Thursday, June 20, 2013
We are a tourist town. Our winters are spent getting ready for the summer overload and each year they seem to have some type of theme. Yesterday I spotted a truck going down the road with some of these 5" tall ballet slippered feet. Handpainted by local artists, they are truly gorgeous. Each one is painted differently. A number of years ago, this was done with fiberglass horses and we had them allover town painted and decorated in so many striking way's it would make your head spin. At the end of tourist season the horses were auctioned off to benefit a local charity. Many of the horses were bought by local businesses so we get to enjoy them every summer. I think I will try to take a walk and snap a picture for you in the mean time I just love this years ballet motif. Wondering if they would plant one on my front yard?
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
I am sitting at the library computer. I came to post this new amulet bag in my Etsy shop then get down to my school work for the day. Trying, trying, got the amulet bag posted. Went into class and posted an assignment I have due today and then went to post in our daily discussions and completely lost my good intentions. I am tired, I am feeling just a bit lazy and yup, I am very un motivated. I just want to lock myself in my studio and make something. Maybe take a nap with my chihuahua. Maybe because I am in the middle of my last week of the 2 classes I am in, I am so close to the end, but I just am not in the mood to apply myself to my work today. I will have to get over it, I need everything done by Friday afternoon so I can head for my son's for the weekend. New classes start on Monday..........Yes, I think a nap with my chihuahua is in order. After that I may feel like getting things done.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
It is funny how the changing seasons dictate what I want to make. For sure I want to make baseball ornaments, ice cream cones and butterflies, all the things that make us think of spring. Starting to get the momentum going and work but I am in my final week of my current two classes so a big test coming up at the end of the week in each but I am not too worried, I think I have done well in the classes and will do well on the finals. My only worry is how much harder the next two classes will be. If nothing else I cannot say I am bored. Working on my craft, working on my school work, working on my life ;o)
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
I started online college courses last March. I made the decision for a number of reasons, first I will not ever stop dreaming that the day will come that I am healthy and can work again and at my age it would really be nice to be working at something that gave me a living wage so I can forsee the day coming where I don't struggle over life's basic needs. Second of all I need to keep my mind busy, my brain exercising. I do know certain area's of my brain don't work as well as they should since my 2004 surgery. If I am not doing something that makes me use the brain, reading, writing, retaining information, my problem will get worse so I just may be a college student for the rest of my days.
What I did not realize was how intense the work was going to get! I am spending alot of time just doing schoolwork every day. Good for my brain but not my beading fingers. I spend less and less time each day beading. I have to find a way to schedule in a certain amount of beading time each week so I have a continuous flow of new work for the shop.
That being said, I did get a small, 5"x7" beaded picture done and listed this week but I fought with my camera for three day's trying to get a nice enough picture. That failed. I took it in every area of the house, inside and out, used my flash, turned my flash off, nothing helped. The picture has gorgeous shades of blue that just will not properly show in the picture so eventually I just gave up trying and picked out the best of the bunch. Heading for my next project now....probably some homework!