Memorial Day Monday Mashup 5-29-17

Welcome!

Hello everyone and welcome to Memorial Day Monday Mashup 5-29-17.  I hope that everyone had a great weekend – especially since it was a long one. Did you have plans for Memorial Day 2017?  My plan was a laid back backyard cookout 🍔 🍻🌭with a prolonged period of porch swinging and grandkid loving.

Memorial Day Monday Mashup 5-29-17

Speaking of grandkids…..

 The Elf and Babydiva

Memorial Day 2017

Coming Up

Except for the Bangkok branch coming home to Little Rock for a few weeks (it literally feels like I can’t wait), there’s not much happening this summer.  Pottery class is finished until the next session and Babydiva’s last school day was last Friday, so I’m looking forward to a little winding down time.

Hurts So Good!

One thing that’s been going on, with no plans whatsoever for a break, is my exercise routine.  I’ve become a Zumba and yoga geek.  I joined the LR Athletic Club in January – cliche, right??- and am slowly but surely getting back into shape after, let’s see, oh, about a five year hiatus. It feels really good to get moving. I for sure won’t get the body back I had at 20, 30 or even 40, but my 50 year old body is definitely within reach! 🏋️‍♀️🏋️‍♀️🏋️‍♀️

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Memorial Day Monday Mashup 5-29-17

Here’s a look at my newest mixed media project –

Manila tag

Tim Holtz Spray Ink – Postbox red, lemon zest

Dot stencil w/ ghosting

Tim Holtz stamp – Evolution

ColorBox Archival dye in Wicked Black

I wasn’t too taken with this project at first, but I kept working on it and by the time I was finished, I liked it a lot.  I suppose the moral of this story is to not abandon a project, take a break if you need one, but keep on keeping on.  You  might be pleasantly surprised when it’s finished.  It happens to me all. the. time.

Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.  Theodore Rubin

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*My Own Mixed Media

 

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