Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Good T-Day Morning!
Longer post with lots of pictures today.
Karma's been wanting more attention lately. Not that she doesn't always use me as a heating pad in the winter--LOL! I realized that since I added the leaves in the table she can't sit and look out the window at "her" end of the table anymore. So I got out the old TV tray and her favorite old bath mat...
...so that she could sit by me while I wrote letters.
LOL! As you can see, I am still finding it quite amusing to paint just the one little nail on my left hand in color or sparkle and do the rest in clear polish. This time it's gold.
I'll definitely do this again for Miss Karma. She really settled in and even dozed.
I figured out a way to press the damp leather! I had these two blue plastic trays...
...I laid down the damp smaller leather cover and placed the plastic I borrowed from my gelli plate on top.
I didn't want these circle thingies on the bottom of the trays...
...to leave marks on the leather.
So, sandwiched the leather cover inbetween the two trays and stacked heavy books on top. Took three days for the smaller cover to dry under there--but look!
It worked beautifully!!
Right now I am pressing the larger leather cover. Going to take more than three days, I think. But I am so happy with the results that patience is not an issue. :)
I had the junk journal out again and was working on the Journal52 prompts.
For "abstract" I did get out more trash and have a blast! Didn't even use the screw bolt, broken spool, or pill bottle.
But this! I had such fun with this that I washed it and saved it to use again. It was the bottom plastic holder for a package of 24 glue sticks.
As you can see I just played like I was five again.
Well, not even.
When I was five I colored inside the lines.
I had been playing with a page--just painting layers of my very old gold shimmer mist on it. Was curious as to how many layers it would take for it to just look gold without streaks. I think I painted 5 or 6 layers and it only looked solid gold from a side view with the light hitting it just right.
Anyways, I had this golden page...and the next prompt was "Lost art of Love Letters" and they had this quote as an example...
"Tis better to have loved and lost
than never to have loved at all"
by Alfred Lloyd Tennyson.
I was in a silly mood. Wrote that quote down...and then added mine--LOL!
Tis better to have loved and lost
than to live miserably in "love". ;)
And then the next prompt was "When I grow up..."
I finger-painted and glued a small statement on top.
Told you I was in a silly mood. ;)
Over the weekend we had 40-55 below wind chills again and -26 degrees. My check was in early so I had Cashwise deliver groceries on Sunday and placed my big sprays & paints birthday order at Nona Designs. (She had the best prices, had the big sets, and no shipping costs over $99!). Baked bread. Did laundry. Made bean soup. Finished the last of the five letters I had all set and ready to answer--and another one, too, that came in the meantime. ;) It warmed up yesterday--saw 8 above. And right now it is 10 degrees. March came in like a lion...so maybe it will actually go out like a lamb? Time will tell, eh?
Caroline comes this afternoon. I've already been rearranging on the wall shelves to make room for the coming colorful birthday goodies!! They should be here this week!! Whoohoo! Two more prompts and I will be caught up on Journal52. Oh, and I should add this post to The Artist's Playroom today, too!
I am definitely not seeing sunrises any time soon. Back to being a night owl...and feeling more like my old self, to be honest. Felt so familiar to be quietly bringing letters down to the mailbox in my robe at 2:30 in the morning because I'd never be up early enough to beat the mailman. ;) My routine of the last two years is totally thrown off, but I am adjusting and will find a new one. Or should I say an old one--LOL! Have a fabulous week!! :) :)
"My storehouse having been burnt down,
nothing obstructs my view of the bright moon."
Masahide, Zen poet