Saturday, January 9, 2010

Happy 2010 and Happy Pink Saturday

Welcome to 2010!

I hope everyone had a marvelous holiday season! Mine was fantastic. We did have a Christmas Eve blizzard so that caused our family Christmases to be moved to New Year’s weekend. All in all the holidays were great.

I am really embarrassed to say that I have not blogged in almost three months. That is terrible! So why not have my first one for 2010 be a Pink Saturday.

The past two months I have had some health issues, but hopefully that has all been resolved somewhat. I am on oxygen 24/7, but it is temporary. Hopefully, I can start rehab sometime this month. I have had COPD for a while now but I picked up a cold virus that went straight to my chest. I went to my doctor, my doctor in turn sent me to the hospital because of my breathing (or I guess I should say my “gulping for air”). They immediately put me on oxygen. This is where I jumped up and sang “I can see clearly now, the rain has gone.” (If anyone knows who originally sang this, please let me know.) There I had chest x-rays and they found emphysema in the top lobes of my lungs. That’s where the rehab helps…I get to teach the good part of my lungs how to really breath.

Anyway, while I have been recouping I started thinking about my art. I decided to teach myself Copic Markers and take a completely different turn with my art. I love the markers! And the turn I am taking is going to be more fantasy and whimsy. I am going to have fun during rehab and not worry about monetary things. Maybe I will have so much made I’ll be ready to add them to my shops. Unfortunately, with this oxygen I can clean house now. Ugh!

I thought I would share a few of my creations with you.

The first one is my husband’s fairy god mother. I made this card for him to celebrate our late Christmas and New Year's and to let him know that she wished upon us that 2010 would be a lot better than 2009. The image is a digi stamp from Mo’s Digital Pencil. Her illustrations are so detailed and truly imaginative. They cried Copics. This is also a technique from a Technique Junkie Newsletter.

The second one was really my first experiment with Copics. This was for a contest (I didn’t win) and the digi stamp was a creation of Michelle Perkett’s. You need to check out her awesome talent also. Michelle also has some of her images created into greeting cards.

That’s it for now. Have a good week and work on your New Year’s resolutions if you have any. I usually write mine down and never tell anyone.

I hope you drop by Beverly’s blog and check out all the other participants in Pink Saturday.

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