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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.
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    *Muslin sacks for bulk items like seeds and nuts and rice and such, too.
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    *Budget envelopes.
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    *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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Musings on the Tree of Life Painting…

I’ve been entranced by my Tree of Life painting from this weekend.  Partly because I amazed myself that I could actually paint something that didn’t look totally terrible, and partly because I just adore trees.  Love ’em!  So it dawned on me this morning that I could take that theme and expand on it by making a seasonal series of the trees.  Since we all know how differently trees can look from season to season, I have the urge to do one for each.  I think what started it was that I filled in some random swirls with silver paint.  The painting sort of reminded me of winter (even though there’s technically grass in the scene).

Swirling leaves

So Spring would have some of these random swirls in a vibrant green; Summer perhaps all of them colored in; Autumn would incorporate golds and reds and oranges; and then Winter of course with the silver.  It’s in my brain, and I’m set on it.

I need to work on my Book some tonight.  I started a little bit last night, and instantly saw my mistakes with my first attempts.  “Wet” glue (ala Elmer’s) versus “dry” glue (ala Glue Stick).  The first few pages I’ve glued are instantly much better than when I was globbing glue with wreckless abandon.  Thank you soooo much Elizabeth!  The course has already paid off.  🙂

But the painting series will be started soon…  Perhaps even this week because once I finished this first one, I already had it in my mind to continue the theme.

Have a blissful day!

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2 Responses

  1. This is such a wonderful tree. I really hope that you share you season versions with us.

    Good luck on your book.

    Jeanette

  2. I think that would be awesome! 🙂

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