We took a little trip up to Santa Cruz to see our number #2 son. We went to Henry Cowell State Park to see the redwoods.
This is pod experiment that i turned into a pillow and gave to my son Ryland and his girlfriend, Amelia.
This is a rug I made. My son had mentioned that he would like a rug for his bedroom so I started thinking I could use up some of my yarn stash. So i started knitting strips, then I felted them in my little mini washer. I bought this heavy duty mesh webbing for underneath and started stitching them together. It was so heavy!! I had to quit and put a binding on it. I chose the black and white to brighten it up a bit. I just used quilting cotton and I hope it lasts for awhile. I really wasn't that happy with the whole thing, but after the binding went on I thought it looked so much better. He liked it so I am happy.
Me and Ryland at the bike shop where he works.
This is what I am doing a lot of, water colors. I really have no idea what I am doing but I LOVE water colors. They are so fun and relaxing. There are liquid watercolors in the mixing tray. Love those especially.
My summer is almost over. Next week school starts and I am back to work, sigh. It is bittersweet for me. It provides a focus in my life, but it is stressful and I appreciate the time I have now.
OMG I really got busy doing these envelopes with my new baby sized gelli plates, the 5 x 7 and
the 3 x 4 which is so cute by the way. I printed 100 envelopes! Can't wait to use them with my atc trading group. I tried to do the address side a little lighter so I could write on them, but I will probably have to use stickers anyway.
You know what else I really love? Fluorescent paints. I got some cheap Blickrylic quarts of all the fluorescent colors. I am using them also with my paintings. Yummy.