Tuesday, April 22, 2014

I stitched on paper yesterday, making cards.  Sometime I force myself to make something, anything, even if I am very tired and my brain is only thinking about sleeping and dreaming.  It's easy to fall into the 'tired' trap.  If I let it, I can use it for an excuse indefinitely.  And I don't let it.  And I make something every day, no matter how small or insignificant I may think it is.

In less than a month I will be in Macedonia.  I.....need to take a moment and think about how I feel about it all.  It's been so long, and it makes it unreal that it really is going to happen.


Saturday, April 19, 2014

This week

After a week of getting up at 430am, in order to be at work at 6am, today (Saturday) I got up at 7am and felt like I had slept in. I have less than 3 weeks for Junk in the Trunk, a vintage-handmade fair here in Phoenix.  Last year my friend Karen invited me.  She had a booth, selling her handmade work as well as vintage supplies.  I decided to participate this year and get a booth too.  It felt great to get accepted, and now I feel like a nervous wreck trying to get it all together.  I don't think I will have as much work made, as I wanted too.  I sometimes feel that I get myself involved in too many events.  On one hand it makes my life interesting, and exciting.  On the other hand I feel like I am running a mad woman race and I never get a glimpse of how far away I am from the finish line.

This week my Maggie and I were working with watercolors.  She is always much braver than me.  I let my brain think to much and get stuck on what to do, where to start.  While I was putting fearful little circles of water and trying to blend in some color, she was bold and brave and full of color.  I wasn't sure what to do, past the pitiful circles, so I filled in the blank with zentangle.
This week I also picked up a couple more rolls of washi tape.  I really like this colorful tape.  I know I am not the only one.  Here is Maggie's washi tape artful card.

I counted 20 rolls of washi tape.  Is that too much?  Nahhh
And here there are at McDonald's munching.  I took a break and had an apple pie and coffee.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Saguaro lake

We spent last Sunday at Saguaro Lake (north of Phoenix, off Hwy 87).  The water was still chilly for my taste, and none of us went further than knee deep.  But there were people swimming, or rowing on a surfboard, boating etc.  We were building sand castles.

Friday, April 11, 2014

I've been on vacation from work, and working at home.  Working on building inventory for Junk in the Trunk.  Here is a sampling of the many projects I have going on at the moment. 

Monday, April 07, 2014

From a couple of weeks ago:
  • I zentangled little 1" squares of paper
  • colored them
  • put them between two pieces of glass
  • added a little bit of lace to the back side
  • copper taped them
  • soldered them
  • and at the end I noticed.....I used a lot of Dr. Seuss colors.