Monday, March 2, 2015

Homebound

I haven't been out of the house for over a week--maybe two weeks, I can't remember the last foray I made into the cold, cruel world. Well, maybe not so cruel, but it sure enough has been cold!  Which explains my absence from the public eye. It has snowed or showered us with some form of wintry precipitation every weekend for a month, so I haven't been doing a lot of venturing out.

Over the weekend Ornery bundled up and worked on the couch table out in the garage while I stayed inside and tried to keep warm while I worked some puzzles, one really hard one and then a super easy one to let me know it was the puzzle's fault it took two days to finish, not mine.  :)  Really, that is about all I did all weekend. Today, however, I have done quite a bit of arting in my studio. (Arting isn't in the dictionary, but it's my blog, so my words. You get the gist, anyway.)

I started a double page spread for a friend's art journal, (no photo yet) created two mostly-identical altered Rolodex cards, one for a swap, one for moi:

Theme is Spring


made this awesome Butterfly Koi from washi tape for a Swap-Bot swap and I really like how it turned out:



and after signing up for a handful of new swaps, created this ATC for a series of Months of the Year.

It is a shaker with little hearts in the jar and the background has all sorts of cool texture on it.  The fiber is metallic DMC floss, and one of my favorite additions these days.

We survived the week of no wheat, and in fact never ate out a single time last week--which has to be a first for us in a really long time! I am pretty sure we aren't eating enough vegetables, but at least we cut out the wheat. So, that's about all my news these days.

2 comments:

Heather McCubbin said...

Hi! I just wanted to welcome you to the A to Z Blogging Challenge in April; I am one of the moderators. I just discovered your blog and your art is amazing! I really enjoyed reading through your blog and taking in your artwork.
Are you in the New England area because your comment on snow is what I am living...

Elizabeth Seckman said...

You made those? I am so jealous. I'm craft challenged, so artistic endeavors leave me in awe.

And I'm all for making up words. I own my blog and make my own rules too.

Now, I am also bringing a copy and pasted message from the A-Z reveal team to remind us all to show our revealing badge (I added mine right before I came here!)

Hi,

I’m just stopping in to say from the AtoZ Challenge. Wondered if you’re still planning on Revealing your Theme on March 23? In case you need to find the Theme Reveal Badge, here’s the link.
http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/2015/02/the-great-and-powerful-to-z-theme.html
Hope to see you on the 23rd!