Tuesday, August 18, 2009

While I'm Waiting....

Thank you, EVERYONE, for the well wishes! I appreciate all of them very much!

A week ago today, I had my first surgery... just a minor, out-patient one and am now waiting on biopsy results. The biopsy is, for the most part, just a precaution. We are all, including the doctors, pretty sure the results are going to come back as good news. At this point, the worst part of all of this is the anemia. It is bad... I have only half as much blood as I should have. In fact, I could very well pass as one of the Cullens, I'm so pale right now. But that is being worked on as we speak, even though iron supplements = a bblech stomach! Other than that small issue and low energy level, life is good.

So, as the post title says, while I'm waiting to find out my results, I thought I would show you what I've managed to accomplish this past week in my round robin journal (the one I showed you in the last post).

I've completed the first two pages. This first one is my intro page.

I was a little concerned about my binding, so to help strengthen it, I layered a piece of muslin over the inside cover and first page and then collaged on top of that. I created a little pocket out of some lace and have tucked a note, to the other artists, within. As you can see, I'm still on that Art Nouveau kick. I've used my watercolor pencils on both this one and the next.

This page is my sign in page.

I really liked this image, so I used it even though there isn't a spot for me to sign in, but that's no biggie. Just tucked my name in on the vase. I also added some glitter to the wings on both pages for a little sparkle.

I've started working on the first "season" spread and will share that in a couple of weeks.

Hope you all have a beautiful week!

13 comments:

tina said...

Keeping you in my prayers, Alisa. :) Your pages are divine! I love the detail you put into the coloring.

Lori said...

ooooh, i see you are using some of the gorgeous ledger paper from my friend Miss Texas {right?} your journal looks gorgeous!!! i hope you are giving yourself time for plenty of rest...you need to take it easy until your hemoglobin is back to where it should be...praying for your return to good health Alisa!!!

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

Fabulous journal..so envious of this kind of creative talent. Hope everything turns out well!!

Sharon's Cottage Quilts said...

Alisa, my prayers will continue for you! Your journal pages are just gorgeous! So Elegant! Well done friend!
Blessings~Sharon

Viv (VivLyn) said...

Oooo, your journal pages are gorgeous! I hope you start feeling better soon...I'll keep you in my prayers!

the wild raspberry said...

best of wishes...my thoughts are with you alisa!!
hugs
chasity

cindy said...

Lovin the journal! Continue to take it easy. One of the Cullens....LOL!

-c
yappingcat

Stephanie said...

I love your little journal. I am sorry to hear you are not well, but I wish you the best with your results.

Caleen said...

I sure hope you are feeling better. I hate waiting... I am so impatient.. I hope you are resting and relaxing.. Your journal is beautiful. You put so much into it.. Can't wait to see the rest.. Take care Alisa!!

natalea said...

great pages. take good care Alisa- I just know those results will be good!
xo natalea

Mary Wadsworth said...

Hi Alisa, hoping and praying for your good health.

Hugs,
Mary

Leanne said...

oh my gosh... this is so gorgeous!

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