Wednesday, October 04, 2006

This and That

I puttered around last night a bit but I've been fighting a cold and I am happy to report that I have won. It almost zapped me but then I was fine. Colloidal Silver and Vitamin C. Good stuff.

I played around but don't really have anything to show for it. I'm going to post something that I did a long time ago. I posted it on Craftster before I had a blog...and I also want to post my Mixed Media Memoirs piece. This week's thought was "I am Orange" referring to the second chapter in True Balance which speaks about the second chakra which is characterized by the color orange and, as I've already posted, has much to do with pleasure. This is a drawing that I did in bed right before I fell asleep. I didn't really think first. I just started drawing and this is what I ended up with. It's true though..I get the biggest kick out of swinging. I've done it a couple of times in parks this year and at first I felt so silly..a grown woman alone in a park, swinging. LOL But I think we could do away with a lot of therapy and xanax if more women would swing. (and I DO mean riding on that little chained thingy back and forth on the playground, not trading spouses). ;) Maybe kids are more aggressive today because they don't get to go out and swing and run and play like we did when we were children. They have nowhere to get rid of that excess emotion and energy. Try it sometime.

Mixed Media Memoirs

These other two pics are of a..hmm..I don't even know what to call it. It's a punch cup turned upside down, painted and trimmed with beads, fun fur and yarn for a braided ponytail. I can't really remember why I did it. Just looking for something to paint I guess. She sits on my bookshelf.

Today was date day. We did our usual. We went to Goodwill and I bought some packages of 5x7 art cards made for framing. 50cents a package with 4 sheets. Perfect for collaging. Some vintage looking stuff, too. I also got a thesaurus because I can't find mine. Oh, don't start. It's tiny. lol We went to Big Lots and I bought a ball of yarn and a hole punch. Then we went to A.C. Moore and-------are you sitting down?------I bought nothing! I know. Maybe I really am sick.


Melissa said...

what a sweet teacup lady - swinging is great fun...I remember doing it when I was pregnant with the older child seemed to think Mom was a bit nuts....yeah for beating the cold...always best to stay on top of those things!!

have a great evening...

KaiBlue said...

she's just the cutest!!!
Peace, Kai

Anonymous said...

She is so cute. I love you orange drawing also.

Anonymous said...

Cute! She reminds me of Mrs. Pott's from Beauty & the Beast.

Swinging (on a swing :) sounds like good therapy to me!

Hope you stay feeling better - I've beat colds before with colloidal silver before if I take it at the very first sign - I'll keep my fingers crossed for you (because that AC Moore trip, sounds suspiciously like illness! :)

Miss Robyn said...

my book arrived today!!!!
I had a swing the other day! it is fun :)

Lisa Oceandreamer Swifka said...

swinging (on a swing) is so fun and if I am where one is, I will certainly hop on. To pump and go higher and lay your head back....well it is very freeing indeed. You don't see children on them as much because now they are playing video games...sad.
your little lady is so adorable!!
I STILL haven't started reading True many books still unread.

PennyBlue said...

Nothing at AC MOORE??? Impossible! You must have some restraint muscles! lol

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

lol, that last line struck me funny! I know that feeling!!

Pear tree cottage! said...

Lisa my friend hello! well I am so pleased to be back in the land of blogger and have so much catching up to do with all this looking and reading of yours and many other blogs I just love.

I will be off now to take a look at all your great posts I have missed while I was ill. I too just adore the teacup lady.

see you again real soon.

Daisy Lupin said...

Oh I am so glad I have met someone else who loves swings. As a child I could spend a whole afternoon on a swing, singing and imagining and just swinging higher and higher, totally in a world of my own. Taking my own children to part got me an excuse to continue swinging, what fun mummy sits on the next swing and we swing together. But if I pass a swing these days I find it hard to resist going and having a go, sometimes I do give in and its just as good as it ever was.