The moving date is still up in the air due to the cabinets in the kitchen being redone. Even though, I could put a rush job on them, but the quality will not be good. So I’m waiting and right now, I have patience of a yak. And no, I do not know of how patience yaks are, I just like the saying.
Because of the wait, I cannot do any mail art, which is frustrating. However I cannot see any reason to make the mail art so it will be ready to mail. Except I have no idea of what it is going to be. I am leaning towards the books that I have been making. And if so, what size? I need to start looking for more ideas and more people to send this. Hopefully one in Canada.
Meanwhile, I thought that I would show you of what I have been doing to pass the time. I wish I can tell you that I am one kind of project kind of gal or even two. Cardmaking during the day and knitting/ crochet at night. Right? No, I’m not.
During the day, I have been going through a pile of papers that I somehow collected. They are patterns, sketches, and leftover scrapbooking supplies. I have a feeling with all of the papers, I might have destroyed an acre of the rainforest. But I do recycle them after I am done. I have been thinking of investing in a tablet, but with the wireless internet, I know that I am going to be distract. That is one of the reasons of why I prefer pen and paper.
And once again, I realized that I have more than enough scrapbook supplies. I should not be buying any more except for glue. Which oddly enough, I am running low on them again. But that may change because I received a card order from one of my long time (not too long) customer. Which is good. But how low long is the big question. It also goes the same with yarn.
I have been working on my art journal, the one with the backgrounds. With the leftover paint, I have been using on the other journal. Waste not, want not.
However it gave me an idea for one of the pages of the background pages.
After I gesso the page, I took some paint and smeared it with a palette knife. But I think I screwed it up. I should have gone darker to lighter colors instead of lighter to darker. And I should have used 3 colors. I am planning to add a thin layer of white gesso in hopes to dull down the color a bit.
I am still working on tags with handmade ink sprays.
I hit the jackpot when I found rubbing alcohol ink in their own spray bottles at the dollar store. Save me a few dollars of buying a couple of spray bottles. However, I’m not liking the quality compare to my earlier sprays that I made. Granted, I used Perfect Pearl in that mix. The new sprays have no perfect pearl because I have a feeling that it will clog up. I think I need to go back to the bulletin board. And I still ALOT of more tags to cut.
As to knitting/crochet, I have been making miltered squares. Mainly because I just wanted to used up that ball of yarn. I kept tripping over it.
I do not if you noticed, but I have already cross off 4 things off the 2014 New Years Resolution. Technically I have been making more things, but apparently it is not on the list.
I have been working on a dragon for the same customer. It is going slow, too slow. I need to light a fire under my butt for that one.
I started on a big bear with Paton Metallic yarn.
I also started on a rabbit using my small balls of yarn that I cannot throw out.
I also been working on “Easy Big Red One”. And yes, I know it is not red and I had to tweak the pattern a big, but I am using nylon string.
I don’t know if it is the stress, I am dealing with or this move. My mind feels like it is scatter. Like the dragon should have been done by now. I should be working on November sale and my etsy shop.
However I am getting excited and looking up ideas for my craft room. Except the last time, I reorganized my craft space, it took me over 6 months of trial and errors before I got it working right.