1.09.2011

The sun is out, and I attempt to catch up…

Staring at the Sun

Yay, the sun is out. We have so many sunless days here in the winter. I feel like when it does come out, I need to go out and really enjoy it!

So I’ve been catching up on my “to do” list!

1)Let me see I made 3 Hula Hoops, for Christmas presents, very easy and fun. If you are interested in making one yourself, I have included some info on how to do it:

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This is the best tutorial I have found for making a hula hoop yourself, watch out, you can’t make only one! He also includes all of the supplies you will need. A taping link, and a hula hoop demo to get you started. Watch out it is addictive and fun, (and burns calories)!

2) Felting gnomes, which turned out to be elves, and Santas!

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See photo at top, more than one was made but the rest became presents, and this is the only one that got captured in a photo!

Felted gnome tutorial here

 

3) Painting more Sumi-e paintings.002 - Copy

Bamboo, Prawn and Iris….

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I was amazed that all of my “practice” bamboo paintings were eagerly taken by visiting friends, to frame and hang up! Encouraged by this I start to make a few more

4) Changing my hard drive out, (to a bigger one) and loosing everything but finding it later! This is the second reinstall of all of my programs. (since Nov 10, the motto being, “well if I screw it up, It is time for a new one) This attitude is a empowering one to take, although filled with folly at times.

Hard Drive Don'ts

hard drive don'ts

Ugh! That consists of making me feel totally stupid and a moment later, well not a genius, but thankful I didn’t loose any files.

But I’m so behind with my blog reading! Apologies to all!

5) Dyeing Yarn! More on that later!

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Knit Fast, Dye Yarn
"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass... it's about learning how to dance in the rain."

2 comments:

  1. The Hula Hoops look fun! Lovely painting. Sorry about the hard drive, I leave everything with the computer to the husband. :)

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  2. Ah, she's stepping into the exotic world of Sumi-e! Great job... the loose flowing lines seem to come naturally to you.

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