Monday, August 18, 2008

Art therapy.....




I have missed blogging and despite everything, life goes on so I am back...Everything is changing here but we are dealing and moving on...I am going to go back to work, Andrew is going to experience daycare for the first time and I have decided to stay on the island for now. My stress level is off the scale and when things get overwhelming, I go downstairs and make things. Thank gosh I have an outlet! I am trying to take good care of myself but some days are harder than others. The kids are doing pretty good and we have been trying to make the most of the summer that is left. Coupeville had an arts and crafts fair and I went with my friend Teddi...There was a lot of neat stuff but not much in the mixed media kind of thing...I did buy a bar of black licorice soap...it is messy stuff, but I love the smell. Probably cause I love licorice ice cream! It smells just like that.....I also saw this wreath of found beachy items and I want to make one so I took a picture....I especially like the little fishing bobber and I know I have a couple downstairs...see the crab claw peeking out too? The little dolls sitting in my vintage sieve with a rolling pin and beater I made about a week ago. I got the idea from Elizabeth at the last door down the hall...she calls them snippets....she had some cabinet card faces to download and I did them on fabric and then just used pieces and bits of fabric and fiber to make a body. One says, "cold hands, warm heart" and the other one says, "don't be reckless with other peoples hearts.." They are fun to make. Thank you everyone for your comments, emails and cards. I appreciate all of you and your kindness....Melinda

10 comments:

Fannie said...

I wish you peace and solitude.
~Fannie

quiltcrazygal said...

You have been in my thoughts and prayers, God Bless.
Jenna Louise

Helen in the UK said...
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Helen in the UK said...

Love the snippet dolls!! Glad to hear that you are finding some solice in your art :)

Sherry said...

Melinda, I'm so glad your back to blogging. I've missed you! Good for you for doing some art (I love the snippets) and getting out and about.

I'll talk to you more later.

Sherry

3rdEyeMuse said...

what a creative wreath - can't wait to see what you end up making from the inspiration. love the dolls & their quotes. :)

purplepaint said...

I love your snippets! I must have missed them on Elizabeth's blog, they look fun to do and I have lots of scraps! So glad you're back!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

your snippet dolls are lovely! I just visited your blog again tonight as I am dreaming up and getting started on creating your wand. I am loving these colors you like and they are ones I don't always use (I tend to get stuck in the greens and blues). I am having fun and am sending loving thoughts and hugs to you! Blessings, Katie

Elizabeth Golden said...

Your dolls turned out awesome!
I am so proud of you. You are teaching your kids so many good things right now. Oh I do know how hard this is for you. Just know we are out there thinking about you and sending you positive thoughts!

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