New Years Resolutions can be exhausting. Just let creativity live each day!… Read More #30Daysofcreativity #paintingaday #30paintingsin30days! @lesliesaeta
With all of the holiday hustle and bustle, Christmas at our house had lost its muscle.
The kids are given a gift a day to give away in search for the true meaning of Christmas.
It’s here! The SOUTHERN version of that relaxing thing you keep reading about and seeing on the news. ADULT COLORING BOOKS! Tested by a business professional in a high stress, computer oriented business who said, “I am actually coloring at night before I go to bed and I haven’t slept like this in years!”… Read More SOUTHERN SCRIBBLINGS ~ Adult Coloring = Southern Style
I just turned 47 last week. Every time I look at those words, I think, “Wait! That doesn’t look right!” It is hard to imagine that I am almost 50 because all those just a bit younger than me I still think of as “in their late twenties”. Perhaps it is also because my mother… Read More What is your happYmess?
This WORDPRESS blog is a creation I never thought I would get to. One year ago today I had the goal of creating a website. I completed that task. CHECK on the old to-do list. I was pretty pleased with it. It was a free site. It was beautiful~ graphically FLASHY….still speaks with photos… with… Read More The first official wordpress post~ about the butterflies~ but not my first rodeo
Science has shown the butterfly effect to engage with the first movement of any form of matter- including people. ~from Andy Andrews book The Butterfly Effect a gift for the families who attended the wedding A few years ago, a boy was too busy to make it out for a blind date with… Read More The Butterfly Effect of Love by Allison Adams
The past month I have been a part of the happYmess quest to get all of my media frenzy in order. I am a habitual blogger, website starter, facebook poster, frequent frenzy tweeter and Mitzi Jane Media has provided me with so much happYmess to explore that my head might just bust open!MJM STRENGTH Social… Read More SOCIAL MEDIA THE HAPPYMESS WAY
Christmas is my very favorite holiday. There are so many things more important than the receiving of gifts. A favorite is this video of my daughter reading my Christmas book The 12 Days of Christmas Giving. Hope you will snuggle up with a cocoa and some marshmallows and enjoy her reading by the fire….she… Read More CHRISTMAS GIVING
In case you were wondering what Santa is up to this weekend. He is cruising on a Harley down in South Florida~ I took these in Key West a while back and thought I would have some FUN with them. Have a GREAT Thanksgiving~ for when we get back from the weekend~ IT WILL BE… Read More Santa Taking in Some Sun and Fun
I recently attended the SCBWI Conference (Southern Children’s Book Writer’s and Illustrator’s). One of the most inspiring workshops was on illustration by Kevin Lewis with Disney/ Hyperion. He was so energetic. He loves his job. He works with illustrators all day every day to bring ideas to life. After the workshop I found myself intrigued… Read More Creative A Day
Monday, Nov. 19 – Why Do You Love Being a Woman? That’s a simple question, but one that most likely has a complicated answer. So let’s write a blog post about it. This morning I hit the ground running with my two business partners in our new venture Fluff! Designers. After a great meeting… Read More Why I Love Being a WOMAN
I took this as a literal “NIGHT OUT/ NIGHT OFF” 🙂 This entire weekend I have celebrated BABIES. Saturday night I went to a CHUGGIES AND HUGGIES shower. I remember those days when I was much younger and even the wedding showers were all “brew” themed. I must be getting older because after time around… Read More A Night OUT on the Town ~ Blog a Day Theme
Friday, Nov. 16 – Currently. Share with your readers what you’re into at the moment. Check out this post for ideas: http://www.writeousbabe.com/2012/11/currently.html That is the topic for today’s blog of the day, Day # 16 in a 30 day quest to COMPLETING THE TASK! It has become easier, but with that question comes disdain that… Read More What are YOU up to CURRENTLY?
Thursday, Nov. 15 – Why I Blog. At this point you’ll be halfway through #bloglikecrazy. But are we crazy for blogging like crazy? What’s the point of blogging when the blogosphere is so saturated? Why do you blog? Feel free to check out this post for inspiration: http://www.writeousbabe.com/2012/11/am-i-crazy-for-blogging-like-crazy.html Blogging a day has been so… Read More HALF WAY TO BLOG FOR THIRTY DAYS!
