My typical day includes cleaning and laundry in the mornings, time in the studio in the afternoons, if there is any time left in the day before the children get home from school. Recently I was able to make a few self binding receiving blankets using this tutorial. I love crocheting the edges of receiving blankets, but I've found my time for hand work is limited and these receiving blankets are darling, quick, and simple to make.
I am still working my way through Jessica's digital classes. Actually I only seem to get a lesson here and there done, but as time progresses I will finish a class. I always learn something new. My layouts never turn out like her examples, but then that is the beauty of the process: creating something that reflects who you are. I don't know that this layout necessarily screams my name, but it was a fun exercise nonetheless.
Working with other peoples products is always inspiring. It helps me clear my mind and think about what products I would like to create.
“As you take the normal opportunities of your daily life and create something of beauty and helpfulness, you improve not only the world around you but also the world within you.” (Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Happiness, Your Heritage, General Relief Society Meeting, October 2008)
One of the assignments for my art class is to take an inventory of our supplies ans see how they interact with one another. It was fun to look at paint in new ways and not feel pressured to make something beautiful. Although I love these pages from my sketch book, the color makes me happy.
Fred made some newspaper pompoms for a "pompom war" with a friend. Love recycled projects.
A chicken waiting to be added to block. I know I should only have one hobby and try and excel at something, but there are so many things I want to try and learn that I will most likely be a "jack of all trades" as the saying goes and remember to be happy along the way.