Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Sketchy Thursday 9.16

Sketchy Thursday 9.16 Sketch:My take on the sketch:
I just finished the lastest sketch..
The jury is still out on this page...
I'm not sure if I like it.
What do you think?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

9.9 Sketchy Challenge

Here is Sketchy Thursday Sketch 9.9:
My take on the sketch:

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Guess what?

I'm a Sketchy Thursday Fave!
I can't believe it! Go on.. go check it out..
See for yourself.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Sketchy Thursday 9.02

I'm back with another GREAT Sketchy Thursday Sketch:
Sketch 9.02

Here is my take on the sketch (Pre-Grape AMP):

I'll be back soon with another layout soon..

Monday, September 6, 2010

Lessons learned this weekend...

How was your three day weekend? Mine was good! I learned a lot this weekend. Friday night I learned that it is not always good to drink a full can of Grape AMP while scrapping. I unfortunately learned it makes me SUPER giggly and maybe slightly stupid and possible not as productive as I thought I was. Another point in case: I am driving home from crop when I notice the car next to me. I look over and see a girl staring at me. I think to myself, 'You want to race me?' (What the heck?) In case anyone was wondering this went on the whole way home and I won every challenge not to mention I was up till well after 2 in the morning. Lesson Learned: Grape Amp may be my personal kryponite. I'm just saying.

Saturday Lesson: I learned after putting eye drops into Dave's eyes that the product should be called 'B----y Sting drops' not Clear Eyes.

Sunday's Lesson: When the rocky road fudge you bought in Tombstone the day before goes missing my hubby may have eaten it. hmmm..

Monday's Lesson: I am not a Monday person and I should have every Monday off to deal with it.

Tomorrow I will be back with the latest Sketchy Thursday Sketch! Don't worry it was pre-AMP..

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Big News!

I have decided to participate with a friend in what I like to call torture 365! No, Just kidding! I have agreed and will be taking part in project 365 'take a picture a day for a year', no really I agreed to it. I have started another blog for just this project. I hope you will stop by once in awhile and leave me a comment.. Encourage me to keep shuttering away and even give me some critique too! You can find me at Project 365. Don't worry though, I will still be posting at Truely Amber with scrapbook pages, everyday life and whatever else tickles my fancy.. Yeah I said it!

So without further ado, I have another layout to share with you. The layout is based around an old Sketchy Thursday layout. I never got to post it because I couldn't decide on a title. Right? It's not like the title I used was difficult! Oh well, maybe next time I should just go with the obvious!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


I told you I'd be back.
This is a layout of my hubby and a childhood friend. Her nickname is 'Little Colleen' She was nice enough to drive from Virginia Beach to DC to site see with us. We had an amazing time and were able to see a lot with her. I love this photo of them in front of the Museum of American History.

Well I am off for now..

Monday, August 30, 2010

Sketchy Thursday 8.26

I'm back with a new Sketchy Thursday's Sketch! I can't believe how hard this sketch was for me. I do love the end result but I can not tell you how many times it took me to place the circles. Ha! I am off to do another page.

My layout:

See you tomorrow with another layout and possibly better lighting?

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Word Prompt: Illuminate

Word Prompt: Illuminate

More to come tomorrow..

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Word Prompt: Orient

Word Prompt: Orient
I used the adjectival term Oriental meaning eastern.
This is a photo of Chinese Paper Cuts.
Paper-cut is a picture cut out on a paper with scissors.
It is absolutely beautiful...

Monday, August 23, 2010

Word Prompt: Ethereal

Word Prompt: Ethereal

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Word Prompt: Raw

Word Prompt: Raw

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Word Prompt: Shapely

Word Prompt: Shapely

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Do you ever have one of those days???

You ever have one of those days...
Or in my case... a week, where things just don't pan out right.
Case in point

(I went to work today with one black shoe

and one brown shoe on..)

Yeah, it's been one of those weeks and it is only TUESDAY! Yikes!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sunday's Creative Word Prompt

Sunday's Creative Word Prompt: Naked

(Court of Neptune's Fountain in front of the Library of Congress)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Word Prompt: Tradition

Word Prompt: Tradition

For the last 4 years, Dave and I have a little tradition of passing this paper candle back and forth. When I say passing, I really mean we hide it from one another whether it be a sock drawer, underwear draw, suit case or mail. We do it. It's a crazy tradition but it's our tradition.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Word Prompt: Connect

Word Prompt: Connect

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Sketchy Thursday August Guest Design Challenge

Sketchy Thursday August Guest Design Team Challenge:
Here is the sketch
Here is my take on the sketch minus the handmade embellishment.
(I forgot and had already taken the photo. Oh-well maybe next time)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Word Prompt: Denim

