So what’s going on over here??? I’ve been working on a few things but I’ve decided not to post pictures of those projects till I’m done. Because the mirror I posted on over a month ago is nearing completion but all of you have forgotten about it by now, and/or think I’VE forgotten about it :)
It just takes time. I’m not a TV show where you have ten people behind the scenes making it look like a project was done in one afternoon. I’m sure most of you know how this is, and sometimes get discouraged that your own projects can’t be done that fast. But many of us have lives, busy ones, where decorating is not a career, but something you squeeze into a few stolen moments here and there. That’s OK! One of the FEW things I remember from high school Spanish was the phrase ‘Poco a poco se va lejos.’ (I hope I remembered that correctly) it means little by little you go far, and that’s a principle I base my life on because it’s so discouraging sometimes to measure myself up against the finished work I see from other people.
One bit of news. My daughter is going back to college and her room is to become my studio. Once again, I wish I could transform it overnight to a dream space from “Where Women Create”, but not having a Trading Spaces size crew (or budget) it will go slow. But I do intend to share its transformation with you one step at a time. Be warned, it still needs to be used by her when she comes home, and as our guest room, so I can’t get too crazy. But I am excited to have a room of my own to do with what I choose!
In the meantime, here’s a look at the soldered charm I made when my mom was visiting.
The front is an Egyptian picture from Karen at The Graphics Fairy. She finds such lovely pieces to share with us. Mom and I had such a fun time brainstorming ideas at the computer screen as we looked at image after image on the sidebar of her blog. Please visit, and better yet, follow, her site. I altered the ephemera a bit. On the bottom I wrote ‘dreamer’ and on the top I wrote my name, Lynnae. I also used digital image pro to make the woman’s top cover her…um…. top. Because that’s how I roll.
I wish it would have scanned it better, I guess glass charms do better with a photo. Oh well, next time. The back is a rub on embellishment over some K and Company scrapbook paper.
Until next time…sneak a little art into your day!