Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Been beautiful weather in the 60s and 70s...ahhh! Today is supposed to be around 80 and rain is probably coming in tonight, but the warmer days and cooler nights are just perfect in my book.
Karma loves the windows cracked open in the morning with the shades down to keep the heat out until the sun passes over...
...so she can be the feline spy.
Remember the glued together baby wipes? Well, I trimmed the ragged edges and made bookcards out of a couple of them.
Just cut down some Rhodia paper to fit the odd size.
What's funny is, I never paid any attention when they were white, but the baby wipes have embossed critters all over them--LOL! Oh well. There is going to be a real baby in the family pretty soon. Some of you asked--Leah's due date is June 25th.
I finally was able to order the 10 sets of cutting mats to use on the drying rack! So now I can even dry handmade paper on there--tada!
Karma immediately claimed them, of course. Oops! Private bath moment coming up.
I actually got over to the art table a little bit--whoohoo!
For those of you over at Elizabeth's T Stands fro Tuesday--my thermal coffee mug is usually right by my side so I thought I had a picture when I took the table shot, right? But I had picked it up to refill with my black elixir just before I snapped the picture--so you'll have to imagine it sitting right next to the jar of watered down ModPodge--ROFL! Sorry. But--rest assured--it was there. ;)
I have been saving the tail ends of various sample vials from Goulet Pens monthly Ink Drop for the specific purpose of finding some way to use them in art projects. I mean, you know there'd be something that would present itself, right?
I was playing around on my strips of hockey tape I had put down on butcher paper to use under the pages of my art journal...and hopefully be able to tear off and use as homemade washi tape. After making a proper mess of them, I sprayed color all over them, and now I am just adding stuff to jazz them up. The hockey tape is very absorbent. I have stamped a little on it and now I decided to play with the ink samples. I have four sheets and played with three so far the last couple days. The first one I used a purple ink and even used the sample vial itself to make the rings, marks and blobs. Then I thought some oranges might be fun.
I used some empty pill bottles and half an empty pen I was throwing away to make circles. (Trash is such fun to play with because you can get it all gooped up and don't have to clean it--LOL!) I either poured the ink into that tiny plastic cup or on to the white IKEA plate...
...and just made marks and stamped away.
Made a soft edged array.
Quite addictive. ;)
Anyways, I was over to Dagan and Leah's Weds, Thurs, and Mon. This week I am working around my monthly order deliveries and Dagan and Leah's schedules...also Caroline comes today...but I'll be over there as much as I can. Time is flying by. Her sister, Michal, is going to go over to help this week, too. Lots to do--so exciting! I'll be able to go over after dinner tonight for several hours. Sooooo nice to have a working car again after two years! I can't even tell you!
I have been cleaning in my bedroom, too. OMG!! Except for these stacks of empty containers and boxes...you can see the floor again!
And I even have spaces left to be filled...
...as you can see!
And I can get to Karma's stroller without having to lift it over piles and boxes! I get so excited over these shifts. :)
Oh! Did I mention we had another fire alarm a week or so ago? I don't think I did. 11:38pm--I threw on my robe, zipped Karma into her stroller...but this time I just sat with Karma at the top of the stairwell here on third floor. We've had so many false alarms in the nine years I have lived here that it is really ridiculous...and why I bought the stroller in the first place. I didn't bother to carry her stroller down the three flights of stairs on one hip this time, though. The firemen couldn't locate where the alarm had been set off (I asked) and were marching about the building looking at the ceilings...and didn't seem surprised to find me sitting at the top of the stairs up here, either. Just nodded. Nobody chastised me for not evacuating the building. They must have left somebody here to mess with the system because it went on and off briefly two more times after the truck left. I didn't get to sleep until about 2:30am, but I don't think Karma slept all night--LOL! She HATES the fire alarm. Jumpy as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rockers for a day or two.
Anyways, I digress.
I know...you are not the least surprised.
It's an absolutely gorgeous morning. It will probably be clouded over by afternoon again--LOL! That seems to be the way it's been going the past week, but I am loving it!! Miss Karma is sprawled out on the porch snoozing in the sunshine, the birds are singing, and I can see my bedroom floor. Life is good. :)
Hope you're having a great week with good weather and your floors are clear--ROFL! ;)
"If you have built castles in the air your work need not be lost. That is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau