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I am a mother, a wife, a sister, a best friend a daughter, and artist.

If there was a way I could spend as much time in my studio creating as I do working my regular 40 hour job I would do it in a heartbeat. I am loving discovering myself through art and I can't wait to see where the journey takes me.

11.30.2011

I feel these song lyric's

And when I hear this song on the radio I hold back tears....It touches my soul...

I came to win, to fight, to conquer, to thrive
I came to win, to survive, to prosper, to rise
To fly
To fly

I wish today it will rain all day
Maybe that will kinda make the pain go away
Trying to forgive you for abandoning me
Praying but I think I’m still an angel away
Angel away, yeah strange in a way
Maybe that is why I chase strangers away
They got their guns out aiming at me
But I become near when they aiming at me

Me, me, me against them
Me against enemies, me against friends
Somehow they both seem to become one
A sea full of sharks and they all see blood
They start coming and I start rising
Must be surprising, I’m just summising
Win, thrive, soar, higher, higher, higher
More fire

I came to win, to fight, to conquer, to thrive
I came to win, to survive, to prosper, to rise
To fly
To fly

Everybody wanna try to box me in
Suffocating every time it locks me in
Paint their own pictures than they crop me in
But I will remain where the top begins

Cause I am not a word, I am not a line
I am not a girl that can every be defined
I am not fly, I am levitation
I represent an entire generation

I hear the criticism loud and clear
That is how I know that the time is near
So we become alive in a time of fear
And I aint got no time to spare
Cry my eyes out for days upon days
Such a heavy burden placed upon me
But when you go hard your nay’s become yay’s

I came to win, to fight, to conquer, to thrive
I came to win, to survive, to prosper, to rise
To fly
To fly

I came to win, to fight, to conquer, to thrive
I came to win, to survive, to prosper, to rise
To fly
To fly



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Madzie

11.22.2011

Thankful

Thanksgiving week...I love Thanksgiving. I love to cook all day and see the joy and happiness it brings to the people I love. I will miss my son unbelievably this year but I know he will be surrounded by people who love him so I am thankful for that.

Despite my unemployment situation, I have so many things to be thankful for. I have the love of a wonderful man, two awesome kids who I love and who love me more than anything, a home, friends, some family, my health. I had some responses to job applications today also and was able to make another contact for job possiblities so I am so hopeful and thankful for that as well. I really could go on and on about how blessed I am.

I started a journal page with my watercolor crayons yesterday and I finished it up tonight. It says...Thankful for the beauty in her life. And I am because my life is beautiful and I am very blessed.


I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded by love and happiness, and of course yummy food too.
Thanks for stopping by.
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Madzie

11.17.2011

Doodle me crazy

I have been sick with a head cold and either in bed or on the couch. I have been soo bored so I reached for my journal and my bucket of pens and just started doodling. It killed some time at least lol. I'm heading to the sewing machine now to work on my sons Xmas present. Gotta get that done...

Thanks for stopping by.
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Madzie

11.13.2011

Collage Page in my Journal

I hadn't done a collage page for awhile so I worked on this one last night. I'm pretty sure I'm finished with it. I usually put a border around my pages so if anything I will add a border. I am so lucky to be loved so much by my husband and that's what inspired this page. The queen of his heart.


Thanks for stopping by.
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Madzie
 

11.11.2011

2012 Journal Calendar

I am definitely doing this!!!! I have a full size spiral bound 2011 desk calendar just waiting for me to cover with paint and inks and stamps and awesome paper squares with little scribblings of my days.

I so love this idea.

http://thekathrynwheel.blogspot.com/

She is also published in the Nov/Dec issue of Somerset Studio so definitely run out and grab a copy.

Awesome stuff..

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Madzie

Veteran's Day

We are all so lucky to have the men and women of our military protecting our freedom all over the world.
I am so thankful for all past, present, and future veteran's and their families for the sacrifices they have made so we can sleep peacefully at night.

Today here in Bentonville, the Crystal Bridges Museum of Art opened and I am so excited. There is over 400 million dollars of art in this museum and there will be showings as well.