SOMEHOW~ I missed the MUNDANE MONDAY writer’s prompt. It read like this: Monday, Nov. 12 – From Mundane to Magical. Sometimes we can find inspiration in the most mundane moments, such as the wisdom I gleaned from cleaning out my closet. (You can read that post here: http://www.soulinstereo.com/2011/06/monday-motivation-in-closet.html) Take some time to think back on… Read More MUNDANE MONDAY~ Mundane to Magical
Legacy. The pastor of my church has been talking about legacy for the past month. Regardless of your religious beliefs I think we should all be thinking about the kind of legacy we want to leave behind. So how do you want to be remembered and what are you doing about it today? Javacia #bloglikecrazy… Read More Legacy~ A Daily Blog Post for #bloglikecrazy
CREATIVITY BLOG LIKE CRAZY A DAY doesn’t ALWAYS have to be about PAINTING Get out your crescent rolls and play in them! (hot dog inside makes it even yummier with a dab of mustard!) Make the kids smile at a crocodile! How do I know it is indeed a croc? I don’t! Who cares! But… Read More Play in the DOUGH
Today I updated my FINE ART AMERICA PAGE with some creative samples of my photography. One fun one was a picture of a tree with the words “dad MOM” carved in it which is locatedat JH Ranch out in California. http://fineartamerica.com/featured/tree-at-jh-ranch-falls-allison-adams.htmlFOR PHOTO CLICK HERE I have been there once with my daughter, back a few… Read More Mom~ Dad
I have created a NOVEMBER CREATIVITY CHALLENGE WEDDING CEREMONY and you are invited! It begins right after the Veteran’s Day weekend. With rainbow FLAMES in the sky, and an earthquake that shook my 2 liter coke Friday night here on the Gulf Coast in Alabama,http://www.fox10tv.com/dpp/news/local_news/mobile_county/dauphin-island-rattled-by-minor-earthquake there have been crazier things than creativity overload! Earlier this… Read More BLOG LIKE CRAZY~ AND GET CREATIVE EVERY DAY!
BLOG A DAY Post Today I am scaring myself that I have blogged for 8 days solid on various topics posted by #bloglikecrazy The subject today is fitness….as you know, fitness for me is a trip to get a coke from the fridge so my topic is off subject for the first time. Today I… Read More Gals with GUNS
Wednesday, Nov. 7 – Who What Wear My closet has been a bone of contention during my entire life. In my early college days, it consisted of a shared space constricted between bi-fold doors. Every time I moved it grew or changed, things got lost, borrowed. When I married my first husband the closet was… Read More Closets
Still on track for the BLOG LIKE CRAZY CHALLENGE This is my 6th day in a row to Blog! Tuesday, Nov. 6 — Blog the Vote! Simply write a post explaining to your readers why you vote, or if for some reason you chose to sit out this election. Somewhere along the process of… Read More Alabama is all one color~ CAMOFLAGE UNDER RED WHITE AND BLUE
Monday, Nov. 5 -TOPIC- NOTEWORTHY~ MEETINGS, CONFERENCES NO EXCUSES FOR ALABAMA WRITERS It seems everywhere I go someone tells me they have a great idea for a children’s book. Ideas are great, but for those ideas to become a book, you have to get something on paper. Fortunately for the hundreds of writers who call… Read More WRITERS DO YOU HAVE EXCUSES?
