No Tears?

Week two of potty training is just starting and it is off to a bad start. I suppose it was destined to be bad seeing as it is the the Monday after daylight savings. The time change messed with nap time making it non-existent. My daughter and I sat in the bathroom today, her on the little potty and me on the lid of the big potty and we both cried. Tears of frustration. I know it will get better it just seems as though the end is never in site.

And then tonight after dinner my oldest son, who just turned 10, said that he was glad that we made the decision to have him as our child. I gave him a hug and told him that having children was one of the best decisions we ever made. Even on days like today, when I am exhausted, my hair looks like crap and my house looks like a little monster tore it apart, I am thankful that I have a house full of little people to make my seemingly meaningless tasks meaningful.

Creating The Journal Page


This is the first page in my mermaid journal. I have always loved the idea of mythical creatures so I decided to make this the theme for my next art journal. I looked on Pinterest for mermaid themed clip art and printed out a bunch to get the inspiration flowing. I am going to try to use more quotes in this journal as well.

I will say, it was difficult to find pictures of mermaids that weren’t topless. I have a rule in my house that we don’t keep any images with scantly-clad people so I am having to modify a lot of the pictures that I found.  I have painted this mermaid a pretty blue gown.

Making The Layout

I started by applying gesso to the background. PaperArtsy infusions and stamping were added next. I kept this layout pretty simple by just using die cuts, thread and stamps to embellish. Lastly, I splattered black paint.

And a happy tea day to all you playing along with Elizabeth. I am showing off my new rosemary plant with a backdrop of our freshly falling snow. My last two rosemary plants died so wish me luck with this one!

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