I assumed that my last post was in May, not March. Opps. Once again, I can make flimsy excuses saying that my computer had a bug, then I had one. Or I finally got down and dirty and cleaned up my work space. I am still cleaning, but I got about half done. I threw out and donate a great chunk of out. Donate as I gave it to my friend J. I mentioned it to my boyfriend and he wondered if she would be so grateful that she would kiss me on the lips. Pervert. And no, she didn’t, she hugged me.
I still have several more canvas boxes to sort out. Which I am kind of dragging my feet. When I go through them, I find things that I haven’t used in 5 years and have no intention of using. So why I am keeping them? Get rid of them and make stuff for the new toys.
Except that little voice in my head is telling me, “It’s so pretty.”
De-cluttering is definitely a battle between the brain and the heart.
And of course, it doesn’t help with the weather being so hot with the temperatures reaching 32. And of course, our air conditioner dies. Good news is now working, which means I can’t be on my computer because as you know, it blows cold air at me, drying out my eyes and giving me an ear ache.
I am still working on the Cheap Art Challenge which is giving me a run for my money. I honestly thought that this was going to be a simple, and relaxing challenge. Oh hell no.
My first attempts got wreck because of the supplies. And here am I rooting for cheap supplies, saying it is the skill, not the supplies that make you an artist. Third one, I spilled paint water all over it. I am not giving up on it, but at the same time, I feel like I am hitting my head against the brick wall.
I know the big reason is the subject that I am using a photo from someone I admired. And he see the works which it is kind of adding more pressure to me. I know, he has no intention to do that and he is ok if I don’t use his photo.
But I did finally finish this mini elephant photo album.
There is some good news, my boyfriend’s child is finally out of the hospital and doing good. In fact, she is being a little devil, (in a good way). When she was released, I was in the middle of 3 deadlines where I told him that I didn’t have time to spend with him. She found out and asked if that means that he get to spend more time with her and her sisters. That little sneak.
There is more. I gave her a get well package which included this. Thank goodness, my friend J was a former nurse which was a tremulous help in this, telling me of what was accept and not accept in hospitals.
Her sister saw it and asked my boyfriend if I can make her a monkey. And of course, he said yes. And the way he asked was strange. We were talking and he said “(Name) like monkeys.” And then I said, “Of course, they are a lot easier to take care than elephants.” A few seconds later, I asked him, “Am I missing something?” That is when he told me about that she wanted me to make her a monkey. It is coming along slowly, except I ran into the nightmare that every crocheter and knitter fears.
I ran out of yarn. I went to several stores trying to find that shade of brown. I found it online, but I don’t have a credit card. My boyfriend told me that he will take care of it, and until I get the yarn, there is nothing else I can do.
I guess that is all. I hope everyone is well and at peace.