8/02/2015

Holy shit, I'm spinning again!


I'm back to my active, creative, happy self! Finally!!
I can't stress what a difference those two little meds have made in my quality of life. I resisted for so long, seeking medical help, struggling through every waking hour.
What a difference.
What a difference.


 I carded my first batt of wool in nearly five years and I have an itch to go to the sheep and wool festival which is next month. I really won't have the extra money for it, but I'll be working again so I can put a few purchases on the craft supply credit card. Everything during the summer gets charged while I am on seasonal lay-off so the rest of the year will be spent paying off the bills. OYE!

I also want to adopt another sheep. I found the wool from the one I adopted some time back and it is still so soft.

Also trying to remember how I cleaned the dirty wools, so I am chugging away at those old raw wools. I was told, some time ago that it was best to store wool in the raw if you weren't going to get around to cleaning it right away. Now, I'm being told, the opposite is true. However, the wool, so far...is looking fine.
Upcycle dreams. This was one entire Opera magazine, rolled into tubes, and then woven into a basket. Another skill to add to my Jane-of-all-Trades belt. Painted with latex paint which provides a sealant and a glue to create a basket as structurally sound as a basket woven of reeds.






I can't express how excited I am to get back to doing what I have enjoyed in the past, and actually ENJOY it again. Fuck the past, it's in the past. Looking forward to what the future holds and working on reopening my heart to make room for love again. Who knows what will happen, I just know I am ready to enjoy the journey again!

And I could really use a wool picker....LOL!!!

And did I mention I am loosing MORE weight?? Went swimming last Friday and my swim suit was so loose that I had to be careful when I leaned over. PEEP SHOW!

I love this little city I live in. All the basics are less than a mile away, Cafe, library, community garden, grocery, dollar store, walgreens, fuel, pizza, Culvers and a bunch more. All I have to do when I need something is hop on the bike and run over. Alternatively walk over when the cold arrives.

I've heard that there is an El Nino happing this year that is stronger than any that has been recorded. That could mean, a brown winter, or a buried winter and nothing in-between. Last time we contended with that we had 101" of snow in one winter. At least I'll get more skiing in than last year when I was only able to ski TWICE because we lacked the proper amount of snow. Twice in 6 months. FFS. I love X-country skiing. Me wants to do more than twice in a season!!

Until next time...


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7/16/2015

What I've been up to...


I tried that 100 days of creativity but because I come home so exhausted from work, I couldn't keep up.

But now I am on seasonal layoff and loving it. I love my time off. It gives me time to do what I really enjoy, and that is creating whatever my heart desires.

I've gotten back with swapbot and have had several enjoyable swaps this summer. I really like the swaps that involve sending a card to a kid with cancer. That's the kind of swap I like.

I've not done much quilting but have come back to knitting. So goes the cycle of my life. LMAO!

Knitting has helped me cope with life. I've had quite a problem with insomnia this year and it was really starting to affect my life. I ended up in the hospital three months ago with what I thought were chest pains. Thankfully, my heart is strong and apparently it was just anxiety induced pain. That was the catalyst for more help. I am now taking anti-depressants and anti-anxiety meds. Life is funny. One minute you are okay, the next, everything is falling apart. I can't stress what a difference the meds have med on my mood and daily life. I had gotten in a pretty deep hole. I lost 20 pounds before landing in the hospital because my insomnia had gotten to a point where I would go straight to bed after work, and I was napping instead of eating on my breaks. Great way to lose weight, however I do not recommend it. LMAO!!

But now I am biking darn near every day, my garden is thriving and so am I. I'm creating everyday again and dreaming every night again. My friends have played a very important role in my life by offering support and activity.

You don't realize how precious sleep is, until you stop sleeping.




Until next time...
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4/11/2015

Day 4 and 5 - Days of Creativity



Day 4 started off as a black slab of nothing. I added some silver spray and out popped this universe. The spray left a sticky residue so I grabbed some of my pearlX powders and got to work.

The next piece came about by finding this random bit of bark from a local pine tree on my walk this morning. It looks like a mask to me, so it was made into a bit of art that now hangs on my wall.














Until next time...
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4/09/2015

100 days of creativity - Day 3

Day 3 is a day late. I didn't have the energy to make one yesterday after not sleeping much the night before. That's okay. Today is another day.

4/07/2015

100 Days of Creativity ; Day 2 of 100




I wish I knew how the background was made but it was in my stash from many-many-many years ago. It was on some really thin paper so I ended up having to mat it to make it more stable.
I had to stamp the faeries on a piece of acetate to flip them around to the way I wanted them. The "Waves" are leftovers from an envelope I made for a friends Bday card from an old calendar. And once again, I have no idea who made the stamps or where I got these two. I've had them forever, it seems. It's so fun rummaging through my stamp collection.

I was so resistant to sitting down to do anything. I had a whole list of excuses. I'm too damned tired. I'm too damned achy. Maybe I can wait till tomorrow and do two...but then Wednesdays are my looooooong days. I figured I would not be up for making two. I resist everything at first. Seems to be apart of my personal nature. Finally I gave in and of course once I started, I didn't want to stop. This one was really simple and came together with ease. I love it! I may just have to scan this in and use it for a greeting card front!




Until next time...
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