The First of The Month Means Everything
I made this pretty collection over the weekend of happiness in Springfield, MO. They are for Sebastian's new room and hopefully will be joined by a smattering of other, same in likeness of color, prints. They are very inspired by Elsie and her brother's new tattoo. (You'll have to use your imagination on that one as I can't find a pic anymore). Its of an octopus and reads 'A Life At Sea' in a scroll. I'm also working on a large canvas for my studio but it'll have to wait until May to have a chance of being revealed.
Kits are up in the RVKC Etsy Shop.
April is a very important month for me personally and artistically. I'm changing up my routine and plan on spending a lot less time reading blogs and scouring flickr but I hope to still post a few times a week. I'll have to outsource the eye candy.
May is where everything is getting dumped that can't be squeezed in for April. The two most important things I hope to accomplish in May include thinning out my fabric/scrapbook stash and learning to use Photoshop. I tried it out with Sarah from RVA but without my computer there to follow along I knew I would forget it. And I have. Once I've managed to make sense of things it'll be time to start packing up and heading back to the mother land. After spending the last five days in Springfield, I'm confident that our transition back to the midwest and all its lovely parts will be a smooth one. They have the best flea markets and thrift stores in the country so you can imagine the little dance I'm doing.
Long weekend recap:
Thursday: Woke up at an ungodly time to make my plane that sat on the runway for an hour before taking off to Dallas. Met the lovely Sarah and Emma at KCI airport, picked up our Silje, said hello to the puppy, talked about tattoos and movies for three hours until we reached Springfield and collected our dear Elsie. Thai Peppers for dinner. Yum. A little bit of jewelry crafting and the first of many nights to see 3 a.m.
Friday: Trip to Hobby Lobby for class supplies, coffee, lunch and preparation for the Red Photo Shoot. The most fun I've had in an abandoned building in a long time. Photo editing and octopus making with three girls and a boy who isn't afraid of a little crafting. SUSHI! Patchwork heat packs, 'Peter Pan' and an attempt at 'Life Aquatic' before we all fell asleep at 2 a.m.
Saturday: Thrifting and shopping for Lara Bars and Green Tea. Lunch at home, painting until we must all put down our brushes and say a sad goodbye to the Kansas City girls. More painting, a going away party, more painting and talking, back to the party to grab my purse, Sigur Ros on DVD, another early morning.
Sunday: Sleep In, lunch with Elsie and Emma's family, touring Springfield for rentals, meeting up for coffee with Katy and touring some more. More painting, homemade pizza, packing, coffee and plans for big things. Embroidery and a little more painting with girls and a boy named Will. In bed before 2a.m. but not by much.
Monday: Get up early, drink vanilla latte that Jeremy brought over and get in the car and drive three hours through the rain and haze. Tofu and 'Awesome Thai Sauce'. Sad goodbyes and a short wait in the KCI airport. Phone call to Pasadena. DFW encounter with an old high school classmate. She and I ran against each other for Homecoming princess our Freshman year. She won. We didn't chat because I am a little bit of an avoider of high school acquaintances even though I know its silly. Sebastian and Brett. Happy.
Best weekend of my life? No. Second best? Probably.