Sunday, May 26, 2013

The Toad of Truth

Sometimes I get ideas at the oddest moments.  Last week I was watching reruns of The Big Bang Theory. Sheldon was speaking and his statement immediately brought an image to my head that I just had to create.

It was the episode The Einstein Approximation.
The quote:  "I need to determine where in this swamp of unbalanced formulas squatteth the toad of truth."  Sheldon Cooper
So, here sits the Toad of Truth. For some reason, my mind thinks he wears a monocle and top hat lol  And oddly enough, as quickly at he appeared, he has vanished. Yep. I have torn the house apart and cannot find this ATC anywhere!!!

I also spent some quality time with my journal this week (when I wasn't frantically searching for above toad)

The weather here has been flipping back and forth between spring and yucky cold and rainy (and forecasts of snow). I am longing for warm (not hot) days and sunshine. I was also longing to pull out the paints and brushes!

I tore a sheet out of a large, old and tattered dictionary (an awesome score at 50 cents a couple years back). It was from the B's....Bluebird to be exact.

Notice he has some bits of snow spitting all over the background because spring is struggling to keep a strong hold around here Darn It!!!

I have also been struggling lately with work, back pain, hubby's job hunt and a million other things. But this week God has been talking very loudly to me.....and I decided to listen. He really likes it when I pay attention  :-)

With all that He has been doing this week, I was inspired to create this journal spread.

The cross was drawn with a Sakura pend and then colored with Prismacolor pencils.

The background for the gate is acrylic paint as are the brick posts. The gate itself was drawn with a Sakura pen. Three of the tickets are a stamp from Tim Holtz that I colored with Prismacolor pencils then sanded. After I finished this side, I sat back and realized that even when entering heaven, we people still mess up....and litter just outside the gates of Heaven lol

I hope you all have a wonderfull week full of blessings and happiness!




BucksCountyFolkArt said...


Parabolic Muse said...

what cool cards! I love your toad and your birdie. and that quote of sheldon's just works so well, doesn't it?

I'm using one of the leather tags you made for a swap as a bookmark, and I love it! It's thick, it's soft, and it's sturdy! I'm glad I got two of your tags!