Saturday, March 22, 2014
Lots of variety in the weather up here lately. Such an atmospheric morning on Wednesday...
...with the sun peeking through dark clouds looking like a moon.
On Thursday I heard a new term--"freezing fog".
I think maybe there wasn't enough to focus on with all that white so I got the reflection of my camera in window pane no matter how hard I tried not to. Oh well.
Freezing Fog--now that's a new one for me. Has anyone heard that one before?
Then on Friday we got a dusting of snow during the night and the wind was fierce and noisy all morning.
By last night there were some dirty clouds against blue skies.
Miss Karma took it easy, of course, while I puttered.
I finished the "stars" challenge for Journal52.
Used a silver jar seal for the moon and spread a little white Wink of Stella glitter brush on it. Then used every white marker pen I had to dot in some stars--and wrote one of my favorite quotes across the bottom of the page spread.
"We are all in the gutter...
...but some of us are looking at the stars."
I love that quote. :)
Then I finally got around to starting on my paper testing. Since the Dylusions sprays bled through the student grade Dick Blick watercolor paper so much, I grabbed the Calypso Teal and sprayed some in the corner...
...of each of the sheets I'm testing.
Stuck some paint rags and background sheets inbetween in case they bled through. Didn't want them contaminating each other. Next I am going to use a dark watercolor paint and probably one of the new acrylic Distress Paints, too. The mad scientist work has begun--LOL! ;)
Then I carved out notches on the stiff, rough leather for my fauxdoris.
I left them uncovered during the night and there was still a very slight bowing, especially on the larger one--so I don't think they are totally dry yet. Back under some lighter weights they went.
But I took measurements and will make some inserts for them. I never did google how to soften leather...
It has not been electronically, technologically good for me lately. I have had TV computer issues, recording issues, antenna issues, laptop issues...and now I am unable to log on to my Cashwise account for groceries?? I even called Cashwise and it made no sense to the lady at Cashwise Delivery, either. She could log in as me on three different browsers, but it won't let me log on? Yet another mystery issue for Dagan and Leah when they come over on Wednesday. I can always open a new account--but what an elaborate pain in the patoot. The Techie-Gods have not been smiling down on me.
Leah's better, but the tail end of the cold and cough is still lingering on. Other people have had this and it doesn't like to let go of a person without a long drawn out battle. It will be good to see her this coming week since it will have been a month by then. I'll try to remember to get a belly shot. How time flies! We'll be a month closer to the arrival of McBaby!
Yes, they sometimes call it McBaby!! Absolutely cracks me up--LOL! I love it!! (Our last name is McGregor, for those of you who don't know.) Perfect!!
I woke up thinking about how people are like icebergs. What we see and hear and truly know about another person is like the tip of an iceberg. There is so much more to each of us--depths that are beyond words. A vastness lies beneath the surface that even we do not completely know and understand ourselves...let alone in another. What a world, eh? How can one not be fascinated just by being alive? ;)
Well it's a sunny 16 degrees F (-9 C) with a few white clouds meandering across a blue sky. Karma is crying to go out on the porch and I want to go mess with some paper. Have a great weekend! :):)
"All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well."
Julian of Norwich