Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Everything Zen

I decided to try my (rusty) hand at painting this week. It has been a year or so since I have used watercolors.

I have a few bamboo plants and those were my inspiration for this muted botanical painting:

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Blog Redux

You may notice the blog has changed. I thought it was about time to freshen things up a bit! Please take a look around and note the new pages located at the top of the site.

I hope the new design improves your experience here. I also hope to make some additional changes in the near future- this is but step one.

Feedback, is welcome, thanks for visiting!

Monday, February 14, 2011

A Sweet Valentine Treat

I was inspired to make some yummy treats for my valentines this year. I made six different chocolates and put them in these super cute boxes I found:

These are the finished products:
And what's a box of chocolates without a flavor map?:

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Upcycled Concept

This is an up-cycled concept that I sketched last year. The idea was to weave strips of old T-shirts into a layered necklace. I made a note saying that it should have "5 layers", but in the end, it became 3. It just made more sense. I started to add more and it became a bit busy.

The colors ended up being black and white for the first run, thought I have been considering making one in red for my little sis. She's been a fan of the black and white one (read: borrowing it on several occasions) so at some point, I need to make her one that is all hers and suitable for her vibrant teen personality.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Goal: Mission Accomplished

I managed to paint the shelf with the base color this weekend. It is a color called Boot Leather. Sounds interesting, eh?

I do plan to take the project a step further. Baby steps are necissary, especially when you have one crawling at your feet all the time ;-)

Though I was INDEED motivated this weekend and got a lot of things accomplished, I was not able to continue the project I had started before. Perhaps I will be able to finish that this week!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Goal for this Weekend

This may be foolish- but I am setting a goal for this weekend! I say foolish because it is Super Bowl weekend and there is already a ton of stuff to do in prep for visitors, etc.

Staying busy is good for the soul though, right?

The goal is to finish the shelf and coat hanger I bought almost a year ago for the pumpkin-monkey's room.

 If I feel especially motivated, I may finish something else I started for him a while back as well.

Stay tuned for the pics and progress!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Groundhog Day

Happy Groundhog Day to all! Today, I witnessed good ole' Punxsutawney Phil predict an early Spring! That is good news because I am ready- no MORE THAN ready for warmer weather.

This weekend I was able to take my little pumpkin-monkey for a walk. He can't walk yet, so for him, I guess it was more of a roll, but either way, we got to get out and enjoy the 66 degree, beautiful, sunny day. This was not once but TWICE this weekend. I was so happy and I think he was too. Really, there is only so much you can see of one house before you go stir crazy and I think he has spent a good 70% of his life in one room.

So thank you Punxsutawney Phil and a double thank-you to our local weather predicting rodent friend General Beauregard Lee who also failed to see his shadow. May you furry fellows be right!