working on a new canvas. time to get some new fresh ones in the house and switch things up. and aqua never bores anyway.
working on some different projects at a time. sewing, crocheting, scrapbooking, art journaling and in between making up some plans for how to's and what not's. i've struggled for some time cause i LOVE all those crafts. but sometimes i get this urge that i need to choose one of them and commit. which sounds so strange but still, never ignore those strange voices. i simply answer them. 'no, i DO NOT have to choose', 'who sais i can't do it all?' and than the sneaky bitchy lady comes up saying 'no you can't do it all, you are not getting real good at one thing if you keep doing it all...'. well. listen. bitchy lady. i believe i can, so i do.
FUN NOTE: today i paid a speedy visit to my sweet friend Liesbeth to pick up my rad January kit from Studio Calico and my uber funny boy Ruben was having a blast in the backseat. singing and moving as best as he could, being strapped in the carseat (you would be amazed about his moves even making well strapped in tightly). i moved past a huge truck and Ruben suddenly yelled "GO MOMMY GO!" (Hup, mama, Hup!) and he cheered loudly when i past the truck. than asking me to 'join his speedracing team for horses', cause he thought i was fat cool (vette shit). crazy bean.
i promised her a rainbow long time ago but life is just too busy to quietly paint her room. it's dark early, so at night is not an option either. yesterday we finally found ourselfs in the paintstore (hey look, we are here, we finally made it :D), and she got to choose the colors. bright & happy. my little sunshine.
so i simply draw a rainbowish thingie on her wall (which is not flat/smooth so painting IS HARD). and we both started. first me alone cause i was kinda anal about the thought she would be painting on THE WALL. which is not typical me actually. but after the purple row was on i thought WHY NOT :D, and gave her some room to breath. i did the outlines, she colored in between the lines. and i have to admit she did a pretty amazing job for a 7 year old getting LOOSE ON THE WALLS. Ruben helped in also a bit, but he was more scary than a man holding a gun to my head. RUBEN + PAINT + WALLS equals SCREAMS from mommy. so i really needed to guide him, which he actually let me do. i guess he figured out: moms way or the highway. smart boy.
it took us about 2 hours. i love the result. we are not finished yet. there need to be sewn up 2 lovely cute clouds for the bottom left & right of the rainbow. noooo not only to cover up my crooked rainbow, but i like the cute look of it. ahum.
life is good. COLOR IT with some love please! rev
BIG PS FOR MISTER & MISS FLU... PLEASE LEAVE OUR HOUSE NOW. we've all had 'fun' with you but it's freaking time TO MOVE ON will ya?
when you create something for one of your best friends and she's so freaking happy with it!!
she's so into cats. so i looked up a beautiful quote "there has never been a cat who couldn't calm me down by walking slowly past my chair".
the butterflies and cat are actually deep dark chocolaty brown. but the pic makes them black. boohoo. this is better:
the hard part is parting with the painting. i always promise myself i make another for myself but never get to it. ah well. it is in the best place it needs to be.
this week is Fall Holiday and i thought it is a great oppurtunity to GET RID OF CLUTTER. it's my DECLUTTERweek special. i'm planning on decluttering all the rooms. getting rid of the extra stuff that really really a human being DOES NOT need at all. the hard part is: the kiddo's sneaking around me, wanting to know what i'm doing "are you throwing away THAT??"... sigh. i need to be sneaky. liar liar "no hunny, i would NEVER EVER throw that away...". well. at least not as long as you watch me do it. gna gna. as soon as her little eyes are occupied with something else, it goes into the "throw-away-box". i will be ruthless. i will not spare anything. as long as my name isn't on it. i told you. i will be ruthless.
life is good. declutter(*) even better.
(*) i don't care if it's a word or not. it is for me. ha. bite me.