Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Yesterday I got a package in the mail from Iggy with this Christmas card. I opened the package, got this far...
...and saw through the side of the cardboard wrapping that it was a book. So, I decided it was probably a Christmas present and didn't go any further. I'll save the final unveiling until Christmas Eve night! Whoohoo! :) Thanks, Iggy!!
I also got a letter from Federal Housing and they changed my appointment from January 10th to the 3rd. So I may or may not make a trial run on the senior buses ahead of time now. We'll see how it goes. That's life, eh? It will all work out in the end. It always does.
Miss Karma watched a little TV with me.
I've had a generally crummy month with lack of sleep, crazy hours, IBS, pain...getting annoying. I may feel a little better one day and then worse for two or three. *sigh* Such is the fibro life. I'm glad I have instant movies at times like this when I don't feel well enough to do much of anything---even read.
But lately I've been so restless I figure I could maybe at least go back to doing these art journal backgrounds. Only because I can spray away for a few minutes and come back and hour later when it's dry...spray away a few minutes, clean off the stencils and I'm done. It feels good to do something, you know. :)
So I sprayed up a page spread again.
This time I used the other two Tattered Angel Glimmer Mist sprays...
...Patina and--yes, you aren't needing glasses--the Apple!
I was trying to think of how I could fix the leaky bottle because the leak seemed to be basically in one spot and I thought of my pens and how I switch over the Preppys into eyedropper pens using a rubber ring and silicone jell. I have no rubber ring that big--hehe! But I used silicone jell in the threads of the cover and--tada!--so far, so good!! I need to buy more silicone jell now, but it worked...I think...knock on wood. ;)
Then I got out the other two stencils I bought...
...and the Perfect Pearls Heirloom Gold mist I hadn't tried yet...
...picked a section of each stencil square for the pages...
...and sprayed on those sides.
Here's the wet pages...
...that I left to dry. I could have had the stencil farther over to the edges of the pages. I'll remember that for next time.
I'm amazed the occasional drippy blobs from the mist bottles don't freak me out. I am either starting to loosen up with my OCD tendencies and have lowered my bar...or I am just too tired to care...ROFLMAO!!
Seriously, though...I am truly liking this first art journal I started in November. Even if I have only been doing background pages and don't know what I'll do with them all when I go back through and add more...I am thoroughly enjoying myself and liking what has magically materialized so far. Most fun I've had with art in a long time. ;P
Meanwhile...back at the ranch...
Been up all night. Cloudy, 30 degrees, a slim chance of another dusting of snow today, and no precipitation in the forecast. Fun to discover Christmas cards in the mailbox!! Dagan and Leah are making a quick stop tonight to drop off Karma's favorite special diet cat food from the Natural Pet Shop (what she thinks are the dry "treats" she eats in the living room--LOL!). I hope to catch some sleep pretty soon here. Dark day=good sleeping day...I hope. Have a great Wednesday. Christmas Eve on Saturday!! Hope you will be ready and that you were very good this year. I hope it's not my conscience keeping me up--LOL! ;)
"There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience."