Saturday, October 29, 2011
Saw quite a bit of sun yesterday. Been nippy. Only 24 degrees right now. Supposed to maybe hit 50 today. Looks like kids will have to bundle up this Halloween.
My order arrived from PaperWishes yesterday. When they said suede paper, I thought they meant the actual textured suede paper, but it just is regular paper that has a suede look to it. (The brown and blue ones.) And then I got the red paper with the various colored dots on it, too. They are each a stack of 25 sheets for $2.50! Ten cents a sheet! Can't beat that.
Then...I've been watching youtube videos where people make these art journals...well, for a couple of years now. Reminds me of finger painting, actually, but with brushes. (Not that I haven't seen people use their fingers.) Just do whatever you want...no rules. Kind of like abstract painting or collage in a journal.
Anyways, I've seen many of them use these plastic templates or masks that have fascinated me. You can mist over them or use a sponge to daub paint over them to leave the imprint. I ordered these before I was positive I was going to try to do the Art Every Day. Now I'm even happier that I did and I'll probably try starting an art journal.
Aren't these cool! I got the small (6 X 6 inch) bare trees...
...and the flower branches and birds.
And I got one of these 8 X 8 inch framed masks with the bird and branches. These templates and masks can also be used on cards, too. Now I have to dig through my journals to find one that I can use as an art journal!
Well, yesterday was the last day for Karma's big box cave. I need my art table back--LOL! So out it went to the dumpster. She still has her cat bed...which is now extra interesting because it is not in the box, of course.
What cracks me up is that Karma still loves that bottom edge of the shower liner (tied the strips together). She thinks it is alive...because if she paws at it in one spot then other parts down the line will sometimes move. So she stares and stares at it...waiting for it to move. Paws at it...buckles it up...
...and then jerks her head to catch it moving anywhere she isn't touching it.
This can eventually lead to her arched-back leaping about like a jumping bean with her hair spiked out on her back and tail. Funny, she's clumped the long plastic liner rope into a blob during the night and is lying on top of her kill as I am typing this. I imagine there was some cat jumping bean stuff going on while I was sleeping.
Anyways, yesterday was her last day in her saber-toothed tiger cave. ;)
I'm all signed up for both NaBloPoMo and Art Every Day Month for November. New badges with links off to the right on the blog here. (Not actually that crazy about the NaBloPoMo badge--like them plainer.) Now that Karma's cave is gone from under the art table and I can fit a chair there again, I will set up something before Tuesday. Hopefully I'll find a journal I can destroy--LOL!
I was thrilled to be tired and in bed by 8:30pm and up at 5am this morning!! Setting the alarm those two days maybe worked after all?! For one day, anyways. Happy, happy me. Well, I am up at dawn, so going to go take some pics of this cool sunrise. Bye for now!! Have a fabulous weekend! :):)