Friday, April 28, 2017

Everybody's working for the weekend

UGH! What a week!!!
Sunday I injured my right elbow to the point where I couldn't grip anything, couldn't straighten it completely and basically couldn't do a darn thing with it.

It makes working on a computer and writing stuff very difficult when you can't move your arm!!!

So, needless to say, I had a horrible week! But today is Friday, I got off work early AND my arm is about 80% I can actually use it!!!!!!! Yay!

All morning I just kept telling myself....just a couple more hours, just 60 minutes, just.... and you can go play in your art room. 

So, I played! :-D

If you are like me you get new pretty card stock or a new sketch book and you are a bit apprehensive about using it. The thought running through your mind is....I don't want to mess it up.

Well that has been me for the past week, not that I could actually do much but I wanted to and yet didn't want to lol

A little over a week ago I bought a new journal. It is gorgeous! I saw some when I was on vacation but they didn't have colors or designs that I liked...well not together if you know what I mean. So I looked them up online when I got home and ordered the design I wanted in the color I wanted and it is so beautiful!

It is a gorgeous dark teal. The photo is actually pretty close. It is about 9 inches tall and 6 inches wide and made of leather. It smells wonderful  :-)

I ordered it from Oberon Design.
On vacation I kept drooling over all the journals (three different sizes) and really wanted to bring one home with me. We had to search all over the display to find a name of the maker. So I go online once we get home and am looking at all the fabulous designs and see a dragonfly cover and think, "Gee that looks just like my wallet". Sure enough, stamped inside my wallet is Oberon Design. So I know their products hold up really well because I have carried that wallet in my pocket (hate purses lol) every single day for about 10 years and it still looks brand new!

But back to my story lol

I have been really nervous about actually using it. But with the week I had today was the day.

I drew April. I miss seeing her sweet face every day.  I know it isn't perfect but I am pretty pleased with it. I struggle drawing animals and people so the fact that I can recognize what it is is a huge plus to me lol

Here is the online photo I was using for reference.

The angle is a bit off but for now I can live with it.

That's all I have for this week. Not much to share when you are out of commission with a gimpy wing lol

I'm looking forward to some springtime weather this weekend. Maybe I will find some crafty inspiration.

Happy Crafting!

1 comment:

surfmomma4 said...

Your rendition of April is captured her sweet face perfectly!
Susan Roberts