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 ๐Ÿ™‚ For a complete description and information about Zentangle, please visit Zentangle.com.

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Girl71282

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 ๐Ÿ˜• 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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Girl71282

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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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 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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

Violรก! 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!

Posted in Arts and Crafts, drawing (attempts), NaBloPoMo, Watercolor paintings

The mojo is back!

I finally have my art mojo back! It’s been a while! I have a huge stockpile of canvases, canvas boards, and paint boards. Every time I go to the craft store I end up buying a few because they’re always on sale!
I was finally brave and painted a watercolor landscape on one ๐Ÿ™‚

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Isn’t it pretty! I followed a tutorial on YouTube by the Frugal Crafter, so it’s not exactly mine, but it doesn’t look exactly the same and I like it! If you click on “tutorial” it will take you to the exact one I did. It was a little harder to do on the canvas board, but I still like it ๐Ÿ™‚
I went out and bought some regular watercolors and acrylic paints. Wow! I’m having too much fun! Here is the very first one I did.
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It’s not very good, but that makes it look good. Get what I’m trying to say? I did a couple more, but they say not to post all of your work! I’ll post one a day ๐Ÿ™‚
Have a happy Monday everyone!

Posted in Art Journaling, Doodles, drawing (attempts), Miscellaneous, NaBloPoMo, Other Artsy Fartsy Stuff, Zentangle

There’s A Hole In The Ceiling!

Well, I haven’t Tangled for a while and while learning how to draw some things, I learned how to draw wood more accurately. So, here’s my version of a hole in the ceiling of a barn or some wooden building and a big bang on the outside. Or looking down a hole at a big bang ๐Ÿ™‚ 71 likes on Facebook, and that was before I shaded it! I’m a little proud of this!

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What do you think? I tried the same type of thing a few months back, but I didn’t like the way it turned out. Here’s the old one…….

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I’m thinking I like the new one better, but this could be a time warp or something! Suggestions please?

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

Jellyfish

About a week or so so I asked for suggestions on what I should draw next. I had a Pheonix bird on fire and jellyfish! Here’s the Phoenix bird, which was tricky to color in. Well Coloring it in was fine, but adding water was tricky! If you’ve read my Christmas list you’ll see I’m wanting a water color paint brush pen thing. It’ll be a lot easier to add water in those tiny spots! This was like the third painting I had done.

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Phoenix Bird 12-3-14

And here’s one that a friend said looked like a bird farting!

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And here is the beginning of the jellyfish! This is the third time I’ve started, and the past two times I started I ended up falling asleep while drawing, and that makes it so messy. This time I’ve stayed awake the entire time and I’m not going to sleep until it is finished!

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One of the first I tried.
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And the second I tried!
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One of the first ones with some ink
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The third abs FINAL ONE!

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They just keep getting better and better, but I’m thinking they’re as good as they’re going to get ๐Ÿ™‚ I will post an update as soon as I’m finished! It will be before Christmas, but that’s all I know! Love you all!
*UPDATE 12-11-14*

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Ok, so third time wasn’t s charm for the jellyfish, but I think four will be! It was so hard getting my pens to write on top of the watercolor pencils. So I decided to just draw it all up and then color it in.  If that doesn’t work, then I’m sorry but no jellyfish. It’ll be time to move on ๐Ÿ™‚