I haven’t posted much lately, because I haven’t been feeling very well, and as a result, I haven’t been making art really since I finished the painting streak right before the art show.
Today was different, dare I say “springlike” and I finally took that noontime walk around the village where I work, enjoying my vintage blue coat and new Amelie haircut and a delicious mocha from Euphoria chocolates. I was incredibly thankful for my job, where I get to be creative, and which I worked so hard to get. And thankful for the sun, that we so rarely see during the rainy season. We just all feel better when the weather is beautiful.
One thing I have made recently, with the help of my four-year-old, is a collection of lovebug pins that I found instructions for online. I apologize in advance if you aren’t in my daughter’s preschool class, because you’ll have to make your own :). We had fun! She has been looking forward to Valentine’s Day since last year…that preschool party had a lasting impact. So I decided to let her pick any craft off the website, and this was the one. It involved a trip to a few craft/dollar stores, but otherwise wasn’t too challenging. Though you should allow a week or at least about 4 days for this to dry in its various stages, and we learned that washable paint is probably not the best choice for painting plaster.
Now to finish counting down the days till she can hand them out to her friends…five days seems like an eternity.