Tuesday, April 27, 2010
It is going to be a hectic week at best. The twins (Justine and Joseph) turn TWO on Friday. Unbelievable! So, there is a lot to be done this week for that and just some annoying errands (like renewing my driver's license,etc.) So, I didn't get to pick my nurturing card until this morning. And the topic is:
OK, HAD to laugh at that one!!! That is pretty much a description of my whole life. You'd think this would be a no-brainer for me! The concept is to take risks! HELLOOOOOOO, no problem there! I wonder if something will come up that will require even more risk that I'm used to??? hmmmm. We'll see!
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Spring in the Nederlands
Pharoah Dreams - sorry it's a bit blurry
Memories of Spain - this one is special to me because one of my favorite memories of my summer in Spain was riding horseback at Sotogrande (horse on the stamp and a horse charm) and, of course, my black lace mantilla. The background is a Happy Birthday note from a friend in Spain.
Monday, April 12, 2010
We spent the day with friends on Saturday. She brought something with her called "Tea Bag Folding". I had never even heard of it! So, she showed me some of the projects she was working on and then taught me how to do it! So much fun. Another relaxing, kind of therapeutic pasttime. Something while watching TV when I don't feel like doodling.
OK, so this morning when I logged on to the women's art group where I play sometimes, I found a new thread called Tea Bag Mandalas!!! NO WAY!! Yep, I checked it out and wouldn't you know...it is just what I learned only two days ago!! How cool is that?
Here are my first two attempts at this form of origami (from what I read). These two pieces are apx. 3" in diameter.
Something tells me these won't be the last ones. In fact, I just printed off a page of little squares to fold tonight. The color is purple, of course.
So do you see what I mean when I say I don't think I could ever run out of new things to play with or new techniques to try if I lived to be 100??? Oh, the only other thing to point out is that the next day...my poor fingers ached terribly! Using those muscles in a different way....never fails to be a bit painful! But I think worth it.
So this is the concept - just like you've heard about free association - write down words then go back and next to or below that one word free associate by writing down the first words that come to your mind. The fun part seems to be not to stop at one word...just keep going and see where it takes you! Supposedly it will reveal something about where you are headed in your head these days. We'll see........hmmmmmmmmmm How about a little test right now?!?!
rug - woven - basket - laundry - yuck
car - broken - mend - sew - machine - clean - yuck
tree - green - money - job - yuck
dog - protection - lick - poop - yuck
OK, I don't think we need Freud or Jung here..........the trend seems obvious!! What do you think? LOL!!!
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
And here is a detail picture -
...Back From the Abyss...
...Trying to Keep It All Together...
...and Searching For Memories. This one is for my dad who is now in nursing care with Alzheimers.
So, it seems that the emotional hot spots have a way of working themselves to the surface even if you aren't looking for them! Very interesting week........................
Another place I love to play online has a printing sub-group. The current challenge is to cut a tulip. Here's what I did for that one.
Thursday, April 1, 2010