|The time passes so quickly.|
On Saturday the hubster worked at the mall and I worked on projects that need to be completed. I am participating in an ATC trade through ATCs For All. The theme is footwear and is called Stepping Out. Here are my cards.
|The two at the top are drawings of refrigerator magnets I have. The short boot is mine and the sneaker is supposed to be drawn ala Andrea Joseph.|
I had the most wonderful mail on Saturday. I received the absolutely wonderful zine that I ordered from Andrea Joseph and I got a very cute letter from Little Miss 7 in the same post. I just love it when I get personal mail!
I have spent far too much time out of doors in this freezing weather trying to get a better picture of the screech owl that appears to be living in the wood duck house the hubster built and that is set up across the creek. I sneaked up on him yesterday and hid behind a tree until my fingers were numb, but to no avail. He is apparently camera shy. Here is what I did get from the bathroom window.
|If you click on the picture you may be able to see it a little better.|
I've been adding to my Treadmill Mileage page as well. I've discovered my favorite so far is to set the treadmill at 3º incline and start at 3 mph. I then let the music on my iPod dictate the speed so long as it is between 3 and 3.5 mph. What a great workout. I walk for an hour and the machine says I am burning almost 400 calories. WooHoo!
I got a book from the library (actually I use World Cat through the library's online site) called Watercolour for the Absolute Beginner and I really think it will be a good one to work through. I like it so much, in fact, that I went to Amazon.com and ordered it for myself. I chose a notebook that I bought at Michael's long ago and gessoed the front cover and got it ready to start, but that is as far as I've gotten so far.
|It is a little |
I will share my watercolor exercise journal as I go. I was planning to do a couple of exercises last evening, but the Australian Open has begun and my life is on interrupt for awhile. I stayed up until almost 2 am this morning watching a really good match with one of my favorites, Daniela Hantuchova, but she didn't make it out of the first round. I am sure I will be watching more. I will try to use the time to do a bit of sketching as watercolor is out of the question while watching tv.
Today I will walk for an hour on the treadmill and then after my shower I am driving into town to do a bit of grocery shopping. I am planning to stop at Aldi's first and see what I can get there before going to Meijer's. My goal is to reduce my grocery bills. That is by far our biggest outlay and I am in the habit of just buying what I am used to buying instead of comparison shopping.
I will have another leather wrapped journal to show you tomorrow. Yesterday's attempt was extremely poor and so that leather will be used for a wrap of some kind and I will try again today. I also still need to get my tax "stuff" in order so that I can take care of that with my tax lady in March.
Too much to do, too little time.....