The back of the envelope was fun too. A fellow MailArt person sent me the circles and i had no idea what to do with them........The cute little indie archway came from a flooring magazine ad and ofcourse left over butterflies.......i painted the bodies on the large butterflies.....it was alot of fun. Maybe the circles could have been placed better in a more abstract fashion theres probably some abstract rules i'm breaking here but i like it. ***** Hubs and i will be gone for about a week.......he is finally getting arthroscopic surgery on his knee! We are nervous and excited at the same time.......Its another trip to Albuquerque but if it will help him be mobile i'am so for it. I have to hit up the doctor and find out exactly what his rehab should consist of. Rehab is not one of hubby's strong points..........and he will fight me every step of the way. If i'm gonna nag i wanna make sure i know what i'm nagging about! So if things are a little quiet don't worry i'll be back soon......taking the peacock picture with me if i don't finish it this weekend.....although i'am making good progress..........we don't leave until Tues.....I'll be bringing the laptop so maybe you'll get a post from Albuquerque! We plan on seeing the movie 'the Gray' this weekend and i want to see 'The Lady in Black' I like scary movies as i'm sure you all know by now and i'd like to support Daniel Radcliffe in his endeavor beyond Harry Potter....... :)Hugs! deb
Thursday, February 2, 2012
................I'd never heard of the word but in my Internet wanderings at one of my favorite haunts CreateMixedMedia i read an article kaizen by Quinn McDonald. Apparently kai-means change and zen - means to become good. And in all honesty the only thing my strange little brain could think of while reading the article was making it apply to weightloss and lifestyle changes.....go figure.....but its a good article and all about taking baby steps.........I hope the links work and you'll take a look at it. LOOK at these marvelous butterflies i found in a magazine! They were quite tricky to cut out but so totally worth it!And here is another piece of MailArt i've completed. I don't which one was more fun the front above or the back below. I even remembered to block out the addresses before showing you. I used a marker for all the antennas and a white marker for the dots....i made sure each butterfly was outlined in black.****** You are not gonna believe what hubby and i saw on our walk yesterday evening! The trees around here are budding out! No joke! Not just one or two but ALL of them. This is Feb 3rd right??? Wow!! It was 77 today and even the nights have been warm in the 50's. When there is only a 20 degree temperature change between day and night that triggers things to grow........(just some useless knowledge from my garden center years. lol) But i have to say February is waaaay too early!