Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I feel dirty today.

I started with a really pretty background, but grunged it up with spray paint and some quick-and-dirty lettering.

This is one of those ideas that's been floating around in my head for a very long time, and once I started getting it down on paper, this all went very quickly.  So: not pretty, but this is one less thing rattling around in my brain.  Win! 

Probably three more pages, and my head will be completely empty. 

Love Shelley!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

One of those days

I watched the Olympic opening ceremonies last night but I'd had such a bizarre day that I wasn't really in the mood.  I found it a little boring, to tell the truth... I really think it would have been more interesting if they'd have let a bunch of lions loose in BC Place once everybody came in.  Just like the original Olympics!  Heh. 

And that's probably more about me than you needed to know.

Love Shelley!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Here's a sneak preview of a few things that will be going out in the 9am mail tomorrow.  Only one is staying in Canada, and that's the valentine.  The rest are headed south.... where it's a little warmer and sunnier.  Ohhhh, how I wish I was going along for the ride.  Maybe if I slap a red label on my forehead and smile really friendly?  I've seen it work in cartoons...

Fine.  I'll stay here, spreading joy and cheer by telling people it's "almost Friday."  They love that.  Heh heh heh.  OR!  Maybe instead I should start saying, "three more days till the next Lotto Max draw, and it's up to THIRTY MILLION!"  and then give them an enthusiastic two thumbs up.  What, it's better than squawking about the weather, right? 

Love Shelley!

* That was for Kristy.  She wanted me to yell it out the next time Mike asked me to do something but he's been disappointingly agreeable all evening.  Geez.  Men.

Monday, February 8, 2010

I hate Valentine's Day.

But I really love making valentines!

I know, that's weird.

This is actually a postcard.  I made it by layering a bunch of 4x6" pieces of newspaper together, giving each sheet a good coating with a glue stick, and using a brayer to get it nice and smooth.  Then once it was done, I think with 8 or 9 layers, nice and thick, I put it under a heavy book overnight so it would end up nice and flat.  Of course once I threw cheap craft paints at it, it did curl slightly.  That's okay though - I really wasn't going for the perfect look here.  The edges are raggedy and the paint is splotchy and the lines aren't even, and I KINDA LIKE IT.

Now.  Who shall I send it to??

Love Shelley!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Another example of my stellar planning skills

One of these days I'll get the hang of getting the entire word on the same line.  Hee hee!

It felt great to get this page done; this has been bothering me for a long time and I needed to get it out.  Plus I like how grungy and messy the background turned out.

Hm.  I think that's all for now.  Over and out.

Love Shelley!