After what seemed like forever in the car (really on 5 hours) we arrived safely at my parents to spend our holiday with family. Such a wonderful time as always. Back in the car today, and we are back at home. I love, absolutely love time with my family, but I truly love being at home.
Nice, and quiet!!!
So tonight in my studio, I pulled out some stamps, and embossing powder.
I really love being in my studio...again, I'm so thankful that I have this space, where I can escape all of the hustle and bustle of life, and just enjoy the peace and quiet that is here.
I apologize for the horrible photo.. The lighting these days in my studio needs some major help.
Today, I pulled out some stencils, sprays, and my box of old photos...haven't visited that pile in a while, and it has been great just to plunder around through all of my stuff.
Today, we head out for a quick visit to my parents in SC...I wish I could magically get us there without the drive.
So, I will sign off for a bit (I promise to be back...I have a lot of stuff to use) but before I do, I leave you with a picture of my daughter after receiving a letter from Leo--her Elf on the Shelf...
Leo advised her that he tried to come for a visit, but her room was trashed...so he went back to the North Pole...it took about 3 minutes and she was "gathering her cleaning supplies". Thank You Leo!!
Happy Monday Everyone!! Happy because I am faced with a short work week, and I am prayerful that the week is smooth.
I came home on Friday spent...absolutely done, and needed a bit of art therapy.
This was done on a canvas board...8x10 which was a perfect--non intimidating size.
I spent the entire day on Saturday being best friends with my couch...just plain exhausted from my work week!
Sunday, bright and early, I headed to the studio---to pack for my demo at Jerry's, and I decided that I need to get back to the basics...The stress free basics of being in my journal...and, a bit of using stuff up! It crossed my mind as I reached across my PanPastels to grab something, what woyld happen if The things that I "had to have" suddenly vanished because I didn't use them. All of my toys--precious, precious toys would simply be gone! So, I have decided to take on a bit of a personal challenge...kind of like a use it or lose it...
1) so that I will work and finish up a journal that I have... And 2) so that I can use some of the stuff that I have been collecting.
So...today is Day 1...
I hope to post my daily progress...but I will be in the studio using it up!!
I honestly just love my journal, and I am so thankful that I have a place where I can just unwind...