I haven’t really felt motivated to write a post in awhile, obviously you can see the last time I actually posted something I wrote.
Finals week was crazy during school, last quarter I had practicals I needed to pass, and the last one had me really nervous! I did great on all my practicals though and I think my final exams went well 🙂 I won’t know my grades until the first day of next quarter….thats tomorrow btw! My break week was this past week and I spent the entire time (well mostly) planning and progressing through an extra large painting! Still working on it, I have a total of 3 weeks to finish it and be happy with the final result.
I changed a few colors and painted over a few things that weren’t quite right. I’ve been watching plenty of YouTube videos to perfect my painting and learn a few new techniques. I’ve had to relearn some color theory which has really improved the composition. I’m pretty happy with what I have so far, and overall in sense of space its more than half done. But in sense of time and detail- not so much.
Luckily this first week should be fairly light on homework, so I should progress a decent amount this week and hopefully will only have to do a few touch-ups and apply varnish the 3rd week. I don’t believe I should share the painting with you all yet, because I am making it for a restaurant (HELL YEAH!), and since its basically a commission, I should really wait until it is finished and in place. So be excited for that, I will share finished photos and some of my progress photos if you are interested.
I’ve also been keeping busy with some babysitting the babies, my niece and nephew have both started rolling over, its so cute! They are going to be 5 months old on October 4th!!! Yay! They are both growing big and have started drooling like crazy! haha And just this past week have started on rice cereal! Always an adventure with those kids 🙂
I went to a local festival and found these cute little handmade necklace terrariums! Have to share, I did not pick one up, but I thought they were adorable! Check out her Etsy Shop: CraveJewelryDesign and another shop: Sparkover that is repurposed circuit board jewelry. Maybe the terrariums are a new line, they aren’t listed in her Etsy shop. Either way, I love that they are upcycling items into jewelry, and thinking differently. That right there, is a win!
Oh, and one last thing, have any of you ever heard of Garage Sale groups on Facebook? They are my new favorite things! I might be addicted, but I’ve already sold a bunch of things on there. Better luck than Craigslist sometimes! Anyway, just search “your city Garage Sale” on Facebook and I bet you’ll find some groups! Also try, yard sales, sales, Christmas sale, craft sales, etc. I have joined quite a few in the area and even sold some of my handmade items there! I am hoping to sell more before Christmas too 🙂
- October 12: Neighborhood Garage Sale (countryestatesnn.wordpress.com)
- Self-sustaining Terrarium Jewelry from With Roots (pleinvanity.wordpress.com)
- Make Your Own Terrarium (wayfair.com)
- How-to: Terrarium (giraffesgarlicglamour.com)
- DIY: Hanging Terrariums (5thandbleecker.wordpress.com)
- Terrariums are Becoming Increasingly Popular (rhiannonsinteriors.com)
- 10 SALE Necklace Terrarium Totoro Miyazaki Art by timegemstone (timegemstone.wordpress.com)