Word has it the a project I participated in a year ago, Faux Family Album, which was hosted by Laura has been published in the current edition of Somerset Memories. I haven't had the chance to see it yet, but congrats to Laura and the rest of our group! Pictured above was my contribution. I ended up using an old photo of a real relative of mine (shhh!), my uncle Barry who was an RCMP officer. (He's retired now.) On the reverse of the page we wrote the story of the person so I made a "real" telegram as if he had sent it home from depot. (RCMP training in Saskatchewan.) I thought it would be fun to inject some Canadian life into the project.
I really wanted to share the painting a friend gave me for my new studio with you, but the whereabouts of the camera eludes me at the moment. I will have to ask my son if he knows where it is when he gets home and hopefully tomorrow I can show you.
In the meantime, it looks like we will be able to complete our move by the end of the month. Last night we started prepping the upstairs for painting. I went to IKEA and scoped out light fixtures for my studio. There's just a bare bulb in the studio now (ICK!) and I wanted to get some ideas for what I might do to change that. I saw some pretty hanging lamp shades that go with the colour I will be painting the walls, but I also saw this cool chandelier that reminds me of a silver crown. I think I will wait to decide till after the walls are painted. The great thing is both are very inexpensive so I could actually buy both, try them out, decide which one I want to keep and then return the other. I am enjoying thinking about feathering my creative nest.
It's been an interesting week so far, one that has me mindful of just how great my friends truly are. I am so thankful for the people in my life who make me laugh, support me in everything I do, look after me when I need a "big sister", offer advice, send me thoughtful emails and cards, listen to me when things are less than steller, celebrate my accomplishments and inspire me on every level. I really am surrounded by phenomenal women. (And a few good men!) All of them make my life better, simply by being in it and I am grateful.
Okay, I must run-today is the mailing out deadline for the 12 Days of Xmas exchange and I have a dozen presents to finish wrapping and deliver to the post office. Time's a wastin'!