Posted in Arts and Crafts, Doodles, Zendala, Zentangle

Zendala Craze!

Hello 🙂 A couple weeks ago I ordered some precut circles to do Zendalas. What is a Zendala? A Zendala is like a mandala but is done with tangles. They are a lot of fun!

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This is the second one I have ever done.

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And this is the most recent one I’ve completed. I love the string things and came up with a great idea while drawing them! You’ll have to come back to see what my idea is!

Have a great day / night!

Girl71282

Posted in Arts and Crafts, Bijou, drawing (attempts), Zentangle

Zentangle’s Bijou Tiles, For Those That Are Curious

Hello friends! I recently bought a few tins of Bijou tiles from Zentangle.com, and I’m sure some of you are curious about them.

Bijou tiles come in this cute little tin.

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They come with this cute insightful tile. Each tin I received came with a different one. They are called Bijou-ism.

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The tiles are blank on one side and the other side you can use to sign it, put the date on, or whatever you wish! They are approximately 2 inches by 2 inches. So adorably cute!

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And here is a couple of tiles I have completed.

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I have found these are easier for me to complete and be happy with the results than the regular tiles. It’s probably because my attention span is so short!

And that’s about it 🙂 For a complete description and information about Zentangle, please visit Zentangle.com.

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Relapse vs. Lapse

Today was group day. There were six of us. I really enjoy group. I’ve made a couple of friends but they are having a hard time staying clean. Their significant others are still addicts not wanting to go to treatment. If you’re a recovering addict you know how hard it is to be around drugs, even if they don’t do it around you.

I had a UA yesterday and saw one of the PA’s  (Physician Assistant). A PA is just like a doctor, besides they can’t prescribe narcotics. There are 2 two doctors there to sign the scripts.

Back to group, today we talked about the difference between relapse and lapse. I need to go back to last week. I saw the Dr last Thursday. The assistant told me not to do any opiates after 10am Wednesday. So, in my addict head I thought that meant go ahead and take some pills kinda like a good bye.

I took two 10mg oxycodone. It had been around three weeks since I took the last 80mg oxycontin. Those two oxy’s did get me a little high. I wanted more after they stopped working, but I didn’t take any because I knew I had to be in withdrawals to be put on suboxone.

In group today, the lady that runs our group told us the difference between a relapse and a lapse. I was counting the days from last Wednesday as my sober day. What I did was just a lapse. If I would’ve taken more opiates after the two that I took, and if I got back into the addiction full force, then I would have relapsed. A lapse is if you do drugs one time and don’t get back into the addiction.

I hope that makes sense. I’m not very good at describing things 😕 So because I lapsed and didn’t relapse I get to move my sober day to the original one, which is September 21st, 2015! I’m four weeks and eight days sober from opiates! This is the longest I’ve gone without oxy’s or Vicodin or any other opiates in seven and a half YEARS. I’m pretty proud of myself. I know some people say you’re not sober until you’re off the suboxone but this is my recovery and my life. If you can’t support me in this recovery, then don’t let the door hit you on your ass on the way out of my life!

I feel so good. I haven’t felt this great in as long as I can remember! I’m told this is the “honeymoon” part of treatment. After around four weeks it should level out and I should mellow out a bit.

I’m so happy I had the guts to do this! Going to treatment was probably the second best thing I have done in my life. The first was deciding to raise my kids and not having abortions or giving them up for adoption.

Well, I think I’m done with this post. Here’s a little mandala that I drew the other day. Have a great day or afternoon or night!

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Posted in Doodles, drawing (attempts), Health, Inktober, Mental Health, Miscellaneous

InkTober Time!

Hi everyone! It’s 447am, on September 23rd, 2015. I’m patiently waiting for everyone to wake up so I have some company.

It’s almost InkTober and that makes me so happy! I try to draw one thing a day, but most of the time I’m shaking so badly that I’ll just try patterns out and call it a day!

I hope the shakiness goes away once I’m off everything. I will give it a month to get better. Well actually I’ll give it all the time it needs since I can’t do anything about it.

Anyone out there that suffers from lithium tremors? I’m not on lithium and haven’t been for a couple years, but I still shake really bad. Maybe it’s something else.

I’ll find out pretty soon, what it is that’s making me shake. It’s the first day of a new life for me.  So far so good, but it’s only day one. 

Girl71282

Posted in Arts and Crafts, Doodles, drawing (attempts), Miscellaneous, Watercolor paintings, Zentangle

Find Balance. The Makings of A Piece of ART

Hello everyone! I have been slacking so bad on my blog! I feel horrible! I have all these drafts that need to be finished, but I’d rather write new ones! So, so, so much has changed in just the past month. I’ll write a different post on that, some day.

This post is going to take you from start to finish on how I drew this:

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It doesn’t look exactly the same, but that’s a good thing 😉 I just love the colors in this picture and the doodle style.

So, here is my first “learning” one, that I absolutely do not like! But this is how you learn!

