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Journal Soup 2….

2014 September 17

Yes, another house, this time it’s one of Kate Crane’s whimsical houses painted directly onto a repurposed paper mache  4”x4” display.


I signed up last week for Kate’s Journal Soup 2 online class.  LOVE it as I knew I would. ( I own all 6 of Kate’s DVD). 

Used my typewriter to type out the sentence onto book paper, even carved my own stamp – the swirly circle and stole a couple of the girls’ legos. 






I will tell you that I love online classes or DVDs not only for the learning, but for those times when I can’t think of something creative.  That’s when I will create a project from a lesson – recreating it almost exactly.  Doesn’t make me feel very inventive, but I get my fingers inky and applied a new technique learned.  It’s a win-win.

That’s it for me tonight, I have to make a trip to the city tomorrow for another workman’s comp evaluation.  Apparently they did not like what the KU Med Center physician reported, so they scheduled another appointment this time at St. Luke’s.  Oh and even though the workman’s comp case worker made the appointment at KU, they haven’t paid it and I’m responsible.  Nice, eh?  Working in an office as opposed to say, the shop floor – means that you don’t count.  OSHA doesn’t care and “can’t help me”.  I really don’t understand why there are rules and regulations to “protect the American worker” because no one is held accountable.  Ok off my soap box, can’t say too much…. yet!

Hope you guys had a wonderful Wednesday!  Until next time….. xoxo

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4 Responses
  1. Dara Lynn Hale permalink
    September 17, 2014

    I have looked at Kate's class several times and think it's time to jump in!  I've been waiting on Dina and Dyans' class to be live …but really want to take a class NOW.  Did you see Julie Fei Fan Balzer post today.  You would be PERFECT for this guest spot!  I hope you keep your chin up and keep steady on the WC thang.  They make it difficult …not fair by any means….my continued prayers are with you up north girlie! Loves from the OKC !

  2. nise permalink
    September 17, 2014

    LOVE the background (carved your own stamp?!! and a lego.!!) and that verse is divine!   Sorry, but this house is screaming "bird" at me.  I've looked at it about 5 times now and I'm not getting come in and get your fingers inky with Micki.  I hope you'll still let me come by now and then and gawk at your amazing artwork, even when I might see different stuff than you created.  And, no, I haven't touched the vodka tonight, plus I haven't tried to type to you on my etch a sketch in months!  I wish there was something I could do to help your work thing. I will keep thinking good thoughts for you and your situation.  HUGS!

  3. Kate Crane permalink
    September 18, 2014

    Oooh I'm glad I came across this on Facebook – which led me here! Beautiful work! You have a done a really great job :-) So happy you are enjoying it. And I'm with you the class thing – when I take a class I copy EXACTLY … And then maybe later I do my own thing with it! 

  4. September 18, 2014

    I ADORE this creation!  The house is so GREAT with your FAB background and your sentiment just hit home with me!  And classes of any kind always get me motivated!  I KNOW what you mean!

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