Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Joss Be Jammed!

I found out an online friend, Deb Gilchrist, died recently from the flu. I've never known anyone who died from the flu. Wow! I've had her death on my mind all week, and wrote this weird poem. Despite having faith in a resurrection, death is still a horrible enemy to all of us.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

AJC 11 - Still "Hope" Week

Elements from Tangie's "Falling in Love" and "Parcel 13" kits.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Our Little Guy

What kind of a grandfather am I? I haven't posted any pictures of our little guy in a while.

Poor little guy always gets stuck going shopping with his mom and grandma. I guess it's a good thing he doesn't seem to mind his car seat.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Three Muses Challenge - Land of Odd

It's been a while since I've been able to participate in a Three Muses Challenge, but I couldn't pass up a chance to do "odd."

If you would like to visit The Three Muses blog to find links to the other participating blogs, just click here:

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

You Can . . .

I left out the f-bomb Pink uses, but it makes just as much sense without it.  (Hope you can see the double message.)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Marney Offering a Free Teleclass!

One of my greatest muses has been Marney from Artella. She is offering a free teleclass this next Wednesday. I always hang up the phone in better spirits and have a new attitude about life when I listen to one of her teleclasses. I was told that this one is for men, too, despite the obviously feminine subject. (Yep, women are taking over the world!)

If you would like to listen in to this free, inspiring "Discover Wonder Woman’s Greatest Superpower" class this Wednesday, 3-23...sign up here! 

Practicing Gratitude

The title doesn't necessarily go with the poem and picture, but I know I need to practice gratitude more often. This would be a good place to start.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

My Gut Art Painting

Well, despite depression, winter, illness, family issues, work and everything else that life conjures up, I finally finished my Gut Art Painting. I took a class from Mystele at about learning to paint from your gut and not your brain. I have a icon on the sidebar you can click on if you want to visit her site. Obviously my gut is strange, but I ended up with a multi-media painting I truly love and never expected to be able to do. This is all paint, collage and gesso. No digital help included. It's okay if you think it's strange, but just say you like it!

Snowdrops in Michigan

Snowdrops from William Charlebois on Vimeo.

Life in Space?

Billizetti answers the age old question!

Space elements from digital scrapbooking kit "Comic Collection" by J. Brisebois.

Suicide is Painless

I guess it's art therapy day. Tomorrow will be another day!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Art Journal Caravan - Week 11 - Quote

I created the background using Corel Painter Essentials 4. The quote is one of 4 provided by this weeks itinerary for the Art Journal Caravan. The star fish is a brush from Tangie's Sealife Stamp Kit.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Tsunami of Love

Please visit my friend Marguerite's blog: She is creating little "Tsunami of Love" angels to make money to contribute to the victims of the horrible events in Japan. She did the same thing last year when Haiti had the devastating earthquake. Notice the heart on the doll below. Marguerite always has such a giving heart!

Art Journal Caravan 2011 - Week 11 Verb - Fight

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Art Journal Caravan - I Belong

Elements from Deviant Scrap's "Somerset Color Splash" kit. 

Monday, March 7, 2011

Another Grandson?

Yep. It's true. Our second grandson is due in about a month and a half. Our son Brandon and his wife Bridget are the proud parents to be. There was a baby shower for them last Saturday, but I didn't get to go. My 81 year old mother wasn't feeling well, and I had to stay home and go to the store for her. Fortunately, our daughter Kaitlyn posted some pictures on Facebook, so I didn't miss the event entirely. This is the happy couple:

They got lots of baby presents!

And more presents!

This is going to be one spoiled kid, just like his cousin Corben.

I think Brandon realizes this thing is real. There's no going back.

Corben is waiting anxiously for his cousin to be born. Now that Corben has discovered the electric piano, he wants to start a rock band. He's hoping his cousin will play the drums. Grandpa Bill, meaning me, will be sure he gets some! After all, kids usually take after their parents, and all of our children love music. Three of them played in their own band for a while. I can see our house will get real noisy again soon.

Our new grandson's father, Brandon, is the guitar player on the left. 

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Art Journal Caravan 2011 - Week 10 Verb - Belong

Elements from digital scrapbooking kit by Christina Renee called "AA 3"

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Paul Andrew Russell

I've been enjoying reading the poetry of Paul Andrew Russell from his book Pocketful of Words. As whenever I find something deeply moving, I have to illustrate it in visual form. Many of you know I am one of those people who is constantly battling serious depression. The words in the picture below are the final words to his poem titled, "Cape Spear." To me they are saying that even though life may at times become unbearable, there is always some reason to not give up and carry on. Maybe even the universe will push us forward.

Please visit Paul's website to read his haiku and other forms of poetry.