Sunday, January 12, 2014

January is the Month!

Been away from my blog again. But not from the web.
Many things have happened since my last post in December.

I had two surprises:

1) My sister and nephews came unexpectedly home for the holidays!We had a great time together.

2) I was asked by Melania, the admin of the Italian blog SCRAPPIN' SISTERS, to join their group and be a Guest Designer for 2014! I will create some tutorials for them. They will be written in Italian AND English, so that my international friends can read them, too. :) The first one will be posted in February. On Scrappin' Sisters we have monthly challenges. Check them out!
January theme is WINTER.
Here's my entry:

But these are not the only nice things that happened.
Last week I went for a check up after three months of therapy. You know what? They scheduled my surgery for January 30th!!!! YAY!
I am so happy about it. And so nervous.
The purpose of this surgery is to get rid of a big part of pain.
I have been living with it for more than 20 years and things are not getting better.
I think it is a good startpoint for my new life.

Then, I decided to challenge myself: my friend Mara gave me a small Moleskine Agenda, and I used it to doodle one page a day. I am already behind... eheheh! But I will catch up when I go to the hospital. I'm going to have a lot of spare time.

As I'm unemployed now, I cannot afford buying online classes this year.
But you know that word called COINCIDENCE? I found this nice website called ARTJOURNALIST and read about their 
Journal52: A Free Year-Long Art Journal Workshop

This is my week1 page. the theme is "Up, up and away".
Collage on inked paper.

I'm closing this huge post with some new pieces I made for my Etsy Shop. I'm going to reopen next week! :)

Have a great week!!


  1. I love your zen doodles..awesome...hope the hospital isn't to daunting.. :)

  2. Great news about your surgery, hope it all goes well and after your recuperation you are pain free, would be a wonderful 2014 for you then!!!

    Love your Doodling, always inspirational :-) xxx

  3. Happy New Year My Friend ;o) Do you ever rest??? I am sending good wishes on your surgery! I know everything will turn out right ;o) Your new drawings are amazing!! Keep up the great work and keep up the positive thinking! Sending you a Big Hug! xoxooxxo

  4. I love your recent drawings! I do hope your surgery goes well and you recover quickly! x