Monthly Archives: July 2019

Had a bath. Almost died.

Had a bath.  Almost died.

Comatose

Thomas got a bath last weekend. My mom visited, and she’s allergic to him, so I always give him a bath before she comes. He was a very good boy for her visit, but when she left, he was absolutely worn out. Being a good host is hard work.

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Thrifting

Thrifting

Both of these pairs of jeans are allegedly the same size. In case you were still wondering why women hate to shop for clothes. It’s maddening. That said, the pair that fit me (that did not have fantasy sizing) had real, functional pockets.

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Circus Book

Working
Working

Makeshift Punching Cradle
Makeshift punching cradle

Circus Book

Circus Book

Circus Book

Circus Book
Circus Book
single-needle coptic binding with waxed linen thread, using repurposed book boards and card stock pages

I used spacers so there would be room to add collage work without stressing the binding. Some people like fat books that won’t close, but I’m not one of those people.

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Northern Sky at Sunrise

Northern Sky at Sunrise

This was from last Monday. I took the dog out for his last potty break before leaving for work, and the sky was doing very lovely things.

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Tacket Binding and Photo Albums

Tacket Binding

Tacket Binding

Tacket binding using a recycled encyclopedia cover. I’m planning on doing more of these, using the same encyclopedia set.

Sorting Photos

Photo Albums

I also spent the weekend sorting photos and getting a start on putting them into albums. Just when I thought I was finished sorting, I found another box of photos. And then I realized I’m still missing a stash, but I have no idea where they are.

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PB and Apple

Haz a Want

I’ve been obsessed with Granny Smith apples and peanut butter, lately. Thomas says that is, coincidentally, his very favorite food. All foods are his very favorite.

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Four Leaf Clover

Found a Four Leaf Clover

Found a Four Leaf Clover

I was walking Thomas in the rain, and he was taking his sweet time sniffing around, so I entertained myself by looking for four leaf clovers. I found one! I haven’t found one since I was a little kid.

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Flowers, Finally

Hosta
Hosta

Daylily
Daylily

Daylilies
Daylilies

There are finally a few things blooming in my garden. I think this may be it for the summer, though, because literally nothing else is growing. Everything I planted from seed came up, then… Nothing… Two months later, they’re still all tiny little seedlings. I have no idea why they’re stunted, but this year was not a good garden year.

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Found Photo Project

All Photos-1586

All Photos-1585

I finished the found photo paint sketch project I started a couple of weeks ago. I got a really nice hard-bound scrapbook at Goodwill, as well as an old magnetic photo album full of someone’s vacation photos from Hawaii.

I separated out the seascapes and landscapes and did paint sketches from them in the scrapbook, using gouache and watercolor. There are 29 paint sketches in all.

Now I can spend tomorrow playing with collage.

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Five Minute Watercolor Sketch

Five Minute Watercolor Sketch
watercolor on cold press paper

I only have a few more of these little paintings left before the book is full. I was tired of painting on cardstock though, so I did this one on watercolor paper.

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