Monday, September 24, 2018

So... I am now a resident of Sarasota...I no longer have a studio at the moment,  I am creating on a 4ft table that I share with inks, washi tape, lamps and a bunch of other necessary items.  Thank goodness for Tim Holtz's media mat... that is my workspace and have found that is is enough.  LOL. At least that is what I am telling myself.  It is temporary and I am blessed to have crafting space, I know that, just a bit spoiled.  LOL

So, since I have been moving, my art therapy journey has been put on the back burner.  I have a monthly obligation for a card swap group that I am in and thank God for that.  If it wasn't for that I don't think I would be creating at all.  Well, that is until now.  I am back.  Spent the entire day doing maintenance on my Copics.  I am ready to begin coloring... now, what to color.  Should I do something in my journal?  Should I make my cards for next month's swap?  Should I do some Halloween cards?  I just don't know where to start.

I love Halloween so I did a tag for this month's card swap group to motivate me.

I did this a few years ago, but it's easy to do as it is just paper cutting, paper piercing, a little stamping, and draw some lips.  That' it and  I think its cute as a button.  I made an extra for my Mom as she truly loves should make her smile.

Now what?!?!?!?!?  I am just not sure. I know that this week holds more doctors appointments, lunch with Mother Nature (best real estate agent in the world) she is our weekend weather reporter here in Sarasota FL, which I am really looking forward to.  I am also having lunch midweek with a wonderful group of women and adding some shopping as well.  Should be a good week.

My dress for my brother's wedding should be here by weeks end.  I still need to find shoes, just need the dress to get here.  I am so looking forward to this, he got lucky just like I did and I only wish them both every happiness.  

So...back to being creative.  I need to get back into my routine. I need to create every day to keep my sanity.  So starting today,  I am back on my routine...wish me luck! (or whatever you use to keep you on track!) LOL

What do you do when you need to jumpstart your creativity?  I think I will ask this question on Instagram, maybe I'll get some good feedback.

Well, I am going to color something before I go to lunch.  

Have a great day...CREATE something FUN!!!

Lori-Ann aka @StampingTherapy

Thursday, August 23, 2018


I AM MOVING!!!  Please forgive the neglect. I have been derelict in my duties.  I have house brain and will have for upcoming months. Just know my brain is foggy....but coming back slowly but surely.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

It's been a long time...

I haven't posted in a while, but i am on my Art Journey in full force.  Last year was tough health wise and life wise, and this year I am just trying to get my bearings.  I can't seem to catch up.  My floors are finally fixed...thanks, Jermaine!!!  They are amazing!!!

Well, what you don't see is on the other side of the room...

All of this must go somewhere?!?!?!  I just told someone that was organizing their space, no worries before you know it we will see a complete and my big mouth!  I have at least been organizing all of my supplies, thanks to Jennifer McGuire.  I have found some solutions that will work for the long haul and isn't that what we all want, solutions?  These solutions allow us to be creative, organized and productive.   Which is my goal for 2018...productivity, that leads to playtime.

I am living with my planner this year.  I am actually documenting my accomplishments, I even have emojis to show how many good days I am having.  I think it's important to count all of your blessings.  I am even working in a gratitude journal this year...thanks, Norma Hill.  That is another lesson and another story, for another day, actually better suited for my spiritual journey blog  

As for now... I have so much to catch up on.  I have actually gotten rid of almost all of the boxes.  I just have the table, counter, and chairs to contend with.  While writing this and looking at the pictures, I have actually accomplished more than I thought.  I plan on being in the Journey, oh...another new name from my baby brother "The Sanctuary" all day tomorrow and I would love to walk out of there with most of my stuff up, my table clear, my craft desk clear and a dent on my photo station and sewing station.  I am using January as my organizing and staging time for getting ready to be productive for 2018.  

I have some orders to get out and a few other items that I owe family.  So the sooner I get my toys put away properly, I can play.  Which is what this productivity thing is all about...PLAYING!!!  

I just want to make sure I am documenting all of my blessings.  I don't want to miss the miracles when they happen.  So, stay tuned and drop me a line to tell me how you are going to spend 2018. 

Love, ME❤️

P.S... Jack and Jill are no help at all!!!  ❤️❤️❤️