Wednesday, June 15, 2011

It's Green!

Once again I've fallen off the blogging wagon, as I am prone to do.  I wandered back on here just now and realized that my background was of a winter scene.  :-O  While our weather is not exactly summer-like yet, everything is GREEN around here, not white. 

I love the color green. 

My favorite color is blue and has been for as long as I can remember, but green has a special place in my heart.  The reason for that is the 7 years that I spent living in the deserts of Arizona and California.  I missed the color green so desperately during that time.  Now, especially this time of year, I am surrounded by green!  Even after 4 years back in the land of four seasons and greenery, I still take time to stop and admire all of the plant growth around me.  I love to watch the transition of the fields and trees from brown to green as winter fades away, spring and summer move in. 

In Studio news, I've been in the middle of an overhaul of my Studio room.  I pulled everything out and toyed around with rearranging the furniture in there, only to put it back where it was.  I did add a shelf and another smaller desk, for more storage and work space.  I'm now in the process of getting all of my supplies put back in the room and reorganized. 

I've made several new cards and bookmarks over the last few months or so.  (darn those paper goods - they don't seem to sell, but I can't stop making them!)  I bought some new stamps, including one that I'd had my eye on for quite a while.

One of my horses foaled (had a baby) a few weeks ago and so I made a bunch of my foal announcement cards to send to friends and family.  I've been making these cards for several years, for each of the three foals that my mare has had. 

For years now I've been thinking of putting together some sets of the foal cards and trying to sell them.  Of course the time when I usually think about it is when the babies are actually being born - and by then it's pretty much too late to make up and market the cards.  If I were smart, I'd run with the idea NOW - while it's fresh - and start making a stockpile to advertise next spring.  We'll see...

Oh!  On the card-making front, I'm thrilled to report on a tip that my Granny gave me.  She mentioned that she uses double-sided tape to put her cards together.  I had always used glue - and it was a headache!  So, I decided to try her method and..  I LOVE it!  No more waiting for the layers of paper to dry in place...  No more having to press each card while drying to prevent the cards from warping...  No more having them warp anyway and ruin an entire series of cards...  Double-sided tape rocks!  :-D

Ok, that's more than enough for now.  There is more that I was going to add, but if I wait, maybe I'll actually get back to blogging daily!  I know the creative bug has been chomping on my rear all this week while I've been reorganizing the Studio room.  It really lights a fire when you see all of your materials and start getting a flood of brainstorming on what to do with them! 

Everything is green and growing here - including my ideas!

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