Wednesday, May 30, 2012

May 30 - 3 Reasons

3 Reasons by One of His 2
3 Reasons, a photo by One of His 2 on Flickr.
Another art journal page using Julie Kirk's technique.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

May 29 - Book of Xenophilia

Xenophily or xenophilia means an affection for unknown objects or peoples. It is the opposite of xenophobia or xenophoby. The word is a synthesis from the Greek "xenos" (ξένος) (stranger, unknown, foreign) and "philia" (φιλία) (love, attraction).[1]

I received this lovely package in the mail this weekend all the way from England.  It looks as if someone wanted those stamps.  Thankfully they didn't get them and I can put them in my little book.  I call this book my book of Xenophilia because I keep all of my cancelled stamps from all over the world and other little bits and pieces.  I made this book out of a soap box using a Jennibellie technique.

The note card shown was the last item I pulled out of my parcel.  And it reads "May good fortune shine on you."  It sounds like an Irish Blessing or something.  This already has a place in my little book. 

Swaps, penpals, and mail art are a wonderful way for me to meet people from all over the world.  I'm having such a wonderful experience being exposed to different cultures without having to venture to far out of my little town.  Although I do like a good adventure every now and then.

Adriann ♥

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Saturday, May 26, 2012

May 26 - My Favorite Scripture

Maggie over at Maggie Plays Artist made this beautiful house canvas and asked me what my favorite scripture is and she would add it to the canvas.  I  asked her to surprise me.

This got me to thinking about my favorite scripture.  There's not one absolute favorite.  I love the book of Psalms, Proverbs, and Ephesians.  So I guess I can narrow it down to my favorite books of the bible. :)

Taken from one of my favorite books:
She cosidereth a field, and buyeth it with the fruit of her hand she buyeth a vineyard.
Proverbs 31:16

 I can't wait to see what she puts on there.  I'm absolutely in love with it as is. ♥

Enjoy your weekend!

Adriann ♥

There's still time to enter my giveaway.  Details here

Friday, May 25, 2012

Thursday, May 24, 2012

May 24 - Wii Fit Age

My Wii Fit Age is 6 years older than my real age.  I feel it too.   I can't let the toddlers get the better of me.☺  I'm pooped. 

I just wanted to pop in and blog a post on something...anything.  Everyday no matter what remember?

Anyway, I'll be back tomorrow bright eyed and bushy tail! 

Adriann ♥

There's still time to enter my giveaway.  Details here or on the side bar. 

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

May 23 - Art Journal Page

Art Journal Page by One of His 2
Art Journal Page, a photo by One of His 2 on Flickr.
Via Flickr:
This page was done using Julie Kirk's basic art journaling technique.

A close -up...

Thank you for looking!

Adriann  ♥

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

May 22 - 1st Official Mailart

1st Official Mailart by One of His 2
1st Official Mailart, a photo by One of His 2 on Flickr.
My first collaged Mailart. This was so much fun to make. I used collaged elements from a book page swap over at Swapbot. TFL!

Adriann ♥

There's still time to enter my giveaway. Click on the picture in the sidebar for more information!

Monday, May 21, 2012

May 21 - Mail to the UK

Another Swapbot swap titled Whimsey Destash.  I enclosed an envelope mini album, ribbon, glassine envelope, mini clothes pins, scrapbook paper and scrapbook embellishments. 

Adriann ♥

Sunday, May 20, 2012

May 20 - Finally Giveaway Pictures!

Here are the journals for the giveaway I'm hosting this month.  The two yellow ones are filled with 90lb Canson Mixed Media paper and the center one is filled with 140lb Canson Watercolor paper.  Included with the journals will be vintage music sheets and some dictionary ephemera.

Sorry it took so long for me to post pictures. 

Anyway, the giveaway is going on until the end of May where I will draw for the winners.

Details here.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!

Adriann ♥

Saturday, May 19, 2012

May 19 - WIP

 Here's an ATC that I've been working on.  I just don't know what to do with to dress her up.   Any suggestions?  One person suggested I add words to or embellish the dress.  I like this idea, but I can't think of the words for her.

I'm still practicing with  faces and she doesn't seem to have a personality yet.  Anyway, thought I'd share and get some feedback.

Enjoy your weekend!

Adriann ♥

May 18 - My Favorite Zines

I'd plan on reviewing these zines for a while and when I go to do it (like today) Jennibellie's sold out of them.  She's just that awesome!!!  Anyway, I have collected her zines and I am absolutely in love with them.  They are chocked full of information and she has such a big heart that there's always little extras tucked away in them.

I can't wait for her next issue. Since they are going so quickly I will definitely keep an eye out. 

Adriann ♥

Thursday, May 17, 2012

May 17 - A Mini Zine

This is the second zine I've ever done. The first one was so terrible that the recipient didn't even respond. This one fortunately was taken from a template and I was able to add my doodles and such. I like the way it came out and plan to make more. The hostess MISSPICKLE had everyone complete the template as they like.  I can't wait to start getting them in to see every one's interpretation.  It should be interesting.  I'll share as they come in.

Until then...

Adriann ♥

~The giveaway is on until the end of the month.  Click here for details. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

May 15 - Pinterest

Hello my name is Adriann and I'm a Pinterest addict.  LOL!  I love this site and have found so much inspiration on here.  It also is a good tool for organization.  If you are on Pinterest follow me and I'll follow you back.

Follow Me on Pinterest Adriann ♥

Monday, May 14, 2012

May 14 - Swaps Galore!

I think I may have entered too many swaps this month.  Phew!  I've been busy working on my latest swap which is for a zine.  I can't wait to share it with you all.

Adriann ♥

The giveaway is still going on.  Details here.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

May 13 - Happy Mother's Day!

