Friday--I slept till 10, got up and it was just beginning to snow (again!) I decided not to go out looking for Lazertran waterslide decals that Flea Market Trixie tempted me with. Another time!
I made a cuppa decaf and visited my blogging friends. Myrna at More than Heirlooms showed me the gratitude journal she made inspired by her friend Joanne. It's so cute! Diane Knott showed me some more of her adorable tags--So cute! Terri at Dimples and Dragonflies showed me a beautiful mirror she decorated with a vintage print from The Graphics Fairy, then there's Dawn of The Feathered Nest with her bird and nest images--SO CUTE!
Okay, I get it! All this inspiration is supposed to make me do art! Blogging is not the end-all here, art is! Sharing and showing and telling about my ART! At least that was my original goal. I spend way more time blogging than making art! I work in an office 4 days a week, so I like to catch up on my blogging on the weekend. Must seek balance!
Mom called and reminded me about my Aunt C's birthday on Sunday. The gratitude journal sounded like a perfect gift. So to get into it, I made a huge salad, divided it into thirds. I ate the first salad downloading and printing some awesome vintage prints from the Graphics Fairy. I quickly decided on a theme and began making a gratitude journal from a tiny composition book from Staples. I edged it with a satin ribbon with a long tail on top to become a bookmark. I typed up a gratitude poem for the inside cover and stamped the word Gratitude on the cover. Ooh, pretty cute!
I oohed and ahed for a while, cleaned up my catbox, had a cup of tea and visited some more of my friends. Cindy of Cottage Instincts showed me around her parent's lovely condo in Florida. Zuzanna played me an old song and make me feel young again. Oh, I feel great!
I decided that I should make a tag to match the book. I had another salad, and split a can of salmon with the cats. The second salad saw me through the tag process. Diane has been putting tiny envelopes and pockets on her tags to hold things. I could do that. I borrowed the prose by Melodie Beattie that Myrna had quoted in her post this morning and typed it up on flower petal paper, cut and inked the edges. I folded it and put it into the tiny envelope/pocket. Decided that I had not said happy birthday to my aunt anywhere, so I put another piece of flower petal paper behind the note and wrote a secret happy birthday message.
Now, as I sit here with my third salad, It's time for show and tell. My digital camera wouldn't flash, so the pictures came out YELLOW. I tried everything, then I remembered my scanner. A piece of scrapbook paper makes a shabby background.
Oh, I hope you enjoyed my day as much as I did. There is not time or the room to mention ALL my friends today, but I so appreciate you all! Your comments make my day, boost my self esteem, make me feel like I'm part of a wonderful community of friends. It's been such fun creating with you today!
I'm not sick of salad yet, but I think some beans and rice for a later dinner would be good. I try to eat 5-6 small meals a day, as I explain in my other blog, Rustique Too Lifestyle. Yes, I love blogging so much I decided to try a different approach. In this blog, I talk about my weight loss journey and explore ways to eat healthier and feel better.
Have a wonderful, creative weekend!