Thursday, April 07, 2011
I told you Karma makes me laugh every day. Some days there's a whole lot of giggling going on up here. ;)
This was the morning sky yesterday.
I do so love the sky.
It got warmer than they expected and now they're predicting 58 degrees today! What a heatwave! Really does feel like spring. Caroline cleaned out my window sills and wiped down the porch furniture on Tuesday. There are flies on the porch (much to Karma's delight and my consternation). Spring has finally sprung up here. It will take a while to melt the snowbanks and snow piles, but spring is here! :)
Dagan and Leah came over Tuesday night. They ordered Chinese (my late birthday choice)--yummm! I love fried rice! And we finally had a Sacred Circle. Very good energy. Good information for each one of us in the Angel Cards. Just a really great night! :)
I played with the Parallel Pens a little. This is what the nibs look like. Right out of the center come these two flat layers. A little odd looking. Mine are the narrowest (1.5).
The brochure shows an example of the graduated color it is possible to create with these pens using the special mixable ink cartridges...
...and some examples of some of the decorative effects that can be done.
They include samples of three different calligraphic alphabets.
I wondered what these thin flexible metallic rectangles were. You use them to clean between the plates of the nib!
You get a red and a black ink cartridge and a converter, too, with each pen.
So, I had to try graduating from black to red. Fun!
I can see where it would take some practice as to how much color to tap on the end of the other pen--but that was my very first attempt. They are very juicy inks. :)
The roofers have been back this week. So there is occasional clomping and pounding going on again. They can't have all that much left to do, you'd think? I'll be so glad to see all their stuff gone and out of the parking lot! :)
For my birthday Dagan and Leah gave me the rest I needed to order the kalimba! (Plus an extra $10--so I actually have cash if I wanted to buy a coffee or something when I am hopefully out and about occasionally this summer.) Since I had emailed Mark at Kalimba Magic a while back and he said he'd be sure to save one for me for April, Mark told me he'd give me the old price (they went up in March)--tada! And I asked if it was possible for me to hear the ones he has left on a video so I can pick mine. He said sure--is looking for his video cord. ;) Such a nice young man. So, all that's left is choose one and order!! :):)
I've been storing up some more of the free Ecollege classes Tori told me about. I am now collecting classes on Creative Visualization, Handmade Soapmaking, Creative Writing, Short Story Writing, and Yoga Explained. Any time I have nothing else lined up...I have all these classes saved! Neat!
I finished watching Mad Men: Season Four! I really do enjoy that show and love the characters. They're into 1965 now. I was 14 years old. So many things in this show look familiar to me--hairstyles, dishes, clothing, nic-nacs, cars, furniture...and, more importantly, I remember the culture. The racism, prejudices, chauvinism...the TV programs, the news, the commercials, and the events. Makes you think about how much we have changed in so many areas...and how little in others. Fascinates me!
Well, the sun is coming up on this Thursday morning.
Have a satisfying day! :):)
"Some people go through life trying to find out what the world holds for them only to find out too late that it's what they bring to the world that really counts."
Lucy Maud Montgomery