Art Eases The Stress

Transform 2

I have been playing in Illustrator the last few hours. I learned a bit more about the Transform Tool. Pretty cool. Mine didn’t turn out like the video but isn’t that what art is about, creating your own flare. πŸ™‚ LOL

Transform Geometric 1

I love playing with colors and gradients. My main love in High School was coloring geometric designs. Still love to color them but Illustrator is even more fun. πŸ™‚

Have an awesome weekend everyone! Praying for all those in the hurricane areas and the fire areas. Wish the stuff wouldn’t happen. Hugs to all!

 

How’s Your Year?

valentine-4(created by Me! πŸ™‚ Forget the year)

It hasn’t been terrible but hasn’t been good either. Mostly, little things that are stressful. Kids not minding, money issues, things breaking, etc. You get the drift. I guess ifΒ fate gets all these out-of-the-way these first few months and then smooth sailing the rest of the year than that will be great. πŸ™‚ Time will tell.

We sure have not had much winter time. I hope that doesn’t mean it will be a late winter when spring is supposed to hit. We have had cool temperatures just not the white stuff. πŸ™‚ Glad for hardly any below zero temps. I think we had one week of that and that was enough. πŸ™‚

Thanks to my stress level I haven’t achieved much of what I set out to do this year. But it is early. I hate being unproductive, gets me in a mood of depression. Not severe just down.

One good thing, I started back at the YMCA. A few times the boys have went with me which is fun. πŸ™‚ They like lifting weights.

Fitness_tnb(credit to Bing.com images)

I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day tomorrow. It is my favorite holiday. I love hearts and all things about it. No, you don’t have to have a certain someone to enjoy the holiday. πŸ™‚ I still loved it when I was single. Hubby will be on the road so he gave me three roses this weekend and we grilled with the boys. πŸ™‚ I think we have had more Valentine’s away than together during our whole time together. At least with technology one can still feel like they are there. I will send him a snapchat tomorrow. πŸ™‚ I do miss a tiny bit making Valentine’s for my kids’ classrooms. We made ours most of the time, except when we procrastinated and had to buy them. LOLΒ  πŸ™‚

valentines-2012(Here is one I made when the boys’ had to make them. I did it in Illustrator. πŸ™‚ )

Have a great day tomorrow! And the rest of the week, year etc! πŸ™‚

Journal Oct 24-30

CaptiveΒ (credit to Bing.com images)

Oct 24th

Question? How are you? Write it in a rhyming couplet (two lines of verse that rhyme and have the same rhythm).

2012

I am really terrible at the rhyming game.

2013

Me and rhymes don’t play well together. πŸ™‚

Oct 25th

Question? What is the most honest thing you’ve said today?

2012

I’m hungry. πŸ™‚

2013

Mmm. Just a normal day. Milk is in the fridge. LOL

Oct 26th

Question? How do you feel about your body?

2012

I wish I was thinner.

2013

Alright. I wish I had kept myself in shape in my 30s. It is so hard to lose any weight now. Does feel good to exercise though. I am not going to give up. πŸ™‚

Oct 27th

Question? What was the last goofy thing you did?

laughing_kittenΒ (credit to Bing.com images)

2012

Laugh with the hubby.

2013

I made a silly face on SnapChat to my daughter. She got me to try the app. I only have her, hubby, and the oldest son Shay. It is a fun way to laugh with one another. πŸ™‚

Oct 28th

Question?Β  ______ is completely ridiculous.

2012

TAXES!

2013

Politics. It is so over grown. It needs to be cut back and go back to being for the people and not themselves or be so controlling.

Oct 29th

Question? Camping or hotel?

2012

I like them both. There is a time for both.

2013

Camping! It brings the family and friends together again. If you do it right, there is no electronic use! πŸ™‚

Oct 30th

Question? Are you able to tell when you have enough?

2012

Nope.

2013

Food-No. I love to eat way to much. I clean up everyone’s plate. LOL. Stress-Yes. I breathe in, breathe out. It helps in relaxing. If there is too much, change something about it.