It's been a roller-coaster of a week! Take a peek.
I found myself drawing those faces over and over and, it took a while to get motivated to much else on Sunday. I finally broke down and cleaned up the craft room some so that it wasn't making me crazy. Pat worked out on clearing out more of the fallen trees.
With a clean craft room, I actually accomplished a few things on Monday. And, started on something in one of my art journals.
An impending hurricane meant that my mood deteriorated into panic, disbelief, and on-the-verge-of-tears on Tuesday. I distracted myself with chores and got the oil changed in my car in case we needed to evacuate. We also made sure the chickens were fed and watered. While outside, I noticed that the popcorn tree was in the state that gave it its nickname.
By Wednesday, it looked like we might be in the clear for the storm, though I was concerned about the Louisiana residents that have just suffered through Hurricane Laura. But, knowing we were likely safe helped me relax a little. I turned my attention to business and took a few new items up to the booth at Southern Antiques and Accents.
I awoke Thursday with the inspiration to combine watercoloring and collaging with tissue paper. However, I made myself wait until I finished all the pieces from Bead Box 9 to try it out. Before making dinner, I played with the idea.
Getting jewelry pictures taken had been on my to-do list all week, but that's part of the reason I made myself finish the bead box. I knew it was supposed to rain Friday afternoon so I took advantage of the overcast morning to finally get that knocked off the list.
Saturday was super lazy. I was pretty much home alone all day as Pat had a gig and the niece was out of town. We got one of the bands from Delta that morning.
And, for the rest of the day, I simply puttered around the house doing a little art and watching college football. My main obsession was making these doodle roses that I learned in one of the Life Book 2021 Taster Sessions.
I'm happy I'm starting to find my creative mojo and hope I can gear it toward more jewelry-designs soon. Here's some inspiration to get your creativity flowing.
- Y'all know I'm all about the art journals and junk journals. I'm digging this tutorial on how to make a Quick and Easy Altered Book Junk Journal.
- This tutorial is in Dutch, but it should be pretty self-explanatory. Just look at the pictures of this DIY Fall Cake decoration made from wood slices and I'm sure you'll figure it out.
- Divya from Jewels of Sayuri explains the Different Types of Pearls.
- Pictures of abandoned places always capture my attention This collection of photos from Matt Emmett is no exception.
- Nunn Designs shares how to use Ribbon End Leather Conectors.
- Here's a great round-up of Upcycled Halloween Decorations you can make.
- The detail in these landscape embroideries from Victoria Rose Richards is phenomenal.
- Lynda at Fresh Baked Designs has shared a beautiful Earring Frame Tutorial. She makes it look so easy too!
- Julie Fei-Fan Balzer is one inspiring lady. In this YouTube video, she explains how Creativity is Self-Care.
- I had absolutely no idea that you could cut polymer clay in a die-cut machine. However, this tutorial for a Scrolled Curio Pendant explains how to do it. (There are also instructions on how to cut the design without the machine too!)
- There's something about stitches on photos that's enthralling. Check out this collection from Victoria Villasana that honors icons.
- This simple Embroidered Cuff Bracelet tutorial looks comfy and fun to make too.
- Moois Van Mie has shared another earring DIY. This Tess pair looks almost as if I made them (the colors are SO ME!)
- I love the subtle colors of these $1 painted pumpkins. What a great reminder that Fall decorations don't have to be in-your-face orange!
- Craft Gossip has a great roundup of ideas for a Harry Potter Party.
- I definitely consider myself a bit of a book nerd. So, this list of some of the World's Strangest Books caught my attention.
- Here's the link that caught my attention for the Fairy Skeletons that I've already made. Y'all...they're so easy and so cute!
- This tutorial on making Tissue Paper Pendants is pretty old, but the technique is solid!