I wanted to give it a whirl. I have about 13 pages completed in it....none famous works of art for sure...but looking back I remember how I did enjoy creating them. I miss that creative pressure...I'm not making a gift, or creating decor for the home, it can look as crazy and "unartistic" as I want or as it turns out....and it doesn't really matter...:)
I WANT to work on it again....that's the beauty of an art can be something you WANT to do...not something you HAVE to deadlines nor pressure. I'm going to do a creative challenge here at Ginger's Journey starting in January...but more about that after Christmas.
Anyway, as so often hap…


It doesn't happen very often but sometimes I just experience a or so....nothing really wrong....just a vague feeling of blah... 
When that happens I try to think of the many positive aspects of my life. Of the people who are part of my journey and how each one plays a special role.  Thanks to all who touch my life, whether in person on through cyber friendships.

The Darkness

It's happening again. That sensation that something is hurtling through the darkness at me and I know not what. I've written about it before here on Ginger's Journey.  The extremely odd feeling that something is there...just beyond my grasp. I hypothesized one time that it was another me in a different dimension. That the veil between the two was thin and that the sensation I experienced was a result of the "other me" being so close. I'm not sure I believe in alternative universes but....
When I reflect on it...I can't decide if it is something that is nagging at me. Something I should know but is just there outside the realm of consciousness. Perhaps it is a sense of time speeding past. In one way it is unnerving and in other ways it is not an unpleasant sensation. Just a curious one.
Sometimes it stays with me for days and at other times it is but a fleeting feeling, one easily brushed away. I find myself restless when it happens. Not really bored just r…