Plugging right along! Things around here have calmed down a bit - Chris is recovering well from his rotator cuff surgery, just being tortured in physical therapy twice a week lol! Megan is enjoying her job at the salon - hopefully her state testing will come through so she can move up to stylist instead of assistant. But she is gaining a lot of experience.
A little serendipidy in my life - I bought a brand new sewing machine from a person on Craig's list for $25 a few months ago. It has been sitting there on my shelf, mocking me that I haven't even attempted to learn how to use it. So a few days ago I was again wondering if I was brave enough to get it out to try, when what arrives in my mail but a fall catalog for adult classes at the local high school. And you guessed it - there is an 8 week sewing class for beginners for $55! I sent my check in as fast as I could write it, before I chickened out! I have seen my artist friends make some amazing projects with their machines, and now I can try too. Being creative seems to be just part of me now - it feels natural. I like it!
Okay - I have been wordy enough - here are the cards!
I used texture on this one with lace and string. I covered the whole thing with a layer of tissue too, but I am not sure you can see it. The word "discomfort" is purposefully upside down to make the viewer, well, uncomfortable!
I killed 2 birds with one stone with this card, as I used it to demonstrate a technique I learned in a collage class I am taking. It has been so educational and I love it!
This was another collage class card.
Fun with a circle stencil!