Saturday, June 09, 2012
Sunny morning. Expected to hit upper 90s today.
Karma's been relaxing in the sun--but keeping an eye on the flapping porch moths.
Well, I don't know how I missed the phone Thursday? I thought I carried it everywhere with me, but apparently not. I missed the UPS man. But they said they'd do a second try on Friday. So, this time I stuck the phone in my bra so I wouldn't forget it anywhere...and somebody let him in so he never needed to be buzzed in--LOL! (Things like that crack me up.)
The two boxes from the day before arrived, the box scheduled for Friday, and the book envelope scheduled for today came a day early! Plus another small box came via the post-lady earlier in the day. Five small packages yesterday! And only the one first package was from another vendor and not through the normal Amazon...you know, with the extra shipping fee. Isn't that crazy? The rest came in five packages!
This tiny box came via the mail lady. Courtesy of Blogger it shows up sideways. ;) I figured I'd use these 4 inch greaseproof doilies for stencils (if they work) and/or collage parts.
The "industrial strength" velcro and the Devil's Claw arrived in another box. (I started taking the Devil's Claw yesterday and I'll see if it helps with pain or not.)
Two bottles of Un-Du. Have heard people rave about this in the craft world. Besides the usual removal of stickers and such, you're supposed to be able to use it to remove embellishments from paper if you put them in the wrong place or change your mind!? And it is not supposed to ruin the paper, the odor vanishes, and the embellishment will retain its stickiness so it can be reused!!??
Now that's just amazing...if I can manage to make it work like they did. It looks very watery and you have to work fast and use that black shovel-like plastic piece to slip and prod gently between the surface and the item you want removed. I got two bottle since I am almost out of Goo-Gone, anyways--and Leah might want one, too. ;)
And the Doodles Unleashed book!
I flipped through it...
...and started reading a little last night. First of all, she does want you to use or find your own particular style. (That's the plan--LOL!)
She has this list of simple prompts:
May sound like kindergarten, but I am going to follow this suggestion for people who have problems with the blank page. I'm going to write each of these down on a separate piece of paper so that I can randomly pick choices...and then I have to do whatever I picked. You can keep picking till you've done them all and start over again if you need to. It says this is for a quick five minute doodle, but I plan to use them to get me going on that big blank journal. This lady doesn't do quick anything anymore. ;)
Oh--and for the background (I have seen many people do this on youtube) a way to start on a blank or gessoed page is to drip blobs of paint around in two or three different colors and then you use an old credit card or something similar to scrape the colors around all over the page. (whew!) They use baby wipes to remove color if it is too dark in places or not where you wanted it.
But first...today...I need to see if I can do a zentangle for APR (Artist's Play Room) to post before tomorrow. If I still quickly get the knife pain between my shoulder blades...well, I'll have to pass on the challenge this week. My gol-darn body rules the roost around here. :(
Right now, it's looking like thunderstorms possible today, tomorrow, and Monday. Can't put up the velcro if the porch is wet. So, it's looking like we'll probably end up trying for Tuesday.
Good weekend to watch Downton Abbey Season Two. What do you plan to do? Something fun or pleasant, I hope. :)
"Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart."