Monday, August 11, 2014
Halloween Happening Here...
Pumpkin Patch ATC. I was playing in my studio and wondering what I shall be creating for a couple of Halloween swaps I am participating in this month. Yes this is August but now-a-days holidays happen much sooner than their actual month such as October for Halloween. I put together this little ATC which is still one of my favorite things to create. Mr. C who normally can't be bothered with anything I am making came along and said this is really cute. So now we are keeping this for ourselves. Thank you Mr. C.
Here is how I function...or not...in my studio. I have shared many times that this worktable Mr. C custom built for me is about 5' x 9' and just my height so as not to have to bend over and hurt my back. How I manage to fill the entire surface is beyond my comprehension. I merely begin to gather my supplies and the next thing I know I am working in a tiny little space of inches. Does this happen to you or am I all alone?
Here is the other end of my huge table. If there is any horizontal surface I manage to fill it up. Right now I also have a 4' x 8' folding banquet table in this same room and I completely filled the top of it too. Other projects that I will share soon. This has to be some sort of affliction. I am trying my best to use what I have and not buy something for everything I think I need. If I am organized I realize I already have something that will work just fine. My goal for the short term is to sort and purge as I am going along. I managed to complete one little shelf in the cabinet you see in the background. Hey one little shelf is better than nothing and it is a beginning. Why do I save so much? Our local Neighborhood Center of the Arts will be receiving some crafty donations very soon. I have given them lots through the years and they are always so very grateful. Yarns and thread cones for their weaving programs along with beads and papers and such. There is a lot of talent in these very artistic people. I shall be donating all my polymer clay supplies as I am not using them myself.
Here are some ATC's I completed. I really had fun creating these little Artist Trading Cards. Now I really must concentrate on the swaps I need to mail in a week or sooner. Halloween theme and Orange...certainly I can put together some fun destash for this challenge. Remembering to "use the good stuff"!
Our weather has been quite nice for August. Not too hot but just right. Of course we are still bone dry here. Mr. C and I have been doing some repairs at the pond. The deer and bears break down the edging around the walkway each year. So Mr. C has been pounding stakes into our extremely hard clay dirt and making all better...except his thumb he hit with the sledge hammer. How he has such strong bones that don't break or crush is a blessing indeed. He doesn't even complain...after the intial barage of expletives! Bless this man who works so hard. I have been picking up pine needles, leaves and tiny little rocks to help him. Our home is my joy and I truly am a homebody. Traveling is wonderful however being home is where I am happiest. I hope your Summer/Winter is bringing you some wonderful and refreshing hours of joy.
Creative Bliss and lets make something that brings us pure pleasure...