I have to admit, I wrote this paragraph for this blog PRE-Halloween! I am NOT a halloween fan. I do not like goblins, goulds, mean people. I am all about the Christmas music, from Bing to Motown. I am all about the roaring fire and the hot cocoa. I even wrote a book about it.… Read More Putting Christmas Before Thanksgiving~
Saturday, Nov. 3 — Write something risky. You know, that post you’ve always wanted to write but didn’t because you’re afraid of how your readers will react. You’re afraid of what your family and friends will think. Yes, that one. That’s the post you need to write and you need to write it right now. … Read More
Friday, Nov. 2 — Defense! No, I’m not talking about football. Write a post defending something or someone that usually gets a bad rap. This could be a celebrity, a book, your favorite food, a region of the country, etc. The possibilities are endless. To narrow your choices, pick something that’s somehow related to your… Read More #bloglikecrazy BLOG A DAY CHALLENGE #2- DEFENSE
TODAY BEGINS THE 30 DAYS OF BLOGGING that was organized by Javacia at writeousbabe.com http://www.writeousbabe.com/p/bloglikecrazy.html ACROSS THE SOUTH BLOGGERS WILL BE SHARING THEIR BLOGS AND TWEETS ON COMMON THEMES OR JUST WHATEVER THEY WANT TO BLOG ABOUT. JOIN US! #bloglikecrazy on twitter or click the link above to follow Javacia, our leader in BLOG. Thursday,… Read More The Blog on INTENTIONS I "intended" on Posting
Today begins the BLOG EVERY DAY challenge set in place byBirmingham’s founder of SEE JANE WRITEand WRITEOUSBABE’S blog CHALLENGE. Each day IN NOVEMBER Javacia provides a prompt to get us started~ Today, November First~ AND I AM OFF TO A GREAT START! It is all about intentions!And the day I signed up back in October… Read More #bloglikecrazy
In May 2011 Crestline Seafood which was escalating in popularity, winning awards for their gumbo in 2010 and beginning to have Friday night lines for a table CLOSED. The BP oil spill brought sales to a screeching halt, with our Mt. Brook Alabama customers expecting fresh shipments from the coast of Panama City and Bayou… Read More Crestline Seafood Company CLOSED
We hope you will get cozy, put on your jammies, grab a cup of hot chocolate and join us for aLIVE READING of my Christmas book. You may order these direct from Xlibris Publishing Corporation bycalling 1-888-795-4274 OR Order DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER Or if you request an autographed (signed to someone for a… Read More A LIVE READING OF THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS GIVING by Ann Kathryn Adams
I recently wrote an essay for a man who was interested in sharing his life story as a soldier in Iraq. While staying at a Bed and Breakfast in Tuscaloosa during one of the games, we happened to meet a couple who ironically were military. Over lunch he shared stories about his time there. This… Read More Friends of WAR
I was lost for almost the entire day, bouncing between my old Sony Vaio that has been sitting in the corner of my office for more than a year, and my MacBook Pro, which was wiped clean of documents when I upgraded to a new one. I meandered from thought to thought like Hansel in… Read More Collections
Go visit the best site in town on all things BIRMINGHAMwww.magiccitypost.com Here is a recent article I did for them on Dog Days of Birmingham112 18th Street North, Birmingham (205) 458-9364 If you are walking downtown and hear the barking of dogs echoing from the rooftops you have not morphed into a Disney hound movie.… Read More Magic City Post article on Dog Days of Birmingham
2012~ 2013 STRETCHING BOUNDARIES This year I took part in a number of opportunities to stretch my boundaries and learn a bit about other artists methods and share some of those with you here~ NEVER stop creating! Kellie Newsom lives that free artist spirt of a life with her husband in a home they are painting… Read More
WHAT IS IT that we are really supposed to remember on Memorial Day? Is it the memory of each individual who gave their lives so that we could go about our day today? Safe to board a plane, take a trip, safely sail a boat off the southern tip of the US along international waters?… Read More
It has been said by the authority on life that a triple strand cord stands above one trying to hold on alone (or something like that). I have been living that solitude, at least in my writing for some time now. I have been wearing my other mask, in group form, with fellow artists, going… Read More NO WRITING IS A WASTE OF TIME
I have been taking some time to re-connect with the writer within. Recently I attended an art therapy journaling workshop where we learned about Grief Therapy through artwork. I am working on summarizing that exercise and will share it here when I complete it. I also recently completed an online workshop by Mari L. McCarthy… Read More
2012 ART LESSONS~ with ALLISON ADAMS10-11:30 EACH DAY $20 PER LESSON – SEE TOPICS BELOW (OR PICK ALL 5 FOR ONLY $85)MONDAY- JUNE 11 WATERCOLOR- BRING A PHOTO OF A HOME- (interior room or exterior)watercolor process explained, perspective, we will do one togetherTUESDAY-JUNE 12- WATERCOLOR – PAINTING GLASS OBJECTS, LIGHTWEDNESDAY- JUNE 13- ACRYLIC- ABSTRACT WITH PALETTE KNIFE… Read More ART LESSONS JUNE MT. BROOK