Friday, June 3, 2016
What is relevant? How long before you trash the extra photos you forgot to share? I'm actually glad I didn't send these to the trash bin of my computer because real life has gotten in the way of internet time, so this is a scheduled post, and the only thing I can actually share today.
As my tulips were fading in early March,
I was blessed with a plethora of irises.
In early March, I trimmed my rose bush back and this is what I ended up with in mid-May. I count 11 and I was jumping for joy when I saw them. These are more roses than I normally get in an entire season!
While I was creating art for my friend Annette's swap items, I got out some of my Pan Pastels. You can see I don't use the tools that are recommended for blending. Instead I raid my medicine cabinet and you can see how I spread and blend the pastels. When the ends get too "muddy" because I've mixed colors, I just cut them off.
The first time I used my Pan Pastels, I didn't realize I needed to set them if they were going to be handled.
Now I give them a generous spray of fixative. I can usually find this at my Household Hazardous Waste Swap and Shop. There is no cost for me to take up to 10 items a month. After all, they charge my property taxes each year $5.50 (USD), so I might as well get my money's worth.
I forgot to show this book cover, also made for Annette, before I added the button closure. It's too bad the word "book" was the easiest to read, but was completely covered by the button I used.
Here is my rust mordant I will use when dyeing various fabrics. This is a huge chain and it's really rusty, although the alum seems to have worked wonders on it.
When my friend Sally and I went to the zoo, I tried to capture some of the metal sculptures that lead the way to zoo. It's hard to get things in focus as we whiz by these various metal beauties.
Amazingly, the giraffes came out perfect.
Finally, one day after the high winds and hail hit our area, I took a walk in my neighborhood.
I was curious as to how much damage others had sustained.
A robin greeted me as I walked along.
I noticed some people sustained more damage than others, while some people had already cleaned up their storm damages.
I have two more irrelvant posts that I'll be sharing over the next week, but for now, thanks for joining me with these photos that may or may not be relevant. I just hope they brought a bit of joy to your day, because they brought back memories of fun I had when I found them. Thanks for joining me for this irreverent and possibly irrelevant post!