My Green Velvet Life

Where everything sticks.


October 2011

Perspectives: Careful Planning for a Weekend Outing

Saturday Before: I shall wear smart slacks and sassy scarves.


Sunday Before: I shall study the local history.

Monday Before: I shall cheerfully clean for a perfectly delightful homecoming.

 Tuesday Before: I shall leave work on time.  Daahlings, I do have a life.

Wednesday Before:  I shall pack shiny apples and hot cocoa.

Thursday Before: Must get to bed early for my beauty rest.


Friday (The Big Day):  Surely I have something suitable to wear . . .

Something fun and flirty?
Something freshly laundered?
Something . . .Anything . . .
that frickin’ fits!
Don’t you just love planning?

Stuffing: A Neat Way to Mess Around

I’ve found a new use for my camera.  It’s a fun way to document stuff I’m thinking about working on, or just simply thinking about, a seriously goofing off process I like to call stuffing.  These are some papers I’ve been playing with for card making ideas.  I love to spend quiet time studying colors and patterns.  To the uninitiated, I appear to be basking in laziness, but really, I am hard at work tidying up the creative corners in my brain (after I’ve made a big mess of course, which is the critical first step).

I’ve been in love with gray lately.  It has such a quiet beauty.  And orange because it’s fun!

Something magical happens when I print my vintage images on textured Bazzill paper.  Aren’t these just the sweetest friends ever?

Try to find a little time this week to do some stuffing of your own.  You don’t need anything special.  Just small collections of stuff: buttons, fabric, photos, pens & pencils, yarn, kids’ artwork, books, food (try your spice cabinet!), nails and screws and junk—anything visual.  It’s so good for you!  This is something kids instinctively know.  Just watch a couple of five year-olds sort your bottles of nail polish with delight.  You don’t even need to make anything.  Just pile together whatever makes your eyes happy.

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