Monday Mosaic: Scenes from the 2.5 acre wood

Last week was a bust on my end of the creative challenge and I am hoping that I can get myself back on track. It is incredibly windy here today which means there is cedar pollen blowing about and I have a bit of a spacey, balloon head feeling going on. It could be allergies, fatigue, barometric pressure changes, or all of the above. I am not going to complain because those winds have ushered in blue skies, and warmer temperatures…

Mini Challenge #3 is Due…

and sadly, I have nothing to share. It was one of those weeks. I met with a couple of people on Monday that had lost cats that resembled the one that has been living under my porch the past few weeks. Sadly, he was none of the missing pets and is still living under the porch albeit very well fed and we are slowly making friends.

Tuesday, I had a migraine and somewhere during that day the pump motor for our well fizzled out leaving me without water and a revolving door of plumbers and well-pump technicians. Process of elimination found the problem; weather meant finding gallon jugs of water at stores, in the meantime, was impossible and had to settle for little bottles (and was grateful for those). Friday, we finally got the pump replaced, water back and I spent the rest of the day scrubbing the house and myself down.

Hopefully, y’all had a better week than I did. If you were able to make something this week please share. Sunday kicks off mini-challenge #4…

Go! FebCC mini #3…

starts…NOW! Get those creative juices flowing. Make, Bake, Create something. Think outside the box or re-visit something you used to love to do. Use what you have available, no need to buy something new.

Last year, before Sus and I left India to come back home, I had decided I wanted less stuff cluttering up my life and wasting my time. I chose to try my hand at a minimalist lifestyle and to tell you the truth letting go of unnecessary stuff was exhilarating.

Here is where I ran into issues. I love to make things and I go through phases (this is an inherited trait prevalent on both sides of my family). My grandma Martha was the original Martha so move over M. Stewart. I don’t know if this was from necessity or because like most creative people I know; there is a curiosity and a need make things…whichever may be the case grandma inspired many in our family.

She definitely inspired me, which means I had trouble letting go of some arts and crafts related items. I had to think about those things that bring me joy, enough so, that I return to them repeatedly. It came down to Knitting, Painting and Photography. I kept things pertaining to these 3 loves and donated the rest. I am hoping that I don’t stray far from my intentions but it can be hard not to when the strangest things can inspire that urge to create the vision in your head.

What/Who inspires you? What are your go to forms of expression?

Saturday: FebCC mini #2

I was quiet this week, which actually had nothing to do with the FebCC or Valentine’s Day. It had everything to do with the 3 days of gloriously Spring like weather we had, unfortunately the grey, cold days of winter have returned.

This week I made something quick and easy…and used up some scrap yarn in the process. I made lace heart coasters. Keeps my hot tea hot (my work table has a metal top which I love…but isn’t conducive to keeping me or my hot beverages warm while I work).

I think I am going to have to make some sort of lightbox for photography on these overcast days. Lighting in this house is an issue; tiny house means tiny windows. I have been making do with the emergency light from our storm shelter, works great in a pinch.

Come on Peeps. share your Creative Challenge projects…..

Monday Mosaic: Ice and Aliens

It has been cold, colder than we are used to in Oklahoma which means that we are staying indoors more. I feel sorry for the outside critters so I have made sure that there is plenty of food to get them through the last few weeks of winter. The inside critters have been busy romping through the house, watching the outside animals/birds and Ancient Alien Marathons on television (they love it and I have been trying to understand what it is exactly about this show that appeals to them).

There was a little bit of sun and lots of cloudy, grey days, some rain and a drop in temperature and the world turned frosty:

The Cats and Lily watching Ancient Aliens:

Lily: It was a good marathon…let’s eat!

Today has been a bit warmer but we now have rain and fog, hoping we get the sun that is in the forecast for tomorrow. Fingers crossed.