Friday, April 17, 2009

Well, that was fun...

As if the first time, back in December 2007, wasn't enough...Wednesday evening I was in another car accident. This time however, it was my fault. Not to make excuses, but ever since my last accident - I have been extremely anxious every time that I drive. When my previous car was totalled I purchased a Ford Expedition and while I love the car, I have been really anxious and have not gotten used to its size. I have expressed to my husband and friends a number of times my anxiety - particularly when it comes to changing lanes.

Wednesday evening I took my oldest son and my niece and dropped them off at the church they attend with my Mother. On my way home, I had just come through an intersection and saw a bus stopped in the lane in front of me. I know what you're thinking - I didn't hit the bus. Cars started to back up behind the bus. I decided that I was going to go around them. I checked the other lane and there was plenty of room between me and the car that was coming up from behind in that lane. I gave my car a little gas and began to move over - aparently there was not enough room between me and the car in front of me when I pressed on the gas. I slammed right into the back of the car in front of me.

Everyone was okay. The other car was driveable, the damage was to the trunk of that car. My car however, was not driveable. When I hit the other car it pushed my bumper in and bent the sides of it down. The steel part of the bumper is bent in and rubbing on my passenger side tire and does not allow me to straighten my tires or turn them to the right. So, it went up on the tow truck and back to the body shop.

While I was waiting for the tow truck and everything else associated with an accident, I texted my husband (who was at work) to let him know what happened. He tried to call me while I was on the phone with my Mother talking about our car insurance. When he couldn't reach me - he left work and hightailed it to me. Right as my Father and I were pulling out of the parking lot so that we could show the tow truck driver where the body shop was - my husband comes pulling into the parking lot. He ended up following us to the body shop. He was so cute. As soon as he could get to me he wrapped his arms around me, buried his head in the crook of my neck and squeezed. He was even shaking a little. I had tried to text him to let him know that I was okay. It really was cute that all he wanted was to get to me. Just made me love him more!

Now we begin the wait - when will I get my vehicle back. As of right now I will have to drive my Mother's mini-van. Call me a snob, but I hate driving her mini-van. Or my husband's truck. Not crazy about driving that one either - I have trouble parking it in the parking garage at work. Hopefully my car will be back quickly.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

sign in - final

sign in - final, originally uploaded by gwsmomma.

Originally this started out very different. My first idea for my moly sign in page was not what I wanted. This just sort of flowed out. I like it a lot better and now just need to transfer it to my moly and add some pressure right!?

Sunday, April 12, 2009


Recently, I joined a moleskine exchange. Funny thing is that the flickr group is call "international moleskine exchange", but the other women in my exchange group are all from the US and Canada. Not very international. I still think that it is going to be fun. I am interested to see what each person will add to the previous person's entry.

When I first got my Japanese accordian album I was very intimidated by all of the pages - 60 to be exact. I sat the moleskine on my desk and that is where it has stayed for the past week. Staring at me, calling to me - "open me, draw on my pages" - I have glanced at it numerous times and still have yet to put my pencil on the first page.

I have been thinking and looking through various inspiration sites to try to decide what I want to draw for my first entry. I have been mocking up sketches in my sketchbook and came up with an idea for my sign-in page that is a little too, it will probably not go in the moleskine.

I did however put ink to the cover. I used a Prismacolor Metallic Silver paint pen to put a simple little scroll design on the cover. Guess you could say that I have taken the first step...

Saturday, April 4, 2009


I don't know if any of you other ladies out there have what I will call a "girl crush" know - there is a woman out there that you think is so amazing and beautiful that you sort of have a little "girl crush" on her. Well, whether you do or whether you think I am totally nutso - Kat Von D from LA Ink is one of my girl crushes. She is beautiful and extremely talented. This piece came from a photo that I had of Kat from a magazine. I want to add some color to it - I am petrified that I will mess it up though, so I went ahead and scanned it in first. I was also way too intimidated to give her tatoos. I won't say I didn't try - but it looked ridiculous.