Daily Archives: 23 . October . 2005


I went to see MirrorMask this afternoon at the Edwards theatre near UCI with my husband and my 9-yr old. Wow… what a movie! The young woman who is the main character in the film is an artist, and her bedroom wall is plastered with these wonderful creatures! And this world that she’s drawn comes to life during her “adventure.” It made me want to pull out a sketch pad start drawing fantastic creatures in pen and ink.

I loved the movie… my husband “liked” it but found it “strange”… my 9-yr old also enjoyed it very much, especially liking the sphinx creatures.

In any case, I’m glad to have seen it on a big screen… I have a feeling it won’t be playing there for much longer as there were all of perhaps 7 people in the theatre for the presentation that we saw. Pity… it’s definitely worth the trip.

I saw several previews and “Shop Girl” with Claire Danes and Steve Martin looks wonderful. I used to watch her in “My So-Called Life” many years ago and found her delightful. She has grown up… wow how time flies–she’s 26! In any case, it’s on my “to-see” list of upcoming movies.


Lyn Klauzer’s Red and Green Journal

My layout in Lyn Klauzer’s Red and Green Color Journal
Colored pencil, watercolor pencil, Twinkling H2Os

I’ve been debating on whether to do two layouts in this one. Mostly, I’m crunched for time, not because I haven’t any interest in making another. I still have the ATC to make, and I did pull out a canvas piece from the box, in case I have a sudden gust of inspiration while making the ATC. I don’t like just slapping something down, so I usually end up fussing with my pieces a whole lot before I’m satisfied with them.

I also have ten ATCs to make for this month’s Belle Papier swap; the theme is music/dancing. I have a really cool photo collage I’ve done, and now need to decide whether I’ll be printing it out on photo paper and embellishing, or collaging the card and then overlaying the collage with a print out of the photo collage on a transparency.

I have lots to do today, otherwise. I need to run errands and do my menu planning for next week (and lunch planning, too). I also need to go through the garage and start sorting (and chucking) stuff out of the garage. They inspected the garages this past week and those who can’t fit a car into their garage will be put on a two week notice… guess how much space I have in *my* garage for a car? (If your answer was “none” you would be correct.) I have SO much shit in there, it’s not even funny, and I’ve just not been able to get myself to throw those things away. When you go from 2000 square feet to half of that, you end up with a lot of excess. I didn’t buy the stuff because I hated it… so figuring out what to pare down becomes quite the dilemma. I have a TON of magazines, many scrapbook ones–OLD scrapbook ones, that I think I’ll eBay… not to mention hundreds of Beanie Babies… now *those* were a lapse in sanity, I believe.

Well… I’m off to make breakfast… or rather, heat up some cinnamon rolls and make a hot cocoa for my kiddo (who’s *still* playing that blasted game and listens like POO when I ask him to quit playing and do something else). *He* needs to be making some Artist Trading Cards for a swap I need to mail out tomorrow.