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    *Make more aprons
    *Make a coffee cup cozy for me!
    *Make a mug cozy
    *Alter a book – completely, with highlights from each month of 2010.
    *Journal more.
    *Pin Cushions!
    *A needle keeper too.
    *Produce bags.
    *Muslin sacks for bulk items like seeds and nuts and rice and such, too.
    *Re-usable sandwich wraps.
    *Budget envelopes.
    *Learn to crochet and knit.
    *Continue embroidering and get better at it.
    *Take more pictures.
    *Learning to sprout wheat
    *Learn to make my own bread with sprouted grain
    *Learn to make mead and wine
    *Learn to make cheese and yogurt from scratch.
    *Experiment with grinding my own grains
    *Do more canning

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Tree of Life (Painting)

Yay!  I actually really like the way my painting turned out. I didn’t really intend for this to be, but it turns out to be a good contribution to Inspire Me Thursday’s challenge this week of “Swirls.” I like swirls – they’re a natural dance.

The painting is acryllic and ink (“ink” being a permanent marker – but it’s ink, right?) on canvas, and the first painting I’ve done since my college days.  I actually wouldn’t mind taking this theme and doing another similar painting, but centering the tree.


I cut down a canvas to a quarter of its original size, because I didn’t want to take on something too big.  And of course, me being me, the top cut is crooked.  Fabulously, unapologetically, wonderfully crooked.  At first I wondered about the big blank space in the center, but then I realized that sometimes Mother Nature takes a breather and leaves blanks spaces – so I can too.

Swirling leaves Trunkity-Trunk-Trunk Swirls and Sky

I’m pleased with the way it turned out, over all.  I’m certainly no Michaelangelo, but that’s okay.  Even he started somewhere.  🙂

The song birds are out in full swing today, and it’s a nice enough temperature to have a couple windows open.  Their songs are a beautiful backdrop for my day...


4 Responses

  1. Love the swirled branches.

  2. I absolutely love it!
    You are fabulous! If you do a second, you have to show them side by side! Thanks for sharing all your beauty.


  3. I love it. The swirl tree is fabulous. So is your grass. I can see it waving in the breeze.


  4. I love your tree…wonderful piece!!

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