Tuesday, September 10, 2019

It's Not Personal

I am not my happy and cheerful usual self. I just got let go from my job for no real good reason. I can say what I want about this because, well, IT'S MY BLOG. So there.

I'm mad. Not only because "we don't feel you have a future with our company" is a lame excuse for letting a temp go but also because I didn't say goodbye to the friends I made the TWO MONTHS I worked there. The owner kept saying in meetings "it's not personal, it's business". Well, Mr. Hinkle, this felt pretty personal to me. I worked my ass off for your company and like many other of your workers, I got the shaft. Well now we can start a support group. Another thing he said was to "treat others the way you would like to be treated". I would never, NEVER let someone go without explaining to them why. I would NEVER let them work a full TEN HOURS with them thinking nothing is wrong.

I keep thinking what did I do? I gave everything I had everyday and had pretty decent attendance. I was never late. Well, I may never know the truth as to why they let me go. I'm probably dodging some bullet. God just shut this door and I know he has something better.

I will probably delete this post because I did go on a rampage but if not, I do wish Mr. Hinkle and his companies good luck and best wishes for the future. I enjoyed my time at CoolSeal. I had fun with great people.

❤ Christie


Okay, I must tell the truth. I did see this coming. No, they weren't honest at to why they let me go but, I know it was basically lack of work. I could see we were slow. Everyone saw it. I know I was a great worker. I will find someplace else. I'll miss it there.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

My Studio

I almost laughed out loud when I typed in the title of this post. I don't have a studio. I don't even have much of a space to create my art. I just put a poster board over the stove and go at it. My bed is where I put my shoe boxes of supplies till I need them and put them in the clothes closet when I'm done. Welcome to life in a 3 bedroom apartment. Here are some pictures...

Not that I'm not grateful for what we have. I love our apartment most days. I just wish sometimes I had a little space to create my art. Maybe one day I will.

Have a great week. I post on the weekends because with work and house I'm too busy to post through the weekdays. 

❤ Christie 

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Today's Thought


I have realized one thing about my art. I am extremely impatient. I want to learn things but I don't give myself time to learn them. I am an instant gratification person. I need to change this. I have patience for certain things, but not for my artwork. I've had this dilemma for as long as I can remember. I think the first step to solving any problem is figuring out you have one. The next step is figuring out the solution. Maybe if I made a list of steps to take to achieve my goal instead of thinking of it as one big one. To eat an entire pie you have to start at a piece at a time. Maybe that's what I need to do.

❤ Christie

Friday, August 23, 2019

Thank You

 I just want to say a big THANK YOU to any and all of you that read my blog. I can see the numbers but I don't know exactly who you all are because blogger won't tell me that (sad face). I just want to say thank you to all of you because without you, I don't know if I'd keep writing. Hmm, I probably would. I dunno. Anyway, keep coming back because I'm working on new things.

❤ Christie

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.

❤ Christie

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!

❤ Christie