Thursday, January 19, 2012
During the night I worked on various correspondence.
All caught up to date--for now, anyways.
For the SOAR group on the Just Be Yourself Ning website I remembered I've had this set of three composition notebooks for many years (that I'll never use for just writing because I didn't realize they were wider lined when I ordered them--LOL!) that I could use for this journaling project.
So I printed off all the various stuff for the group since the beginning of the year...
...and sorted them into a couple big envelopes. Some things are for dates or days of the week and some are unspecified lists and journaling cards and flowers and words.
Since I was almost three weeks behind I just kind of did a whole lot of cutting and pasting...
...a little bit of coloring with colored pens...
...wrote a few notes here and there...
...made a few lists...
...did a little journaling for the past couple days...
...and got caught up. Was definitely a rush job. I've done a little more coloring, but it's pretty simple so far. Not sure if I'll be able to keep this up for the whole year. Time will tell, I guess. It feels more like doodling and playing to me.
I've only had writing journals before...and I just started up with one of those again a year ago. Never thought I'd also have an art journal (since November) and now a SOAR journal for 2012, too. Goodness!
Well, my paper order came from ClearEnvelopes. The papers were in four cellophane envelopes.
I was excited.
Karma was excited (about the packing paper).
I began to take the papers out.
These are the 12 X 12 inch.
I noticed there were papers where I had two or three of the same paper...
...when I had only ordered one of each?
These are the 8 1/2 X 11 inch. See the duplicates?
Gosh these are all so pretty!!
But I was wondering about the duplicates?
And then I discovered this packet of paper, too!
Must be 20-25 of these very thin purple sheets.
Most of the sheets appeared to be what I ordered, but I got extras. I'm not sure what went on with them because of the handmade paper being discontinued...and when he called me about some sheets being gone already I was so tickled to just get as many kinds as I could of what they had left...I think maybe they just were making up for the fact that more of the paper wasn't there. Because I remember counting on my original order and it was close to 90 sheets...like 87 or 88 maybe? And he said they were out of four of them, right? Well, on my invoice there were 67 listed...and it is the same price he quoted me. But...I got about 100 sheets plus that (dusty) packet of the purple paper!! Whoohoo! I'm assuming they were just housecleaning and I was the lucky beneficiary.
Whatever the reason, I am one happy camper. I may not have gotten every one of the papers I had ordered, but I ended up with more than I expected. I am picturing bookcard covers. Collage paper (some are very thin). Card backgrounds. Who knows what else?! Happy dancing up in Fargo! :):)
I was shocked when I recently discovered I was following 155 blogs. I have been tired with little energy, so I decided I could at least work my way through my blogs and eliminate a lot of them. Long overdue. There were some that no longer existed! Some that hadn't blogged for many months...or even years! I hope I didn't accidentally eliminate somebody I didn't really want to, but I cut my blogs down to around 70! That's still a lot, but it's a lot more manageable. :)
Oh, and I signed up for the next free painting class, too. He's doing another one on how to paint waterfalls on three Saturdays in February. It sounds like he's been doing these for a while and I just didn't know it.
I've only tried painting with acrylics or oils a couple of times each. Even more foreign to me than watercolors...and the techniques are kind of backwards from watercolors. And I forgot that we moved the boxes with the acrylics and oils into the storage area--duh! So, I might not do the lesson for this week and just wait until he covers watercolors (and pastels) on Saturday...and pray I get in there early enough to watch. At least I have a little bit of experience with watercolors.
Maybe I can just play with the watercolors, anyways, instead of the oils he used for the first class, right? If I do the assignment that is probably what I'll do. My knee has still be touchy. I'm tired, my back hurts--(whine-whine)--just can't see going down there with my cart and trying to lift and haul boxes around right now. Geez! I can't believe I forgot that until I went to look in the shelves over the washer and dryer. Memory isn't what it used to be--LOL!
Anyways, that's about it from here. It's currently 17 below. I'm about ready to crawl under the warm covers here pretty soon. Morning for most of you all but nighty-night time for me. ;P At least I've been getting some sleep again and, therefore, am feeling a little better and getting a little done. Well, I'm safe and warm with Karma. Life is good. :)
Hope you do the happy dance today, too, over something!! ;)
"Just to be is a blessing; just to live is holy."
Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel