I was realizing the other day, just how many "gaps" there are on my blog, when it comes to my day-to-day life, because so often I just post a pic on Instagram & that is it.
I rarely every properly photograph my creative hobbies & what I spend a good deal of my time on.
The things that make me the happiest.
So I have gathered snaps taken over the past month or so to share here.
Photos that truly reflect my personality, interests, & hobbies.
I hope you enjoy.
First up, is my latest Smashbook, a current ongoing project.
It is a mixture between things penpals send me & events/happenings through out the year.
Next up, is snailmail.
I am still writing/receiving a lot of letters & I like to document them on Instagram.
Here are a few pics of my outgoing themed mail, a pocket letter, my writing desk, & a few details.
Of course, what is paper crafting without some new supplies now & again...
My obsession with washi has not diminished.
I have discovered SO many uses for it, but honestly, my favorite is snailmail & scrapbooking.
The first photo is of my collection, although definitely not all of it & I've added around a dozen rolls since, some of which you can see in the next 2 photos.
The last photo appears to be fabric~ but it is special fabric with adhesive on the back.
I cut it into inch-wide strips & now I have a gorgeous pile of fabric washi, which as crafters know, is very expensive in the stores!
I paid but $6 for the whole lot! Yippee! ****score****
A new creative project I am working on is my first Anti Journal!
You will be seeing videos coming really soon, showing pages & explaining how I created them.
Basically, an Anti Journal is mixed media art, giving you prompts on how to create things in an entirely new way... and sometimes weird way.
Total stress reliever & the results are anything but normal, which makes it all the more fun.
I can't wait to sit down & do some more creating in my Anti Journal.
One of my besties, Bug, had requested a mouse-terpiece *winks* from me, so for her birthday, I created this little quote-painting for her.
I actually do like how it turned out & it was my first attempt at doing calligraphy style writing, but with a regular paint brush!
Another form of art for me, in the summer, is flower arranging.
Sadly our flowers weren't doing so well until now, but I still found places to pick some (even wildflowers) to create some floating arrangements.
Also, I was looking after a lady's gardens for a while & she had SO many gorgeous flowers.
Among them were the adorable table & chair set you see in one of the photos.
I couldn't resist picking a few blooms to put in my room.
I love treasure hunting or thrifting as some call it.
I have had endless good luck this year in those areas, most of which I documented on Instagram & am not going to bother sharing here, but I did want to show you this adorable teapot I got & a Victorian style coaster set!
I have truly awesome friends who send me so many lovely things & one dear lady sent me this perfect-condition commemorative teacup & saucer!
And as always, what would my life be without taking shots of the sunsets.
This one was snapped this past week, after a very very long work day.
You have had a sampling of what I post on Instagram almost every day.
And also lets you see more of what I spend my time on when I'm not going to big events or cooking or doing anything worth blogging. Haha.
I find sometimes it is good to just blog "none-sense" or "every day life" because you get to know the author a bit better.
I hope you have gotten to know me a little bit better.... especially all you new readers of the blog who I don't even know!
Thanks for the amazing stats lately!
Thanks for the amazing stats lately!
So many countries! Wow!