My Year of Wild Art: Day Two Hundred-Thirteen

A warm and sunny day, perfect for hanging out my wash. I didn’t do much else besides read, then this evening a friend dropped by and stayed for dinner of tomato soup and fabulous grilled cheese sandwiches, with a lovely Kerrigold cheese from Ireland. Yum!

This evening I played around a bit with an altered book I’m still deciding how to decorate, then realized I wanted something finished to show for my post.  I removed a couple more pages that were loose and made this fun little pocket, held closed by a button flower I made some time ago. EnJoy!

My Year of Wild Art: Day Two Hundred-Twelve

Hallelujah! I asked for help and a colleague ordered some essential oils through me, so I could pay the bills that were due today and go see my chiropractor next week and buy gas, too! Phew!

I baked my awesome cookies today, and a neighbor came to share pasta dinner with me to celebrate her birthday, which was on Tuesday. She took some photos of my table display, too; here it is. EnJoy!


My Year of Wild Art: Day Two Hundred-Eleven

Today I made a fabulous pasta sauce from a Marcella Hazan recipe, with pancetta, ground lamb, mushrooms, and tomatoes. Divine! I served it with elbow noodles, pecorino Romano cheese (from sheep’s milk), broccoli and toasted olive bread. Yum!

That was my creation for today. I did get a brisk walk in, also spent time trying to sell some art so I can finish paying bills that are due tomorrow, Friday! I would so love it if some of you readers could purchase some art! Go here to view all the goodies in my boutique.

Meanwhile, I’m sharing this litle box with a tiny notebook inside. EnJoy!

My Year of Wild Art: Day Two Hundred-Ten

I often feel as though I’m drowning! When people don’t answer my messages or follow through, when no sales come in and I still have bills to pay, when I’m all alone and feeling as though I’m doing everything alone, it’s hard to stay positive and upbeat. Ever have those days? I send love and encouragement to all!

I forgot to post again yesterday! Ah, well. I Finally mustered up the energy this evening to make a little ATC from a playing card; this time it worked! I rounded the corners first, then painted one side of the card with lavender paint. Added a pocket to that side and covered the other side with more paper, and finished with a tiny notebook in the pocket and a few trims. EnJoy!


My Year of Wild Art: Day Two Hundred-Seven

We got some much-needed rain today, yippeeee! More please! I took some summery garments to the garage for storage, and brought in some cooler-weather clothes. I need new rubber boots!

Another day with no new creation. I attempted to make an altered playing card but it failed miserably–it got too soggy with glue and bent when I tried to round the corners with my punch–so I tore it up. So here is another arrangement I created for my table a few years ago. EnJoy!

Flowers and Candles

My Year of Wild Art: Day Two Hundred-Six

Woke up to intense smoke in the air–hazardous levels! – and luckily the wind blew it away about mid-morning, so I was able to hang my wash out on the line after all. We’re expecting some rain in the next few days, too! So I took down the fabrics I hang outside in summer to shade sunlight from my living room window. I also put out my fall tablecloth and created a small autumn display on the table. Alas, I don’t have a camera apart from this computer, and it would not reach to take a photo. I’ll ask a friend or neighbor to take some pix for me soon.

So here is another table-scape I created several years ago, when staying with some friends over Thanksgiving. EnJoy!

Harvest Altar


My Year of Wild Art: Day Two Hundred-Five

Today I picked up a free laminator that someone was giving away! She included some little pockets that will be useful for laminating ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) or other small items. The unit has a UK plug; luckily my local hardware store had an adaptor specifically for UK to USA, and it was affordable! I look forward to playing with my new toy.

This evening I made up the envelope from a free download from Gi Kerr of Happiness in Crafting; thank you! I embellished with some lace and made a closure with a little heart cutout. I love the teapot and cup on the envelope, so pretty. Added a blank card inside and it’s ready to add to a journal. EnJoy! I’m off to eat vanilla ice cream and fresh strawberries. Mmmmmm!

My Year of Wild Art: Day Two Hundred-Three

Went to see my Chiropractor in Auburn today, then on to Roseville to shop. I found some lovely lace trims at Hobby Lobby, on sale for half price! Nice. Got another pack of cream cardstock for journal pages, too.

I got home about 8:40 pm, so have not created anything new today. This is a sweet little ornament I made for one of my sisters, many years ago. EnJoy!

Rabbit in the Moon