When I found this quote by A.A.Milne, I knew I had to use it somehow. My dream is to retire soon. It made me think of all the jobs I could have had and how much I dearly love the one I do. Teaching is a passion as well as a profession. I have spent time this summer preparing and planning for this coming year. I enjoy it. When the time comes that I can retire (and I hope that will be soon), this quote speaks to my heart.
While I have the tangle "girdy" in my notebook, I don't remember ever using it. So it was like using a new tangle for Made by Joey's challenge this week. I combined it with Hollibaugh, another rarely used tangle.
How could I get creative with the Inchie challenge? The word was computer. My brother and I brainstormed ideas (he works with computers all the time). I thought about a brain. Then I decided a pencil is a good "first" computer. Probably my favorite one too!
I read a blog article by Joanne Fink about painting butterflies. Then I went off to her site - a totally inspiring awesome place to visit. If you want to watch some great videos and read some very cool articles, go to Zenspirations. You will come away inspired. After I tried one of her butterflies using my Koi watercolor pens, I just played on the paper. (Also if you speak French and I am horribly wrong on my translation, be gentle, I am learning).
Could not stop with the backgrounds using the Koi markers. For Diane Clancy's challenge, I used the tangles - angelfish, antidots, yuan, and kelp.
Then on to Diva's challenge, "My Country Tis of Thee". Another Koi background using the US's colors, then some arukas stars to top it off.
Going to be connected to my Cricut for a while. I need to get all the bulletin boards and "stuff" cut for my classroom. I have enjoyed this summer beyond measure. After the rather difficult year I had, just to chill and do what I wanted to do was nice. I also have been trying to psych myself up to deal with some of the issues. (And praying they are not going to resurface). Either way, I will hopefully be ready.
Thank you for dropping by to say hello. I hope you are having a blessed day!!