Sunday, August 11, 2013
Beautiful Little Ladybug...
After I stamped and pencil colored the butterfly onto a book page I thought I would try another version. This time I used a beautiful ladybug stamp I have. It is very Art Nouveau in design and I adore it. My daughter is enjoying ladybugs in her garden this summer and I thought I would add some memories for her.
The larger ladybug is a wooden motif I purchased to use on the wrapping of the package in lieu of a bow, flatter and easier to ship via mail.
Here is the very same stamp I added to a journal tag the size of an ATC and then colored and framed. A personalized note written on the back if she is ever to take it out of the frame. I used my Inktense colored pencils and they are really nice to work with.
Uh-Oh! I previously posted how I love back-to-school shopping for supplies. Well I couldn't resist this time. I did need a new pencil sharpener and this one has titanium blades so it should last longer than I do. Then of course some new #2 pencils were needed in order to use my sharpener. The colored pencils were totally an impulse buy as I certainly did not need them. Nor did I need the crayons...however...a new box of Crayola crayons just has the right smell and memories I enjoy. What are you buying in back-to-school supplies?
I am happy to report that Mr. C is almost back to 100% feeling good. He is off all prescriptions and is only taking Advil twice a day per the doctor. He has begun physical therapy and really likes his young, very knowledgeable, pretty gal who is taking care of him. With daily balancing exercises here at home and a couple more visits to PT he should be good as new. I tried his simple balancing exercises and failed at them so I am thinking I better practice them too. They are supposed to be excellent for the "aging process" which causes us to naturally lose our balance.
Our local fair is done and the weather stayed cool for the entire five days. Usually it is scorching hot. I didn't make it to the fair this year and that is okay. I have managed to stay busy here at home and at Bub Enterprises where Mr. C and I are volunteering. They are the home of the BUB Streamliner which was the world record holding motorcycle. This year they will try for the record once again. Hoping to go 400 mph! Here is a link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCuokkXJsoc I will post more on this later.
May you enjoy your days doing what you love. Creative Happy Hearts...