Saturday, 5 June 2010

Find Your Motivation

A vase I designed with inlaid glass that didn't come out as nice as I hoped it would.

Or in my case, find MY motivation. I have so many cool plans. Plans that go nowhere if I don't apply some elbow grease in the right direction. I've had a lot of gardening motivation lately. I need some sewing motivation. I keep flipping through patterns, cutting things out and planning, but I'm not finishing anything. I get bogged down somewhere in the middle. It's so frustrating.

Friday, 4 June 2010


Today's theme is to make everything more appealing. So I started with my garden and got rid of a lot of weeds and grass.  Then I planted sunflower seeds and 3 varieties of tomato plants. I also found out that cilantro clippings have wonderful feathery leaves and delicate white flowers and work great as cut flowers. So I put some of those in a vase in my kitchen, and if I need them for a recipe, I just pull a stem out and cut it up with my kitchen shears and toss it into the soup or salad or stir-fry. So now the garden is more appealing, even though I still have a lot of work to do out there.

 Coriander or Cilantro

Tomato plant.

Friday, 28 May 2010

Move or Die

Today's theme has a double meaning for me. The first is exercise or you will die. Staying in shape is so important, and I must honestly say I'm in sorry shape.

The second meaning is I've never wanted to live in S. Calif. If I don't get out of here I just feel myself dying a bit each day. So I need to move out but have no money to go anywhere and a boyfriend that is bent on staying here the rest of his life.

My friend doing archery.

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Working with Botanicals

Today I was straightening dried river cane to use for atlatl darts. Sometimes we take nature's bounty for granted. We walk right by plants that could be used for food, shelter, clothing or tools. I'm glad to see everything with new eyes after hanging out with the archers from Paleoplant. Now everything is a potential rope, hat, bow, or pair of shoes.

Friday, 14 May 2010

Paint Something Fun

Today's theme is painting for fun. Keep a painting kit handy for when the mood strikes. You don't want to lose all your motivation by having to hunt for every brush, sponge, and tube of paint. Keep it all together in one place so you can get going in a few minutes. It is more fun for me to have a few things going at once, so while one is drying I can get busy on the other one. Happy painting.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Make Time For Music

Sketch of my daughter.

I just added a Playlist with auto shuffle. If you need to turn the music off, it's partway down on the right side. Look for the purple rectangle.  But I hope you will stay and enjoy it.

Sunday, 31 January 2010

Exercise No Matter What

Today's theme is Exercise No Matter What. Pick something you enjoy and get moving.  Here I am with a homemade hoop. And I refuse to worry about what my neighbors think. Their idea of fun is smoking on their balcony.