What's shakin' friends? I've missed being here! My phone got froze up by a little someone I know using it to text her BFF so I was without for a couple days.....both phone and net. I have to tether my internet through my phone because of living in a dead zone, so it was a little rough. LOL!
I can't wait to see what everyone has been up to!
Attitude of Gratitude
I've been plugging along with my thoughts on gratitude and am making sure I let those I am grateful for know.
On the 9th I was grateful for the strength and energy to get chores done for our kennels. There are so many things to accomplish in order to be set for winter and since we had rain, cold, wind, and blech starting - I needed to get the girls set up. I'm grateful my kiddos had willing hearts to help me finish off what I wanted to get done when they arrived home from school. Don't get me wrong, they had no choice LOL, but they did so willingly.
Yesterday, the 10th, I was grateful for my crock pot and food to fill it with. I had forgotten how lovely crock pot cooking was. I made teriyaki chicken to go along with some sesame ginger noodles. Yum! I decided to play with some lenses and films with my iPhone in Hipstamatic (<----LOVE!) so here's a peek at the chicken cooking:
It made the house smell so, so good! I was grateful for crossing tasks off my lists and adding new ones. I was grateful for my hubbie being able to pick up our DD from basketball practice on his way home from work. I really was dreading having to go back out in the cold. Too bitter for this chickie. I was grateful for finding a couple of books I am ready to dive in to.
Art Every Day
On the creative front, I spent Wednesday and Thursday working away at some projects for upcoming deadlines and chipping away at a sketch. I've been determined to play along with my friend Heidi's sketch site, Sketchy Thursdays, for a LONG time, but always let something take its place of priority. So in celebrating art every day month I decided it was high time I get at one of those sketches in between the artsy tasks I had to get done.
Here's the sketch I used:
to create this LO:
Give Thanks 2 God
Tessa, from Perfectly Precocious, is sponsoring this challenge and in following along with her Attitude of Gratitude project the LOs have to have a theme of thanks in some way. I couldn't think of anything better to scrap than my vow to give thanks to God in the storms and sunny days of life.
Here are a few close-ups for you to enjoy:
I know this one looks almost exactly like the first and it basically is, only cropped to bring the bulk of the page a bit closer for viewing.
I played with papers, mists, paints, gesso, and beeswax to create this page and I love it! Thanks for the fabulous sketch Sketchy Thursday gals and I'm going to triple dip with this one and post it for an MSW challenge and send it off for the Crate Paper monthly color challenge. Fun, fun.
Hope your days have been creative and filled with joy. See you later with today's actual post. ;0) No more catch up, YAY!