In the past week or more I have not had a whole lot of gumption to create a larger piece. When I had a moment to sit back and let my mind wander after Dallas's passing I picked up a book I bought a while back, Postmark LA. A book filled with inspiration from some women I really admire. I have always enjoyed glimpses of Rebecca Sower's work but I really took to her art journals. I could just pick up my scraps and pretty little things and start one page at a time. Tiny steps to a bigger piece. Another "experiment" for my word of the year. I have several pages I will show over the next few days and I am sure it is not done yet. This will be a special journal for me to write around the images, yes I will actually write in it and fill it with fond memories and silly thoughts...when it is filled I am sure to have another one ready for more. I really felt this to be so therapeutic and a lot of ideas are stemming from simple little pages. So thank you to all the gals who made this fun book, you did an awesome job!
...cut off? That is sort of gross... so let us just say I am running around and would be lost if I am expected to save my to-do list in my head.
The plumbing story? Funny you should ask. This would pretty much bee the reason "bee spotting" will not get posted this week. I give myself a window of time on Tuesday morning to complete it but that window is all wet from the faucet... ha ha!
Yesterday there was water under the kitchen sink...as in leaking down into gorgeous cherry cabinets. We have hard water and this happens from time to time when the "O-ring" needs to be replaced. (I do know a thing or two about plumbing) So...I tried to fix it...again! Well that nasty faucet was so plastered on with hard water crud that when I tried to loosen it...ooops now the whole faucet base moves all over the place and water can get everywhere. Then my honey tries to fix what I messed up...stick to nuclear power honey! So it is even worse and he did not fix the stop at the right place to get hot water.
Fast Forward to this morning. I grab and dump 3 uniformed kids at "the institute" and hit one of those large building supply places. I ask for the faucet of choice IN THE 2 HOLE INSTALLATION", the dude looking stupid in his orange apron assures me it does both and showed me on the sign for either. Get home at 8:30am...great there is time for Bee Spotting yet. Plumber coming at 9am...oh no he is not because said "stupid in orange apron" needs to learn his job and pick the right box! He sold me one that has the right picture but not the right faucet...this one IS FOR 4 HOLE INSTALLATION ONLY. Cancel plumber, back to another large place (15 miles away) with all kinds of stuff I don't need to see when trying to be quick. The cute happy young guy in blue apron opened a box for me to see that it will work with 2 hole under mount and the bonus is the hose is in the faucet and you get a soap dispensing thingy for where your old sprayer is. Nifty! Then back to orange apron place to give a dirty look to anyone willing to catch it.
Now...how to create when I have a day like this. Easy, I made some journal pages about it. The pages were ready to decorate and I ultra multi-tasked via this outlet. I was able to
make some journal pages...I miss them
make ta-do lists
fulfill my tags from bloggers who tagged me...will not bee passing them on
Well maybe more rectangle, am sure Pajama Girl will correct me. I am posting these pages of my mini altered book today in honor of Suzan Buckner's new group, Many Maniacs Creating Art. A fun new private group which just premiered. It should turn out to bee quite wonderful. New doors opening if you will, such as the ones in my pages above with script "destiny awaits" written below some. So pick a door and come on in. Visit Suzan or click my badge for an invite, it is open for everyone except spammers!