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I didn’t finish it because I thought I figured it out. Time will tell…. it’s harder than it looks, but I think I have figured it out.
The first thing is to make it on BIGGER paper! The first draft was done on a 5.5in X 8.5in mixed media sketchbook. The new one will be done on an 11 in x 14 in mixed media paper.
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It’s kind of hard to see, but here’s some of what I did before getting the pens and paints out. This was done with an HB Derwent pencil.

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Here’s one of the circles. I put a Henna type flower in it and the official tangle, Printempts around the flower. I just love this so much!

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I decided to use a very dark blue instead of black for the background, because it looked good with the yellow 🙂

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And here it is my drawing with the right side background completed. I used Derwent watercolor pencils to color in the background this bluish color.

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And here is the finished piece of work! It doesn’t look exactly like the reference photo, but that’s ok! It has my touch to it 😆

I really enjoyed this project. I didn’t use the reference photo as much as I usually do, which is a plus! That means I’m venturing out of my little shell here and will be producing bigger and better projects.

Thanks for looking and liking and commenting! Follow me on Instagram onenonly712, Flickr Onenonly782 and onenonly712, and twitter @onenonly711 or @onenonly712.

Posted in 100 Days of Happiness Challenge, Arts and Crafts, Mental Health, Miscellaneous, NaBloPoMo

This is Day Three, and Day Two, and Day Four.

Silly me missed all of these days again! It wasn’t completely my fault. I didn’t have Internet access for like three days! can you believe it?! I tried to “borrow” the neighbor’s Internet connection, but all of them were password protected. I tried to get A to ask his neighbor for his password, but he didnt want to.

So, three days later, here I am, on WordPress, trying to remember what made me happy. The first thing I’m going to put down is my happiness that I have FINALLY found and am being treated by the, in my opinion, best Dr. around. He has my meds right and I know this because I feel pretty stable. Maybe a little agressive at times, but dammit, quit pissing me off!

I am also happy that I have a vast supply of art materials. Probably enough to keep me busy for a few weeks. I discovered this awesome artist on YouTube that does tutorials on how to draw pin up girls and old school stuff like that. I have done one of the tutorials, which I will post about later, but I CANNOT wait to do more!

Today I’m happy because I have officially quit smoking (yay me!), and am now only Vaping. I have been using a Vaporizer for about three months now. I would still smoke cigarettes sometimes. I finally bought an expensive one with flavored oils to use in it, and I haven’t smoked any cigarettes since! Before, I had tried all of the over the counter stop smoking aids, but they NEVER worked. This vapor deal is pretty awesome! I can even feel a difference in my breathing and my taste buds. Gatorade has never tasted so good!

Ok, so there’s my three days of happiness. I will do today’s when the day is over, granted I still have Internet access.

Have A Great Day Everyone! thank you for stopping by and liking, commenting, and even following my blog! I know I’m boring, SO it means a lot to me!

Peace out

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Posted in 100 Days of Happiness Challenge, Arts and Crafts, family, Health, love, Mental Health, Miscellaneous

Day 2 and 3 of Being Happy!

I had such a sleepy day yesterday that I forgot to say what I was happy for. Yesterday my cousin Bea came over for the weekend. We didn’t grow up together, and we just met on February 1st,2015. I’m so happy she is in my life again. Even though is only been a couple months, she’s seen me through good and bad and has always helped me. I hope we always stay this close! I love you!
Today, which is day three, I am thankful for the ability to create art that people enjoy. I think of everyone tried they’d be an artist. It just comes easier for some.
See you tomorrow for day 4 of Happiness!

Posted in artchain, Arts and Crafts, Doodles, family, Miscellaneous

Art Chain – Day #1

So Bäd_Doodleart nominated me to post my five favorite pieces of art. It can be drawings, paintings, photographs, anything artistic. I have to nominate someone each of the five days too! So for my first day I’m going to post one of the first things I did. It is a paper for my son with a bunch of meaningful stuff. He loved it 🙂 I’m going to nominate Janie Gross Peskin to post her work for the next 5 days! Don’t forget to put #artchain!

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Day 1 of Artchain!
Posted in Arts and Crafts, Doodles, drawing (attempts), love, Swaps, Zentangle

One of the Swap Doodles

Someone once said not to publish all your art work out there for everyone to see, but why not? If you’re proud of it, show it off! Hell that might be the only way you’ll ever sell any!
Anyways, here is one of my projects for the February swap in a Facebook group. It’s supposed to be a 4x6in doodle or whatever but has to have a heart in it. Well mine is 7x10in, and they’re just gonna have to deal with it! Aren’t artists supposed to break the rules? Here’s the rough draft of it. It will change drastically!

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I think I’ll make the heart fatter. I like fat hearts 🙂

Well, it’s been a day and I’ve completely redone it. Here’s the new heart!
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I used my Derwent watercolor pencils for the pink around the heart, and red and purple for inside the heart. The lock I used a cool gray for, and the black is going to be with a Sharpie. I don’t want to waste my pens on it.
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Here it is with all of the heart colors painted. I’ve been watching Raising Hope the whole time and talking to people on Facebook. I think I’m just going to turn some music on now and finish!

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Finished project

Violá! All finished. I used a Sharpie for the black in the heart, and a Micron 01 for the writing. Derwent watercolor pencils for the color, and all on mixed media paper! One down, two to go!