Saturday, August 17, 2019

New Graphics Coming!!


I'm working on trying to make new graphics for my blog. I like the background and fonts but, I know the fonts aren't visible on cell phones. Also, the background isn't mine. I didn't make it and that really, REALLY bothers me. I make my own everything. I'll be changing all the graphics as soon as I can!

❤ Christie

Friday, August 9, 2019

Mixed Media Art


I'm going to talk a little bit about mixed-media art. One thing, it's fun if you're an artist. There are no rules at all and it's the best way to express yourself and make something that you'll truly appreciate. Second, the supplies can be fairly cheap. You can use crayola products and most of your supplies can come from Walmart. I've been doing it like this for quite some time because of our tight budget. Third, what you make will last for a long time. If you use archival sealers like Modge Podge, your artwork will never yellow or fade with time. Archival means it's a sealer that is like a preservative for art and photographs. I suggest Modge Podge because it's easy to find and very inexpensive. It's a white glue that adheres really well and comes in gloss or matte. The downside to Modge Podge is since it's a white glue like school glue, there is water in it. On paper, it will warp and bend the paper unless you're using a thick paper. Thin items might do the same thing. There are dry glues like glue dots or tape. I don't use these things because I don't mind the bumps in my paper. I think it adds to the characteristic of my art.

The links on the right side are all from mixed-media artists that I admire. They all have their unique style and all of them started out like me. With a simple little blog.


Sunday, July 21, 2019


 I have had a GREAT weekend! I had THREE days off and still squeezed in 40 hours last week. Ok, I missed Monday because I was in the hospital and needed a day to recover, but I'm fired up and I finally have time for my blog.

Let me just say, God is great! He got me this job. I would've never picked a job like this.


Now that I have more time, I am going to try to post more. Thanks for visiting! I really appreciate it!


Friday, July 19, 2019

New Job

Yes, I have a new job and I love it! My feet hurt sat the end of the day but, It's pretty easy work. It's a job I can do when I'm older too! That was my biggest worry.



Monday, July 8, 2019

I quit!

Yes, I quit my job. I had the last straw on Friday. I told my supervisor many times I can't work a split shift and come in on first shift. I didn't have a ride. I told him in a text message because right after we got done working, he took off to his office and I was too tired to chase after him. He said he coerced me into doing the shift. That's when I knew it was over.

Now, I really don't know what to do with myself. It's daytime and I'm wide awake. I'm usually sleeping so, I'm sitting here job hunting. I should take a week off and decompress from what all just happened. I have no quit in me. I am ready to move on to the next chapter in my book of work. That's what I'm calling it.

I'll keep you posted. Good thing the economy is doing so good right now.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Busy Sorry

Hello there!
I haven't forgotten about this blog I started. I just have been busy with work and life lately. Right now it's the busy season at my job. I don't know if I'm going to keep this job or not. My boss demands me to come in when I don't have a ride to work. I don't know how to get a ride because honestly, I can't afford a cab right now. He doesn't listen when I tell him that "I cannot do it!". Maybe he thinks I'll change my mind or something but I have over and over told him when he asks that I simply can't and then I list the reasons. I guess my reasons aren't good enough for him, I don't know. We are simply at an impasse and I feel this is forcing me to quit.

I wish I could look down the road a few years and see where this job I have now is going to lead. I wish I could see if changing jobs is truly the right decision. There is so much fear involved because at my job now, I have a comfort zone. I'm 3rd in seniority in my department. I know my job and responsibilities like the back of my hand.

What if I leave and find something better? What if I find first shift forklift driving? I'm an excellent driver even on a forklift. I can drive through the tightest of spots and I've only been driving it for 4 months.

I have to take a leap of faith. I'm going to leave. I can afford it. There are jobs out there that I'm qualified for. I don't HAVE to stay where I am. I'm really starting to hate 3rd shift anyway. Even right now, I'm sitting here wide awake at 3:30am. THAT'S NOT NORMAL!! Well, not for most people but it is for me.

Ok done venting. Thanks for reading this. Please keep coming back. I'll post more when things slow down.

❤ Christie

Monday, April 29, 2019

Web fonts

Hello!! I noticed that when I view my blog on my phone it doesn't look the same as when I view it on my computer. One reason is I use web fonts. Cell phones are limited to what fonts they use. I use cute fonts in my blog to spice it up which goes completely unnoticed when viewed from a phone. I wish someone would change this.

Until then, try to view my blog from a computer or maybe a tablet. I might try to make my blog more "mobile friendly" in the future.

❤ Christie