I've got two weeks worth of peeks for you since last week went a little wonky on me.
We went to the local waterpark, Waterville USA, with several friends and one of our nieces. It was a first for myself and my niece.
While the waterpark was fun and all, it was so nice to come back to our own oasis and grill some burgers (that's the cause of all the smoke).
On Instagram, I shared a few peeks at what I've been creating.
I've been trying to work through some of the components I created for The 100 Day Project and incorporate them into finished pieces of jewelry.
I've also been playing a little with the backgrounds for my product photography.
This is especially true for Instagram photos (since Etsy photos were already taken.)
While out running around, this anomaly caught my eye.
But, to balance it out I got to take in the beauty of the roses my step-dad gave my mom for their anniversary.
And, there was this beauty of a mushroom that I captured while absent-mindedly perched over an ant bed. OUCH! I guess it was a week of finding balances.
To start the next week, I began working on cleaning out our pop-up camper for an upcoming trip.
I moved all the cushions outside to air out and clean.
Next up is tackling the mildew that's developed from letting the camper sit for FAR TOO LONG. ICK!!!! We spent most of yesterday trying to find a product that would work on it. And, I think we found it. That's today's project.
I worked on a design that came to me in a dream. Alas, it didn't pan out as envisioned. But, I may try a more simple shape at a later time.
Like I said, there's definitely been a lot of trying to find balance. The past few weeks have felt like everything's gone wrong. So, I made sure to put a little win in the week with one of my favorite comfort foods.
This mac-n-cheese recipe is one of my favorites. I like to throw frozen peas in with the boiling pasta and cook up some smoked sausage before making the roux.
Once it's all baked together, it makes it a complete meal!
This flowering weedy vine reminded me of the past two weeks. I'm no fan of the vines taking over the property, but the persistence and beauty of this one insisted on being admired.
My mood the past several weeks has been pretty low, but I've let it run its course and hope to find some beauty of its own in the end.
With that being said, here's some inspiration for your week ahead.
- These Soda Can Pendants from The Mermaid's Den are unlike any other upcycled can jewelry I've seen before. She uses a die cutter to help create a sort of filigree for the pendants.
- Here's a little inspiration from The Brave Girls Club that helped lift me up. I hope it does the same for you.
- Facet shared this tutorial on making Upcycled Tin Blossoms. I'm smitten with the technique and results.
- Check out this Art from Everyday Objects by Manik N Ratan. So much creativity!
- This Crocheted Necklace at The Little Treasures is such a cool way to use a doily in jewelry.
Here's hoping you find loads more inspiration this week and create something amazing!