October Goal Review

Since it's already the middle of November, I guess it's about time to summarize how I did on my goals and tasks for the month of October.

As a reminder, each week I wanted to complete a general Goal, a piece of Jewelry, an altered Card, at least one Blog post, and a Journal page. I'm covering weeks 39-43. That may sound like a lot, but I wasn't near as productive as I would have liked.

Week 39 (Sep. 25 - Oct. 1)
This week, I wanted to develop basic jewelry tutorials but that just hasn't happened yet. 
In fact, none of my goals were met this week as I spent the majority of it at my mom's house with my grandmother and niece while my mom was on vacation. 

Week 40 (Oct. 2-8)
Making a texture block like the ones in this Gelli Arts Texture Block video was the goal for this week. It just didn't happen.

I was a week behind on my jewelry-making, but was able to exceed my goals with these pieces. 
They were all made as part of my Cut Out + Keep Jewelry Superstar feature. And, I just realized that I shared the earrings with y'all last month. Sorry about that!

Catching up on Week 38, I made this card.
It features washi tape as the background and a paper feather received in a swap as the focal. I also doodled with some black and white pens.

My September Goal Review and Keeping Busy (WOYWW) were posted on the blog that week. 

Like the card, I was able to get an art journal page for Week 38 done. 
The background was made from collaged papers, brayered paint, and paint doodles. I added the girl with paint, watercolor pencils, and pastels.

Week 41 (Oct. 9-15)
I really wanted to get a few portions of the living room organized. In particular, a stack of boxes next to the tv cabinet was driving me crazy. The contents of those boxes now has a new home, carefully concealed in the living room. I'm considering that goal done.

This week, I made the washi tape earrings featured on Cut Out + Keep and a long necklace with one of my assemblage keys

Not only did I share a great way to use up leftovers with my Chili Cheese Nacho recipe, but I shared some of my finds from the Robertsdale Antique Show.

Week 42 (Oct. 16-22)
I knew it was past time to start my Christmas List, so I made it my goal for the week. And, I even got it started!!

These earrings and necklace were made, along with another pair of earrings that was given as a gift.

Back on the card-making wagon, I was able to get the card for Week 39 done. 
It's a gelli print with some doodles and a chit chat sticker.

You got a peek at what I was working on from the junk drawer for WOYWW. (It was the necklace above ;)  )

Two pages were made this week, to make up for Weeks 39 & 40.  
I made this page with brayered paint, stencils, stamps, and doodles (in paint and pen). The focal is a magazine cutout and the text was hand lettered.

Gelli prints make up the background for this page. I toned them down with gesso before adding shades of blue paint around the edges. In the center, I painted the sailboat with a combo of acrylic paint and neocolor ii crayons.

Week 43 (Oct. 23-29)
This week, I had hoped to get my "Shit-to-do" list made. It's basically a list of things I want to get done around the house (home repairs, decorating, and whatnot.) It was a week of ups and mostly downs, so it just didn't happen.

I did get a chance to share the news about being a Jewelry Superstar as well as my Birthday Desk (WOYWW).

November's already not looking so great in a multitude of ways, but I am trying to stay positive and continue to move forward. I'm already beginning to think about how I want to handle my goal(s) for next year and what I want to accomplish. It's really hard to think about moving ahead when you're so far behind. I guess I better stop whining and get to it!

Have you already started considering your goals for 2017?


  1. I love your sailboat journal! Well done!

    1. Aw thanks Kathy! I'm not sure what inspired me in that case, but I was compelled to incorporate a lone sailboat. So, I went for it. Thank you for your kind words!

  2. I love the card with the feather - so colorful! I agree with what you said about staying positive and that you can't move ahead when you're so far behind. So I better finish some projects and blog about them :)

  3. Now that you've looked at everything from October all together, don't you feel like you got a lot done! I love love love your art journal pages! As for 2017, I made a goal today to clean up as I go, instead of coming back later, starting with my closet this morning and now my email! If I can keep this up for more than 1 day I'll be happy :)


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