Hey you! How has your week been? Here's a peek at mine.
I'm going to try to keep the pictures of Artemis to a minimum so I'll just start the post with a picture of her and leave it at that. She's kept us plenty busy all week with her cuteness and loving nature. But, she's so ready to be done with the bathroom confinement. (We're trying to keep her away from the other animals until I'm sure her fleas are gone and that she doesn't have anything else that can spread.) She'll see the vet this week!
I spent much of Sunday working in the craft room and actually got some jewelry made.
After milling about a little bit on Monday (Pat took the week off so neither of us was rushing to do much), we met friends for another hike at Blakeley State Park.
Tuesday was busy, and I didn't get any pictures. There was grocery shopping, the washing machine backed up, and take-out with a friend (the same one we hiked with.)
On Wednesday, I contemplated how much had changed over the year as I looked out on the back yard where the fence, shed, and pole barn used to be.
Pat began painting the shed.
In the evening (for the third night in a row), the moon put on one heck of a show!
Thursday was the last day of the year, and we knew we were keeping it low-key (partly because it was going to storm all night and partly because, you know, the virus.) I took care of tasks on my list, finishing up #CarveDecember.
Really, the big excitement for the day was that we made the LAST PAYMENT on my student loan. It still feels weird to be free of that debt. I've had it my whole adult life! I also jumped into art journaling, working on Kasia's Advent Calendar from Everything Art (still!)
I've taken a few more pictures in this new year. As I spent a little time walking the property, I looked for some beauty. It's been hard to find any lately as all I've been able to see is the chaos from the storm and from our recovery. But, the camellias turned that around and reminded me that it's possible to find beauty every day.
Since I let myself take it easy on the first, I had a few chores to knock out on Saturday. But, I really spent a huge portion of the day being creative in the craft room. While cleaning, I remembered to turn my coat hangers backward.
I've been wanting to watercolor in my art journal, so I tackled that.
While I worked inside, Pat was building a lean-to off the back of the newly-painted shed.
For the most part, that was my week. I'm excited about being creatively productive and am looking forward to finishing these ideas. But first, let me share the inspiration I found this week.
- Moois Van Mie shared this "mosquito" earring tutorial.
- I really love the feel of these mossy tea light holders that you can make yourself.
- I don't know why I've never considered making a button wreath but now it's in my head!
- Knowing that just 11 minutes of movement a day can help battle sitting has been such a huge motivator for me this week.
- Check out these amazing leaf cutouts that are accented by the natural backgrounds!
- If you are still upset at 2020, remember that some good did occur. There are all kinds of lists but here are 18 Good Things that Happened in 2020.
- These kinetic sculptures are so mesmerizing!
- Technically, these are labeled as Christmas ornaments, but I think that these embroidered The Office ornaments could be cute to hang around any time of the year.
- How cute are these Embroidered UP pieces? So cute!
- Here is a collection of top photographs from 2020.
- I'm a big fan of the inspiration that Austin Kleon shares (follow him!), but his reminder to exercise what he calls The Vampire Test has really touched a chord with me.
- More embroidery! Here are some darling embroidered pendants.
- The work of this artist seems familiar, I think there was a previous jewelry challenge with his beach rock sculptures as the inspiration. The ones shared in this post are definitely awe-inspiring.
The start of the new year has me feeling energized and inspired. Here's hoping it's contagious and you're feeling it too. What are you creating this week?