Wednesday, August 21, 2013
I can actually participate in two things today, believe it or not. Both the zendala weekly challenge and What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday!
Erin's Zendala Dare #70 over at The Bright Owl--goodness! I don't think I've done one of these for a couple of months!
I actually used a couple of legitimate tangle patterns (Girdy and Meer)--or my variations of them. Looks better from far away.
I have an astigmatism and those close lines kept blurring on me--LOL! But I finally got back to doodling and it was fun. :)
You can go here to see what other people did with this template. :)
Then for WOYWW #220 (talk about being late to the party, eh?)...Dagan and Leah were over last night and put up my skinny shelf above my art table!
Before you are too puzzled, I asked for the shelf to be shifted over to the right because I will always need a lamp on my left and the lamp gets in the way when you're reaching, you know?
It's low so I can fit taller bottles on it (and also so that it's easier for somebody short on one end to reach it). The shelf is actually the Ribba Picture Shelf from IKEA and has about 2 3/4 inches of space to set things on. Not deep enough for anything large, but handy for getting smaller items off the table while I am working. I'm sure it is going to become a mess because of spray bottles and scissors and the like, but even the bigger one I got was only $14.99 so it wouldn't be expensive to replace.
And what did I do yesterday? Remember those mysterious spots and dots? I decided to scribble some of my Lyra watercolor crayons all over the page and use the baby wipes to smear the color around...thinking maybe it might cover up the spots.
Really deepened up the colors...
...and the mystery spots! ROFL!
Just to show you how cheap watercolor paper buckles--this is what it looks like when it is wet/damp. I always have to book press it to "mostly" flatten it down again.
But I just made the art journals for myself for play-play-play...and for practice on coptic stitch. I'm going to try using gesso first next time to see if that might give the paper more weight and structure. I'll have to order some absorbent ground if I want to keep using watercolors, I guess.
If you want to see what a whole bunch of people have on their workdesks--go here. I think it's fun to see what other people are up to and what their creative spaces look like. I randomly snooped for a couple years before I finally joined last week. Time commitments are hard for me these days, but I'll participate when I can. :)
Anyways, Dagan and Leah took my cell phone with them. I can get a new phone (this time I didn't fight the idea for two years) and there is some deal going on at Costco. They wanted to treat me to a fancier smart phone with a bigger screen--took my old phone with so they can transfer the brains into the new phone. Leah was working on setting the new phone up for me last night and they are bringing it over tonight--whoohoo! (Not that I will know what to do with it--never knew much of what my old not-as-smart smart phone could do--lol!) I know I have said it so many times, but Dagan and Leah are so very good to me. :)
Oh, but they did startle the heck out of me arriving at 7pm! Here I didn't know that Leah is back to regular hours and working till 5pm again AND the contractor had to switch to tonight. So they really won't get here till later tonight--LOL! Anyways, it was horrible out yesterday. Not sure if we hit 100 degrees but the air was so thick you could cut it with a knife--awk! Supposed to be close to 90 today. Don't believe the myth that it is always cold in Fargo--LOL! ;)
Till next time!
"Goodness is about character--integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people."