It's 3:50 a.m. and I hope I can get a nap later today because I'm working tonight. The friend who has been covering for me all last week needs a couple of nights off this week so I'm filling in for her. It's a win win situation.
I promised I would tell you what I see in the photo art that I posted yesterday. I see people dancing, kicking up their legs and raising their arms and eyes to the sky. It's a joyous photo, and you can almost hear the music they are dancing to. I think they are joyful because Spring will soon be here, and that means new life and new beginnings.
I found several smaller objects too. Hearts and butterfly wings. This brought old memories to surface from when I was a little girl. My dad's hobby was painting and making things from wood or whatever materials that were handy. He was very creative and talented. I remember how he would paint our bedroom walls and then stipple them.
So, what's stippling? Here's how my dad did it. You paint the walls one solid color. Then pick two other colors, crumple up bits of a brown paper bag, and stipple the colors onto the wall.
Example: Start at top of first wall using color A, stipple on wall (dip crumpled paper into paint and pat onto wall. Do this every 4 to 6 inches down the wall in an even row. Then take color B, and stipple all the way down the wall in between the color A stipples. For the second row, start with color B, and use color A for the in-between spaces. Repeat this all the way around the room.
My brother and I always had to go to bed early, and so spent many hours finding all the different little objects painted on the wall. If you look at stippling for a while, the stipples begin to look like things - people, animals, objects, etc. It was really quite interesting and creative.
By the way, did I mention that it's been snowing since late yesterday afternoon? It's not very heavy, at least not yet, but we're supposed to end up with a few inches. On top of that, it's cold! It dips into the single digits during the night. I could almost not care about the snow, but I do not like this cold. Brrrr!
I got an email from Staples (computer and office supplies store) offering me 250 business cards for only $10. You could even create and upload your own design. So I did. I mean, for $10, this is a good bargain. So why not? Here's my new card.
The card itself is much brighter and cleaner than this shot that I took with my camera. The shading that you see is my shadow. On the card, the snow is white. I've left off any contact number or web address on purpose. These things tend to change so I'm having a stamp made. The back of the card is blank, and when needed, I can stamp the appropriate information there.
Okay, I've gabbed enough and now I need a cup of coffee. I'm looking at one lone little breaded cheese stick leftover from last night, and it's making me hungry. I think maybe I'll have a big bowl of Raisin Bran Flakes with my coffee. Oh my, that sounds so good! On that note, I'll be on my way. So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a wonderful day.
Hugs, Edna B.