After vanishing for four months you'd think I could find a more inviting title than Stuff It, and even more so because I'm about to unleash another backwards barrage of pictorial history on you. (If anyone comes here anymore, that is -- might I just be speaking to Artsyville ghosts?)
Here is where I show you that I wasn't a lazy ass this summer:
I doodled up a few new creative prints,
made a bunch of itty bitty word tiles (inchie prints)
that can be used for creative prompts, daily mantras, bookmarks, word games, hidden messages, reminders, motivators or however you want to use your words,
Put together a bunch of little packets with tiny surprises for my orders,
Created tiny-tiny-tiny-mini-mini-mini blank books (just an inch square)
And finished a fresh version of this one just in time for fall.
In full color.
Enough with the shop; on to the house. This is the living-room-art-room and I'm kind of struggling with it right now. I cleaned it up for this picture, but it always seems like I am living in stacks of projects with no true functional system. I'm usually chopping paper on the floor or addressing envelopes on my keyboard. Must fix this.
Finally hung up my painting from Lisa, which had been sitting on the chair below for over a year.
Planted a garden this year! The cherry tomatoes, despite the snappy temps, just keep going bonkers, along with the jalapenos which have turned fiery enough to power all of us to the moon. And the watermelons -- they might reach golf ball size before the first frost!
We inherited horrible, dark, depressing, evil-spirited wallpaper in this room when we bought the house and I finally hit my limit. Ripped it out & repainted it in sea salt, caramel and chocolate. Now that I've successfully removed wallpaper, I've realized that I am now capable of doing anything.
New curtains. We finally got a World Market in New Jersey. I have suffered so much these past three years without one. And yes those are balls of yarn in the background...
I had so many skeins of yarn that I didn't know what to do with them, so I rolled them all in balls & stuck 'em in a planter.
Autumn means I'm back to crochet -- and I learned how to make a granny square!
Oldest girl. At her sister's soccer game in her pajamas and a toddler hat, sewing an Olaf costume.
Two last things to share -- illustration projects-- and then I'll let you go :) The fall issue of Somerset Memories just hit the stands and I have an article/tutorial & drawing called House of Memories, which tells my tale as a chronic mover :)
There are the highlights back through August... I'd retreat further, but this is already enough of a visual avalanche that you are probably ready to tell *me* to stuff it. You wouldn't be in the wrong... but that's just how things roll around here. As always, if you made it to the end, you deserve a prize!