Good Wednesday all my crafty friends!!!! It has been a HOT MINUTE since I have posted! I have been having beginning summer frenzy and fun! My kiddos finished the school year and have started a plethora of activities, work is crazy with conferences here and there to coordinate and I went on a much needed vacation two weeks ago, so last week I had to play catch up!!! Phew, I'm breaking a sweat! LOLOL All that said, I haven't posted or done a whole lot of crafting to post, ha ha ha! It's all good though! I will share some goodies with you today!
If you will remember some a post or two ago, I mentioned that a dear friend commissioned me to do a large canvas to do for her future daughter in law and son's wedding. She had seen something online somewhere whereby the couple had used a canvas in lieu of the sign in book. It really is a cute idea and me being me, said, "oh sure, I can do that!" Will I ever learn?????? I have NEVER done a huge canvas in my life! LOLOL But, I took the challenge and I have started the process and I will give you a snippet today! I will, of course, share the finished product......if I'm not embarrassed, LOLOLOL!
This canvas is so big that I could definitely not do it on my usual closet crafting table so this is on my kitchen table, to which I am standing up on a bench over top of it! This is obviously the beginning stages of this piece. I have a LOT left to do, but "do," I WILL do! LOLOL I just pray that what's in my mind that comes out on the canvas is what my friend is thinking and that it will be something the couple will cherish! Keep your fingers crossed and prayers going up for me my friends! :)
I'm so blessed to have a huge walk-in closet as my very own! When we built a new master bedroom onto our small home, one of the requirements for us both was separate closets and that they were walk-in! It was a needed change because before we were sharing a tiny closet.......NEVER a good thing! LOLOL
All that said I use my closet for many things other than clothes and shoes! Along with my clothes and shoes is on one end my spiritual study area that houses a cabinet full of goodies and a beautiful altar that my husband built me for my private study time. On the other end is my art craft table and supplies on above shelving as well as four pull out drawers underneath my table and some clothing to house all my sprays, paints, other mediums, stamps, papers, dies and Big Shot machine! Yes, I SQUEEZE it all in there! I have rearranged several times to make it all a peaceful atmosphere! LOL
Currently on my "actual" craft table is my Bible Study materials because I like the light on that table to read by and since I am doing my current project on the kitchen table, it all works out! I'm sure many of you know that the kitchen table isn't the best place to work, so I can't wait to get done with this project so that I can be back to the sanctuary of my closet!! LOLOL Some of you may remember that I am working on moving my husband out of one of our out buildings so that I can make it my very on craft shack. Well, I'm still working on him! Send good vibes my way please....I WANT THAT BUILDING! Until then, I am blessed with my informal space!
I mentioned I had been on vacation and it was glorious. I went home to Santa Fe, New Mexico to visit my stepmother and sisters. I had a ball! I didn't want to come back to Georgia and leave them behind! I try to get out at least every year to see them, but sometimes it doesn't always work out that way! If you will remember I was taking some surprise pieces of art that I did for my stepmother and she was thrilled. We hung them on her wall while I was there, so I thought I would give you a glimpse!
The really turned out good and thank goodness they made it one piece through the flight! I hope to make her some others for the future, but for now, I think she has something visible to know how much I love her and how much I love my New Mexico!
The weather was absolutely gorgeous and we ended up doing so many lovely things during my visit this time. One of the things we did was visit a beautiful winery where we sat and enjoyed a spectacular glass of wine! Here's a picture of me and my beautiful sisters! That's me, the old gal with the white shirt on! LOLOL I sorely miss them when we aren't together because we are so close!
I was able to do a hike while I was there which is my most favorite thing to do! And the mountains of Santa Fe are just amazingly beautiful! They continue to call me from states away and the ache is there until I am able to go again! If you ever get the opportunity to go, you simply must! It's a beautiful spiritual experience on many levels!
Well, I hope you are all having a wonderful beginning to your summer! I am off to check out what others are doing on their work desks this Wednesday! If you want to play along, simply click here and let us see your digs and you can also check out others' while you are there!
Make it a great Wednesday my friends!