Yesterday was yet another rainy day. It's hard for me to ever get bored with all the stuff I have to do but yesterday I'll admit to being bored. I took some inspiration from Delighted Hands and went down to the craft room and threw some paint around. I don't have her talent for painting but I can sure make a mess with the best of them. First I started a new journal page. I used ink and stencils and will probably glue some fancy paper on it when it dries.
I swatched my gouache. Again. I've been filling up a journal with gouache swatches. Try to say that three times fast.
I'm still working on my watercolor dots. Little ones and big ones. Not for any reason. Just because.
I did a sloppy floral watercolor in my Joggles journal. Then I wrote what I think about this mess we are all in around the edges. It felt good to have my say. The Mister is tired of listening to me.
Finally, I did some stamping and embossing using a new to me technique that I saw on You Tube. First you stamp in regular ink, color it and then stamp over it again with embossing ink and powder so you can heat set it to get that shiny gold outline. It's very pretty. I might have to try my hand at making an actual card out of it if and when I can ever get to the post office again to mail anything. Sigh.
I am trying to think positive though. I just ordered more supplies to make soap. I gave up on trying to get olive oil from Amazon or the grocery store. I went to my soap supply vendor where they had it on sale. I bought a lot. It's not food quality but it will work for soap and someday, somehow I just know my imaginary little soap shop will open up again. Right?