Wednesday night. Late. Spring Break Week.
A week at home working with the boys isn’t always easy, but we’re making the best of it. The sun peeked out today, and just before we headed out for the afternoon to roam the Exploratorium, the youngest showed me a very rubber-banded deck of Magic the Gathering cards. It’ll take a bit of undoing before he can play the next hand with this one, but it’s got a great look. He totally wanted it photographed. He wanted it put on Facebook. These kids are far too media-driven for their own good, I know. But the moment let me snap a photo, and I realized that we had wonderful light, so I snapped a few more!
A few things to share that were sitting in a draft post from last week:
- Hunger Games DIY t-shirt stencil project (from Rachel @avgjanecrafter). These turned out amazing! (We ended up benched in terms of seeing the movie, but our first time bleach-stenciling shirts was a total success. There was a lot of skepticism…. particularly when our green shirts didn’t appear to be “changing.” Wait for it… and it worked!)
- Probably wouldn’t cover buttons, but I love the look of this project. (I’d probably do something similar with applique circles instead, but that’s me.)
- Isn’t this the best office space ever?
- The most staggeringly beautiful photos of bioluminescence I’ve ever seen!
- A cool guide to light painting photography.
- Tammy’s latest st|ART zine (Daisy Yellow blog) — full of wonderful and inspiring nudges and ideas! Tammy’s art is always vibrant and full of life. I love her approach, her line, and her sense of color.
- Work through a series of flow-charts to better understand where you are and what you want in 344 Questions: The Creative Person’s Do-It-Yourself Guide to Insight, Survival, and Artistic Fulfillment. ?
It’s later now… and I smell bread… I couldn’t bear to see a starter thrown out when it had just been started, so I’ve kept it alive and am making bread. Unfortunately, the timing of letting the sponge sit and then multiple risings always gets me, and tonight, I almost completely missed the window to get it baked! A book I read recently had a bread maker at its center, and there was a lot of talk of mother dough (ones that have been alive many, many years)… pretty fascinating! I can’t say I’m a dedicated bread maker at this point. It could happen. But for now, we love the taste of this sourdough, even if the loaves seem to have fallen a bit short of the mark thus far.