Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Mixed Media Art and Menu Plan Monday (they have nothing to do with each other but just keep reading)

Yesterday was Labor Day in the US, and I let the fact that I should have been planning my menu slip right past me as I treated it like a day off and did something. . .unexpected. I've been binge watching Tiffany from Southern Gals Designs mixed media videos. I first found Tiffany when she worked primarily in beads and jewelry.  While she still dabbles in that, she's been super-focused on mixed media art the last several months. Her videos inspired me to play with the medium so that's what I did most of yesterday.
I'm pretty happy with the results these first tries. I'll admit that I took a lot of Tiffany's own techniques to heart. I do plan on checking out some other artists and techniques to learn more and develop my own style. It was a lot of fun breaking out of my bead/jewelry shackles. Tiffany's YouTube Channel just hit 300 subscribers so she's having a giveaway. There's only a few more days to enter. You can find the details on her Southern Gals Designs blog.

I did finally get to the menu this morning. Here it is now.

Breakfasts: Cereal, Smoothies, Breakfast burritos, PB toast, French toast

Lunches: PB&J, Chicken finger wrap, Turkey paninis, tuna noodles, Soup w/grilled cheese, Creamy garlic pasta w/salad

Dinners
Vegetarian spaghetti w/salad
Crunchy beef tacos w/corn

As always, I'm linking up to I'm an Organizing Junkie's Menu Plan Monday.

Have you found any new creative outlets lately?

6 comments:

  1. The collage art pieces are good, I'm impressed! I wouldn't go even for a coloring book, I'm so bad at art :) But I will have to admit that there are some simple home made DIY art pieces on my Pinterest, just in case...

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  2. I love your art. Very colorful and cheery. I never think to do something other than making jewelry, mostly because I do a lot of volunteering that usually includes making posters, crafts etc. This looks like fun.

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  3. LOL -- I think it's great that you were able to find the time to be so creative! Those samples of your "playing around" are beautiful! Your menu plan looks yummy too. I plan my meals on Friday evening and then TRY to shop on Saturday but it doesn't always work that way.

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  4. I love that you have been playing! I know it always helps my regular work when I try something new, it really frees you up! I love your mixed media creations, and that you were having so much fun you forgot menu planning!
    Jenna

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    1. Jenna, There's something about creativity that breeds more creativity, I think. after 'playing' with the mixed media stuff, I was ready to get my hands in my beads right away, super motivated. I hope that trend continues. Thanks so much for taking the time to pop in!

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  5. Oh my!! They came out great! I think these pieces would make lovely notecards! Love love love the colors!

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