Thursday, January 17, 2013
Art Journal Page Using Scrapbook Paper
Scrapbook paper, paints, white out pen, gelato crayons, markers, homemade stickers...
For this page I was purely playing. I bought some new paints and have been eager to just play around with them and see how the colors blended.
Lately, I've been....
USING and LOVING: The My Fitness Pal app! You can track your daily calories through this FREE app. Tons of foods are already listed or you can add your own. You can use the scanner to scan a barcode where the nutritional information automatically logs to your account. Add the exercise you do and it calculates the calories burned. I really love this app. It's so easy to use and it's free. A couple of my friends also use it and you can connect on it and share your food diaries and give each other feedback. If you use My Fitness Pal, let me know if you want to add me as a friend.
SLEEPING: a lot
PLANNING: the Talent Show for school, the Middle School dance.. it's going to be a masquerade!, my grade reports and Spirit Week. I've been swamped this month!
FEELING: irritated. My eye have been chronically irritated for the past month. It feels like there is something always stuck in my eye. I went to the doctor and she couldn't find anything wrong. I'm going to make a special appointment with an opthomologist on Monday. Typically when I've been coming home the past week or so I just want to close my eyes and lay down. I know, I just had my fingers burned and now this. I feel like a hypochondriac!
READING: When I have been feeling up for using my eyes, I have been reading a couple books that have been helpful. The first is Blog, Inc.: Blogging for Passion, Profit, and to Create Community. It's a pretty useful guide for blogging, but honestly the tone was a little much for me. Also, ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income. Ok, I love the title! Ha! That's funny. The book was written obviously by a professional blogger. I'm definitely not expecting to become a professional blogger, but it was great to get tips about writing blog posts, setting up a blog and just the ins and outs of it all. I am going to do the Embarrassment of Riches TBR Reading Challenge.. where you try to knock off some of the books you already own. I'm pledging to read 24 TBR books in 2013. I can totally do it!
WORKING ON: I've been working really hard on my new self-hosted wordpress blog. I set up one for my art teaching blog. Currently, I have about 500 posts from that blog which is hosted on blogger. I decided to go to Wordpress for the blog because I think the layout is just cleaner and easier to navigate. I have hundreds of lesson plans up there and this is just so much easier to find specific ones. It's still not up to the point where I want to move over all my subscribers yet, but when I feel like I have a good handle on Wordpress I'm going to do that. I don't know if you know anything about CSS or PHP files, but wow is it confusing! I decided to edit some of them to get specific outcomes and it was going swimmingly. Changes were being made, things were looking good and then, bam! I made some sort of error and the whole site crashed. Did I back it up? No. Did I even know how to back it up? No. So then I ended up having to reimport everything again and start from scratch. Now I'm going to be a bit more careful about what I edit in those files.
ORGANIZING: A homemade postcard swap in Artists in Blogland. Check it out and sign up to swap 3 postcards.
Now you should go check out Paint Party Friday and Art Journal Every Day!