Word Prompt: Denim

Pop Art:

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Word Prompt: Open

Today's word prompt is 'open'. Lately it seems like every time one of these are open I get nothing else done. I try and try not to let them affect me but I can't help it. I just can't put the darn things down. This is not what I originally had in mind when I saw this word prompt but I couldn't help but think this was more appropriate!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Summer Solstice Burton Barr Central Library

A little after 12:30 pm (Solar noon on this particular day) people at the Burton Barr Central Library in downtown phoenix watched as sunshine flooded the west wall and lit up the tops of the columns like 'flames' atop of the candle-like columns. It was not what I would have considered a 'phenomenon' event. To be honest, I didn't see it. I was really kind of miffed because I thought I had missed the whole event. I had to go back to work and jump on line to see what I was suppose to be seeing. Luckily I had taken photos without really knowing that I had captured the summer solstice. Note to self: Do a little more research before rushing off to see a 'Summer Solstice'.

Here is what the 'flames' atop of the candle-like columns look like.

Do you see it?

Friday, June 18, 2010

Day Thirteen: Smile

Day Thirteen: Smile
Today is the last day for Creativity Boot Camp.
I have really enjoyed doing the daily word prompts.
I may have to randomly pick words from a
dictonary to keep the creative juices flowing.
By the way, if you are at all interested, starting Sunday June 27th Life Set to Words will be giving a weekly creative prompt with a weekly post were you can link your creations too. There will be a new creative prompt every Sunday Morning.

I can't wait. See you soon!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Day Twelve: Smooth

Day Twelve: Smooth
Today's random word prompt is smooth. I am feeling pretty good. Pretty, Pretty good! I was able to find a limestone sculpture in a park near my house. I immediately fell in love with this sculpture. Something you may not know about me, I use to sculpt in high school, and I love painting pottery. You can ask my family, while they were all hanging out on the beach in Mexico soaking up the rays, I was painting pottery on the beach. I have a deep love and appreciation for it. I am also very lucky to have a grandma who loves and displays my work in her home. Thanks Grandma! So without further ado, here are my photos for todays word prompt.

Close up:

Another angle:
An overall black and white photo of limestone sculpture.

See you soon!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Day Eleven: Hush

Day Eleven: Hush

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Day Ten: Full Bodied

Day Ten: Full Bodied
I took a different approach to today's random word prompt. Sorry, no nude black and white photos here and no volunteers! The first thing that came to mind was the painting of 'Venus Giving Birth' when I heard the random word prompt. Venus body is anatomically improbable with her elongated neck and torso. Her pose is impossible, but this is not why she came to mind. She came to mind because when I think of the phrase 'full bodied' I automatically think voluptuous, curvy, and volume. I spared everyone of a really bad full bodied painting and focused on her face. I will let your imagination do the rest.
'Venus giving birth'

Here is my take on the painting:

Water color and ink

I haven't used watercolor in years and clearly need to practice but I am overall pleased with the end result.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Day Nine: Drizzle

Day Nine: Drizzle
I was pretty impressed with myself last night when I had completed all 8 days. It was short lived! This morning I woke up to find that the next random word prompt was 'Drizzle' and I started to freak out in my head. Drizzle? I live in Arizona, where am I going to get rain? uuuughhh! Then I asked Dave, What do you think when you hear the word 'Drizzle'? And I should have know what was going to come next...
D: Drizzle on my nizzle!
Me: What the hell does that even mean?
D: You don't want to know!
Me: Great!
With all that said, it is amazing I came up with anything at all.
I am calling this next piece
'Drizzle on my nizzle just for him'

(By the way, do you see an eye?)

Black and White of hot carrots with butter 'drizzled' over them.

I'm off to do some water coloring. Wish me luck! I am going to need it!
See you tomorrow!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Creativity Boot Camp

A couple of days ago, I came across a blog called Creativity Boot Camp and I was instantly intrigued with this blog. I love the random word prompts, journaling, and choice of medium. If you have some time to spare, please head over and the check out the site. I love the creativity of the other artist's. With that said, I have chosen to do black and white photography as my medium.
Day Eight: Ornament
My Definition: Ornament in architecture and
decorative detail enhancing a structure.
I love the beauty and grace of what this light once
was and could still be.
Day Seven: Fly
(Do you see the bird in flight?) I love how the bird almost
looks like a ghost. Day Six: Fluid

Day Five: Grow

Day Four: Heavy Metal

Day Three: Multilayer

Day Two: Picnic

Day One: Ivory
(What? I was stuck..)

See you tomorrow!