A Long Catch Up Blog Post - Yikes!

I need to apologize for being away from GOT ART? for so long.  I looked at my last post and it was dated December 12th.  I think that's the longest period of time I've EVER not blogged.
Some of my blog followers (and workshop students) had contacted me via e-mail and some even through stores where I have taught to see if I was "ok".  I guess I forget about that whole "C" (cancer) thing so I didn't even THINK that someone would be out there worrying about my health.  Again, YIKES!


I'm happy to report that the February 2nd appointment I had with my Oncologist all reports were good and instead of 3 months, I don't have to go back until August 2nd.  YIPPEE!


So what the heck have I been up to you ask?  I have been really busy at "the day job" as a supervisor to 16 instructors that work in 11 different offices.  And the past month has been Performance Appraisal time so I was busy busy busy.


I've managed to find time to create when I'm off work and even found time to teach a workshop. If you follow me on FaceBook then you know what I've been up to already.  FB has just been a lot easier for me to write a line or two and post a photo quickly.  But I know not everybody does the FB thing, so I'm going to try to get back into the swing of things here on my blog.


Catching up . . .


I'm no fan of clowns, but when I saw this clown in a little shop, I just had to take him apart and do something with him using Graphic 45 papers . . .

Collaged a few sets of these - EAT and ART using Teesha Moore papers, paint, pens and various sizes of paper mache letters  . . .
The end of January I went to CHA in Anaheim.  I saw all the new products being released this year, but I think better than all of that, I got to meet my friend Linda Ledbetter in PERSON!  What a treat THAT was :) . . .
Oooooh, and I met Dyan Reaveley at CHA.  Oh my, I just LOVE her style, and stamps, and stencils and sprays
Here's a piece I created after getting my hands on one of her stamp sets.  Dyan's sprays weren't released yet, but the Adirondack Color Washes worked quite nicely I think.  I did some "controlled doodling" as well . . .

Then in February I created some tags that went out in some of the Inspiration Emporium customer's orders . . .
If you're a Barbie doll collector, close your eyes for this one. This is an assemblage piece I did just for the fun of it.   . . .
And this month the Inspiration Emporium Design Team was given the challenge to create something using one of Tim's Pocket Watches.  Stop by our blog to see the other creations by my teammates!  Why not pick yourself up a pocket watch and create something fun!  This one is mine  . . .
Last weekend I went to the Rubber Stamp Convention in Carson, CA.  It was a 2-day event with Tim Holtz demoing in the Stamper's Anonymous booth.  Of course there were other vendors there, but I kept finding my way back to this spot . . .
one of the pages in this year's journal I've started . . .
Teesha Moore inspired piece on canvas board . . .
And just yesterday, I taught a mixed media canvas workshop for the Orange County Artmaker's League (OCAL) . . .
So that's about it so far this year.  I'm going to try harder to stay in better touch here.  So now I guess I'll spend tomorrow visiting all of YOU! :)

17 comments:

Teen Queen said...

Glad that you are doing well. Looks like you have been busy indeed. Lovely projects.

Helen said...

Firstly, great to see you blogging again, I miss your posts! Even better is the news you don't have to see your specialist for so long! And finally - what fabulous art you've created. Take care, and keep blogging!

kecia said...

glad everything is A-ok! you are right, facebook is so much easier to one stop shop by updating and catching up with friends there! not many people are actually going to blogs anymore.........

congrats on your extended time between appts. that's very good news!

i've been so busy that i keep forgetting to blog as well. then the next thing i know, another week has gone by and i forgot again!

xoxo,

kecia

Nancy Lynn said...

Nice to see you post although I have kept up with you via Facebook and other avenues of communication. So happy for your good health report and continue to keep you in my prayers and thoughts. And it is so great that you are out and about having fun.

Linda Ledbetter said...

Getting to hang out with you was truly the highlight of a completely wonderful trip!!!

T.Allen said...

Sherry! So good to see you again. I've been woefully lacking from the blogosphere as well. Great news on your health and it's wonderful to see how busy you've been with your work. I'm so happy to see you again. Stay well. xo

Cynthia said...

I'm chiming in too! I'm so glad you're doing well--I've missed your posts. Thanks for sharing your creations and updating us!

Toni said...

Hi Sherry, you are one busy lady. So happy to hear you are doing well and congrats that you don't have to go for another check up til August. I too have been away from blogging, and have yet to make it to one of your classes. Going to check your schedule to see what I might be able to go to. Hugs and kisses.

Sheilagh said...

So glad your absence from Blogland is because life is good and creatively busy:)

Just off to find you on Facebook now:)

Hugs

Sheilagh
xx

Joy said...

You have been a busy girl! Miss you!

Peggy Alborn said...

GREAT news for me to hear! And I can't begin to pick a favorite from the recents you posted! When back home last week I slipped your collage (the one I had given Pam) into my suitcase to add to my "Sherry" collection. My gallery grows....

Lori said...

Good to see you Sherry! Love the art you've been doing, it's just fabulous! Glad everything is going great health wise, here's hoping for more time to make art! LOL!

Stampmaiden said...

No wonder you haven't blogged! Look at all the fun stuff you've been doing in addition to the "day job!" Glad to see you posting as I don't do the FB thing.
Looking forward to seeing future posts!

Sandra SS said...

Hi Sherry. I love your art, very inspirational. You've been very busy for sure!

Gina said...

I don't even think about FB any more but just began to wonder where you were cause every time I happened by, well you know the rest! Glad that you are well and I would love to meet some of these people you get to art with! LOVE love the Teesha Moore stuffs and the dolls, and the ART letters, and.... Hugs!!!

Marjie Kemper said...

Oooh, what a load of eye candy in this post! Glad to hear all's well and congrats on all those fabulous things keeping you busy these days.

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