Friday, October 26, 2012
This is what the days have looked like this week. So rainy and/or dark that the buildings with automatic nighttime lot lights were still lit up at noon.
This morning...now this is what I call a cloud bank. Even if you click to enlarge this you can barely see it but the ground is far below the edge of those dark clouds. I tried several shots, but the clouds were so dark my camera just didn't register the shadowy land below them. Looks promising for some sun today, though.
I have been puttering for days! Here's Erin's Zendala Dare template for this week.
And this is what I did with it.
This week I actually used nothing but tangles from TanglePatterns! Reticulated, Tearee, Netting, and Opus...well, my adapted versions of a couple of them--LOL!
Then for Jenn's Artist's Playroom! This week's challenge was "Pairs". Immediately I thought of my favorite wild and crazy socks from The Sock Lady, of course.
So I swiped the picture of my favorite pair (so hard to choose) off her website and used tracing paper to get the outline of the socks (how many times have I admitted that I can't draw well)...
...and then picked the closest colors I could find in my Triplus Fineliners and LePens...and then freehanded the crazy sock patterns. Was fun! So that's my submission to (mismatched) pairs.
Then...remember Felicia who surprised me with the beautiful card and a roll of Scrappy Tape? She told me about a special on the 1/4 inch Scrappy Tape over at ScrapbookPal. With a code from their Facebook site you can get the $2.99 rolls for 99 cents!! And orders over $25 are free shipping! I think the sale goes on for a while yet--end of October maybe?
Whoohoo! Look at all that tape! I haven't even tried the ScrappyTape yet, but for 99 cents a roll I went for it. Also got one 1/8 inch roll, too...
...and they had the Viva Decor on sale, too!
I've been wanting to try these ever since I saw some ladies using them on youtube. Supposed to be kind of 3D. Should be fun to play with. :)
While Karma slept in her bed on the couch (she really pushes into it, look at how that bed is tipping!)...
...I have been working sessions on the Tangles Binder.
Have the tubs of tangle pictures and the binder behind me...
...a small bucket of warm water and towel next to me (hate sticky fingers)...
...and I just keep plugging away with the gluing and labeling...
...while they keep working on the mystery building across the way.
I'll keep working on the Tangles Binder over the weekend. Dagan and Leah are busy painting walls. I just finished watching season five of Mad Men (Netflix). Karma is laying in the sun. Going to be a good weekend. Hope yours is, too!! :):)
"Have compassion for everyone you meet, even if they don't want it. What appears bad manners, an ill temper or cynicism is always a sign of things no ears have heard, no eyes have seen. You do not know what wars are going on down where the spirit meets the bone."