Thank you to everyone who commented on my art and fear post. I haven't replied to all of you yet, but I will. I'm glad everyone was so understanding because I did wonder if people would feel that I was just whining or trying to wring out compliments on my art. Rather, I was just trying to express those feelings that many of us have. Geri blogged about blogging about the less than perfect aspects of our lives awhile ago and it struck a chord with me. There is a difference between constantly whining (which no one would want to read) and writing about those roadblocks that we face.
I am happy that I found time to art journal this week, as it was a rather rough week. My darling Kavya has decided that naps are so a 3 month old thing and now that she is a big 4 month old, she won't nap for more than 20 minutes. It is quite tiring. And the poor thing needs more sleep than she is getting. I know because I went out to coffee with another mom and I was bouncing her (gently) on my knee while I talked. I looked at her and her chin was on her chest and her eyes shut. She fell asleep while being bounced in a noisy coffeeshop, which is unheard of for her. I am hoping this phase doesn't last too long (it's already been a few weeks tho) and she'll go back to struggle free 45 minute naps. (One can always hope.) In addition, we had a variety of other things happen that I won't go into for fear of being too down.
About this entry - I created the background with the star stickers, colored over them with yellow caran d'arche crayons, blended them with a baby wipe, the peeled the stickers off. I used the wings clear stamp set and stamped the wings. I must admit it was a lot easier to place the wings using the clear stamps because you can see where you are stamping, so I'm glad that Leslie made them into clear stamps as well. The rest of the details I did in pen and ink.