A mother holds her children's hands for a while...their hearts forever.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

May 12 - More Swapping

May has turned into a busy month for me and swapping.  My latest swap is this sweet little mini envelope and coordinating stationery set.  I'm going to list it for the Newbie's Swap over at Swap Workshop.

12 days and counting...

*The giveaway is going on until the end of May.  Click here to enter.*

Adriann ♥

Friday, May 11, 2012

May 11 - Happy Mail Art!

Here's some fabulous Mail Art inspiration. Enjoy your weekend!

Eleven days and counting...


Thursday, May 10, 2012

May 10 - Happy Mail

Andria over at Drawing Near has been blogging about Happy Mail/Art lately.  Her latest post titled A Mailbox Mystery is really fascinating for all of you snail mail enthusiasts.   

The above is a upcycled cookie box I made into an envelope to send to Germany.  A banana pudding recipe is visible on the back.  It's a favorite dessert in our family!  This swap was entitled A Long Letter and a Cup of Tea and I received mine today.  It's hosted over at Swap-bot.  I can't wait to wind down tonight, brew my tea and read the beautiful letter I received today.

Ten days and still going...

Adriann ♥

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

May 9 - Where Did the Day Go?

Yesterday went by in such a whirl I forgot to blog yesterday. :(  I received more Happy Mail today from my newest penpal.  It truly made me smile.  Isn't it great when we receive something other than bills in the mail?

 I'm running a giveaway all month.  Details here

Thank you Kathy for your follow!

Adriann ♥

Monday, May 7, 2012

May 7 - Happy Mail!

I received happy mail from Croatia and Norway today!  Enjoy your week!!!


Sunday, May 6, 2012

May 6 - Giveaway Details

Today there's been scattered showers...not a good day for taking pictures.  But, that doesn't stop me from listing the details to my Giveaway.  Remember, I'm suppose to be blogging everyday this month no matter what. 

 Details for the Giveaway: 

Upcycled watercolor journals and vintage ephemera

Follow my blog and leave a comment on this post.  That's it!  Nothing to it.

There will be two prizes: one for my national followers and one for my international followers.  I'll keep this open until the end of May when I will have a random draw to determine the winners.  If I meet my secret goal of followers another prize will be given to the person that meet the goal. 

Easy Peasy I hope?

Until tomorrow...

Adriann ♥

Saturday, May 5, 2012

May 5 - Cinco De Mayo!

Growing up in southern California, Cinco De Mayo was celebrated with as much fervor and excitement as Independence Day.  There were plenty of celebrations going on in the state of California and especially the city of Los Angeles. So for those of you in the southwest region of our country.    Feliz! El Día de la Batalla de Puebla!!!

Have you ever had a day that looked as if everything is going to turn out exactly as planned unexpected guest drops by for a visit and changes everything.

Well I had that sort of day today.  My tots actually took a nap together (which is rare--they usually piggy back off each other), and my ten year old was content with a project.

I was ready to use this opportunity to take some great pictures of the prize giveaway.  

To start-- my camera didn't work after I set everything up because I didn't charge it. Oh well!  I took that as a sign to start practicing drawing and working in my art journal.  I got involved for no more than 5 minutes before my guest arrived.  It was a nice visit all the same, but boy I could have enjoyed the quiet time to myself.

So here we are with no prize picture, but a scan of the cover to one of the vintage music sheets you'll be receiving along with some other vintage book pages.  I'll also include a upcycled mixed media journal, some miniature colored pencils and some bits and pieces to make it all complete.

There--day 5 complete.  See you with details tomorrow!


Friday, May 4, 2012

May 4 - First Giveaway!!!

I am so happy that I listened to Nnairda!  Nnairda's my inner artist that happens to be a child.  She's the one who encouraged me to Just Do It and blog about anything for the next 30 days.  I can say that's it's been fruitful so far.  Thanks Nnairda!♥

My newest follower Annie over at Bohemiannie Art  is kind enough to give out some of her handmade  bookmarks just because.  She has inspired me to offer my first giveway.  Not quite sure what I'll be giving away yet.  One of my upcycled journals and vintage ephemera will be involved I'm sure.  So thanks Annie for the inspiration...I can't wait to get my bookmark this year!

Day 4 and counting...


Thursday, May 3, 2012

May 3 - Thank You!

Maggie over at Maggie Plays Artist is my newest follower and left such encouraging words in my last post.  Here's a shout to her...Thank You!

I sent out some snail mail today for a few projects I'm in over at Swap-bot.  It's a really cool site for swappers and people looking to penpal. I love snail mail. ♥

Day 3 complete.  Let's see what tomorrow brings!


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

May 2 - Tutorial

Making the tutorial for the upcycled  journal is more difficult than I imagined.  I'm not comfortable enough on video yet and my photographs look horrible.  During this 30 days of blogging I should get over my issues and post an appropriate tutorial.

There are going to be a lot of changes in my life this month.  For one I'm enrolling in school for Fall2012.  I'm the ultimate procrastinator and waited late to decide on which school I will attend.  I've got it down to 3.  I set a goal to decide this week.  I've got to make up my mind soon.


I want to personally thank the followers of this blog.  They are as follows:

Kimberly Vanlandingham Originals
Monica over at Nana's Place
Urania Pantini
Renee over at My Fuss Up Life
Jenni over at Jennibellie Studio
Mariette over at Mixed Media ~Leap of Faitl~

I just wanted to let you ladies know that I appreciate your follows, especially because you all are so very talented. 

Day 2 of blogging complete.  See ya tomorrow!


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May Day

Sometimes you just have to do it.  No matter what I plan to blog everyday for this month.  It's 11:55 pm and I'm running late.  Happy May Day! ☻