Wednesday, September 04, 2013
It's a wonderfully chilly 55 degrees this morning. Even though it got into the 80s yesterday and I had to turn on the AC in the late afternoon, I could turn it off at night and sleep with the window open--ahhh! They're talking 80s-90s in the daytime, but 60s at night for the next few days, so should be about the same for a bit. :)
Anyways, it's WOYWW--What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday. I wish I had time to look at all the over 150 creative spaces around the world every week, but I doubt I'll ever make it through them all once let alone every week--LOL! Oh, and I wanted to say that I don't leave comments when people have word verification--sorry. And I am only able to follow you if you have the "follow by email" option. But thank you for leaving your WOYWW number, so I am able to find you! (If I don't already follow you, of course.)
Okay--down to business. ;)
I started another of the 21 Secrets workshops called "Doodle Your Way". I gessoed the page spread, picked music instead of text, some printed paper, and some stamps I had colored long ago...arranged them...and then used gel medium to glue them down. (I think I am still peeling gel medium off my fingers!)
I learned that when you use a napkin (music) you need to separate the layers and take the backing off first--duh! I had a heck of a time with a couple pieces until I figured that one out.
Man, that napkin paper is thin!
The blue circles (LOL!) are what I didn't use on the bathtub with the new flowers I put down (so I won't slip and kill myself in the shower). Added a few other stickers--the butterfly and a couple real flower stickers.
Too chilly to sprawl in the mornings for Karma. I actually had to get long pants on, too. Love the change of the seasons!
Back to the workshop.
Next she used a ruler to divide everything up into smaller sections.
Just have to stop and say, I do so love my new art desk area!
I got that far on Monday.
Karma had a thrill.
We have baby swallows and one fledgling stopped to sit on our railing...calling for mom and dad to come feed it. It pleaded for about ten minutes. Mom and Dad would fly nearby but wouldn't land because of our floppy make-shift screen...and maybe they could see or sense the feline below--LOL! So finally the hungry baby had to find another spot that was parent approved.
Karma waited for it to come back for a long time. She is endlessly fascinated by birds. Adores them. She is still looking for it this morning.
Meanwhile...I did some coloring with copic markers like she used. Then I got it in my head to try these old rub-ons I had. Went to rub the sketchy-looking "encourage" on to the page, right? Lifted the sheet of rub-ons up and saw there were little pieces all over the place...and half the "o" from "hope" had parked itself right on those lines. (I guess you need to cut them the rub-ons apart first. Live and learn, eh? I've only used rub-ons a few times.)
So, I decided to call it a happy accident and use up all the words that had pieces missing.
Then I went in with a thin permanent pen and filled in the missing parts. That's as far as I got. Next is doodling...although I haven't left myself a ton of room--LOL! Oh well. Just having fun. :)
Dagan and Leah came over last night. Forgot to tell me that they are taking an actual vacation next week (visiting his stepbrother&wife&little one) and were leaving me a car while they are gone. So I can drive myself to the doctor on Friday. And I can go visit Sammy and Annie a couple times (their cats). Leah's sister, Ariel, lives with them and will be taking care of the furbabies but I can still go keep the cats company...and get out of the apartment a little since they live so close.
Which means--Dagan isn't sure he can come and hook me up to the new internet before they leave Thursday night. But I didn't disconnect my old service...so Dagan says it will still work. Apparently he can hook it up when they get back? I have no clue how those things work, but I'll take his word for it. The modem should arrive today because the new company was supposed to get me started on the 4th. I'll let Dagan know if it arrives. He'll let me know if he has time to do it today or not.
And why am I going to a doctor? Well, I've been seeing my rheumatologist all these years (once or twice a year) and you may recall he started me on blood pressure medication a couple months ago. But--truth--I haven't seen my regular doctor since before I moved to Fargo in 2005. I figured I'd go when I got really sick...assumed I would...but being housebound I quit getting bad sick all the time like I used to. Just not around other people and not as many germs I guess.
Dr. Sleckman must have told on me--LOL! (Sleckman knows full well I haven't seen Topley for years and years because I'm a pretty much an open book sort--and they have everything on computers now so Topley probably found out that way since I am still listed as his patient.) Anyways, I got a call from Topley's office last week saying they wanted to see me so he could check my blood pressure. I have an appointment on Friday. Haven't seen him in about 9 years.
Not looking forward to it. It's like when you bring an old car in for a minor repair...they always want to check a ton of other things and are bound and determined to find something else wrong...or at least try to--LOL! I'll let you know.
I haven't driven for--well, Dagan and Leah thought it must be a couple years since the Paseo was running. They are thinking of just getting rid of the 21 year old, dead Paseo because it's always been kind of dangerous to drive when it's icy in the winter in the first place. Said that maybe when I needed a ride to an appointment they might be able to carpool and leave me the Gallant for the day. Nice!
So, I am off to call and cancel the senior bus for Friday. Maybe will have to take the Gallant up and down the road tomorrow a bit to get used to driving again. Like riding a bike, right? ;)
Happy Wednesday!! :)
"I personally believe that each of us was put here for a purpose - to build not to destroy. If I can make people smile, then I have served my purpose for God."