Sometimes I'm reminded of how little control I have over anything. Usually at that point the best thing for me to do is to take a deep breath and....... let go. And if I'm really frustrated, adding the F-bomb into that said letting go can help too!
This was made from a former skirt, a pillowcase, and embroidery floss. I stitched the fabric onto a stronger backing (felt works well), then tied the letters onto a strip of fabric with embroidery floss.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
This year for Valentine's Day I was single for the first time in many many years.... So I decided to be my own sweetheart! I've never been a fan of the whole business around Valentine's Day- that you only love someone if you get them a dozen red roses and a mushy glittery heart card. But flowers are nice, and so in the spirit of loving myself I got exactly what I wanted. Purple tulips for my table, and a 'Twinkle' orchid for my bedroom. And strawberries.
I do have an admirer though!
True, Sam is only 6, but it was lovely to get a card!
Monday, February 8, 2010
Lately I've been actively looking for things in the world that are artsy, imaginative, and happy. There's always something! This weekend while I was out and about and walked past a furniture store window. Things seemed normal at first- lights, couches, a dining room table... But then I realized, wait a minute! It is NOT an every day occurrence for a couple to be dining and in the display! It looked very romantic and made me smile. I went to the downtown bookstore and then spent a little time devouring my purchase in a nearby cafe (I got the book How To Be an Explorer of the World by Keri Smith). When I walked past the display again the couple was gone, no evidence of their dinner in sight.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Monday, February 1, 2010
Have you ever tried to photograph yourself in mid air? If not, I suggest you do it. I had so much fun and the results can be hilarious. I set the timer on my camera, and.... Jumped! Sometimes it captured me when I landed, before I took off, or getting some serious air, but in every photo I was smiling like a crazy person.