Well, I’m still pretty sunny inside, thanks to lots of things!
First, thanks to all who have entered my blog drawing for a birdhouse. If you haven’t, scroll down to the birdhouse post and enter your comment before 5 p.m. today. I will post a winner’s name late tomorrow afternoon or early evening to receive the “House of Grapes” mini-birdhouse pictured in the post.
I’ve enjoyed skipping around to many others and hope to revisit their blogs soon. Thanks to Karla and Beth for hosting this fun event!
So, this weekend I went into the dreaded art room.
OK, I was trying to get some stuff out because I got a new cabinet (not in yet -- I promise I'll post an "after" photo. As you can see, I am swarming in clutter and hope "Mission Organization" will find me! (Actually, it looks a little worse than need be, because I'd already dumped drawers in one area and the only place to put it was on the computer desks.)
The plan: my new cabinet; lose one computer desk and put in a small table so I can actually do art in the art room, rather than always hauling things out to the dining table and then having to periodcally clear. Needless to say, I was doing art this weekend and I didn't cook!
I’m sunny inside because of all my lovely weekend -- first, the productive time of cleaning and arranging. And, look what I found!
When I was moving this little sewing chest, I found some lovely old buttons, needles, tatting shuttles, lace – all things that were Mom’s or my grandmother’s that I forgot I had.
I especially loved the green lace. Jeanie Green.
Then I did lots of art, working on my collage for the Artiscape auction and my ATCs for the trading sessions. More on those a different day.
Saturday night enjoyed hearing Ira Glass, the host of NPR’s This American Life speak.
He was an amazing speaker, showing how the program was put together, talking about how the stories are chosen and developed and combining the sound and interviews as he demonstrated with the equipment onstage. I would have turned around and heard the exact program again had the opportunity been available.
(If you aren’t familiar with This American Life, check out the website link here or listen on your community’s public radio station!).
Sunday was filled with more cutting, tearing and glueing! Then off to see “Candide” as performed by MSU’s opera group. An excellent and delightful production. Clearly, if you think you have troubles, check out Candide’s!
A new day, a new week. The sky is charcoal gray and it’s thundering. Loudly. I’m sunny inside.