Friday, March 07, 2014
Leah sent me a sunrise picture from their house. This is what they see mornings from their dining room/living room windows. Beautiful!
Today it is dark, cloudy, but warmer at 19 degrees. Supposed to get up into the 30s by Sunday--whoohoo!
Dark days are good sleeping days.
Of course, with Karma, every day is a good sleeping day--LOL!
Her grass has fallen over, but it's still green. Lasting pretty long this time. Maybe because it's pretty close to a cold door--almost like being in the frig--LOL!
My birthday present to self arrived!! I would never normally buy whole huge sets like this--whoohoo!!
Each bottle was wrapped in plastic.
She sent this leaking silver distress paint bottle for free.
A new bottle and the one color that she didn't have will come next week.
I slowly unwrapped them all. Here's the distress paints in their bin on the wall shelves...
...and here's the dylusions sprays.
The three metallic colors of distress paints I stuck in with some other metallics and the odd goldens, etc. Meanwhile...
...the leather cover wasn't apparently dry yet--buckled. :(
So, I misted it on both sides, placed it inside of some waxed paper, and inserted it into the stack (under the Synonym Finder book).
I think this stack is going to be here a long time. I don't care if it takes a month for them to dry in there now that I know what they can look like in the end. I'll just keep flipping them and checking them. Don't want them to get moldy or anything because of the lack of air circulation. ;)
I drug out my mister box and my old watercolor moleskine to play with some of the dylusions sprays! The test--I soaked this page spread well and let it totally dry. Then laid a stencil on top, misted it well with water, let it sit a bit, and then dried it with paper towels.
I love this kind of shadow effect you can get with this technique.
If it wasn't bone dry the water would have taken up more of the color, I believe. At least that is what I've seen on videos--along with lots of other fun things to try, too. What vibrant colors!! I haven't even gotten the distress paints out yet! :)
I lost internet Weds afternoon, but when I unplugged and replugged it was okay. Then at 2am Thursday morning it went out again. I messed with it three times (unplugging, etc) in half an hour and gave up. When I checked around 4am it was on again--and it's been on since then. ?? I'm hoping it was a fluke or a maintenance thing (companies assume most people are asleep in the middle of the night). Seems to be fine and stable (know how to check online now). I have my fingers crossed.
Well, for the first time my sleep was really off. I wasn't able to get to bed until 5am for a couple nights...but still woke up in a few hours so didn't get much sleep at all. Was really dragging for a couple days, but then finally crashed last night. Still tired and yawning today. Hard to make up sleep--takes a while. Now this happening once in a while I wouldn't mind. Just so I don't start having regular troubles sleeping or start sleeping around the clock with the any & all irregular hours like I used to.
Time will tell, eh?
I'm not going to worry about it. Whatever happens--happens. I can always go back on the melatonin...which is good to know. :)
Anyways, enough on that subject...she says yawning--LOL! I finished Nurse Jackie season five--talk about a cliffhanger. Realistic, but so sad. Now I can hardly wait till season six becomes available on Netflix. Today The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is supposed to arrive in the mail. Time for lunch...or breakfast--LOL! The day awaits! Be well, safe, and happy!! :) :)
"Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair."