Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Arrrrr! I received some pirates treasure!
I have been missing for sometime now. I guess I needed to take some time off for myself. I spent the month of November in therapy 3-4 days per week. With the driving included it was about 3-4 hours per day. Seemed like a full time job at the time. It helped me tremendously though and am very glad I was able to take the time to do it. Since it was so helpful I have been able to walk without as much pain. So, I have been walking and now have started using the "ellipti-kill" too. I made some great friends through the Biggest Loser website who are very encouraging and keep me going in the right direction.
I haven't been doing too much creatively the past few months. So I needed something to nudge me back into adding a little more balance into my life. I joined a yahoo group of Mixed media artists and have signed up for two exchanges. The first exchange is an altered tin, like the altoid tins. I have never done this before but have wanted to for awhile, so like the Nike add "Just do it" came into my head and I signed up. The second is for fabric paper. I tried making this before but wasn't very happy with my results. They have generously given, those of us who are new to this technique, some instructions. I can't wait to make both of these.
I received my altered tin in the mail yesterday and I am thrilled. You are supposed to fill the tin with little odds and ends of things and have a theme for your tin and items. Sue Cox sent me the tin I received and it is amazing. I can't believe how much she managed to fit in such a little tin. Her's has a pirates theme and I received quite a treasure! Here are the pictures. The whole thing was wrapped in the large scarf.
The baggie of items was on the bottom, probably to protect the legs she added to the bottom of the tin. The baggie and the tin were inside the burlap bag tied with twine. Everything else was in the tin itself. I know I will be able to use the items she sent in future projects. Very fun exchange!
I have two different ideas for my tin and may make them both. I'll keep you informed. I have also started to make some zentangles lately. They are kind of like potato chips. You can't make just one. Fun to do when I need a little time to sit and relax. My pad for this is very tiny only about 3.5" x 5" so they are quick to make.
Have a Creative Day