Thanks to Walmart, admission to the museum will always be free. How fantastic is that!!!! Jonathan and I are going to try to go during the week next week. There is even a section where kids can look at what was used to create the art, they can feel the brushes and paint tubes and another area where they can actually create art. So great!!!!! http://crystalbridges.org/

On another note, I have a job interview Monday morning and I am hoping hoping that I will be offered the job. I will literally be starting over but I am excited at the opportunity.

Have a fabulous weekend
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Madzie

11.08.2011

Ok lets try this again lol

I just did a completely new post and blogger told me there was a conflict...so here we go again.

I have been practicing my whimsy girls again today. Once again I started on lined paper and ended up with my watercolor crayons in hand. Hubby said go tomorrow and get the right kind of paper, so I am going to hit Hobby Lobby and get what I need.

The first sketch I just lined with a permanent fine liner. Rocker girl. I will definitely re do her on the right paper and make her come to life with some color.

The second sketch is just a head but I love how she came out (except for the bleh linked paper).

I'm excited to see how different it will be to paint on the right surface.
Have a wonderful night and thanks for stopping by.
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Madzie

11.06.2011

Sunday, Continued =0)

I kept working on my whimsey girl. My only regret is that I didn't do it on water color paper but I am still experimenting so I am ok with it. My daughter loves her and I asked her what we should name her and she said "Faith"...
So...Meet Faith...
I am going to mod podge her onto another piece of paper (probably scrapbooking paper) and frame it and give it to my beautiful daughter.

Thanks for taking a look
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Madzie

Sunday Sunday

We had some excitement here last night in North West Arkansas...there was a 5.2 earthquake in Oklahoma and WOW did we feel it here.
Being in a second story apartment in an area where buildings are not built for earthquakes, it was a little nerve wracking. I think that's the fastest I've seen my husband get up off the couch in a long time LOL.

We are both from California and have been through the most recent large earthquakes there but it is very unexpected in these parts. I just sat on the couch wondering if the big screen TV was going to fall over. He told me if it happens again I better get up off the couch and get downstairs. At the time I wasn't thinking that these buildings are not made for this kind of thing...

ANYWAYS!!! I watched some more of Tam's awesome video on World of Whimsey this morning and of course had my pencil and pad in hand...this is what I came up with...
I can't wait to be at the point where I am comfortable doing some canvas work. I think she needs a puppy so I am going to try to work that into this sketch.

Thanks for taking a look
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Madzie

11.05.2011

A bit of Whimsy

I found out that not only did I win a spot in the Life Book online class but I also got to pick one of Tam's other courses for free. How cool is that?

So anyhow, I chose to take her class Ultimate World of Whimsy.

Can I just tell you that Tam is awesome. I love her video's. The healing, the art, it's all very easy to listen to and take in. I will have some quiet time tomorrow to focus on the healing part of what Tam talked about in the first video and I am going to work on some stuff.

I started the second video and got through face shapes and eyes, which I have ALWAYS struggled with. The very few canvas' I have done with a figure on them do not have faces, just a face shape so I was really intimidated before. She breaks it down into the steps and it just is awesome.

Here is one that I just penciled out. I love her and I can't wait to practice and do more more more...this is just such a rough pencil sketch and I can't wait to keep improving my face skills. My mind is going wild with idea's.




Definitely head over to http://willowing.ning.com/ and check out Life Book and all of the fantastic classes. You will not be sorry.

Thanks for stopping by.
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Madzie

11.01.2011

My journals are up for sale

I am so excited to be able to post that my journals are now up for sale in my girl friend Lisa's etsy shop.

You can check them out by clicking the links below.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/84624251/fun-fabric-covered-handmade-recycled

http://www.etsy.com/listing/85097559/shabby-shic-handmade-spiral-bound-sewn

http://www.etsy.com/listing/85161339/the-good-stuff-handmade-spiral-bound?ref=v1_other_2

http://www.etsy.com/listing/85161599/darling-denim-covered-handmade-recycled

There is one more to be posted, and I have another one in the works.

Also be sure and check out the other items that Lisa makes...they are awesome!!

Thanks for stopping by

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Madzie