Monday, May 21, 2012
Our stretch of dry days ended.
The big parking lot puddle is back. But then the birds come to drink and bathe, so that's good. I especially love the crow couple when they drop by. :)
We seem to be back to that pattern of a day or two of dry (cloudy to sunny) days and then rain. But it's been warmer than it was some of the time. 80s today and tomorrow. Then back to my favorite--70s! ;)
Anyways, I took the advice of my friend, Ruby, and made a couple copies of my first page in the Mixed Media journal so I could play around a little before I actually paint over the top--coward that I am.
I used the brown and green from my new Blick liquid watercolors and experimented trying to make vines...and played with different types and sizes of brushes a little, too.
But the computer paper just curled and buckled. So I printed off some copies onto card stock so I can play a little more seriously--coward that I am. ;)
Yesterday the clouds were rolling through here all day.
The wind was brisk. The clouds nearly cleared...
...and then they'd come across the sky in force again. Was quite beautiful to watch.
Karma didn't care. Slept all afternoon, as per usual.
This afternoon--I got a RAK (random act of kindness) package in the mail from Desi!!
My goodness!! A letter and a card inside...and tons of goodies!
As usual, you can double click on any of the pictures and they should get bigger for you. (Unless blogger has changed that, too, with the new format.)
The two rubber stamps are just perfect for me. This typewriter looks like my Underwood!!
And the little one shaped like a house has this cat sitting in an open window stamp on the bottom.
She sent some bags that will be perfect for collage!
This overlay says "get well" all over it.
She sent a couple of sets of quilting directions and a bunch of fabric samples. (Reminding me--another project I want to get to--the journal covers!)
A card making booklet.
A sampling of 6X6 inch papers, some journaling cards, and air mail envelopes.
A sampling of 12X12 papers.
And last, but not least--one of those handmade scrap journals she made just for me!!
I have seen these all over on youtube. I snapped several pictures as I was thumbing through and these are not the half of it all!
A big R for Rita!
...some stamping here and there...
...and sayings, too.
Desi uses her sewing machine a lot on her projects.
I'll have to take more time and go through it slowly later. Wow!
And she signed the back page!!
Now that is special!
I've never tried making one of these myself, but it's another cool way to recycle stuff and use up your scraps. You can put things inside, write in them, paint on pages...whatever you want to do.
Thanks so much, Desi!!
So, lots of pictures again today. Hope you enjoyed opening the RAK with me. ;) I am washing clothes and writing letters. Have a movie to watch from Netflix tonight. It's another dark, cloudy day...but a surprise box of goodies was quite the bright spot.
Have a super-duper day!! :)
"At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want."