I have started Mary Ann Moss's online stencil class this month. I used to cut stencils in a very traditional manner and decorate people's homes with them a long time ago when it was vogue. I kept quite a bit of my stencils and the cool waxed see through paper I used to make the stencils with. I have been cutting and designing some more updated ones the past week or so. Also, finding everyday objects that I can turn into stencils. I am sure you will see this influence in some of my artwork in the next few weeks.
My journaling the past week has really fallen to the wayside. I have been doing quite a bit of touch up painting, right along with the painters. Thankfully, that will soon be over. I will say though that it really does make a tremendous difference. I don't know why we settle for less in our daily lives.
If you have never danced in the rain I say put that on your bucket list. One of my favorite things to do in the summer is to play in the rain. My children use to get such a kick out of it. Sort, of like letting them jump in mud puddles. It is such a freeing experience.
Life feels so much happier with a song in your heart. So kick up the music.[the hats and crowns are from Tumblefish Studios]
Lately, I have been doing all this "adult" stuff. Cleaning, painting, supervising, at the end of the day I just want to scream..."where is the fun in this?" So, now as I do this I am trying to figure out how to have fun and enjoy it through the eyes of a child. I will confess when I found the large chalk bucket I took a few minutes to chalk a heart or two on my garage floor.
This is a page where I painted the background in my journal and really just sort of hated it. I did not want to stamp. stencil, etc. on it thinking it would be a bigger mess. Instead, I just grabbed a bunch of painted papers I use as masks for other things and made the house and tree. The two girls reminded me of the bond we have with certain friends, the bond a mother and daughter have, the bond sisters have.