Friday, November 23, 2012
I decided to push myself to do challenges this week. My plan was to combine the Goulet Ink Drop monthly challenge and the APR challenge (Thanksgiving) by using the five inks for a watercolor type background and then draw maple leaves on top. (Leaves changing always reminds of the coming holidays.) I got this far and let it dry overnight.
But Tuesday my hands were still not working right...
...so I used a couple of rubber stamps instead. I've been kind of missing my stamps a bit lately, anyways.
Not the best job, for sure, but I was just delighted to be participating. :) I thought of redoing it, but the time is dwindling to work on Christmas card ideas.
Suddenly on Wednesday I woke up feeling more human than I have in three weeks!! Only coughing occasionally and my head feels clearer. My hands were working better, so I started on the zendala dare.
I used sugar cane, aura-leah, and purk from my Tangles Binder.
Actually tried shading a little on the tear drop shaped (purk) section. None of these look exactly like the tangles I got online. I guess I kind think of the various tangles as suggestions and adapt them my own way. ;)
Karma got her blue bed back up on the love seat. She's been one happy camper.
No howling in the bathtub and beating up the shower curtain as soon as her favorite bed was back in her favorite spot.
But what's this?
After all the protestations...she will sleep in the brown bed on the floor after all. Cats!!
Early in the week we had fog and frost.
Looked so delicate in the sunlight as the fog was lifting.
All week I worked here and there on the Tangles Binder...and finished last night!!
I love it! I can flip through...hundreds of tangles at my fingertips! Now I'll be more likely to experiment with all these...and I can add any new ones I run across, too!
We had snow here on Thanksgiving.
Was really coming down for a while there.
Well, mostly so windy that the sky was a white-gray curtain.
So, this morning we woke up to White Friday--LOL!
The wind was coming our way so we got some snow on the porch this time.
Karma immediately wanted out, of course.
She ate some snow outside. When she came in she did her quick turn around to eat her footprints thing she does. I usually take away the plastic in the winter, but Karma made a big protest over that, too, this year. (I keep it there for when I leave the porch door open in the summer so that rain doesn't get on the carpet.)
I think Karma is getting more demanding as she ages (be eight in February). She's always been a diva, don't get me wrong. But let's just say that she doesn't seem to like change as much as she used to. I know how she feels--LOL!
Dagan and Leah went to her grandparent's for Thanksgiving. I told them that I'd rather wait longer and have our Thanksgiving at the new house after they're more settled in so I can see their new home.
For you new followers, the past 13+ years I spend quiet, lovely holidays alone (with Karma now). Since Dagan met Leah we have our own separate Thanksgiving and Christmas after the fact at some point. Works perfectly for me--no stress--peaceful--and they get to spend time with the other sides of the families. I get to see them during the whole year, so I don't mind at all. In fact, I think I suggested it. I remember all the years of running here and there. Karma and I have a wonderful time. :)
Well, speaking of...the Diva is crying to go out and eat snow again. Hope those of you in the US had a nice Thanksgiving and everybody else just plain had a really good Thursday. :) And to those of you who were crazy enough to tackle the crowds for Black Friday--more power to ya and I hope you got the deals you were hoping for. Me--I'd let my fingers do the shopping--ROFL!
Stay thankful!! ;)
"If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, 'Thank you', that would suffice."